Break dance how to learn

How to breakdance step by step

The following 3 videos will teach you how to breakdance step by step. We recommend that you watch these lessons in order as they are arranged from easiest to hardest. These moves come directly from our breakdancing courses which you should check out if you want to learn more. A word of caution, you must be careful when you attempt these moves. Be sure to study the movements very carefully and slowly and then ease into them. For other online dance classes click here.

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Beginner break dance moves

Breakdancing move #1: 3 Step
The 3 step is one of the most popular beginner break dance moves. It consist of 3 steps that are done in a circle. In this move you will start with one leg extended in front of you and then will switch the legs as fast as you can so that the other leg is extended, from there you bring the leg side where you end up in a kind of push up position. Learn how to sync the arm switches with your leg switches.

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Breakdance move #2: Corkscrew Up:
This is another cool bboy move. The corkscrew up is perfect for when you need to get up from the ground in a “cool” and smooth way. You can do this move on it’s own or from any other combination of moves.Here you will develop strength and balance as you push off the floor to spin upwards and around.

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Break dance move #3: The baby freeze
Learn how to do a baby freeze move in this video. Freezes in Breakdancing are meant to draw attention to the dancer and are usually put in at the end of some footwork combination like the 3-step above! The baby freeze is great to start out with since its small. It still requires lots of coordination and practice so take it slowly and make sure you don’t skip anything.

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History of Breakdancing:

Breakdancing was founded by the black community and Puerto Rican kids in the 1970s. And it really became popular after James brown’s single “Get On The Good Foot” where his busted out his high energy footwork dancing. After that, the kids in New york started to copy his moves and eventually it evolved to be called b-boy or break dancing. At that time most of the style was ground footwork combinations without any of the fancy stuff you see today like windmills or back spins that are popular today. There were also breakdancing battles between gangs or clicks.

Another dance called “uprock” influenced the b-boy dancers. In this dance style, the dancers mimic fighting moves into rhythmic dance moves that opponents would use to ‘battle’ against one another.

The music is not restricted to Hip Hop anymore. These days dancers choose Techno, Jazz, electronic, pop and an other types of music that suites their style.

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The Complete Breakdancing Course for Beginners

Express yourself with cool break dance moves that you can learn from home easily and quickly

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Master Breakdancing Step By Step even if you are an absolute beginner

Imagine if you can express yourself to music confidently, perform cool moves and impress all your friends.

The truth is every dancer needs step by step lessons to become a good dancer and this course does just that. Each of the moves in this course is first shown to the music, then broken down slowly from different angles, then you get styling secrets, slow drill and fast drills.

By the time you are done with this course you will have over 35 moves under your belt that you can perform with balance, rhythm and style.



Learn all the major components of Breakdancing (footwork, ground, freezes moves):

Footwork moves
Learn cool footwork moves that you can do vertically. These moves help you warm up and ease into the song. You will develop precise quick foot patterns, strong rhythm and your own personal flare. These are moves you can do anywhere with very little space needed.


Ground moves
These are moves that you do on “the ground” usually using both the arms and legs to maneuver from one step to the next. With these moves you will develop good coordination and strength which enable you to perform more complex patterns.


Here you will learn “crowd pleasing” freezes or sudden stops that enable you to punctuate the footwork and ground moves you learned from other sections (see above). You will also develop the foundation of how to do the iconic “headstand”. These moves will develop your strength and balance.



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Imagine if you can:

– Express yourself to your favorite music.
– Breakdance at any social event.
– Develop balance and coordination.
– Perform each move with style and personality.
– Learn exact steps for each move.
– Improve your rhythm and musicality.
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– Learn the moves at your own pace.
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Module 1: How to BBoy 1
– 3 Step
– Back Step
– Bronx Rock
– CC
– Coffee Grinder
– Frog
– Floor Circle
– Hook
– Indian Step
– Kick Out
– Russian
– Russian Bounce
– Side Cross
– Star Step

Module 2: How to BBoy 2
– 4 Corners
– 6 Step
– Brooklyn
– Corkscrew Up
– Drop
– Drop Back
– Floor Back Swings
– Floor Bounce
– Floor Salsa
– Floor V
– Latin Rock
– Rock
– Toe Rock
– Salsa step

Module 3: Freezes
– Baby Freeze
– Back Freeze
– Crab Freeze
– Crow Freeze
– Dolphine
– Headstand Freeze
– Heel Freeze
– Plank Freeze
– Shoulder Freeze
– Side Crow Freeze



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Breaking or break dance (break dance) - one of the most spectacular areas of street dance, which includes torsion, energetic "runs" and sudden stops of the dancer (freez) during his exit. The dance style began to form in the early 70s in New York in the Bronx area. Only a few years have passed and from the underground dance breakdance has received worldwide fame and recognition. Today, breaking is one of the strongest dance subcultures, with a developed technique, system of events and a real street spirit. On this page you will see break dance lessons for beginners.

