How to Do a Burlesque Chair Dance

Learn how to do a burlesque chair dance from professional dancer Elizabeth DeGennaro in this Howcast dance video.

Transcript

How to do a chair dance, okay. I'll practice the chair and we're going to stand to the left side of the chair. Okay, we're going to take a step to face out. I'm going to lift our right arm, left that's 1, 2, milk it down, 3, 4, 5, 6, lift it up. The right knee, extend the left, 7, okay.

Now I'm going to go around the back of the chair you using our left leg as a fan kick. So I'm going to go 1, grab the chair, 2. So now you have to make sure you’re grabbing with your thighs, come down, 3, 4, bring out your hand, 5, 6, use your stomach muscles, 7, 8.

Finish with more of the right leg comes out, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, come down, 7, 8. And that is a chair dance. Okay, so we're going to do it again. So we're standing on the left side of the chair, we're going to look outwards, and we're going to start. 1, 2, milk it down, 3, 4, 5, 6, down, 7, 8. Okay, so when you do that your right knee comes up and your left leg extends.

So let's do that again, so your right arm 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 come up, 8 from here. Left leg comes out, fan kick. 1, 2, hook the back of the chair, come down, 3, 4, right arm count out to 5, 6, 7, 8. Right leg comes around, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 come down, 7, 8. And that is the chair dance. Let's do it 1 more time. I'm going to put the whole thing together, little faster.

Standing on the left side of the chair here we go. 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8. 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8. 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8. And now that is how we use the chair in a chair dance for burlesque.

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