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Dancing for Beginners

Have you ben wanting to learn how to dance but don’t know how to start? In this guide on how to dance for beginners, we’ll have you dancing in no time! With our free video lessons taught by professional instructors, you can learn the basic dance moves needed to dance anywhere—from clubs and school dances to house parties and more. Let’s get moving!

Find a Style That You Love

There are many different types of dance in the world, varying from partnered dances to those that you can perform solo. Some focus heavily on footwork, others emphasize hip movement, and some are all about the upper body.

As a beginner, it’s important to explore a wide range of dance styles. This will help you find a style that you really enjoy, which is crucial, because that’s what dancing is all about! Find a style that makes you feel confident and that you can have fun with. Something that can make this easier is by picking a dance that pairs with music that you like. Explore our guide to dance styles to find a style that’s right for you!

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Follow Along to Music

This may seem obvious, but you need to closely follow along to the music as you dance. To do that, you’ll need to learn how to find the beat and move your body to the rhythm. For a beginning dancer, this can be a little tricky to learn. Check out this video for help counting and dancing to the beat:

Imitate Famous Dancers

Watching professional dancers do their thing can help you to learn some fun new moves. Find some dancers that you like and try to imitate their movements. Howcast makes it easy with video guides like this one:

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Dance With Your Friends

While you might not feel confident quite yet to hit the dance floor, that’s okay! One of the best ways to learn how to dance is with a group of friends who you’re comfortable with. This can be especially true if you’re all learning how to dance together. Get a group of friends together, put on your favorite songs, and have some fun!

Learn Some Etiquette

If you’re hoping to learn to dance so you can hit the club or dance at a party, it’s also important to know some basic etiquette for the dance floor. From approaching someone to dance to breaking your way into a dance circle, there are a few rules you should know:

Start Dancing Today!

By now, you should have a good idea of how to start dancing as a beginner. If you want to see more video tutorials and guides, head over to our main How to Dance page


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