Ballroom Basics

Dive into Allison’s Ballroom Basics course that walks you through the salsa, jive, and cha cha techniques! As you explore the basics in each class, remember to have fun and find your unique style.

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Overview

Dive into Allison’s Ballroom Basics course that walks you through the salsa, jive, and cha cha techniques! As you explore the basics in each class, remember to have fun and find your unique style.

About

Allison Holker
Allison Holker

Allison Holker is a performer best known for her appearance as a standout contemporary dancer on So You Think You Can Dance. She appeared on season two of the show and has consistently returned as an All-Star ever since. Allison’s career began as a featured performer for Earth, Wind & Fire at the 2002 Olympic Games opening and closing ceremonies. She was a featured dancer in both High School Musical and High School Musical 2. Her television credits include Ballroom with a Twist, American Idol, Hit the Floor, and The X-Factor. She has performed with many musical artists including Rihanna, Demi Lovato, 50 Cent, Clay Aiken, and Christina Perri. Allison has been featured as a professional dancer on Dancing with the Stars and regularly collaborates with her husband, fellow dancer and performer Stephen “tWitch” Boss.

By This Expert

Ballroom Basics - Interview

01: Ballroom Basics - Interview

Meet Allison Holker, Dancing with the Stars pro and So You Think You Can Dance all-star, as she introduces and explains the ballroom styles she’ll be teaching in this course: salsa, cha-cha, and jive.

1 min
Ballroom Basics - Salsa Class 1

02: Ballroom Basics - Salsa Class 1

Get up on your feet to dance with Allison, and follow along with her salsa basics. Find the groove in your hips and get into it: you’ll be able to incorporate these steps into any routine in no time.

25 min
Ballroom Basics - Salsa Class 2

03: Ballroom Basics - Salsa Class 2

Loosen up with Allison, learning some new salsa moves with more of a club vibe. After practicing, you’ll put them together in a routine and jam out as you continue to refine your salsa style.

32 min
Ballroom Basics - Cha Cha Class 1

04: Ballroom Basics - Cha Cha Class 1

Learn some more ballroom basics with Allison, this time in the more traditional cha-cha style. Remember to keep having fun as you add some more technical moves to your vocabulary!

29 min
Ballroom Basics - Cha Cha Class 2

05: Ballroom Basics - Cha Cha Class 2

In today’s class, you’ll go back to cha cha basics with Allison, then put them all together into a routine. By the end of class, you’ll feel like a professional!

31 min
Ballroom Basics - Jive Class

06: Ballroom Basics - Jive Class

Learn a little bit of high-energy jive with Allison today, incorporating high knees and high legs. Stay loose and remember to keep that smile on your face as you follow along!

20 min