How to do the robot dance easy

How to do the robot

Learn how to dance like a robot in this video tutorial! Robot dancing is really all about dime stops from popping dance style. In this video you will learn how to dance the robot easily with foundational popping concepts.

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If we go to one of the purest forms and definitions of popping, it is actually to act or imitate as a robot. Robotics is all about dime stops. So dime stops is another huge fundamental dance style of popping. And it is the ability to freeze at a point in time.

Now technically speaking, you don’t even really have to hit to do dime stops. It’s more of just about the freeze. You definitely see a lot of poppers do a miniature hip when they dime stop.

Dime stop is definitely used a lot in robotics and I think it’s a great tool to use to develop patience when you dance. Starting out, it’s really easy to get caught in, “I got to do this. I got to go over here and do that.” But dime stops force you to freeze. So practicing dime stops can develop patience which is an awesome thing to have starting out.

So dime stops are I think a really easy move you can do on the first try. It’s just about freezing. So I’m going to give you a pattern to follow. Start with the left and the right arm to match it. And I’m just going to pick four corners. So I’m going to go left, down, down right, right. Pop.

Now, I want to add a little bit more. I’m going to start using my heels to turn. Heels. Head.

Robotics is actually I think one of my favorite dance styles. I found myself roboting throughout the whole day. Roboting is definitely something that you can take your natural day-to-day movements and turn that into robotic style kind of dime stops.

So for example, let’s say I’m at dinner table. That’s the way I’m going to sit down. I put my arms out, set my plate right here, instead of just reaching out to get my fork and grab, I can go. So really, it’s just about using a regular way of doing things and thinking like a robot and using dime stops to kind of beat your communication for interpreting that as a dance.

I want you to think of a natural thing you do every day whether it’s brushing teeth or [0:02:26] [Indiscernible] and interpret that right now as a robot. If you were a robot, how would blank? OK? Fill that spot in. And we’ll catch you guys again.

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How To Robot Dance - Easy Robot Dance Moves

You do not have to be a trained classical dancer to learn the robot dance. The robot dance has two versions - the Michael Jackson one and the “everybody” robot dance. While you may take time to perfect the legendary Michael Jackson moves, you can try your legs and arms at the “everybody” robot dance, for sure. Moreover, with dedicated practice, you can master them in no time. The robot dance, also known as mannequin dance style, demands imitating the dancing motions of robots to come up with a crooked yet cool dance form. With a little patience and constant practice, you can melt hearts on the dance floor and have a good time. So what are you waiting for? Put on some dance music, like “Mr. Roboto” by Styx or “Kyur for Itch” by Linkin Park, and set the stage on fire. Learn some easy robot dance moves by steering through the instructions stated below. Watch all the heads turn as you display some of your coolest robotic dance moves amongst the crowd.


Easy Robot Dance Moves


Set Your Back Taut

Remember, robots have their vertebrae missing and the whole idea behind doing a robot dance is to imitate robotic movements. Thus, the accuracy of your movements will judge how successfully and efficiently have you done your robot dance. Therefore, keeping your back firm and stiff is the backbone of any robot dance move.


Bend Your Arms

Bend both your arms at the elbow forming a 90 degree angle. Maintaining the position, raise one arm at a time, such that the open palm reaches your eye level. The move is one of the signature steps in a robot dance and should resemble a chopping motion. Alternately, raise your arms throughout the dance while maintaining a slow pace.


Pivot Your Head

While raising your arms alternately at a slow pace, swivel your head from right to left, repeating the motion at regular intervals. Make sure that your neck and head are upright and taut to your best possibility. Combined with your arms, this completes the upper-body portion of the robot dance.


Walk Around

Though it is fine to keep your robot dance stationary, advanced robot dancers prefer to use their legs and move around displaying their skills and talent. To mete such potential robot companions, you can start walking around while performing the upper-body movements. However, maintain your pace in your walking as slow as in your arms and head. As your raise one arm, take a step, keeping your legs bent at the knees in 45 degree angle.


Bend At The Waist

After you have mastered the above steps, reveal your perfection and talent by continuing with this move. Keeping your back taut and stiff, perform all the steps combined together and bend at your waist in a 45 degree angle occasionally. While maintaining the bent position, you can let lose your arm swinging it back and forth like a pendulum. To show your flair and style, end your robot dance with a robotic bow.

