Dance moves require a certain rhythm. Certain dance steps can be done without music because they can be counted by their beats. If the dancer can move using the different number of beats for the dance, then they should be able to dance without music. However, music helps the dancers keep up with the rhythm. The music sets the beats.
Certain types of dance steps include brush, swing and hop. Dance patterns are those that have a pattern of steps for the dancer to follow. After the choreographer creates the dance patterns, he or she will teach her students about those steps. Also, she will teach them how frequent to do the steps in connection with each other. Some steps must be done faster than others.