How to do the coffee grinder dance
3 Coffee Grinder Variations To Step Up Your Footwork Game | by BreakDance Decoded
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You are already in possession of infinite possibilities.
Sometimes you just forget that.
You just keep beating yourself up over and over again, chiding yourself for being stupid, for not being able to come up with original or interesting footwork.
And every time you’ve created something new for yourself…
You brush it aside saying that it’s only a footwork combination filled with basic moves.
That’s not true.
At Breakdance Decoded, my job is to show you and share with you the infinite possibilities of each move.
And that YOU can create your own moves and call them your own. Your original, unique ideas that BELONG to you.
So that when you are stuck, lost and feeling discouraged that you are not the type that can create your own original moves…
Or when you’re about to beat yourself up for being uncreative…
You know that, and remember that every single move that you have ever learnt (no matter how simple) can be transformed into something that is yours.
That every move can be flipped and re-conceptualized. You can even put your signature on your move — hence the term. .
Once again, I am returning back to the fundamentals to show you how you can expand your repertoire with MOVES that YOU already know, and have practiced.
Previously, I have already shown you how you can do so with the ways you can enter and exit the baby freeze.
Today, it is the simplest of steps.
Now, before you move ahead, you need to make sure you are able to do both the coffee grinder and the reverse coffee grinder.
Because if you cannot do the basic coffee grinder (or some call it 1-step or grasscutter)… Then don’t expect to be able to pick up the variations below.
Imagine the most basic version of the step as your foundation level. If that level is weak, the stacked layers above will be shaky at best, and crumble at worst.
That’s why sweeps are important. Don’t believe me? Watch this video to see what Poe One says about it.
Because in this video, I am going to share with you the 3 variations that I use in practice and cyphers, created from the very basic 1-step.
As you’ve seen, I’ve paved 3 paths for you to change up your 1-step. Now, you can think about how you will apply the variations into all other fundamental footwork… And when you develop something else that you’ve not seen before, you make the moves your own.
Let me know:
- whether the video was helpful AND,
- which of the 3 variations are you going to use in your next sets?
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Originally published at breakdancedecoded.com on February 17, 2016.
How to Do the Helicopter DanceHow to Do the Helicopter Dance
The helicopter or the coffee grinder is a footwork moves that blends in perfectly with any dance move that you perform on the dance floor. This particular type of break dancing move is pretty easy but synchronising your legs in forward and backward direction can be a bit difficult as you have to make sure that you don’t break the step. However, if you follow a few basic steps, you will be able to execute these moves perfectly in a party and you will then be able to attract a partner or two for the night after that.
The starting position of this dance is relatively simple. First you make a start with one leg which is your supporting leg which would be bent under your body so that you are on your toes and sit on your heel.
The other leg, which is the spinning leg, will start straight and will maintain that posture throughout the entirety of the move. It’s better to have this leg out on its side in the start. Make sure that your upper body is leaning forward so that both of your hands remain on the ground and in front of you.
Now, take your spinning led and start sliding it in front of your body. Make sure that most of your weight is on your supporting leg during this particular position. However, in order to let your spinning leg pass under, you’ll have to lift your arm off the ground. After your leg is out of the way, put your hand back on the floor instantly. Repeat the same procedure with the other arm but make sure that your spinning leg remains straight.
As soon as both hands touch the ground after you allow your leg to pass under them, move your weight forward onto your arms. Most of your body’s weight should be on your arms as it will take it off the supporting foot in order to move over the leg that will come around. However, make sure that you do not jump over it as you will lose your balance.
While doing the backward helicopter dance, your starting position is going to be the same as in the forward stance. However, bear in mind that these positions are a help only at the start. Once you get used to this movement, explore other ways to go in and out and be as creative as you can be.
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Festival "Coffee Grinder" under the motto "Fight with creativity, not with weapons"
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On August 19 and 20, on the Red Square of the city of Cheboksary, as part of the celebration of the 537th anniversary of the capital of Chuvashia, the VII International Hip-Hop Festival "Coffee Grinder" will be held under the motto "Fight with creativity, not with weapons. "
The festival will cover the most popular and sought-after areas of culture among young people: the art of broken dance (upper and lower breakdance), recitative (rap teams and MCs), graffiti, DJing, skateboarding, BMX (acrobatics on bicycles).
48 teams from more than 40 regions of Russia, CIS countries and Europe will take part in the Coffee Mill.
On the first day of the festival, competition programs of all participants will be held, diluted with each other in the form of a bright hodgepodge.
The highlight will be Light Dance "Dance of Light" - a talented mime team from Vladivostok, which works in the style of a broken dance. She will show numbers with a storyline built on the play of light.
The competition block "graffiti" can be called a unique part of the festival. Real masters of their craft from all over the country will take part in it. They will paint the surfaces in the On-Line mode, that is, during the entire course of the competitive show programs of the participants.
A gala concert will take place on the second day of the festival.
The evening will start with demonstration tricks of rollerbladers and skateboarders, after which the baton will pass to cyclists (BMX). A good addition to the program will be the numbers of masters of kung fu and karate, and then a show of fashionable youth clothing collections for the street and sports. In Freestyle - the ability to re-read or re-sing the rival team - the best rap teams will fight.
On the second day, graffiti writers will complete their work, and that's when it will be possible to see what was conceived in the minds of young artists.
The main block will be the performances of the top four breakdance teams in Russia (qualified for the final), which will show their brightest show programs on the main stage of the City Day. The performance of the breakers will end with a real "Battle of the Dancers" for prizes.
Then the long-awaited titled guests - the most popular break-dance team in Russia "TOP NIGHT" (St. Petersburg) will come to the main stage of the holiday. The team will perform an exclusive performance "Accents", which became a highlight in the theatrical life of Russia in 2006.
