How to dance to house music/housedance!
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How to dance to house music/housedance!

This is for everyone who wants to be better on the dancefloore, no experience needed!
4.8 (18 ratings)
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147 students enrolled
Created by Maggie aulin
Last updated 5/2016
English
Current price: $10 Original price: $50 Discount: 80% off
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Includes:
  • 2 hours on-demand video
  • 1 Article
  • 4 Supplemental Resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Dance for hours on the dancefloore.
  • You will know how to dance with others on the dance floor.
  • You will have all the basic tools to build onto your dancing.
  • Be able to create your own freestyle.
  • Confidence in your own dance ability
  • Foundation for your dancing so you can take it as far as you want!
  • You learn 30 steps to play with.
  • 10 combinations so you know how to put them together.
  • You will be able to know how to play with the steps and create a minimum of 50 variations in your dancing.
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Requirements
  • You don't need to know anything else than that you want to dance.
Description
  • This course is really for you who wants to improve your dance moves to house music and club dancing! 

You don't need to have dance experience, but if you have dance experience your benefits will be even bigger, because you can add on the moves you already have.

 I will also show you how to put steps together and find a foundation to play with, a foundation where you have confidence to improvise,hit the dancefloor whenever you want together with friends or by yourself and most important express yourself to the music!              

  • In less than 30 days you  will have ALL the basics you need to spend hours dancing on the dancefloore and  to house music!


WHAT THIS COURSE WILL GIVE YOU:

The biggest barriers you can run into when it comes to learn dancing is TIME, GRADIENT AND CONFIDENCE!

And yes, i have myself ran into all 3 of them!! But i also found a way out, a solution for each barrier that have taken me to where i am today (except for a carrier as a dancer, most important,  i have a very high confidence and i am a very happy dancer, loving what i do and love to learn more).. And i have practiced this solutions on thousands of students and have been able to see the happiness when they also break through and dance in a way they didn't think was possible. Everything for totally beginners to Advanced dancers.

I will give you solutions for all 3 barriers on this course:

TIME: 

A big famous dancer Marjory Smarth,once said to me " Everybody deserves their own time".. And she couldn't be more right!!

On a class or a group seminar the teacher have to adapt to the whole group, they can't stay with individuals and help them out. This is a big problem in teaching and in learning. 

Because if someone doesn't understand something, they will miss the rest of the information of the class because their attention is on what they are stuck in.. Money lost! And confidence down!

  • The lessons on this course are videotaped in different angles and in slowmotion, where you really can duplicate and see how the steps are done. And you can do it over and over again, until you own them! 


  • This course is build in short lessons, videos, where you learn the steps,  you can dance with me, and stay on the lesson as long as you need, take your own  time!  


GRADIENT:

If you try to learn a step that you don't understand the foundation on, or what the step is built on... You will get stuck, and once again confidence goes down! 

It would be the same thing as saying to a baby (who just learned how to crawl);" RUN!!!"..  

  • The course is divided in 4 different levels, all built up on a gradient so you easy can do each level and not get stuck. Starting with level 1 and then up to level 4. 


  • You will learn 30 new steps, and how to put them together on your own.


  • You get 10 combinations, where i put tougher all the steps you learned on this course.



CONFIDENCE:

Confidence comes when you know something, and you know how to do it. Because you own it. You have confidence of saying you're name right? Why? Well.. its simple.. YOU KNOW IT! 

If i say to a person who never danced before; Go out on the dance floor and do a solo! 

I would probable make that person extremely nervous, and would had a lot of problems to get the person out on the dance floor.  If my mission was to higher the confidence, i would probable totally fail and have the opposite effect! 

You have to have an environment where you feel safe to do misstakes, try things out and focus in. 

Now.. You choose the place, and i will be right there with you!!

  •  This course gives  you a foundation so you can enjoy your dance, you know what you can do, and also be able to build onto your dance as far as your want. 