If you want to learn how to breakdance and feel that you can't do without a mentor, come to the Dragon Dance School for a trial breakdance lesson. Since 2000, we have been helping people learn how to move beautifully and feel the music. Already several thousand people have been trained and learned to dance. Even if you have never worked out before, even if you are not in good physical shape now, all this is easily fixable. You will understand that learning to dance is easy. Come for a free trial lesson.

Break dance training for beginners: the right warm-up

Any dance lesson in any style, be it breaking or hip-hop dance, should begin with a warm-up. This allows you to warm up the body, muscles and ligaments. This is especially important for learning the lower break, since it uses the maximum resources of the body, which means that in order to swing to the fullest, you need to warm up a lot, maybe even sweat a little.

Break dance video lessons: top rock (top rock)

Top rock is what the dancer does before entering the lower elements. However, top rock should not be neglected, for a good dancer is easily recognized by the first moves of top rock. It's like a business card. Look online lessons on top rock and learn the elements suggested there. This will allow you to learn how to breakdance even at home.

1. Break dance school: Top rock 1

2. Break dance lessons: Top Rock 2

3. Top Rock 3. Movement Break DANSA for beginners

4. TOP ROCK 4. Street Dance lessons 9000 9000 9000

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Basic technique: footwork (style)

Footwork or style is one of the main sub-styles in breakdance. It includes, as the name suggests, "footwork". And indeed it is. A variety of "running", "cutting" and so on. Each bboy tries to stand out in footwork and do it in his own way. Therefore, it is important to learn the basics at the beginning, and then proceed to improvise and develop your own manner in footwork.

1. How to learn how to dance Break DANS: Sharchka

2. Break DANS LUCK: Six Steps

3. Online lessons BREAK DANSA: Three Steps 9000 9000

4. dance for beginners: CC's

Basic technique: Freez/Power trix

If you watched breakdance videos from battles, then you probably remember that during the dance, the b-boy can suddenly stop or freeze in the most incredible position. These stops are called "friezes". Also in breakdance, many elements are performed from a handstand, elbows, etc. This power substyle is called "trix". Watch break dance lessons and master the base of these directions.

1. Break dance. Where to start: Balance

2. Freez 1. How to learn Break Dance Frisa

3. Video Dance Lessor Break 2


4. Freez 3. Break dance lessons

Basic technique: Power move

Finally, we move on to the most spectacular part of break dance for many - power moves. These are power movements, all kinds of torsion on the head, back, various "air twists" and "air tracks". Indeed, power moves are the hallmark of breaking. In order to learn how to bray dance and perform complex elements, you will first need patience. Every break dance move requires thoughtful practice. Therefore, if something did not work out on the first try, do not be discouraged. Just do it again. Record your video. Compare with how it was explained in the video tutorial. A little work and everything will work out! You will learn to dance breakdance the way you have long wanted to!

1. Basic rotation for beginners Backspin (Bek Spin)

2. Element Break DANSA SVEPS SWIPE: Disassembly and training

3. Dance lessons Break Dance: Turtle or "Turtle"

4. The most famous break dance element: Windmill / gelik / mill


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How to learn how to break dance at home. How to learn how to breakdance at home

The name "breakdance" is not entirely correct, it is correct to call this style breaking or b-boying. How can you describe this style? This is culture, art, rotations, extreme movements, as well as the direction of hip-hop. It was first danced on the New York streets in the 70s. Breaking used to be the dance of the Underground culture, or rather the underground. Later, Puerto Ricans added capoeira elements that looked like (screw, somersault). How is breakdancing at home?

Breaking music

Have you set yourself the task: “I want to learn how to dance breakdance”? Then pick up the music first. For this, accelerated remixes of hip-hop tracks are suitable, as well as break-beat music, for example, Funkshone, Dj Skeme Richards, Big Daddy Moochin, Ill Boogs and others.

How to learn how to breakdance at home: basic movements

1. Strike. Sit on the floor, one leg is bent at the knee and on the toe, the other needs to be pulled forward, the toe looks up. Next, we take the extended leg to the side, cut the second one and return it to its original position without bending.

2. Balance. Learn to balance. Take a position as for push-ups on the floor, lean on one hand and try, balancing, to stay on it. The right elbow should be brought to the stomach, transfer the weight to this hand without losing balance.

