How To: Do the MC Hammer dance

Do the MC Hammer dance

Bust out the parachute pants and boom box and pay tribute to one of the most famous performers in modern times with the MC Hammer Dance. If you're bored with the latest moves then have some fun and try this retro style.

MC Hammer did the Hammer Dance in back the early '90s, but the dance lives on. Follow these steps to learn Hammer's moves.

You Will Need

* Music
* Comfortable clothes
* Hammer pants (optional)

Step 1: Play music

Play lively dance music to get in the mood for Hammer dancing.

To feel the spirit of the dance, put on baggy, genie-like pants, also known as Hammer pants.

Step 2: Keep legs wide

Take a wide stance and wait for a good place in the music to start moving.

Step 3: Bend your knees

Bend your knees so you are in a squat with your knees pointed out.

Step 4: Shuffle

Shuffle quickly to the right and then quickly back to the left. Repeat as often as you want.

Step 5: Move your arms

Stretch your arms out or hold them at your sides, alternately raising and lowering either shoulder as you move from side to side.

Step 6: Add style

Jump and cross your feet quickly in the front and then in back to give the dance more visual interest

Step 7: Integrate other moves

Integrate other late '80s and early '90s dance moves and tear it up at the club.

MC Hammer was given the name "Hammer" by members of the Oakland A's baseball team, for whom he worked as a batboy. They thought he looked like baseball great "Hammerin" Hank Aaro

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