  • Each level will give you exercises and instructions on how to play with the steps, and really really own them, ITS YOUR DANCE!


HOW LONG WILL IT TAKE ME TO DO THE COURSE?

Here is the beauty, you can do this course, owning the steps with an ability to improvise for hours in less than 30 days.. BUT.. truth is you can play with this forever.. I still do! 

I use the basics in this course daily in my own dancing and practice..That is the beauty.. This course gives you the foundation that you keep on building on.. So Really Take Your Own Time! 



Money Back Guarantee:

I have totally confidence in the material on this course and that is why i give you a 30 day Money back Guarantee..


What students of Maggie has said about her as a teacher and classes:

I started taking Maggies danceclasses in 2010 and months later I started working as her assistant. She is a brilliant dancer and teacher and I love how she sees every student as an individual and helps each one to set and achieve personal goals by challenging onesellf and always bringing one out of the comfortzone. 

The best part is that in her classes it doesn’t matter if you’re an achieving proffessional dancer or just enjoy the workout - the dancestudio is always full of sweat and joy no matter of the different levels of the students in class, and it’s easy to feel comfortable already as a beginner. 

After a year of working as Maggies assistant and growing as a dancer by her side I was confident enough to apply to Broadway Dance Center where my intention was to continue my focus on house and waacking but I missed Maggies way of focusing on freestyle and searched outside of BDC. 

Through Maggie I got to know about and meet some great housedance personalitys like Bravo and Conrad that I had the chance to practice with during my six months in New York. We kept contact during my stay and she coached me from a distance.

I’ve never met any other teacher that knows how to reach the students the way Maggies does! 

/ Madeleine

2,5 years ago Maggie introduced me to House dance. I was doing my last year at Danscenter Stockholm and she worked with my class for three weeks straight. She was such an inspiring and talented teacher.  After I graduated DC Stockholm I went to New York City to dance at the Broadway Dance Center. There I danced for many great teachers, but not many of them had the versatility Maggie has in dance.  Coming back to Sweden after 2 years I had the privilege of joining a House group led by Maggie once a week. Her musicality, passion and skill outshine most dancers I’ve worked with / Hannah.

"My name is Linnéa Sonka and i started dance when i was 16. 3 years ago i Discoved the dancestyle house, in Paris. There i practice the tecnique of the Style, 1 year later i started to take classes for Maggie aulin in stockholm. This really opened up My eyes to Where house is really from and the love the Style containes. What i like ALOT with Maggies classes is That i was introduced to new teaching methodes. To focus on the individual dancer, Style and how each person can grow and reach him/her goals. Her classes is Always like a creative fActory - thanks to diffrent tasks during freestyle practice! Maggie stands for passion, knowledge and the you of dance!! I think i have developed Alot during her classes."








Who is the target audience?
  • This course is for anyone who wants to dance.
  • This is for you who want to have higher confidence on the dance floor and be able to express yourself to the music.
  • For you who love house music, and club dancing.
  • This is for you who wants to have a fun workout at home, dancing those extra kilos a way:).. Yes, it is also a 15 min workout in the bonus material:).
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Curriculum For This Course
49 Lectures
01:45:14
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Beginner class level 1
12 Lectures 28:19

How you do this course!

1) First its important to warm up. You can use the bonus material, but its really important that you get warm in your body and don't do any moves until you know you're warm.

2) Study the lesson and do it with me, until you understand how to do it.

3) Put on the music and do the steps you studied for the day.

Do it like this: keep bouncing your knees to do the music, or just walk on place to the music ( the way you see me do it in the lessons) relax your knees and upper body, and then do the step you practice on.. Keep on moving to the music and do this over and over again until you can do it to the music and its easy in the body.

The more you do this while you study the lessons the easier it will be to do the exercises you get in the end of each level.

4) Do all the exercises in the end of each level and then jump to the next level!

IMPORTANT NOTE TO AVOID CONFUSION!!! 

