If you can tell the difference between dub step, house, trance, electro, and the noise a dial up modem makes then good on you mate. You probably own a pair of sunglasses and neon lights and hang out with a friend called Molly on a regular basis.
For the rest of us, know this: electronic music is here to stay. And actually, it can be a ton of fun to dance to. Dancing to house, trance, and dub step is great. It’s freeing. There are no lyrics belittling women, and no one around you is paying attention to your dance moves. Mostly because they are all on drugs.
Of course, you’re not here to read through our bad jokes. After all that’s what Buzzfeed is for. Although you can’t blame us for trying : )
You’re here to learn some house dancing moves. Fear not brave electronic dancer, we are here to help:
In this video, we have two house dance steps: “The Jack,” and “The Skate,” as well as some amazing videos from the Jabawockeez below:
Learn these basic house dancing moves and then take then out to a club or the party.
And don’t forget your sunglasses.
For more simple, practical, “club style” dance moves that you can take to the club tonight, check out our comprehensive club dance system. And because men and women dance differently, guys, you enter here. Ladies, you click here.
Back to how house dancing.
When it comes to dancing to house, the key is to let yourself go in the moment and just dance. And drink. Because when it comes to dancing to house music, there is no such thing as drinking too much.*
And most importantly . . . even though we hate to use this expression:
Just feel the beat.
When the song speeds up. You speed up. Unless it’s too fast. Then master the half beat.
When the song slows down and everyone around looks like a crazy interpretive dancer, join in and dance in slow motion with your favorite Tai Chi move. Actually, that’s why we included the “Silver Surfer” move in Own The Dance Floor. Even though Own The Dance Floor is not made for any one style, we made sure to jam pack this comprehensive club dance system with enough moves that you can use them to hip hop, electronic, reggae, old school jams, slow dancing, and even salsa.
The truth is, moves don’t really “change” from hip hop to house. What changes is the speed at which you’re doing them, and whether you are doing an up groove or a down groove; whether you are dancing to an up beat, or a down beat.
Check out this video from the Jabbawockeez.
This video is from the 2012 World Hip Hop Dance Championships . . . which is crazy because none of the tracks in this video are necessarily Hip Hop. Actually, the music is very much electronic. But even though the music is electro, the moves are still all popping, and freezing, and very much hip hop.
Here’s another video of the Jabbawockeez dancing hip hop to electronic music:
So why are we droning on and on about hip hop moves and what does it mean for you?
If you want to learn how to dance to dub step, to house, and to electronic music, then you should check out our Hip Hop videos, especially “Hip Hop Basics and Beyond” and “Next Level Dancer,” which teaches you the popping, waving, and isolations that you see in the Jabbawockeez videos.
However, if you just want to learn to dance to club music, which combines hip hop with electronic and pop, then our Own The Dance Floor series, which teaches you subtle, simple, “club style” moves is the DVD series for you. You’ll learn versatile moves that you can do to any type of music. We made sure to choose the latest club dance music so you can learn and practice our moves to the type of music you can expect to hear in clubs.
Here’s one more video from Chris Brown that shows how dance music has changed, and how hip hop moves are being used with electronic music.
Welp, that’s about it. Hope you enjoyed our free video on how to dance house, and hope you had fun learning our two house moves!
* That was a joke. Please dance to house music responsibly.