While we’re all staying home to curb the COVID-19 pandemic, it’s difficult to counter the boredom. Once you’ve read all the books you wanted to, and watched all the shows you could bear to watch, you need something more. If you’re up for the challenge, this is the best time in our lives to learn a new skill. And learning a new dance form is the best way to wow the world when this period of isolation is over. To put you on the right path, we’ve curated some of the best YouTube dance tutorials for beginners. Even if you’ve never danced before in your life, you can master these easily and overcome that crippling fear which shows itself when someone asks you to dance at a party.
Check out these eight tutorials, and dance those isolation blues away!
1. The basics of Bhangra
Try these easy moves to master the art of Bhangra. This wildly popular dance is an intense workout and is also one of the most fun dance forms out there. Learn these basic moves and customise them to the beats of your favourite Punjabi song.
2. The first steps to hip hop
Hip hop looks easy, but it takes time to master. There are a series of basic steps involved in this dance form, and you need to learn those perfectly before moving on to more complex forms. This tutorial is a great place to start.
3. Master the arm wave
Have you ever wondered how some dancers managed to make their arms look like there are no bones in there? We certainly have. It’s called the Arm Wave, and it’s surprisingly easy to do. All you need to do is control the movement of your arms at the joints. Learn it here.
4. Sway your body with Bachata
If you’re in lockdown with your partner, this is one of the best dance forms to learn. It’s a full body workout, and it will make you both the stars of the next party, whenever that is. If nothing else, it’ll help you stay sane and enjoy your partner’s company.
5. Salsa your worries away
Make space in your living room or your bedroom, put this tutorial on, and master the dance form you’ve always wanted to learn. Salsa is one of the most popular dance forms around the world. So, follow this tutorial and sashay your way to pure joy.
6. Become a ballerina
Okay, you may not become an actual ballerina sitting at home. But you can start with the basics. All you need for this ballet tutorial is floor space and some kind of fixed bar or rod to hold. Learn the initial basics with this dance tutorial, and you’ll be surprised how good even the basic ballet moves are for your posture and balance.
7. Work those muscles with belly dancing
This is one of the sexiest dance forms out there, and it’s something we’ve all wanted to try at some point in our lives. But to get it right, you need to go move by move and learn how to work your torso muscles together. It’s tough but the rewards are worth the effort.
8. Get traditional with Bharatnatyam
Your parents and grandparents will love that you’re trying to learn a traditional Indian dance form. So, if you want to earn sanskaar brownie points, this is the way to go. This short and easy dance tutorial will help you get started in your Bharatnatyam journey.
Are you ready to dance the week away? Which dance tutorials are you going to try first?
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