How to Dance like Christina Aguilera in Burlesque

Learn how to dance like Christina Aguilera in Burlesque from jazz dance expert Liz Piccoli in this Howcast dance video.

Transcript

Alright, now I am going to teach you a short combination that is going to make you look exactly like Christina Aguilera in “Burlesque.” This one’s a lot of fun, so let’s get our “Burlesque” ensemble on. Alright. You’re gonna step with your right; our arms are gonna roll and snap. Then, left, roll, and snap. The fingers are going like this. Baby finger starts and then coming in. It’s like you’re grabbing something. So this is one, two, three, four. Make sure you really get those hips going in there ‘cause Christina’s very sexy. Then you sway to the right; five; sway to the left; six; then go down that leg on seven; drop; eight. Okay, it takes a little flexibility to do that, but I’m sure you guys can get it. So start that again. And one, two, three, four. Sway five, sway six, hips seven, down eight. Okay. Great. Going on from there, we’re gonna dip down into our shoulder rolls. This is, left shoulder’s pressing forward, get really low. One, two. You’re gonna snake your body up on three, four. Press your arms away from your body on five, six. We do a pop; jazz hands right on your chest; seven; and then snap it up sassy on eight. So again, you drop down, and then you came up. Your left shoulder’s gonna come down into the snake. One, reverse, two, snake it up, three, four, press those arms away on five, six, pop it, seven, snap it, eight. Beautiful. Moving on, the next eight count is a contraction. You contract; one, two. Head back; three, four. And five, six, snap it seven. Look front on eight. Really try to get this whole body curved and thrash that hair if you have it ‘cause hair is sexy. So you go, hit, back, hit and snap out. Next step is one of my favorites here; we’re gonna pop it out. So you’re gonna pop your chest. Chest; expand; and pop; expand. So you really need to get low and grounded, and you need to pop your chest out. The hands are going on your chest and swinging back. On your chest; swinging back. So again this is: one, two, three, four. From there, our hands are gonna go on our hips. You’re gonna do two low pelvic circles; five, sex. And then drop it like it’s hot on seven, and then booty up on eight. Do not be afraid to be sexy and use the booty in your sensuality. Okay that’s all—all that this burlesque is about. So let’s try that again from the top. And, we sway. One, two, three, four, five, six, seven, eight. One, two, three, four, press five, six, pop, pop. In, two, three, four, five, six, seven, pop it out. Huh, two, three, four, roll, roll, and, drop. Very good. Next you’re just gonna do a little freestyle. Your own beautiful movement. Anything that makes you feel very sexy. You’re gonna go: roll, two, three, four, five, six. You look to the back on seven. And then stare ‘em down on eight. And really get that arm forward. It’s all about focus and confidence. And there’s how you dance like Christina Aguilera. Let’s try it with music. And that’s how you dance like Christina Aguilera in “Burlesque.”

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