How To Level Up Your Dancing Before Your Dance Class
When you think about it, we’re living in a number of Golden Ages.
It’s long been the Golden Age of Streaming. We can see almost anything we want from the last few decades at the click of a button.
It’s the Golden Age of Remote Working. Has it ever been easier to get paid to spend time away from the office?
And, if you’ve been anywhere near social media in the last five years, it’s the Golden Age of Dance.
I can remember maybe 5 of the dances we had to know when we were growing up (among them, of course, the Moonwalk, some attempt at breakdancing, and the Macarena). Now, there are articles celebrating TWENTY of the most recent dances.
With the viral popularity of those dances, along with the bottomless creativity of their creators, it can be intimidating to get out there and try it for yourself.
Even if you’re thinking a class can be a good way to start, there’s something to be said for brushing up on the basics and seeing what’s popular now.
To that end, we gathered a few sources to get you started on your dancing journey before you step foot in the dance studio.
Three Easy Ways To Start Dancing At Home
We’re going to focus on three of the biggest social media platforms for dance crazes, as each has a vibrant community not just of dances, but of the tutorials to help you learn those dances and start feeling more confident on the dance floor.
TikTok - One of the birthplaces of many modern dance trends thanks to its easy-to-use interface and shareability, TikTok remains the standard. You can check out 15 TikTok Dances to Learn as a great starting point for both the popular moves and the popular creators.
YouTube - The problem with YouTube is the same as its potential: there is something for everyone. Often, there’s too much! So enjoy this CheatSheet recap of 5 YouTube dancers with tutorials ranging from salsa to hip hop.
- Instagram - Instagram for dance is as much about the main feed as it is about Reels. While articles like this round-up of popular choreographers will give you something to shoot for with your groove-busting moves, the Reels feature (with an algorithm assist) will surface tutorials and techniques the more you use it.
Rotating through your favorite apps and taking some time out of your day to shake those feet loose will make getting comfort with new moves all the easier. Then, when you’re ready for an achievement all its own, get out there and take a dance class!
There’s no time like now to push yourself and your boundaries - even if it’s just finally learning the Moonwalk like you’ve always wanted.
And let us know - are there any dance crazes you’re working on mastering?