To be able to do have a common understanding with the dancers ( you and me) that are doing this course, i have namned each step. This is ONLY to be able to have an understanding between me and the dancers on this course, some of these names are made up. This is because i have broken down basic steps to its roots, and in order to refer to a step,  i put names on them. Ex of this is "pause" , "dubble tap" etc. This is the situation for most of the steps on level 1. These are names that describes the movement, but are not common used. The names of the steps is really of less importance. The most important is the dance. But with that  said, if you take a dance class with a different teacher and ask about for ex the "pause" step, he och she might not know what you talking about. Don't get upset or confused :).   If you look at the dance, you will see the " pause" step many many times in their dance, and maybe  learn different ways to use the step, and get inspired of it. So focus on the dance! Lets go!  

Preview 10:00

  • This level i have broken down basic steps to its simplest form, you get the basic elements  that a lot of steps are built on.

    This is not just easy step, these steps are actually the steps very high level of dancers uses to mix up their moves with. 

    This steps helps you put together other steps you learn on this course, they are like the "glue" between the dance moves, and they make your dancing interesting and full of variations.

Description level 1
06:33

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Beginner level 1 lesson 1. Groove step
00:59

Beginner level 1 lesson 2 . Pause step
01:04

Beginner 1 lesson 3 . Slide step
01:10

Beginner level 1 lesson 4. The drop
00:56


Beginner level 1 lesson 6. Cross step
01:32

Beginner level 1 lesson 7. Back jump
01:19

Beginner level 1 lesson 8. Heal toe ball change.
01:09

Beginner level 1 lesson 9. Walk out
01:15

Awesome Job! 

Now.. when you done with your last lesson on this level i want you to do this:

1) Put on the music and choose 3 steps that you choose to do and put them together.

DO ALL THESE EXERCISES SLOW FIRST, THEN FASTER AND FASTER UNTIL YOU ARE ONE WITH THE MUSIC!

   Do this until you think its easy, fun, and you really have them.

2)  Choose 3 new steps from level 1 and put them together.

   Do this until you think its easy,fun and you really own the steps!

3) Choose the last 4 steps from level 1 and put them together, mix them up and play with it.

  Do this until you think its easy, fun and you can do it without thinking about the steps!

4) Now just put on the music and mix as many steps you can from level 1.

  Do this until you really playing, noticed you try things on your own and enjoying your time.

  Don't stop until you think its fun and easy, if you stop before this, you still have to think and put effort in your dancing..

REMEMBER! WE DONT WANT TO THINK WHEN WE DANCE, WE WANT TO HAVE IT OUR BODY SO WE CAN LISTEN TO THE MUSIC, AND GO WITH IT!! ENJOY!!!  

Beginner level 1 lesson 10. Step kick
01:15
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Beginner Level 2.
11 Lectures 13:01

On this level you will learn some very social and very common dance steps, not just for housedance.

These steps like the hustle, pas de bore etc are not just very fun steps to play with, they are also very social, meaning its inviting steps to do on the dance floor, to have a good time with friends, or actually dancing with someone " special" ;)..

You will get 10 basic steps that you can build onto your dancing, and spend hours on the dance floor.

When you finished lesson number 10 on level 2,  you will have a checksheet with exercises, that i really recommend you to do so you get most out of this course. 

Introduction level 2.
00:25

Beginner level 2 lesson 1. Hustle
01:01

Beginner level 2 lesson 2. The Set up
00:57

Beginner level 2 lesson 3. Pas de Bourree
01:07

Beginner level 2 lesson 4. Salsa Hop
01:13


Beginner level 2 lesson 6. Tap step
01:21

Beginner level 2 lesson 7. Single tap Step
01:26

Beginner level 2 lesson 8. Step cross Pas De Bourree
01:38

Beginner level 2 lesson 9. Slide side walk
01:09

CONGRATULATIONS ON FINISHING LEVEL 2!!!