3. Tumbler. You need to fall on your back, somersault back and lift the body on your hands, then fall again and so on.

4. Swipe. You need to stand on one hand, the body is parallel to the floor, does not sag and is turned to the side, raise the other hand to the ceiling. You can first change your hand and at the same time turn the body in the opposite direction. Together with the replacement of hands, you need to perform a jump from both legs.

5. Footwork. These are leg movements. These include weaves, paths, rhythmic footsteps around the body, running.

6. Spinning move or power move. These are elements of rotation that amaze with their spectacularity. For example, "crab" - the body rotates horizontally on the arms, and the legs are spread apart into a twine.

7. Power Trix. Power movements that are unthinkable without appropriate physical training.

8. Friezes. These include fading in different positions.

How to learn how to breakdance at home? This, of course, is not too simple, but it is quite real. To perform breakdance lessons at home, use the tips that will help you in your endeavor:

All technical elements will require endurance from you, so learn endurance and patience - not everything works out the first or even the fifth time.

When performing acrobatics, get a friend or coach to back you up.

To avoid injury, be sure to warm up and cool down - warm up the muscles well.

Be careful when performing movements, move from simple to complex gradually.

Conduct training in a team - it is easier to notice your own and other people's mistakes and avoid them in the future. In addition, this is a great incentive to dance better than others and learn how to perform the most inconceivable movements.

Now you know how to learn how to breakdance at home, and this is a great start, as dancing in this direction is a great replacement or addition to any sport.

One of the poorest areas of New York - the Bronx is considered to be the birthplace of break dance. It was there, in the sixties, that his story began. At that time, with the increased popularity of electronic music, elements of various rotations on the ground were very often used among young dancers, this direction was called Good Foot.

The dancers, one might say, “broke” the usual movements to the beat of the records, there were no rotations yet in the usual breakdance movements. As the culture consolidated its position, the dancers were forced to stretch their imaginations even more for active opposition in dance battles. There was even a slogan saying that it is better to fight with the help of creativity, without resorting to weapons, and the youth fought, gathered in teams to defeat their opponent. That is why the teams developed their own individual style, which laid the foundation for the breakdance sub-styles.

Such dances became so "accustomed" and became fashionable that after some time, in the seventies, the legendary rapper Afrika Bambaata proposed to hold competitions on a cardboard surface among New York dancers. And in 1977, a young Rock Steady Crew appeared, which made a very big contribution to the development of this direction. And already in the eighties, the team held a world tour, showing a new direction in dance to the whole world.

Break dance includes elements of previously unrelated martial arts and techniques, such as:
* Brazilian wrestling capoeira ;
* American Jazz;
* Korean kung fu;
* acrobatics;
* twist et al.

1970s-1980s, break dance culture becomes an integral part of hip hop.

At the very beginning of the eighties, breakdance spread throughout Europe, becoming as popular as it was at home. But there was no lack of information. On television, they told how to correctly perform certain elements of the dance, and in some educational institutions they even replaced physical education lessons with break dance lessons. By the end of the eighties, "break" became an independent direction in art. And it is art, not sports. At competitions, the score is not for the correct execution of movements, not for the observance of techniques, but for the self-expression of the performer, his sense of tact.

The film "Breakin"", released in 1985, made breakdance very popular in the USSR. The first production of dances of this style in the Soviet Union was organized by Alexei Kozlov, after which a real dance boom came. dance style.True, the so-called upper break or boogie first gained popularity.This is a type of movement where everything happens in a vertical position, the main elements are performed with the hands, but neither the hands nor the body itself come into contact with the floor once again.0003

Top break dance can be divided into several styles:

* electric boogie (electricboogie) - plastic that imitates an electric discharge, including a variety of elements, such as sliding, ticking, waves, etc .;
* robot (robot) - the principle is the same as that of the electric boogie, but all movements are stylized as mechanical;
* king-tat (kingTut) - based on movements performed mainly by arms at an angle of 90 °, which is similar to ancient Egyptian dances;
* pop-locking (poplocking) - this style is based on rhythmic swaying of the body, jumps, sharp movements of the hands of locking and poping.

1987, 1988, break dance gains popularity in the USSR, becomes a mass movement. However, the lack of information hindered the desired development.

1990-1991, during the collapse of the Soviet Union, when it became possible to receive information from the West, the dance direction began to be hampered by political and economic events.

However, it was in the early nineties in the USSR that the lower break dance or, as it is also called, breaking, became widespread. In this variant, most of the movements and techniques are performed on the floor and acquire power performance.

The lower break, like the upper one, can be distinguished by style:

* style (style) - begins with solo improvisation, and then is complemented by running, footwork in headstands;
* power tricks (powertricks) - a combination of tricks, friezes, e-twist, knee jumps, etc.;
* power move (powermove) - this is already the most spectacular and complex style, consisting of elements such as a helicopter ("helik"), consisting of rotations with legs, standing on a support from hands and head, a windmill ("windmill") - the same as the helicopter in fact, headspin (“head”) - consists in rotation on the head, backspin - rotation on the back. Also in this style there are jumps on hands, sweeps, machmills (“barrel”), tartle, etc.

