Anyone can do the twist! Inspired by Chubby Checker's cover of a Hank Ballard tune this was a cool dance that was born from rock and roll music. You stand with your feet shoulder width apart and your arms bent at the elbow. Rotate your hips, torso and legs on the balls of your feet as one unit. Then grind your feet back and forth on the floor as fast or slow as the music commands!
The Madison is a line dance that has a regular back and forth pattern and can have called steps. Here's how you do the Madison basic: Step the left foot forward and place the right foot beside it (no weight) and clap. Step back on the right and then move the left foot over the right. Move the left foot to the left and then back and across the right and you've got it!
You might have seen some of your favorite Dancing With The Stars contestants do the Jive, and now you can too! This is a form of swing dancing that originated in the United States and is often featured in ballroom dancing. There are lots of video tutorials available to help you learn this dance, and they are going to be much more effective than any description we can fit here!
The Jitterbug is a high energy dance that will give you a challenge, but learn to do it and you'll win any dance competition you decide to enter! 'Jitterbug' was the slang word used to describe swing dancing. It will take some dedicated practice to learn these dance moves!
The Hand Jive is as easy as it is fun! It involves a series of hand moves that includes thigh-slapping, fist pounding, hand clapping and more. It is most often associated with 1950s rhythm and blues music. When you and your partner are rocking your best hand jive in vintage 50s attire you'll be unstoppable on the dance floor!