Lets take it to the next level and get as much as we can out of this course :D!


REMEMBER!! DO EVERY EXERCISE SLOW FIRST, AND THEN FASTER AND FASTER, UNTIL YOU ONE WITH THE MUSIC! 


1) Put on a song, mixtape you love to move to, choose 3 steps of this level and put them together.

 Take your time doing this, don't stop between the steps, just groove in it bounce and then go for the steps.

 Do this until you comfortable and play with the steps. 

 

 IF you do other steps you already learned, AWESOME! 

 


2) Now choose 3 new steps of level 2  that you put together, mix them up and play with it.


 Do this until its easy, fun and you own the steps.


3) Choose the last 4 steps of level 2 and put them together.

Do it over and over again, until you can do the steps freely and without thinking about the steps.


4) Lets party!!! Put on the music and do as many steps you can from level 2!

Take your time and do it over and over again until you own, and have fun with it.


Don't stop between the steps, keep your body grooving to the music and do the steps when you ready for it!


The last thing on this level,  i really want you to take your time with this, the more you spend time doing this, the better you will be, the more vocabulary on the dancefloore you will get, and the more confidence you will have on just let go and express yourself to the music : 


5) Put on the music, choose one step from level 1 that you mix with your steps on level 2.


Do this over and over again until its easy.


6) Add a new step from level 1 that you mix with your steps from level 2.


Keep on adding and mixing steps from the two levels you done so far.. 

My recommendation is to do this at least for 15 min every time you practise for at least 3 days.

This is actually the way i do it myself when i learn new steps, and add new moves to my dancing.

I want to own them, i don't want to think, I want to listen to the music and express myself! 

This i can only do, when i really have the steps in my body! 


Beginner level 2 lesson 10. Three step salsa.
01:03
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Beginner level 3
11 Lectures 16:30

Level 3 and its time to put some spices to your dance!!

Here you will start turning and do variations of steps you learned on level 2.

You will also get some more of those basic elements  that you got on level 1, that makes you change between your steps very very smooth! 

Description of level 3
02:43


Beginner level 3 lesson 2. Sidewalk
01:08

Beginner level 3 lesson 3. Salsa step
00:48

Beginner level 3 lesson 4. Side Jump
01:17

Beginner level 3 lesson 5. Cross jump forward
01:37

Beginner level 3 lesson 6. Dubble heal toe
01:23

Beginner level 3 lesson 7. Salsa hop with turn
02:13

Beginner level 3 lesson 8. Cross roads
01:13

Beginner level 3 lesson 9. Cross drag
01:26

Finish the last lesson on leve 3!


Awesome job!

Lets play with what we learned on level 3! 


1) Put on the music and pick three steps from level 3, mix them together and play with them. 

    Do this over and over again, REMEMBER.. do it slow first and then fast and faster until you in the music.

    Do this until you have totally confidence in the steps!

DO ALL THESE EXERCISES SLOW FIRST, THEN FASTER AND FASTER UNTIL YOU ARE ONE WITH THE MUSIC!


2) Choose 3 new steps from level 3, put them together and play with it.

    Do it until you own them!!


3) Take the last 4 steps from level 3, put on the music and mix them together.

    Drill it until you don't have to think about how to execute them.


4) Put on music you love to dance to, and mix as many steps as you can from level 3.

   Take your time doing this, do it until its fun and easy to do so.


5) Pick 3 steps from level 1, 2 and 3 that you mix together and play with.

Do this until you have it!


6) Do exercise number 5 over and over again until you can play with your steps, and using as much vocabulary you can without thinking about the steps, but having them in your body!


I strongly recommend you to do this exercise at least 15 min every time you practice for at least 3 days.


This has been my way to get a strong vocabulary in my dance, knowing i can always play and dance to music i love.. cause i have the steps in my body, what i play with is how to execute it the best way to the music.. and that is FUN!!




