Ballroom Dancing - The Rumba

Ballroom Dancing - The Rumba

Ballroom Dancing - Components of the Rumba

Ballroom Dancing - Components of the Rumba

Ballroom Dancing - The Basic Rumba Pattern

Ballroom Dancing - The Basic Rumba Pattern

Ballroom Dancing - The Basic Rumba Posture

Ballroom Dancing - The Basic Rumba Posture

Ballroom Dancing - Rumba Fifth Position Rocks

Ballroom Dancing - Rumba Fifth Position Rocks

Ballroom Dancing - Rumba Open Break and Underarm Turn

Ballroom Dancing - Rumba Open Break and Underarm Turn

Ballroom Dancing - Rumba Recap

Ballroom Dancing - Rumba Recap

Salsa Dance Recap

Salsa Dance Recap

Salsa Dance - Basic Scallop

Salsa Dance - Basic Scallop

Salsa Dance - Open Break and Underarm Turn

Salsa Dance - Open Break and Underarm Turn

Salsa Dance - Basic Posture and Framing

Salsa Dance - Basic Posture and Framing

Salsa Dance - Basic Footwork

Salsa Dance - Basic Footwork

Salsa Dance - The Basic Components

Salsa Dance - The Basic Components

Salsa Dance

Salsa Dance

Swing Dance Recap

Swing Dance Recap

Swing Dance - Basic Underarm Back Pass

Swing Dance - Basic Underarm Back Pass

Swing Dance - Basic Underarm Left Turn

Swing Dance - Basic Underarm Left Turn

Swing Dance - Basic Posture and Hold

Swing Dance - Basic Posture and Hold

Swing Dance - Basic Footwork

Swing Dance - Basic Footwork

Swing Dance - Basic Components

Swing Dance - Basic Components

Swing Dance

Swing Dance

Ballroom Dancing - Cha Cha Recap

Ballroom Dancing - Cha Cha Recap

Ballroom Dancing - Cha Cha Crossover Break with Walk Around Turn

Ballroom Dancing - Cha Cha Crossover Break with Walk Around Turn

Ballroom Dancing - The Cha Cha Open Break and Underarm Turn

Ballroom Dancing - The Cha Cha Open Break and Underarm Turn

Ballroom Dancing - The Cha Cha Posture and Hold

Ballroom Dancing - The Cha Cha Posture and Hold

Ballroom Dancing - The Basic Pattern of the Cha Cha

Ballroom Dancing - The Basic Pattern of the Cha Cha

Ballroom Dancing - Components of the Cha Cha

Ballroom Dancing - Components of the Cha Cha

Ballroom Dancing - The Cha Cha

Ballroom Dancing - The Cha Cha

Ballroom Dancing - Rumba Recap

Ballroom Dancing - Rumba Recap

Ballroom Dancing - Rumba Open Break and Underarm Turn

Ballroom Dancing - Rumba Open Break and Underarm Turn

Ballroom Dancing - Rumba Fifth Position Rocks

Ballroom Dancing - Rumba Fifth Position Rocks

Ballroom Dancing - The Basic Rumba Posture

Ballroom Dancing - The Basic Rumba Posture

Ballroom Dancing - The Basic Rumba Pattern

Ballroom Dancing - The Basic Rumba Pattern

Ballroom Dancing - Components of the Rumba

Ballroom Dancing - Components of the Rumba

Ballroom Dancing - The Rumba

Ballroom Dancing - The Rumba

Ballroom Dancing - Tango Recap

Ballroom Dancing - Tango Recap

Ballroom Dancing - The Basic Tango Lunge

Ballroom Dancing - The Basic Tango Lunge

Ballroom Dancing - The Tango Promenade

Ballroom Dancing - The Tango Promenade

Ballroom Dancing - Staccato Footwork for the Tango

Ballroom Dancing - Staccato Footwork for the Tango

Ballroom Dancing - Basic Tango Posture

Ballroom Dancing - Basic Tango Posture

Ballroom Dancing - The Basic Tango Pattern

