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Level 3: Advanced Hip-Hop Tricks

Learn to Execute Any Trick, Anytime, Anywhere with the Advanced Course.

Learn (or teach) new skills with this on-demand hip-hip tricks course, which never expires.

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LEVEL 3: Advanced Hip-Hop Tricks Course is only $87


Shake Your Nerves and Master Complex Hip-Hop Tricks

Build on the skills you learned in Level 2 and gain confidence (and strength) for executing more advanced hip-hop tricks.

Master Tricks with a Guided Path for Success

The skills in this course build upon one another to ensure you are ready to take on the next trick safely.

Learn 8 Advanced Hip-Hop Tricks

Learn and practice: Russian, rubberband, rotating rubberbands, aerial twist, swipe roll down, barrel tuck, headspring to a sitting position, and a headspring twist.

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Nicole Quesenberry

Nicole Quesenberry specializes in a variety of dance styles, including jazz, hip-hop, ballet, pom, lyrical, tap, tumbling, military, and ballroom. Now a fourth-year instructor with Precision Dance Camps and head coach of Pleasant Grove High School’s drill team, Nicole continues to share her love of dance through teaching. You'll see in Nicole's Level 3: Advanced Hip-Hop Tricks course that her hard work ethic, dedication, and technique inspire continual improvement in her dance students.



The course includes:

  • A warm-up
  • Conditioning and stretching exercises
  • Russian
  • Rubberband
  • Rotating rubberbands
  • Aerial twist
  • Swipe roll down
  • Barrel tuck
  • Headspring to sitting position
  • Headspring twist
  • Tips and secrets


This course is designed for dancers and dance educators. This course focuses on specific skills to help dancers learn proper technique in bit-sized segments, with a breakdown of each skill, and practice cues. Plus, we incorporate the skills with other movements through exercises and combos. Dancers should have mastered skills from Level 2 before taking this course.

Dance teachers and coaches also love our courses because they give new ideas on how to teach these skills with new exercises and advanced combos. 


These advanced-level hip-hop tricks are sure to push you past your comfort zone, in the best way possible. Are you up for the challenge? In this course, you will continue to receive a detailed breakdown of each trick, as well as insights and tips that will help you shake the nerves and get over the fear of executing more complex skills. Practicing the lessons taught in this course will give you an enhanced understanding of both your body and abilities, so you can get the results you want with any trick, anytime, anywhere.


Once you have purchased the course you will have unlimited access to all course content--it never expires. In addition, you will have access to any course updates.

"I was skeptical that I wouldn’t get as much out of an online class as I did an in-person class, but I was wrong. These online courses are perfect for sharpening skills or learning new skills at home, or even on vacation. I am so glad I purchased these technique courses and can’t wait to continue to use them!"

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Ready to take your hip-hop skills to a new level?

LEVEL 3: Advanced Hip-Hop Tricks Course

Hip-Hop Tricks - Dance Labs

Beginning through Advanced Levels

Are you looking to learn the basics while developing a strong foundation physically and mentally for consistent execution? Or discover more unique hip-hop tricks and expand your tricks vocabulary?

Whatever your objective, our on-demand Hip-Hop Tricks courses are designed to help you improve your execution—wherever you are in your dance journey.

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Once purchased, the courses are yours to revisit in your video library as often as needed to refresh your skills. Simply review the courses below to find the level that’s right for you.


This is the place to start if you’re new to Hip-Hop Tricks or need to brush up on the basics. Each level includes detailed instruction and a proper breakdown for each trick, helping you understand not only the “hows” but the “whys” of correct form. You’ll also learn a variety of ways to execute some tricks, including different landings and takeoffs. With practice and focus on proper technique, these lessons will serve as a foundation for more complex skills and help build a stronger physical base.


  • Conditioning and stretching exercises
  • Kip up
  • Headspring (to squat position and standing position)
  • K-stall
  • Pike stall
  • Running floor stall
  • Jumping handstand
  • James Brown
  • Tips and secrets


Instructor: Kayla Bagshaw

Technical Requirements: 

-Solid handstand

-Solid headstand mechanics

-Ability to hold a backbend for 10 seconds with good flexibility

-Good upper body strength

Safety requirements: We strongly recommend practicing these tricks on an acro mat or carpet for a softer landing and to avoid injury. Parental supervision is recommended.



Are you ready to step things up? The tricks taught in this course will help you refine and expand on your Level 1 skills. Each lesson includes step-by-step instruction on body placement and correct execution for movements. In addition, many Level 2 lessons include exercises to help strengthen key muscles and break down the tricks for more effective learning. By consistently practicing the lessons taught in this course, you will be able to master and build upon each one of the tricks listed below.


