Just because ballet is "girly" doesn't mean it's easy! In fact, some may argue it's the most difficult dance genre to learn. Yet it's also the best to begin with if you want to become a versatile dancer of many styles. Above all else, discipline is key to mastering ballet. With discipline, you can you'll be able to focus better and have more control over your body. And since you're unlikely to have a professional instructor guiding you in your bedroom, it's up to you to discipline yourself in perfecting the moves in ballet. Once you have, other genres of dance will be a piece of cake!
Since you're in the safe corners of your room, why not try something a little more exotic and provocative. Try belly-dancing! Yep, that seductive dance style from Egypt is just the right genre to learn when you're all along in your room. Go on, no one's there to judge you. Release your inhibitions and let your body go. You might be surprised at just how sensual you can actually move after a lesson or two. And when you get into the rhythm of the music, you'll feel as if you're actually in the exotic lands of the Middle East, Africa, and South Asia!
Dance is all about strictly getting in rhythm with the music. And in all of the dance genres to learn, jazz is arguably one of the more precise. The genre is as much about the music as it is about the dance. And if you do want to learn the dance, it's vital you get into the rhythm of the music. With every specific movement, you'll need to disperse your energy carefully. Some moves require more aggression, others more sensuality. Within the safe corners of your bedroom, you can take the time to get used to pulling out all of these emotions to perfect the dance.
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Got bitten by the K-Pop bug? Are you into the likes of BTS? Twice? BlackPink? EXO? What about the more classic groups like Girls' Generation? Big Bang? Super Junior? Despite the language barrier. K-Pop has undoubtedly set the music and dance scene on edge. And a great past-time would be to learn the complicated, fun, and ultimately iconic dance moves that helped this genre gain so much popularity around the world. Fortunately, the famous boy bands and girl groups often release practice videos and/or dance versions of their music videos. More often than not, they're there to help you learn the dance from your own bedroom!
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Out of all the dance genres on this list, krumping might arguably be the best to learn in your bedroom. Or at least, just in your own personal space. This is because the essence of this dance is all about your own emotions. You let your rage, your anger, your happiness, and your sadness dictate your movements. Watch the YouTube videos on how to krump and you'll find that all the online instructors have the same thing to say: let your emotions control your body. And when you're ready, you can finally face off with another dancer and let both of your emotions collide!
Another fun dance to learn in your bedroom that's also within the hip hop family is popping and locking. Now, this is perhaps the most precise dance genre there is. You literally have to pop, boop, bump, and lock with every beat of the music. Each beat is vital in perfecting this style. Go off-beat once and you might not recover anymore. Some have compared it to the likes of flamenco, tap-dancing, and more. So it's great to start in your bedroom because, at least here, you have peace. And trust that you'll very much need it when starting to learn this rather complicated but immensely fun genre!
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Prefer the classics? Well, you can't get any more classic than tap dance! The great dancers of Hollywood: Fred Astaire, Ginger Rogers, and Gene Kelly all tap-danced their way to the top. And while the genre has slightly lost favor with showbusiness nowadays, it's still a great talent to have and a fun dance to learn. Similar to popping and locking and jazz, you'll have to move quickly and precisely with this style. Each tap counts! Just make sure you offer some earplugs to the people living right under you. You'll annoy them less with your dancing this way!
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"Don't just stand there, let's get to it! Strike a pose, there's nothing to it, Vogue!" sang Madonna in what is perhaps her most iconic song ever. But even beyond her hit-single, Voguing has been a popular dance genre within the LGBTQ+ community, so much so that it became its own underground world back in the 80s and 90s. Now, however, thanks to Madonna and shows like FX's "Pose," the style has gone mainstream. Here, it's all about posing and letting your body go with the music. And here’s to hoping you’re wearing French designer clothing while you do it! Just make sure you have enough space in your bedroom because you're going to need it in order to work, Hunny!
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Your bedroom as your dance studio? If you have ample space, why not? Your bedroom is our own sanctuary and if you want to learn a new dance genre, go for it! This is practically one of the best spaces for it!