Ballroom Dancing - The Basic Tango Pattern

Ballroom Dancing - The Tango

Ballroom Dancing - The Tango

Waltz Recap

Waltz Recap

How to Waltz - Underarm Turns

How to Waltz - Underarm Turns

Waltz Hesitations

Waltz Hesitations

How to Waltz - Swing and Sway

How to Waltz - Swing and Sway

How to Waltz - Rise and Fall

How to Waltz - Rise and Fall

How to Waltz - Posture and Framing

How to Waltz - Posture and Framing

How to Waltz - Basic Pattern

How to Waltz - Basic Pattern

Waltz Components

Waltz Components

How to Waltz

How to Waltz

Ballroom Dancing - Foxtrot Recap

Ballroom Dancing - Foxtrot Recap

Ballroom Dancing - Basic Foxtrot Promenade

Ballroom Dancing - Basic Foxtrot Promenade

Ballroom Dancing - Basic Foxtrot Left Turn

Ballroom Dancing - Basic Foxtrot Left Turn

Ballroom Dancing - Foxtrot Swing and Sway

Ballroom Dancing - Foxtrot Swing and Sway

Ballroom Dancing - Foxtrot Rise and Fall

Ballroom Dancing - Foxtrot Rise and Fall

Ballroom Dancing - Foxtrot Posture and Framing

Ballroom Dancing - Foxtrot Posture and Framing

Ballroom Dancing - Basic Foxtrot Pattern

Ballroom Dancing - Basic Foxtrot Pattern

Ballroom Dancing - Components of the Foxtrot

Ballroom Dancing - Components of the Foxtrot

Ballroom Dancing - How to Foxtrot

Ballroom Dancing - How to Foxtrot

Sexy Dance Into Fitness

Sexy Dance Into Fitness

Perfect Prom Etiquette

Perfect Prom Etiquette

Wow With Your First Wedding Dance

Wow With Your First Wedding Dance

Introduction to Bollywood Dance Basics

Introduction to Bollywood Dance Basics

Steps to the Verse of the Song Desi Girl

Steps to the Verse of the Song Desi Girl

Steps to the Second Verse of the Song Desi Girl

Steps to the Second Verse of the Song Desi Girl

Steps to the Chorus of the Song Desi Girl

Steps to the Chorus of the Song Desi Girl

Steps to the Second Chorus of the Song Desi Girl

Steps to the Second Chorus of the Song Desi Girl

How to Prepare for Your First Dance at Your Wedding

How to Prepare for Your First Dance at Your Wedding

Advanced Pole Dancing Inverts

Advanced Pole Dancing Inverts

How to Hula Dance

How to Hula Dance

Advanced Jazz Dancing

Advanced Jazz Dancing

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Terry Dean

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Terry now offers a comprehensive selection of ballroom lessons at the NEW onlineballroomlessons.com, and he is the owner and principal male dance instructor of Terry Deans Dance Studio, in Charlottesville, Virginia. He has been teaching ballroom dancing for more than 30 years and opened his own successful studio following a 19 year career with Arthur Murray Dance Studios. Terry has received accolades for his choreography and has been honored as Virginia State Top Studio and Top Teacher twice. He and his staff teach students of all levels, whether they are interested in social dancing, exhibition dancing, or competitive ballroom dance sport. He has led many of his students to win top level gold medal competitions, and he is pleased to share his expertise with you today.

Ballroom Dancing - Rumba Fifth Position Rocks

Professional dance instructor Terry Dean demonstrates the Rumba fifth position rocks.

