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.
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.
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.
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.
Benefits from hip hop dance include exercise, team building and creativity. Teach kids the benefits to hip hop dance in this free dancing video with a nationally famous choreographer. Teach hip hop dance to kids - Part 1 of 14.
In this JusJerk video, The Stick Figures (a Jerk dance crew) teach the simple "Drop" in Jerk dancing. By jumping down to your feet with bent legs and popping back up in an upright standing position, you have just "dropped". The trick and art of it all, is when you bring a variation of different dance moves between drops. Give it a try!
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!
Think you have the moves to Dougie? If not, learn them in this video form The Drop Spot, which teaches you how to do the Dougie dance, from the song "My Dougie", by Li'l Wil. Try it out, you must just feel the groove.
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.
Another video for true beginners of hip hop dancing.
The body wave has been around since the 1980's, and along with the arm wave forms the basis for all of popping and it's child-styles. You basically have to learn how to a body wave to hip-hop dance, and this video will help you do just that. It explains in great detail how to body wave like a pro.
In this video series, watch as expert choreographer and hip hop dance instructor Safi A. Thomas teaches how to audition for hip hop dance. Learn different blade techniques for auditions, the different segments of a hip hop dance audition, how to control your body and dynamics, what the definition stage of an audition is, how to present your personality, how to connect the hip hop dance moves, the translation stage of a hip hop audition, how to freestyle with popping and breaking, and how to a...
This is an instructional video from DanceJam on how to dance the Sidekick by actual singer and dancer Natasha. This is a popular hip hop dance.
This video demonstrates three different hip hop streetdance moves. If you like Chris Brown, you might like this dance tutorial video. The dancer demonstrates and provides text explaining each hip hop dance move. He does not list any of the names of the dance moves.
The Pitbull song "Krazy" is a club dancing classic, and many people have choreographed their own dances to the song. This video will show you, in great detail, how to do one cool dance to the song choreographed by the maker of this video. It should look good any time you have the chance to perform it and improve your skills generally.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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).
A basic Tutting Tutorial that teaches you a basic routine in 17 steps.
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.
This video will teach you how to C Walk. It covers basic and advanced C Walk dance moves including: The V V Step Back V Variation
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.
Here is a step by step tutorial on how to do the arm wave. #1 Have your arm in the straight position.
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.
Smash Bros LA, also known as SBLA, is a Jerk dance crew from Los Angeles, consisting of six members who have taken their jerkin' skills to the Interweb with this tutorial on Jerk dancing. Within the video, SBLA go over how they perform ten jerk moves, and how you can do it the easy way. Moves include: The Reject, Dip, Pin-Drop, Spongebob, and Berries & Cream.
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.
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!!!
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 freak dance or grind. This is the Body Roll version of grinding. Learn this basic move and how to make it sexy! 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.
Dance the Harlem Shake with help from this free dance lesson taught by two experts! The Harlem shake is a dance move that involves pivoting the shoulder out while bringing the other shoulder out at the same time.
Jerk crew Audio Push teaches you how to jerk, reject, and dip while offering expert advice on what's fresh and what's lame. Style is subjective to an extent, but let these seasoned vets refine your moves with this smooth instructional video. They make jerking look so easy even a five year old can do it.
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!
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!