Published on Jan 16, 2012
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What's up? My name is Matt Steffanina, and this is Dana. And today we're going to teach you some dirty dancing moves.
Now we're going to start with the ladies, because generally it's a guy walking up to a lady, and asking her to dance. So she's already dancing. So girls, you have to set the pace. And you want to set it easy enough that we can figure it out.
So Dana's going to start with a basic move here. She's going to have her knees bent, feet spread apart, and she's just rocking her hips from side to side. Now as a guy, if I see her dancing like this, and I want to dance with her, I have to come up and match her movement. It's not about coming up and doing a freestyle, and busting out my best moves. Right now it's about finding a connection, and matching her movement.
So I'm going to come up and find her groove. And as she's going to side, I'm going to match this with her. I'm going to keep my knees bent, so that I'm at her level. And keep the contact light. You don't need to press into her, like grab onto her, for her to feel that you're dancing with her. Now, if she decides she wants to switch it up, in this case we're going to go to a circle. So the same movement, but now she's going to circle her hips the whole way around. Just making circles. Knees are still bent. Nice and low. She can groove it out. You can add in arms if you want to, but it's not really necessary. The most important thing is your hips.
So again, I'm going to come behind her, and I'm going to follow her movement. So whatever she's doing, I'm going to copy this groove. Less is more.
When you're going up to dance with a girl, you don't want to freak her out or be aggressive with her. You just want to match her movements. You can use any combination of hip rolls, body rolls, or side to side, to keep things fresh.
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