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Very few entertainers in history have been able to wow audiences as Michael Jackson has. His moves, including his infamous spin, still impresses fans the world over. Since Michael Jackson's death on June 25, 2009, many people have gained a new appreciation for the King of Pop and are trying to mimic his greatest dance moves. The "spin," which often preceded his even more famous "moonwalk," stood out because he was able to spin multiple times seemingly without effort. With practice and well-timed execution, you just might have what it takes to spin multiple times like Michael Jackson.
"Tootsee Roll" is a catchy dance song by the rapper group 69 Boyz that was released in 1994. "Tootsee Roll" became a hot song to play at nightclubs and dances and can still be heard at weddings and dance clubs. The song works like a country line dance -- the rapper gives you the steps and directions that you dance to in time with the music. The "tootsie roll" dance involves side steps and doing the "butterfly" with your legs. Dance the "tootsie roll" with your friends at your next night out on the town and have a great time.
Dance music, though played mostly in nightclubs, is popular among a wide range of people and consists of many forms such as techno, trance and house. Some dance songs, such as "Staying Alive," "I Wanna Dance With Somebody" and "Single Ladies," were top-selling hits that were danced to all around the world. If you have an interest in producing a dance track for your own enjoyment or to create the next pop hit, the process is both a technical and creative one.
The English Regency period began around the year 1800 CE, the era of Jane Austen and King George III and IV. Regency dance fashions were characterized by dresses that were shorter than had previously been popular so that ladies could move easily around the floor. Modern regency enthusiasts are active in societies around the United States -- societies which hold regular regency dances.
During the early 1960s, the Bristol Stomp was one of the many dances that swept the nation during a decade known for a variety of dance crazes. Introduced to American audiences through the 1961 song of the same title, the Bristol stomp soon went from being a local dance to the national stage.
The Cowboy Cha Cha is a country western couples dance performed in the "sweetheart position" that progresses counterclockwise around the floor. In this dance step, the lead foot is the same for both partners and is done in a one-two-cha-cha-cha step pattern. The Cowboy Cha Cha can be danced to any country western song with a cha cha dance beat such as "Neon Moon" by Brooks and Dunn and "Gulf of Mexico" by Clint Black.
"Wowowee" has been a popular variety show in the Philippines since its debut in 2005. For anyone who has seen its dancers, the show's title and popularity are intuitive. The "Wowowee" dancers radiate charisma and beauty from under their scandalous costumes. While the exact nature of their dance steps vary depending on the song, they use reoccurring patterns and common themes.
Swiss musician Werner Thomas wrote the music for the chicken dance in the 1970s. He titled it "Der Ententanz," or the duck dance, because he noticed people dancing to the music moving in a manner that reminded him of a duck. The dance was very popular in Germany. Since arriving in America, the chicken dance has become a tradition of thousands of wedding receptions each year.
Since its development more than 15 years ago in the wake of "Riverdance," "Lord of the Dance" has raised creator Michael Flatley to international stardom and raised public awareness of Irish culture and arts. The show, which features music and dozens of dancers, continues to break box-office records as it tours the world.
The earthquake dance is a dance created as an educational tool for disaster preparedness in Indonesian schools. The dance helps children remember what to do in case of an emergency, to avoid mass deaths like the country has had before in rural areas. This dance is not so much a recreational dance as it is a serious learning method presented in an enjoyable way.
The "Shy Waltz" is a line dance waltz originally choreographed by Anne Hewitt. Commonly performed to the songs "The Last Waltz," by the British singer Engelbert Humperdinck, and "The Door of Life," by Japan's Mariya Takeuchi, it is a 24-count waltz suitable for both beginners and those with intermediate knowledge of line dance waltzes.
Jazz dance is a style of dance that is derived from African and European-related dances. It allows choreographers and dancers to showcase their individual styles through various movements. Dancers are also able to execute their dance steps in accord with their own interpretation. Music styles used with jazz dancing can range from hip-hop and rhythm and blues to show tunes.
Fergie, of the Black Eyed Peas, is known for her signature sexy dance moves. In "Fergalicious," she sings, raps and dances. Many of the moves during the verses are subtle and coordinated to the lyrics -- for example, "I blow kisses." But she really breaks it down during the breaks. Many of the dance steps for the song are performed by back-up dancers both live and in the music video.
There are several dance schools located throughout the state of New York. Many of these institutions are located in Manhattan and around the New York City area. A good percentage of these schools feature dance programs geared toward teenage boys and girls. Dancing is one way of keeping teens active, and there are many benefits linked with dance and dancing. Dance schools expose teenagers to the many different styles of dancing practiced across the globe.
Students looking to learn different dance forms, or those who view dancing as healthy exercise, will find many opportunities and instructors in and around the city of Waukegan, Illinois. Several clubs, bars and bowling alleys cater to adults looking for a night out on the town. Call clubs or class instructors ahead of time regarding cover charges or other fees.
Enter the country-western dance hall, and it's not just belt buckles and rattlesnake boots. A familiar etiquette controls many aspects of the affair, especially when it comes to the dance floor. Brush up on these finer points of cowboy hospitality and you'll decrease your chances of an uncomfortable encounter. As with any place where alcohol is frequently served, the first rule in most cowboy bars is "Learn your liquor."
The 1970s was a time filled with dances like "The Hustle" and "The Disco Swing"; but another dance -- this one with country influences -- emerged as well. This dance is called "Soul City Walking." Because it is a line dance, there's no need to interact with a dance partner, making it a simple dance to master. The dance is composed of a pattern that repeats again and again. Once you learn the basic steps, you can add your own nuances.
Hip-hop music has come a long way since its first introduction to mainstream music in the early 1980s. From entertainment shows to cheer classes, the demand for hip-hop trained choreographers and dance instructors has continued to grow. The history of hip-hop music and its impact on modern society often proves to be as relevant to the future of hip-hop and the choreographers who teach it as the music itself.
Have you ever wanted to execute a perfect head spin, like b-boys and b-girls, but don't have the skill or ability? Breakdancing video games and computer games allow players to simulate the experience of this original form of hip-hop dancing. Many games also feature multi-player options, so you can have breakdancing competitions with your friends.