How to break dance for beginners

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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“Griz explains the basic footwork steps clearly , thoroughly, and in a pace where it is not difficult to understand. I MOST DEF RECOMMEND THIS FOR ALL BEGINNERS!”

“The videos are very helpful. Griz makes it easy to learn with step by step instructional on each move. I have to say that he is a great teacher and with his easy to follow steps, each move can be learned in no time.”

“At 36 years old, I’m a father of two teenage kids in the best shape of my life and now looks forward to busting it out each day. Its truly amazing how much street dance has already changed my life and this is just the beginning. Youv’e done a great thing in putting this course together for all of us beginners out there and I will do my part in spreading the word. Street Dance is not just what you do, it is who you are!”
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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.
– Develop balance and coordination.
– Learn the moves at your own pace.
– Learn to dance at the privacy of your home.
– Review moves at anytime.


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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

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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 Svips Swipe: Parsing and Training

3. Lessons of dance Break Dance: Turtle or "Turtle"

4. The most famous element of breakdance: Windmill / gelik / mill


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Breakdance is chosen by those who do not want to merge with the crowd, because this is not just a dance. We can say that breaking is a kind of lifestyle that includes many aspects.

Often, people who decide to take up street dancing do not know if it is possible to sign up for training without having some dance experience behind them. However, everything is not so difficult - everyone can learn at least the basic movements. "Brooklyn Dance Club" is the place where the real fans of breaking live.

Brooklyn Dance School instructors will be happy to share their experience and help you take the first steps towards your own style. We conduct enrollments for both children's and adult groups and divide them according to the level of training - from elementary to PRO. With each new workout, you will fall more and more in love with breakdance. This dance, which originated in the disadvantaged neighborhoods of New York, is characterized, above all, by the rebellious spirit of freedom.

During breakdance lessons for beginners, detailed excursions into the history and culture of dance await you. In a nutshell, breakdance appeared like this - in the late 1960s. Clive Campbell arrives in the South Bronx, who later became known under the pseudonym Kool Herk, and laid the foundations of the hip-hop style. Kool was one of those who in our time are called DJs, and gathered around him the musical youth. He picked up records with rhythmic music and played them, reading rhymed texts under them. Later, in between compositions, Kool Herk began to insert breaks - dancers came out onto the dance floor, demonstrating all their skills. Cool noted that breaks were very popular and coined the term b-boys (break boys) to describe those who moved in the manner of a break. The dance itself was called break dance.

At the end of the 60s, the break existed in the form of two separate dances - an acrobatic direction, which served as the basis for the lower break, and pantomime - the upper break.

The bottom break requires good physical preparation from the dancer, because the main elements will have to be worked hard and hard.

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