HAVE YOU EVER told yourself you’re not a dancer? Don’t believe it. These basic dance steps will have you moving with confidence in no time.

In this video, Bakari Jamal King, a teacher at University School of Nashville, breaks down five steps every beginner should know.

  • Step-touch
  • Grapevine
  • Jazz square
  • Pivot turn
  • Chassé/Rock step

When it comes to dance, King wants novices to take failure out of the equation. “Practice makes progress,” he said. “If you continue, you’re going to learn, and you’re going to get better and better and better.”

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