  • Conditioning and stretching exercises
  • No-handed forward roll kip up
  • Stall spring over
  • One-handed stall spring
  • Side sumi
  • Roundoff to a pancake
  • Headstand to springover
  • Death drop
  • Rainbow
  • Tips and secrets


Instructor: Jennica McClure

Technical requirements: Have mastered the skills in Level 1, plus a side aerial, a strong roundoff, and front splits.

Safety requirements: We strongly recommend practicing these tricks on an acro mat or carpet for a softer landing and to avoid injury. Parental supervision is recommended.



These advanced-level hip hop tricks are sure to push you past your comfort zone, in the best way possible. Are you up for the challenge? In this course, you will continue to receive a detailed breakdown for each trick as well as insights and tips that will help you shake the nerves and get over the fear of executing more complex skills. Practicing the lessons taught in this course will give you an enhanced understanding of both your body and abilities, so you can get the results you want with any trick, anytime, anywhere.


  • Conditioning and stretching exercises
  • Russian
  • Rubberband
  • Rotating rubberbands
  • Aerial twist
  • Swipe roll down
  • Barrel tuck
  • Headspring to sitting position
  • Headspring twist
  • Tips and secrets


Instructor: Nicole Quesenberry

Technical requirements: Have mastered the skills in Level 2, plus a side aerial.

Safety requirements: We strongly recommend practicing these tricks on an acro mat or carpet for a softer landing and to avoid injury. Parental supervision recommended.



Are you all in? If you’re ready to seriously overhaul your Hip-Hop skills, the Hip-Hop Tricks Bundle is the way to go. This package includes Hip-Hop Tricks course levels 1, 2, and 3 at a 20% discount.

You’ll have lifetime access to all three of these ground-breaking courses, so you can step it up from the ground up! Master the fundamentals to build that solid foundation, then take it to the next level with intermediate skills, before breaking through those barriers to advanced Hip-Hop movements


teaching basic movements and features of dance


Hip-hop, like any other dance direction, is best studied at a professional school. After all, only a qualified teacher will find an individual approach to a new student and teach the necessary movements. But if this is not possible, or if you want to come to class prepared, you can try to master the direction of hip-hop at home. How to dance the first movements, now we will tell.

Like any dance, hip-hop training includes getting acquainted not only with the basic movements of the style, but also with a certain philosophy. And in this direction it is special. Hip-hop came to us in the second half of the last century from the most disadvantaged areas of New York and Los Angeles. Tired of injustice, aggression and blood, teenagers, who mostly did not have the cleanest reputation, invented their own special way to resolve conflicts - with the help of dance battles and rap parties. Hip-hop is a free dance, a challenge to society and a protest against any inequality. That is why the main thing in this style is not at all the clarity of the learned movements, but the sense of rhythm, improvisation and expression of the individuality of the performer.

Getting Started: Preparation and Basic Movements

Before learning hip-hop for beginners, you should make sure that you feel comfortable doing it. According to experienced dancers, three things will help you relax and start learning:

  • Appropriate environment: flat floor, spacious room, full-length mirror.
  • Loose clothing and comfortable shoes. Nothing should hinder movement.
  • Hip-hop rhythmic music.

A little ritual will help you tune yourself into the wave of hip-hop: stand with your legs apart, put your hands down and close your eyes. Listen carefully to the sound of the music and try to learn to hear the beat. Rock to the beat. And now you have already mastered the first movement. Congratulations! It's time to move on to more complex elements.

The basic movements of hip-hop are swing and step. You are already familiar with the first one. Now try to put your right foot to the side and stretch your right hand up. Bend your right leg, transferring your body weight to it, and lower your arm to shoulder level. Turn the body to the left, bend the left leg, and put the right leg on the toe. Now lower your right knee, arch your back and reach your hands to the floor. When you manage to complete this combination, consider yourself a good start in hip-hop.

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Here are some more basic hip-hop moves for beginners:

  • Starting position - standing, feet shoulder-width apart, and arms along the body. We squeeze the brushes into a fist and alternately bring forward one hand, then the other. Then we connect the legs bent at the knee: left hand - right leg, right leg - left hand.
  • Starting position - standing. We jump in place and cross our legs, and bend our arms as if we were rowing.
  • Starting position - standing, feet slightly wider than shoulders. We put the right leg a little back, bend the legs at the knees, which at the same time look straight. With the right hand we cover the face, with the left, folded into a fist, we put it in the region of the heart. Then at the same time we tilt our head to the right and unclench the left hand, and after that we turn the right knee and right hand to the right.
  • Starting position - standing, feet firmly pressed to the floor, knees slightly bent. We put the spread fingers of the right hand on the chest, keep the elbow parallel to the floor. We bend in an arc, as if we received a blow right in the heart. Then we make two turns in different directions, straighten our back and return to the starting position. The hand at this time falls from the heart to the waist. At the end, we throw the pelvis forward again, round the back and tighten the buttocks.

