When it comes to hip-hop dancing, one of the most important things is the ability to have great body control. Sure you can learn all the moves and techniques, but if you have bad body control, they won't look as crisp, clean, and sharp.
When rap sensation Soulja Boy came out with his namesake hit "Crank That (Soulja Boy)" in 2007 you could walk past a single neighborhood block without witnesses at least one kid out in his driveway practicing the arm swishes and leg pops.
Check out this instructional dance video to learn how to do "The Dip". Learn this smooth move to rock in the clubs or at parties. This is a prerequisite for one of the types of freak dancing. Chihoe "Groove" Szeto teaches you popular, fun dance moves step by step in these tutorial videos. Remember to have fun and practice your hip hop skills with this tutorial video.
Want to learn a sexy dance move that'll impress at the club but is also super easy to learn? Then check out this dance tutorial to learn how to do the booty shake, AKA Beyonce's signature/go-to dance move that involves popping your booty in and out while holding your arms bent at the elbows and pumping.
The kick ball change is a step found in almost all forms of dancing, from ballet to tap to hip-hop. A kick ball change consists of three kicksteps and a ball change. That is, you kick your foot once and step forward, putting your foot down. Kick with the other foot and step your foot down. Switch to the other foot and kick, then step your foot down. Your other foot should be behind you a bit - you tap the ball of that foot on the ground, then tap the ball of your other foot (so you're "changi...
This is a how to BOOGALOO dance lesson. This tutorial covers the basics. Historically, it has been a difficult style to learn. I started learning online with dance clips, but then got the opportunity to learn from JAZZY J (EBs) and other poppers in NYC. This is another great Russian Tiger tutorial on pop'n'lock dance moves.
Throw yourself into the world of hip-hop with help from this free lesson. Hip-hop foot work can be broken down into simplified movements or moves that are abstract and contrived to the music being used. Find out how to do a hip-hop combination with help from this free lesson.
Check out this instructional hip hop video to learn how to do chest isolations for popping. This is a drill to help you improve your body control within your chest. Chihoe "Groove" Szeto teaches you popular, fun dance moves step by step in these tutorial videos. Remember to keep it fresh and practice your dance skills with this hip hop tutorial video.
Here is a step by step tutorial on how to do the arm wave. #1 Have your arm in the straight position.
This is a video tutorial that is showing its audience how to perform a dip while doing a hip hop dance. The first step is to push your weight towards your right foot with your knee bent. Then drop down onto your new and then come back up. Next you should practice this while counting. Next you should speed up your dancing. Instead of using a full eight count then this time use a four count. Next you should go in tempo with your move. Keep practicing until you have the move perfect. Finally you...
Michael Jackson showed the world just how cool it was to slide across the floor as part of your dancing, and the world will never be the same. Glides and gliding are a ubiquitous part of hip-hop dance now, and are a great move to add to your arsenal. This two-part video will teach you the basics of gliding, but you won't be at MJ level quite yet. If you are, please make a how-to video of how you do it.
The hit moves are great to throw into the basic pop and lock repertoire. Follow along and learn how to pop and lock a hit with your arms, chest, legs, shoulders, and neck. Watch this video hip hop dance tutorial and learn how to pop and lock a hit.
This instructional dance video shows you how to do the "hip roll" dance move, which can be applied to several different dance styles, such as belly dancing, R&B, and hip hop. Just practice, practice, practice to add the hip roll move to your dance skills. This tutorial is great for beginners looking to practice their hip shaking moves.
Learn how to twerk your booty! This is a great video that shows you exactly how you can execute a picture perfect booty twerk. You'll rule the scene the next time you go out dancing with your friends, just master these easy and basic moves in no time at all!
Everyone hopes their dance moves come off lookin' cool and you are no exception. (You are searching the Internet or free dance lessons, right?) In order to do easy, good-looking street dance moves, it's important to add swagger to street dance moves, such as the running man. Learn from two experts how to do street dance moves.
Check out this instructional dance video that demonstrates how to crip walk for beginners. Learn all the basic moves from this c-walk tutorial like the V, the shuffle kick, the shuffle hop, and the inverted heel toe. Practice your dance skills and start c-walking like a pro in no time.
As strange as it may seem, the Hustle "Wobble" is actually a form of line dancing. But rather than tossing your cowboy hat on and your boots for an old West rendition of the Cowboy Boogie, the Hustle Wobble is more about shakin' what your mama gave you and getting down with your bad self.
It's hard to start learning a new style of dance without someone to show you how the basic steps work. If you like finger tutting and need some help with the basics, this video is here for you. It will teach you all about tracing, starting hand positions, and other basic finger tutting techniques.
Check out this instructional hip hop video that shows you how to do the "Ball Change" dance move. Learn more footwork to add to your repertoire. Chihoe "Groove" Szeto teaches you popular, fun dance moves step by step in these tutorial videos. Remember to have fun and practice your dance skills with this hip hop tutorial video.