Beginner level 3 lesson 10. kick ball change
01:20
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Beginner level 4
11 Lectures 20:18

Now its time to take it to the next level :)! 

On this level you will do combinations.

Here we put together all the steps that you learned throughout the course.

You have now 30 steps to play with on the dance floor.

Description level 4
03:24

Groove step Level 1 lesson 1

Step slide Level 1 lesson 2

Step kick level 1 lesson 10

Back jump level 1 lesson 7

Crosstep level 1 lesson 6

Pause level 1 lesson 2

Walk out level 1 lesson 9.

Drop level 1 lesson 4

Pas de Bouree level 2 lesson 3

Slide side walk level 2 lesson 9.

Preview 01:29

  • Groove step Level 1 lesson 1

    Step slide Level 1 lesson 2

    Step kick level 1 lesson 10

    Back jump level 1 lesson 7

    Crosstep level 1 lesson 6

    Pause level 1 lesson 2

    Walk out level 1 lesson 9.

    Drop level 1 lesson 4

    Pas de Bouree level 2 lesson 3

    Slide side walk level 2 lesson 9.

Beginner level 4 lesson 2
02:46

Hustle, level 2 lesson 1.

Back jump, level 1 lesson 7

Pause, level 1 lesson 2

Set up,  level 2 lesson 2

Side jump, level 3 lesson 4.

Step cross pas de bouree, level 2 lesson 9

Beginner level 4 lesson 3
01:55

Hustle, level 2 lesson 1.

Back jump, level 1 lesson 7

Pause, level 1 lesson 2

Set up,  level 2 lesson 2

Side jump, level 3 lesson 4.

Step cross pas de bouree, level 2 lesson 9

Beginner level 4 lesson 4
01:08

Three step salsa, level 2 lesson 10

Cross jump forward, level 3 lesson 5

Salsa hop, level 2 lesson 5.

Slide sidewalk, level  2 lesson 9

Side walk, level 3 lesson 2.

Step kick , level 1 lesson lesson 10.

Cross roads, level 3 lesson 5

Sala hop, level 2 lesson 4.

Salsa hop with turn, level 3 lesson 7.

Paus, level 1 lesson 2

Beginner level 4 lesson 5
01:22

  • Three step salsa, level 2 lesson 10

    Cross jump forward, level 3 lesson 5

    Salsa hop, level 2 lesson 5.

    Slide sidewalk, level  2 lesson 9

    Side walk, level 3 lesson 2.

    Step kick , level 1 lesson lesson 10.

    Cross roads, level 3 lesson 5

    Sala hop, level 2 lesson 4.

    Salsa hop with turn, level 3 lesson 7.

    Paus, level 1 lesson 2

Beginner level 4 lesson 6
01:23

Hustle, level 2 lesson 1.

Hustle with turn, level 3 lesson 1.

Walk out, level 1 lesson 9.

Drop, level 1 lesson4.

Paus, level 1 lesson 2.

Samba influence step, level 2 lesson 5.

Dubble tap, level 2 lesson 6.

Beginner level 4 lesson 7
01:45

  • Hustle, level 2 lesson 1.

    Hustle with turn, level 3 lesson 1.

    Walk out, level 1 lesson 9.

    Drop, level 1 lesson4.

    Paus, level 1 lesson 2.

    Samba influence step, level 2 lesson 5.

    Dubble tap, level 2 lesson 6.

Beginner level 4 lesson 8
01:48

Salsa step, level 3 lesson 3.

Cross drag, level 3 lesson 9

Back jump, level 1 lesson 7.

Dubble heal toe, level 3 lesson 6.

Heal toe change, level 1 lesson 8.

Step turn step, level 1 lesson 5.

Paus, level 1 lesson 2.

Kick ball change, level 3 lesson 10.

Beginner level 4 lesson 9
01:29

CONGRATULATIONS ON FINISHING YOU BEGINNER COURSE IN CLUB/ HOUSE DANCE! 

Very well done! 