You can achieve the first results quite quickly. But when you start to study closely how to dance hip hop, you will soon notice that there are no clear movements and rules in this direction. Having mastered a few basic elements, the dancers begin to improvise, create their own combinations and dance as creative fantasy suggests.

How to continue: choosing a style

If you have mastered the first movements of hip-hop from videos and photos on the Internet, it's time to choose the direction in which you will develop further. Hip-hop culture is a wide range of dance styles that differ from each other both in elements and in general mood. The main ones are:

  • Breakdance is still popular basic style of hip-hop, on which the direction originated.
  • Popping - rhythmic contraction of various muscle groups to the music so that it looks like jolts on the performer's body;
  • Wave - smooth and plastic movements of the body, the most famous of which is the wave with hands;
  • Afro-jazz - shaking mainly the lower and most prominent part of the body in women;
  • Crump - energetic shaking of various limbs to the music so that it seems as if someone has moved into the dancer;
  • New Style, also known as freestyle, is an improvisational dance that combines not only hip-hop movements, but also elements borrowed from more than a dozen other dance styles.
  • La Style - Hip-hop, where the emphasis is on entertainment, so this style is used mainly in videos and when staging shows.
  • Ragga jazz is a dance tuned to the music: the performer's legs work under the drums, and the hands become active during the recitative.
  • Locking - an energetic dance with "locks" - freezing in different positions for a few seconds or periodically slowing down the movement.
  • Power move is a spectacular style that includes complex acrobatic elements, handstands, various twists, and transitions.
  • C-walk is a “language” dance with a criminal past that emphasizes intense and very dynamic footwork.

Women's and men's hip-hop

The next step in how to learn hip-hop without leaving home is to bring a little femininity or, conversely, brutality into your existing skills - depending on your gender accessories. The thing is that female and male hip-hop are somewhat different from each other, and, therefore, representatives of the beautiful and strong half are trained in this direction in different ways.

Hip-hop dancing for beginner girls is based on plasticity, flexibility and unobtrusive sexuality. Girls wear baggy sweatpants and hoodies on a par with men, perform sweeping movements, but their execution looks different: hips, legs and shoulders are more involved, the elements are a little smoother and sexier.

Male hip-hop, on the contrary, is more daring, energetic and sometimes even aggressive. The focus is on the work of the arms and body, acrobatic elements and movements that require strength and male endurance.

If you prefer to learn this difficult direction from videos, it is better to initially choose hip hop training, where the movements will be performed by a dancer of your gender. Together with the right technique, you will be able to capture the gender characteristics of the choreographic elements.

A few more secrets

Learning to dance hip-hop at home, without classes with a professional teacher, is not easy, but real. Especially if you add training with a few more components. Here, as in learning a foreign language, only complete immersion in the culture will help. So, here are some tips from “experienced” hiphopers who have mastered a lot not under the guidance of a qualified mentor, but at home by the mirror:

  • Videos with basic exercises will help you master some of the moves, but for additional skills, it is better to turn to online courses. Hip-hop lessons for beginners are regularly held online, often live.
  • Hiphop parties and hangouts will help you melt into this culture and make new acquaintances. Yes, of course, everyone will laugh at your first dances, but no one drags you to the center of the circle. While you're learning, watch the pros dance, adopt a style, and memorize some moves to practice at home.
  • Clear training regimen. Only with regular practice can you achieve results. In addition, our body is set to a certain schedule, and if you exercise at a certain time, it will prepare for stress. As experienced dancers note, the optimal duration of even home workouts is two hours. This is enough for warming up, and for the lesson itself, and for stretching after.
  • Additional physical activities. If you are in the mood not just for basic hip-hop movements, but for serious hip-hop elements with tricks, strengthening the muscles of the whole body is indispensable. You will need strong arms, strong core muscles, and no extra weight. This can be achieved by exercising in the gym or additional weight training at home.
  • Compliance with safety regulations. Be sure to dance in comfortable non-slip shoes and loose clothing. Do not start training without a proper warm-up, and when practicing acrobatic elements, lay something soft on the floor.

Video tutorials will be enough to learn how to dance hip-hop. But to become a real dancer, you need to study the subculture from the inside. It is believed that a hiphoper has achieved true mastery when he is in perfect control of his body, does not “slow down” on the dance floor, knows how to improvise and select universal movements for any music. Hip-hop dance lends itself only to the very persistent and disciplined, those who are able to understand and accept its "philosophy of freedom".

Do not forget that there are many professionals around who are ready to help you take your first steps in hip-hop or improve the skills you learned at home. Qualified teachers of the La Boca dance club will find an individual approach to you, work out with you the technique of performing movements and even acrobatic elements. You don't have to go far: "La Boca" is located in the very center of St. Petersburg - on "Petrogradka"

Video: basic hip-hop movements

8 best apps to learn how to dance hip hop

YouTube has become one of the most common educational methods learn to do anything from repairing small objects to building any type of house, to becoming an electrician, plumber or any other profession.

