The body wave is a very simple move to understand and a great move to learn if you're just starting to take hip hop dancing lessons. The move involves moving the body like a wave, rolling smoothly from the head, neck, and butt.
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...
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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!
Another video for true beginners of hip hop dancing.
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.
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.
A basic Tutting Tutorial that teaches you a basic routine in 17 steps.
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.
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.
Check out this demonstrational dance video that shows you how to freak dance and grind. This is a demo video that is meant to be casual and fun. Learn how to get nasty on the floor. Have fun emulating these dance moves.
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.
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).
The C-Walk, AKA Crip Walk, originated in LA's Compton in the 70's. It is a hip hop dance started by the Crips gang. Originally meant to be a walk, not a dance, it was a way to identify whether you were a Crip. Watch this instructional video to learn how to do the heel toe move. There are many variations of this move, and it can be a bit tricky to learn.
Here is a step by step tutorial on how to do the arm wave. #1 Have your arm in the straight position.
Kids... it's dance time! Check out this dance video tutorial on how to do a body roll step in hip hop dance for kids.
Here is a lesson of how to swing the hips and butt like a Jamaican girl from the Dancehall. This is a sort of hip-hop line dance hybrid. This takes lots of looseness in your waist to let all the movement in your hips resonate throughout your body.
Check out this instructional hip hop video to learn how to do hip isolations and rolls. This is a drill to help you loosen up your hips and get used to moving them. Most guys have an issue with being stiff down there, but it's super sexy when a guy or girl can move their hips well. 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.
It is Saturday. Party. Dance. I have wanted a tutorial/breakdown of the booty dance for more than a year. Hell, I did not even know what to call the move before this video entered my life.
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.
Check out this instructional hip hop video to learn how to do a "Rock Step". It's like a crunch, so keep your knees bent. Learn this basic step and how to make it funky! 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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
Khris Khaos gives a tutorial on how to c-walk. Not for beginners.
In this tutorial, we learn how to master an 8 count hip hop dance with Josh. Make sure you do this in a large room so you aren't running into things as you dance around the room. Start off with your feet straight and bend your knees. Your arms should come up loosely into fists, then drop your right knee in. Your right arm should drop with the knee and then turn to do a half a turn, raising your arms in the air. Count "1,2,3,4" as you are doing each different step, and practice this until you ...
Ever had the fascination to learn, or the inclination to Crip Walk? Well, now's your chance. This video tutorial will get you performing true to the Compton-born dance movement from Crip gang members. If you're not a gangster in the ghetto, you should not be doing the C-Walk, unless you're wreckless. See specifically how to Crip Walk the gangsta hop.
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.
A tutorial on basic Krumping/ Krump dancing You'll learn: Stomps
Isolation is an important part of hip-hop dancing. It involves moving individual parts of your body without moving the rest, either quickly or slowly depending on the dance. This video will show you some ways that you can use isolation to improve your dancing and get better moves.
Your body language tells a lot about yourself...No hiding or excuses anymore when da beat drops...Learn the A-B-C of urban dance moves with Booty Basics and feel more confident on the dance floor! Every one CAN dance: just follow the step to step guide, add your special touch, and rock it!!!
The variety of tutting combos you can learn and create is limited only by your creativity. If you've already got some good moves and you're looking for an advanced combo to add to your repertoire, watch this video. It will teach you step-by-step how to do a really hot tutting combo.
For anyone looking for a basic, step-by-step guide to break dancing - this video is for you. Before doing break dancing moves, it's important to warm up the hands, feet and wrists. Learn how to do top rocks moves in break dancing with help from two experts.
Check out this instructional hip hop video to learn how to do the Step Touch dance move. This is the most basic step in club dance. 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.
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.