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Terry dean: Hi, I am Terry Dean from Terry Deans Dance studio, we are doing the Rumba. Today we are going to do, the Fifth position brakes. Fifth Position Brakes are rocking steps. So first of all, let me show what a rocking step is. A rocking step is just a shifting of the weight back and forth from one foot to the next without actually traveling anywhere. So I am going rock, step, rock, step, my weight shifts forward and then it shifts back, if I start back wards then it goes, rock, back, then forward. Now on the rhythm dances, we are going to do these rocking steps and use our hips at the same time. So when I am shifting weight, I am doing a rocking step. Now the name of this step is called Fifth Position Rocks, because we have five positions of the feet in dancing and one of them is the fifth, and thats where you take the toe of one foot and put it to the heel of the other foot and of course you can do that on both sides. The toe of one foot to the heel of the other foot. So now, if I am here in this position and I do a rock, step, rock, step, I have just fifth position rock. Rock, step. Now what we are going to have to do is take a side step in between and then do another fifth position. Fifth position rock, step with the side step in between. Rock, step, side, rock, step, side. One of the most complicated parts about dancing is going from one pattern to the next. So what we are going to be doing is the box step in the Rumba is the basic home base and then you going to have to go from the box step to the fifth position rocks and then back to the box step, and heres how thats done. We started off with the basic top of the box for the man and bottom of the box for the lady, which is one slow, quick, quick, slow, quick, quick. Now instead of doing the next part of the box, I am going to go into the fifth position rocks, which is the side step first, side and then a fifth position rock. Then we go to the other side slow, quick, quick, and notice how we are switching side and releasing arms and going back and forth, quick, quick, slow, quick, quick, slow. Our bodies square up on the sides step and then open up on the fifth position brake. Square, fifth position, Square, fifth position, square. Now, in order to go from the fifth position brakes back to the box step, for now we are going to do just three of these, you can do more if you like later, but we are going to do three fifth position rocks, I am going to start with the top of the box slow, quick, quick, then we are going to do three fifth positions, one, quick, quick, two, quick, quick, three quick, quick and then back to the top of the box for the man and the bottom of the box for the lady. Let me demonstrate that one more time then I will break it down. So we are going to do the top of the box for the man, and bottom for the lady, quick, quick and here goes our fifth position, side first, slow, theres one, slow quick, quick, two slow, quick, quick three and then back to the box step. So again it's always important to get back into the box step once you have let it. Now its not really hard to do that but there is one little thing that has to happen to get back into dance position because this is what we call close dance position and this is going to be a Promenade position, or open left or open right position. We have to get back to that close position. So let me demonstrate first, then I will use Cindy. So, first of all the man after he does his box step and his fifth positions, one, two, three, he has to turn his body to bring the lady back in front of him in order to do the box step, because remember when I do this last one, she is over there and I am here, I got to bring her back to me and then do the top of the box, so I am kind of going all from an angle, Ill demonstrate that again. The top of the box to start with, that I do side, fifth position rock, side, fifth position rock, side, fifth position rock. I turn my top slightly to the left and then do the top of the box. Now I am just back in the box step, thats the mans part. Ladies part, she does the bottom of the box, slow, quick, quick, step side, fifth position, side, fifth position, side, she does three times just like the man. On the third one quick, quick, she has to do, what we call a recovery step. So she does, rock, step, she just turns back to face the man and then she does the bottom of the box. That little bit of turn is so important, so you have to make sure you get that, Ill do that one more time, lady, slow, quick, quick, side, fifth position, side, fifth position side, fifth position recover and then the bottom of the box. Again it's just an 8th of a turn but it's important to make sure, your feet get back together. Let me demonstrate that with Cindy. So we are going to do the basic step slow, quick, quick, three fifth positions. Now, on this third one we are going to go slow so you can see this, quick, she turns back to face me and then we go back into the top of the box for me, the bottom of the box for her. Lets demonstrate one more time. Slow, quick, quick, side, fifth position, side, fifth position, real slow now, quick, she turns back to face me and then I step into her with the box step, so thats how you get into and out of the fifth position rock. I am going to demonstrate one more time. This time with normal speed. Slow, quick, quick, slow, quick, quick, slow, quick, quick, slow, quick, quick, slow, quick, quick. Thats the fifth position brakes. Now the next thing we are going to do is the open brake and under arm turn.