How to learn street dancing without leaving home

February 5, 2017 Life Sports and fitness

Street dancing is not at all the lot of the elite, endowed with natural plasticity and great talent of people. And not even those who have the willpower to regularly attend a dance studio. You can learn how to move beautifully and correctly without leaving home.

Street dancing is a magnetically mesmerizing spectacle. Surely you have seen how the dancers turn into robots, simulating mechanical intermittent movements, or flutter above the ground, magically hardly touching it with their feet. Here is a video of one of the most famous street dancers Marquis Scott:

All this seems so impossible, out of reach. I would like to immediately dispel the doubts that most viewers have when watching the video.

Common misconceptions about street dancing

1. This guy is a genius because he improvises. Do you see how easily, for example, a “wave” passes through the Marquis’s hand? Before he could do it, he:

  • flexed the wrist a thousand times;
  • flexed the elbow a thousand times;
  • pushed his shoulder forward a thousand times;
  • tens of thousands of times connected these movements in series.

Over time, awkward hand rotations turned into a smooth wave. Actually, here, for clarity:

And so with any element that you see in the dance. Each of them first goes through a long process of cutting and settling in the motor memory of the body. Improvisation is a free combination of such elements.

2. This guy has a talent, not everyone is gifted like that

The movements of each dancer, no matter how free and easy they may seem now, were initially just as timid and clumsy as yours. The same Marquis Scott, whom many will call a genius, before he started dancing, moved no better than anyone else. Dance is not some school of magic that is inaccessible to mere mortals.

Dance is first and foremost a technique. Technique worked to perfection.

Do you hear music, try to move to it, but something extremely clumsy comes out? But the body of the masters "dances by itself"! But how can your body dance if it doesn't know how to move? First teach it them, and then it will perform the dance for you. And everyone can handle it.

3. I will never succeed in this way

With the desire and diligence, everyone will succeed. Get rid of conceited thoughts about your exclusivity.

You must have thought “Wow! I wish I…”, but you don’t even dare to continue this thought to the end, because, of course, “such a talent is not given to everyone, but even more so to me.”

Most likely, many of you watched the video, went to the mirror, tried to make a “wave”, instead got a real storm with 11 points on the Beaufort scale, laughed and went on with your own business. For some reason, people think that a street dancer is gifted by nature. No, in the same way, he once approaches the mirror, tries to do something and laughs at failure. Only then does he approach the mirror again and again.

Street dance in most cases is an improvisation based on a free combination of elements of various dance styles honed to perfection.

Yes, street dancing is a very broad concept that includes breakdancing, locking, house and much more.

So, you understand that there is no magic and mystery in the masterful dance, and the secret of its lightness lies entirely in the development of various movements? Already good. Let's go further.


What is the study of technique?

  1. Selecting a specific movement.
  2. Breaking it down into elementary components.
  3. Multiple repetition of each of them separately.
  4. Connecting them in series to the desired movement.
  5. Repetition of this movement, using it in conjunction with others.

Repetition, repetition, repetition - this is the basis of technique. Why? Because that's how our body learns. At first, the path to each movement will lie through great willpower, control and concentration. Everything will happen slowly. But with each repetition, the new movements will be adapted by the mechanisms of your motor memory. And in the end, the movement will be performed naturally and easily, like a wave of a hand. You don't have to think about it. It's like learning to ride a bike.

So, mastering the dance is available to everyone. But the path to it lies through the development of technology. And work on technology is labor, long, difficult and sometimes makes you want to cry.

But there is good news.

You can work at home. And most importantly, it will be interesting for you to work.

Because any routine, unpleasant work gets a motive and becomes much more interesting when it brings some result. And the sooner this result manifests itself, the more noticeable it is, the greater the desire to continue the person lights up.

Believe me, you can learn the simplest techniques of magical plastic surgery in the shortest possible time without leaving your home. Of course, you will not become Marquis Scott so quickly, but you will definitely succeed in surprising your friends and relatives, and even yourself. Let's take the mentioned "wave". By following the instructions from the second video of this article every day for at least 15 minutes, in a couple of weeks you will make the movement correctly, quickly and with the necessary automaticity.

Dancing at home

Now about the main thing. The studio has a professional choreographer who teaches and shows the movements. What about at home? And at home there is YouTube, where no less professional dancers have already posted thousands of training videos.