Now put on music and enjoy your dancing, play with the steps to the music! This is your dance and from here you can just keep on building! 

Please take your time, and give me feedback and feel free to ask questions and tell me if you ran into a problem?

Lets go to dancefloore!!

Maggie A.

Beginner level 4 lesson 10
01:49
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Bonus material! Workouts!
4 Lectures 27:07

BONUS: 15 min work out, that you can use as a warm up!
15:02

MUSIC TIPS!
00:07

To do this one i recommend you to have done all the levels up to level 3 :) have fun!

Preview 06:17
About the Instructor
Maggie aulin
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147 Students
1 Course
Dance teacher!

 

Biography

Maggie started her dancing career as a ballroom dancer. By the age of 11, She and her partner represented Sweden in Nordic Championships as well as other international competitions.

After High school she moved to Stockholm to educate herself as a professional dancer at the Ballet Academy of Stockholm.

Between the years of 2002-2005 she worked as a teacher, dancer, model and choreographer throughout Stockholm.  

During this time she also travelled to Paris and NY to educate herself. It was during these trips she became involved with House dance and the culture itself. 

She practiced and were taught by the elit of NYC and Paris, names like Yugson ( France), Babson ( France), Dider (France), Meech ( France), Tony McGregor ( USA), Shannon Mabra ( USA), Byron Cox ( USA), Marjorie Smarth ( USA), Calief  Sellers ( USA), Ejoe Wilson ( USA) and a lot of influences of the amazing dancer Damon Frost ( USA/Sweden).

The love for House and House dance has grown and from 2007-2012 Maggie were one of the founder and  danced in the ladies crew “Phat Jam Jackies” who involved Malin Emmoth, Sabina Dalfjall , and YeYa Ekstrom from Stockholm, all very well known all over Sweden and International. 

Phat Jam Jackies was summer 2009 invited to do show and share the stage with big companyes as Cullbergabaletten, Bounce, Dancers from American Ballet theatre in New York, Netherlands Dance Theatre at Dansgalan in the Opera in Gothenburg, south of Sweden. Phat jam Jackers represented  the female part of Hiphop, housedance and whacking. 


She also worked as a dancer in the "International House Dance Project" with Shannon Mabra, Byron Cox from NY, Naoki from Japan, and other dancers from around the world. In January 2007 they did the show "Constellation of Stars", where Maggie was the organizer and produced the  the show. They participated in the Tv shows, and other international events . 


She worked with the group "Phat Jam Jackers" which included  dancers Steve Nestar (Paris/London), Shannon Mabra (NY), Samir ( France), Malin (Stockholm) and Sabina (Stockholm).   They performed shows in Sweden and Italy and She went on a hiphop tour in Malaysia.

Maggie was one of the first dancers in Sweden to reintroduce and teach the waacking style in Sweden. 2008 she brought  Shoultrain dancer Tyrone Proctor from NYC to give history classes and workshops. 


Feb 2009 and 2010 she won Streetstar, the biggest dance competition in the scandinavia and represented scandinavia in the biggest Streetdance competition in the world, Juste Debout..

Today Maggie teaches all around Stockholm, at some of the most prestiges dance schools and education programs.  She also travels to Switzerland as a guest Teacher.  Her  passion for the early jazz styles and  together with her partner Malin , she and Malin took Their shows To a new level.

They call themselves "The Jackies" and been performing on the biggest stages in stockholm and Sweden. She has done tv shows like " Grammisgalan" and " Melodifestivalen"  and she is one of creators behind the danceclub " Soulmates" witch she has been hosted for 7 years and taking the club into fancy places in stockholm like " Berns", " Cafe Opera" to underground places like " slakthuset" . The club  has invited the incredible dj”s  such as Kerri Chandler, Ron trent, Karizma, Glenn Underground, Rap sanders, Josh Milan, Atjazz, to name a few. It is well knowned for being the only real housedanceclub in Stockholm area.