But, logically, house is not made from the roof of and we have to take into account a number of basic tips to achieve our goal. If we want to learn how to dance hip hop, the first thing to do is check out the Play Store.

In the Play Store, we can find various applications that allow us to learn the basic steps and techniques of to give our first pines this dance that has become fashionable in recent years, 40 years after it became mainstream.


  • 1 Hip Hop Workouts
  • 2 Hip Hop Guide
  • 3 Hip Hop Dance Steps Videos
  • 4 How to Breakdance

  • 5 STEEZY Learn
  • 7 2 Hip Hop Learning Games
  • Hip Hop Workouts

    If we want to start taking our first steps in the hip hop world, we should take a look at the hip hop learning app, the app is available for free on the Play Store which includes ads and in-app purchases.

    Hip-hop training provides us with a large number of movements and more than 60 different styles , from the simplest to the advanced. All practice exercises are available in 3 categories: blocking, clicking and hacking.

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    The app offers us 8 weeks hip hop training plan by recording all the workouts we do daily. To keep us constant, the app invites us to activate notifications to remind us daily that we have work to do to learn this dance.

    Hip Hop Dance Workout

    Hazard Studio

    Price: It's free

    Hip Hop Guide

    As the name suggests, the Hip Hop Dance Guide is a guide to get you started in the world of hip hop. One of the app's greatest strengths is that it leaves aside the explanations and shows us videos of the various movements that are used in this dance.

    Video, they are not available in the app, so we need an internet connection. These videos are available on YouTube, so instead of using the application, we can find the channel that hosts them and watch them on our computer or TV screen.

    Another strong point of this application - does not contain ads . Also, it does not integrate any in-app purchases as it is completely free to download.

    Hip Hop Dance Steps Videos

    Another interesting application worth considering if we want to learn hip hop is in Hip Hop Dance Steps Videos, an application that includes a large number of YouTube videos , so as and in the previous application, Internet connection is required, yes or yes.

    All available content is classified into different categories, so it is very easy to find the steps or the levels we are looking for. The Hip Hop Dance Steps video is completely free to download, includes ads, but does not require in-app purchases.

    Hip Hop Dance Steps Videos

    Arcane Application Studio

    Price: It's free

    How to breakdance

    How to dance breakdance puts at our disposal The complete choreography of the breakdance lessons so you can start taking your first steps in style and be able to gradually progress with patience and perseverance.

    The application is designed for to teach all the basic techniques of this dance through simple lessons. But in addition, it will also answer many questions that people who want to learn this type of dance ask themselves, such as can it be learned at home, is it difficult to learn breakdancing, how to do turns, is it backspin or E girl.. .

    If we join the breakdancing team, we will be able to make new friends with whom we can also practice together, which will certainly make learning much more bearable. How breakdancing is available for your download completely free , includes ads but no in-app purchase.

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    Price: It's free

    STEEZY - Learn to dance

    STEEZY is complete dance studio for your Android device or Smart TV and it will help us learn how to dance step by step in the rhythm that best suits us. With over 800 classes and more added every week, there are always more styles and fun routines to learn.

    Classes range from beginners to experts, so not only is it perfect for learning hip hop, but we can also use it to learn new steps, improve our technique … Some of the dance styles we can find with this app are hip hop, open style, K-pop, House, Breaking, Popping, Whacking, Krump, Heels, Jazz Funk and more.

    STEEZY teachers they are dance professionals who every year participate in a large number of competitions around the world, tour, record music videos ... Considering everything we find behind this application, it is not surprising that the application requires a monthly subscription.

    Monthly subscription - $20. , but if we choose an annual subscription (after we test how the app works), we save $40. The application is available for free download.

    STEEZY - Learn to Dance


    Price: It's free


    Once we have the base, it's time to take a look at the various videos we have on the YouTube platform. On YouTube, we can find a large number of videos that will help us improve the technique and / or steps that we learned using various apps available in the Play Store.

    The first thing we need to do is watch the video where they teach us the basic steps and Play the video in slow motion. To do this, we must click on the gear located in the lower right corner of the video, click on the speed and select a negative value.

    With slow motion, our mind will be able to review and remember the steps to make them faster with practice. As with any other dance or job, if you're not practicing daily, the apps can't work wonders (we're not in The Matrix at the moment).

    2 games for learning hip hop

    Although not suitable for learning hip hop dance, you can take a look at Hip Hop School and Hip Hop Battle games from the same developer. In hip-hop school, we can learn at our own pace by having the characters repeat over and over the moves we want to remember.

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