This video pop and lock tutorial covers the basics of popping, waving, gliding, botting, tutting, and ticking. Follow along with these hip hop moves and practice, practice, practice. The talented demonstrator is completely self-taught, so really, with a little bit of patience anyone can learn these moves at home. Watch this instructional video, practice along with your favorite hip hop music, and start impressing friends with your mad skills at dance parties or a club.
There are few things we'd like to bring back from the '70s: After all, living through super flared bell bottoms, afros bigger than our body, and peace sign shades once was enough. Though we're glad the trendy style of the '70s has faded like yesterday's news, we do love pulling out our Disco Era dance moves.
Learn the how to booty dance and the basics of urban dance. Gain more confidence on the dance floor and learn to shake your ass like a true booty shaker. The Booty Basics says with a little instruction anyone can dance!
Sure, when learning any new dance, there are always steps that are incorporated with that dance style. Hip-hop is probably one of the most different forms of dance that actually welcomes moves and tehcniques that many may not know about or have tried.
A basic Tutting Tutorial that teaches you a basic routine in 17 steps.
Do the worm the next time you hit a dance floor! The worm dance is a popular move for people to do at parties and celebrations, and it starts with lying down on one's stomach. Find out how to lift and pop the legs to do the worm dance with help from two worm experts!
Find out how to do a few crunk dances with help from two pros! Crunk dance is a form of dance that can be broken down into basic hip-hop moves that have a little bit of flair added. Bliss & Zetta are professional hip-hop dancers and choreographers. Learn more dance moves from these two by searching WonderHowTo! You're only practice time away from ruling the dance floor.
Krump is one of the most unconventional hip-hop dances, and there is a special emphasis on achieving a nasty sort of style while you're doing it. This video will teach you the basics of krumping, including stomps, arm swings, and buck ups. It also offers tips on achieving that nasty attitude you're going for when you krump.
Learn how to do the Two Step dance. Make sure your feet are lined up (try to stay on your heel and toe to make it look better).
Another video for true beginners of hip hop dancing.
While we admit the Wobble isn't the most sophisticated name for a dance, in practice its actually very sexy and infinitely bootylicious. If you've ever seen a Beyonce music video - or really any R&B/hip hop video with girls in booty shorts and low-cut tank tops - then you've witnessed the glory of the Wobble. Part Hustle and part gyrating, this dance will not only make you look like a goddess, but will also help sculpt your midsection and lower body into tightened perfection.
Dance instructor Michelle Hillier of fit2dance breaks down six dance moves that can be found in Beyoncé's popular hit "Single Ladies". She breaks down six steps of this craze. This is from Beyonce's I am Sasha Fierce video. The six moves are the following: the spank, the pump walk, hip shake, wind down, pussy cat crouch, & put a ring on it. These are rad and new dance moves. Remember the sassy attitude and plenty of booty shakes! Dance the six major steps of Beyoncé's Single Ladies.
Cupid teaches you how to do his dance - the Cupid Shuffle.
Kids... it's dance time! Check out this dance video tutorial on how to do a ball change step in hip hop dance for kids.
This beginner Hip Hop dance is called the Bunny Hop. It is not like the old Bunny Hop we use to know. It is a line dance that consists of two sets of hopping in a square. Have fun.
How do you do that "thingy" on the dance floor where you fake drop on your knee and look cool? For those of us who wonder what it takes to bust a move, we luckily have Team ExClu$!v3 tutorials on how to Jerk dance. In this jerk dance instructional video, Team Exclusive give foot by foot instructions on how to do the "Pindrop", other times known as the "Baydip". This is an advanced jerkin' move, so be careful... You may break something!
Here is a tutorial to the the Forever by Chris Brown dance. Hope it make sense. I didn't fully explain the heel-toe flick at the end, but you can search "hiphop dance the heel-Toe flick and gliding" on wonderhowto for that tutorial. Learn how to do the "Forever" Chris Brown dance.
If you're entering into the world of break-dancing you'll soon discover there are varying levels of skill. In this video, learn how to do some break dancing moves geared towards beginners with help from two dance experts. A basic break dance move that a beginning dancer can do is the top rock, which involves crossing, turning and coming out. Learn how to do all of the steps of beginning break dancing moves with help from this free lesson.
The members of Cali Swag District break down their famous "Dougie Dance" for you. Watch this step-by-step as they start from a simple lean and gradually add more steps until you can do their famous hip-hop dance like a pro! If you like the "Teach Me How To Dougie" song, you have to try out this dance!
The V is the most basic move in the C-walk style of urban dance. This is the fundamental step to learn before you can do other C-Walk steps.
Khris Khaos gives a tutorial on how to c-walk. Not for beginners.