If you are one of those people who has the thought “Wow! I wish I…" when watching the first video, the action plan is as follows: you go to one of the YouTube channels below, watch dance videos and determine whose style you like, open the training videos and, getting up from your chair, without leaving your monitor (well, if there is a mirror nearby), you start doing what is shown in them. That is, repeat, repeat, repeat movements.

Don't worry about the small space: we are not learning the waltz, and you will have enough space to learn the basic movements and perform simple connections. Here, of course, a lot depends on the dance genre. For example, you can master the bottom break only if you have a lot of space and slippery flooring.

Lifehacker chose the most undemanding styles in terms of square area, united under the name dubstep. It doesn't matter if you like this music: the elements of the style itself can be used in completely different ways.

1. Here is a wonderful school of Alexander Dragon, in which you will find a huge number of videos teaching all the elementary movements of completely different directions, many lessons, links and dances. This school has, perhaps, the most saturated channel on YouTube, which can completely replace classes in the studio.

Don't be put off by the abundance of videos. And in no case do not immediately take on links like this:

To successfully do what Alexander does, you first have to learn the basic principles and movements of waving, tatting, popping and so on. Do not be afraid of these words: in the "School of the Dragon" you will find information about each direction and find a video with a detailed analysis of any movement. The illusory style practiced here is the closest to what you could see in the video at the beginning of the article. This school is my personal choice.

2. Good dubstep and electric boogie lessons are on the MotionUD channel.

3. Foreign channels include TheRussianTiger and El Tiro. Thanks to the latter, you will learn how to perform the “robot dance” relatively quickly.

4. Good videos about breakdance are available at Break Dance School and Breakwater. Again, this style is not easy to practice at home due to the large space it requires and the special flooring.

Remember, the main thing is sincere desire and regular practice. Without one, there will be no other. At the same time, desire and practice are a universal remedy for all “failures”.

Good luck in your dancing endeavors!

Boston Dymanics robots dance and scare people in video

Boston Dynamics showed on video how Atlas, Spot and Handle robots dance to music in honor of the New Year. The party at the mechanical guys turned out to be incendiary - only people (including Elon Musk) were not only delighted with their fun, but also scared. I had to remake the video to match the realities of the robo-apocalypse - and add a more suitable soundtrack.

Boston Dynamics, a US company that produces robots, showed their brainchild dances on December 29th. A video of the party, reminiscent of stills from a movie about the future, was posted on YouTube and has amassed more than 1.5 million views so far.

Our entire team has come together to celebrate the beginning of a year that we hope will be more joyous. Happy New Year from all of us at Boston Dynamics,” the engineers told netizens in the description of the video.

The footage is almost three minutes long and shows robots rocking to the 60s hit Do You Love Me by The Contours. The humanoid Atlas starts dancing, soon joined by his "brother", and then the dog-like Spot and the box-handling Handle. Mechanical creatures deftly rearrange their limbs to the beat of the music and show the little people: some of them would do well to learn a sense of rhythm from robots.

As the saying goes, if your party isn't like this, don't even think about inviting us.

The party video from the future went viral on Twitter, with many commentators appreciating the New Year's mood at Boston Dynamics.

Russian-speaking users of the social network could not help but be sarcastic and remembered the Russian humanoid robot, which is often trolled on the Web.

Well, other commentators seem to get goosebumps from the shots with the party - and not because of delight.

If the roboapocalypse happens, it will look like this, social network users believe.

Tesla and Space X CEO Elon Musk also seemed uneasy, judging by the way the businessman (who is considered a teenager at heart) responded to a post about dancing making robots look less menacing.

And one blogger even remade the original video in the manner of the uprising of the machines. According to the guy, the video has become "a little more realistic."

made the new boston dynamics robot video a little more realistic

— RickyFTW (@rickyftw) December 29, 2020

With the light hand of the memomodelers, the robots danced to other melodies as well.

𝖔𝖕𝖊𝖓 𝖚𝖕 𝖙𝖍𝖎𝖘 𝖋𝖚𝖈𝖐𝖎𝖓𝖌 𝖕𝖎𝖙 9000BD13

— RickyFTW (@rickyftw) December 29, 2020

When I saw the dancing Boston Dynamics robots I, a Yakuza fan, knew what must be done…#bostondynamics pic.

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