Nowadays, break dance is widely popular all over the world, but the USA and the East (Japan, Korea) are the biggest admirers of this culture. In Europe, he is also known, although to a lesser extent, but it is in Germany that the world championship in breakdance takes place - The Battle of the Year.

Since 2004, another international competition has been held - Red Bull BC One, which in 2011. took place in Moscow. Competitions are held on a specially equipped round stage, surrounded by cameras that film the entire performance from all possible angles.

And now, walking along the street past the guys dancing break dance, it's hard to look away. In this dance, it is impossible to predict in advance what will happen next, what movements will be used. Breakdance attracts with its unpredictability and eccentricity. The spirit is also captured by the tricks themselves, which are very difficult to perform. To achieve such results, you need considerable ingenuity, willpower and physical fitness. This allows, while doing break dance, to strengthen muscles, correct the figure and get a lot of pleasure not only from the process itself, but, of course, the result - the admiring glances of the audience.

Break dance is a spectacular street dance that came to us from New York in the 60s. In Russia, this direction includes 2 different concepts: the upper break dance and the lower break dance.

Break dancers are in excellent physical shape, as the execution of complex acrobatic movements requires special training. B-boys (as dancers call themselves) develop the strength and flexibility of the body, a sense of balance and endurance.

Origin story

The history of breakdancing began in the late 60s in New York, in one of the poorest areas - the Bronx. At this time, electronic music was gaining popularity among young dancers who used the elements of rotation on the ground and called this direction Good Foot. The name B-boys and B-boying appeared thanks to the DJ Kool Herc, B-boys - an abbreviated name for Break boys - broken beat dancers.

Choreographic Basics / Dance Technique

Breakdancing is based on many basic elements:


Flare is the rotation of the legs in a circle, alternately changing hands.

Gelik / Windmill

Rotation on the floor with legs wide apart due to leg swings. There are varieties in setting the position of the hands behind the back - this is one of the basic movements.


Headspin - rotation on the head with the help of hands. The position of the legs can be with the legs apart and bent into an obtuse or right angle. One of the brightest movements want to learn breakdance beginners.

Candle / Ninety Nine

Rotation of the body on a straight arm.

Candle / TWo thousand

Rotation of the body on two hands.


Rotation of the body 180 degrees and repulsion from the floor with a change of supporting hand.


Horizontal rotation of the body on bent arms, which rest with the elbow on the press.

Air Flare

A 180 degree rotation of the body in which the legs constantly make circles in the air.


Horizontal rotation of the body on bent arms, but only one arm acts as the center of gravity, the second is the guide.

Six steps

Six leg movements with the arms as support. It looks like a circular run with your feet on the floor.

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Breakdancing originated around the 1970s, but it continues to evolve and be one of the most popular forms of modern dance movement. What is a unique dance style that was born on the streets of New York.

What is break dancing?

Many people, including established professional dancers, often view breakdancing as a form of dance that peaked in the 1980s and is now dead. However, this is very far from the truth. Breakdancing actually originated 20 years before its heyday in popularity - in the early 1970s, this type of dance was popular with young African Americans and other ethnic minorities in the Bronx. Children began to bring their radios to the streets and try different dance moves. These dancers became known as "breakers" because of the association with starting the dance after turning on the radio.

The evolution of dance in society

Quite quickly, break dancing caught the attention of more experienced dance professionals, and it soon became popular throughout the United States. The dance often took place on the street, was used to peacefully resolve disputes by warring gangs, and soon these informal competitions turned into more organized events. Soon, dance groups began performing breakdancing at big events and discos. Today, there are worldwide competitions dedicated specifically to break dancing, and many dance studios offer break dancing lessons. Often the steps of this dance are taught in conjunction with more modern hip hop. Breakdancing is now an international phenomenon and is popular in every corner of the globe.

Breakdancing Movements

Breakdancing has four unique movements - Power Elements, Freezes, Toprock and Footwork. Each of these has its own function in the overall breakdancing choreography, and the dance essentially consists of a combination of these four types of movements.

Toprock is a series of movements performed in a standing position. This series of moves requires good flexibility and a sense of rhythm, and many dancers use Toprock as an introduction to a series of dance tricks.

Footwork is the exact opposite - it is done mostly on the floor.
Power movements are rotational elements that can be used in any phase of the dance.
Freezes - freeze for a couple of seconds in one position after the end of any set of movements.

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