At the end of the evening on August 20, the popular youth group Dolphin (Moscow) will perform on stage.
Video where you have to repeat the dance movements, dance TV
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For everyone who loves dancing, games and endless fun, we have compiled a top 5 list of the best dance apps for smartphones. With them, you will definitely not miss your way to school or the rehearsal room!
- 1. Just Dance Now
- 2. Hip-Hopspan Dance
- 5. "Finger Dance Evolution"
- Dance Games: "Everybody dance!"
- Useful materials:
1. "Just Dance Now"
This cool application will allow you not only to hone your dancing skills, but also have a lot of fun with your friends! Created for the Wii U console, this toy is now available on smartphones (IOS 6.0, Android 2.3). You can play Just Dance Now anywhere, as long as you have a computer (laptop, TV, tablet) connected to the Internet and a smartphone that will act as a controller. All you need to do is to follow the dancers on the screen and repeat their movements as accurately as possible, scoring points and moving to the next level.
How will the game "understand" how accurately you repeat the dance? Very simple - you need to hold the smartphone in your right hand, then the signal about your movements will come from it directly to the screen. It's great that an unlimited number of people can play Just Dance Now with you, which means you can have a great party at home with real dance battles!
You can also share your dancing achievements in all social networks, as well as watch the rating of your friends. A similar Dance Party toy also turns your smartphone into a controller and reads all your movements, but its difference is that only 4 people can play it at the same time.
If you really want to learn how to dance hip-hop, but you still can’t go to a dance school, then rather download the Dance Hip-Hop application to your smartphone (IOS 4, Android 2.1) - for you! In it you will find step by step video tutorials that will allow you to master the basic hip-hop moves. So, by the time you decide to go to the dance hall, you will already be able to do a lot!
Open the app every night after school, and the result will not keep you waiting!
3. Coco Party
Do you miss your way to your favorite dance school? — A cheerful and bright toy "Coco Party" will be great entertainment for you on the go!
Download Coco Party to your smartphone (IOS 6. 0, Android 2.3) and help the beautiful Coco not only choose an outfit and make-up for the party, but also surprise everyone on the dance floor! You don't have to dance - you just need to have time to press the smartphone display so that Coco gets into the rhythm and keeps up with her girlfriends.
4. Gangnam Dance School
Want to carry fun in your pocket? - Then download the funny toy "Gangnam Dance School" to your smartphone (IOS 5.1, Android 2.1).
This is a cool arcade game in which you play as the famous Gangnam. With a characteristic Gangnam style gait, you move across the playing field, overcoming obstacles and escaping from enemies. Your task is to escape from the kingdom of the evil sorceress, having overcome only 700 meters. It sounds simple, but it turns out that in order to complete the task, you will have to be pretty nervous.
5. "Finger Dance Evolution"
When you really want to dance, but the situation is not particularly conducive (queue at the store, long journey or trip in public transport) - play Finger Dance Evolution (IOS 4. 3, Android 2.3).
This application is a real salvation, because now in any incomprehensible situation you can dance ... with your fingers! Circles will appear on the display, which you need to quickly press, getting into the musical rhythm. Each level will be more difficult, the speed will be faster, and the music will be more fun!
Who is most often on the dance floor, likes discos and parties? There is no single answer to this question, since every creature likes active recreation. In the world of dance stories, there are a variety of characters. The gamer can choose who exactly today will plunge into an ordered dynamic chaos and get a lot of pleasure from the music and related activities. Among the possible options:
- stars of the dance floor - you can dance like Michael Jackson and with him, learn ballet with Nikolai Tsiskaridze and conquer the heights of the dance Olympus with the Todes team;
- boys and girls - there are many dance options here, from a simple disco to popular music to battles for the title of the best dancer;
- Animals, Birds and Fishes are totally unique and adorable toys featuring hummingbirds as "Little Swans" and bears learning to twist or rock 'n' roll;
- any objects and things - the fairy-tale world of "Beauty and the Beast" is also embodied in games, so teapots, hangers, chests of drawers and large wardrobes can dance.
Dancing games are loved by many, and the developers offer more and more new ideas. In games, you can become the Queen of the Ball, learn new steps with professionals, take part in your favorite TV show. Dance and have fun, because there are so many cool ideas, interesting plots and non-trivial developments in the right category.
Many people are familiar with the game Just Dance 2015 or at least have seen how it is played on the PlayStation and Xbox consoles and danced in front of TV screens. Just Dance Now is the same game made for those who don't have a console.
However, a smartphone is not enough to play Just Dance Now. You will also need a PC, laptop, Smart TV or tablet - any device with a screen and Internet access. All actions will take place on a large screen in a browser window, while the smartphone will become a motion controller.
To start playing, launch the Just Dance Now app on your smartphone and open the game website on your second device.
After launching the application, you will see a catalog of songs. Now there are 346 of them, the music library continues to grow. The songs are divided into categories: “Smile and dance”, “Rhythm Latino”, “Hall of fame”, “Fitness”, “Children's corner”. There is also a search by name.
Before choosing a song, you can see how to dance to it. If you liked the track, add it to "Favorites" or go to the "Dance Room".
To start dancing to the selected song, you will need in-game currency. You can earn it by dancing to free songs. If you want to buy coins for real money, then there is an in-game store for this.
After selecting a song on your smartphone, you will need to enter the numbers from the Just Dance Now website or scan the QR code from there to enter the party. So the application on the smartphone is synchronized with the web game. Then take the smartphone in your right hand - this is now your game controller.
Stand comfortably in front of the screen and begin to imitate the movements of the dancers, as if it were your reflection in the mirror.