Dance Steps

Jive steps 1945
A couple at a British dance hall try out jive steps in 1945.
Ministry of Information Photo Division Photographer [Public domain]

Learn Basic Dance Steps

Parties and wedding season is here and it's time to dance. We show you some simple steps to make you look better on the dance floor.

Some people are born with 2 left feet. You don't want to look like a stick figure moving across a computer screen. But there is hope ... You can learn to dance with local classes, instructors and studios or with the help of Youtube, instructional videos, DVDS and books. It takes time and practice to learn to dance.

Start at the beginning and learn the basics before attempting more complicated steps. Then you need to practice, practice, practice!

Ballroom and Latin Dance Steps

Here we present dance steps in format suitable for printing on paper (1940's Arthur Murray style). VHS video, DVDs, Blu-Ray, YouTube and Facebook are probably just a passing fad, whereas paper has been used for almost 2,000 years.

Learning the basic steps and counts for a dance gives you a good foundation for learning more complex dance moves.

Learn how to dance, dance steps, moves and dance videos. Learn to dance popular social dances, so you do not look like a stick figure moving across a computer screen.

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