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How to Do the basic arm wave dance move « Hip Hop :: WonderHowTo

Here is a step by step tutorial on how to do the arm wave.
#1 Have your arm in the straight position.
#2 Bend your wrist into position.
#3 Now continue the wave by bending the following joint.
#4 Then onto your wrist, make sure it's curved upwards.
#5 Then to your elbow, pay attention to your hand, it should be flat (just like it was in its original position). Be sure to let the elbow curve up more obviously to amplify the wave effect.
#6 Next, push your elbow back to its original position and lift your shoulder.
#7 Waving out should be a breeze once you've mastered waving in.
#8 Finally, it takes patience and time to learn, so never give up and you'll definitely come up with good results. It may be tough at first, so repeat the steps slowly until you get used to the motion, then try doing it at a faster pace.

With the arm wave broken down in this way, you should be able to master this move.

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Arm Wave Tutorial - Hip hop dance lesson

Here is a great breakdown of how to do an Arm Wave dance move:

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So to start our arm wave, I put both my arms straight out like this and my arms are locked right now and I’m going to bring them in just a little bit. When we start the arm wave, there’s quite a few different parts just in your hand alone, which we want hit. And waving is all about the details.

So starting with our fingertips, we’ll go fingers or digits and then we’ll point down to knuckles and you can even emphasize this as the fist is kind of high or low. And then we want to go to my wrist. Now, this is one part we really have to pay attention. I’m going to slide this arm down.

My wrist is creating high low than my elbow. So with fingers, knuckles, wrists and my elbow went low, my wrist went high. When I’m going to switch to my elbow where my wave is going to be at the elbow right here, I’m going to be turning my elbow up and then my wrist down flattening my hand out like that where we just call it blade as opposed to open. We’re having a blade hand just for this slope. And so now, my elbow is sticking out. My wrist is low.

So we try again from the top. We got this knuckles, wrist, elbow low, and all I’m doing is turning my elbow. And so right here, I will turn. My elbow sticks out and then my arm and wrist are at the lower level forward.

So as we get this elbow, I’ll stick my other arm back up and I’m going to pop my shoulder and I’m going to go to my right shoulder and pop that. Notice my left arm is straight again.

Now, I’m going to go to the elbow this time. So again, make sure it’s popped out and I’ll switch to my wrist at the higher level. And then I’ll go to my knuckles, my digits and fingertips.

One more slope right down. We got the digits, the knuckles and the wrist. We got the elbow, the shoulder, the shoulder, the elbow, your wrist at a high level, knuckles, fingertips.

So using that same base clap, we’re going to break down our arms like this. And you can do it with me and then you can practice on your own afterwards. So we go boom clap, boom clap, boom clap, boom clap, boom clap, boom clap, boom clap, boom clap, boom clap, boom clap, boom clap, boom clap, boom-boom clap, boom clap, boom clap, boom clap, boom clap, boom-boom clap, boom clap, boom clap, boom-boom clap, boom clap.

So once you start to break down the steps then you got to go onward. You’re going to try to do a whole wave throughout your body without stopping. All you got to do is keep your mind as the order of the body parts that you’re moving.

Obviously, if I’m on my wrist here, I don’t want to start this elbow, that’s my shoulder, this shoulder out because I’ll be missing my elbow and the shoulder. It’s all about going in sequential order.

So try really slowly left side. Come one. Do it with me, guys. Ready. Set. Go. I’m breaking down each body part in order. You can go as slow as you can to get it.

Why don’t you take a couple of minutes? First, practice with a song using the base clap to break down the steps then give it a shot. Go for it. Follow this video. I’ll see you guys out.

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Test "The Art of Dance"

Answer the questions:

1 Select a genre form of choreography often used in a theatrical performance: a.

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3. Mark the dance that does not belong to the genre forms of choreography. a. plastic dance b. duet dance. modern dance d. jazz dance.

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8. Traditional forms of choreography include: a. dance b.entre c. knee g. show.d. couple dance.

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Answer questions:

1. Motherland of the "Slow Waltz" dance? a. France b. Russia c. England.

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3. What country is associated with the birth of the dance "Viennese Waltz"? a. with Austria b. with Germany in with Russia.

4. How the Viennese waltz was danced at the ball in the 19th century. a. touching with fingertips. b. in a couple, as now. danced separately.

5. From what dance was the Cha-cha-cha dance formed? a. Rumba b. Mambo v. Salsa.

04/27/20 Cha-cha-cha Today we will remember the basis of the cha-cha-cha dance. This dance is very playful, cheerful and incredibly effective. It has its own character and very positive energy. The dance is very fast in tempo. It originated in the 50s of the last century. The birthplace of the dance is Cuba. cha. They made the simplest musical instruments-rattles from them.

The basic step of the dance: a small step with the right foot right-cha, a step prefix left-cha, a right step to the right-time, the left foot is forward 2, the weight of the body is transferred to the right foot-3. From the left foot a small step to the left-cha, step prefix right-cha, step left-left times, put the right foot back-2, transfer of body weight to the left foot-3.

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Bow. Warm-up: tilts, turns, rotation of the head, lifting the shoulders with gradual acceleration. Jumps are simple, pursed, march in place with a high knee lift back and forth. Reflection - summarizing.

Write out what Samba movements we have studied today; in which country the dance originated.
04/16/20 Ground gymnastics (continued)

1. Adding an exercise to strengthen the press.

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4. We prepared a book and put it on your head and walk with the book in a straight line - an exercise for correct posture.

Come up with a complex with a ball for ground gymnastics. Come up with an exercise for the muscles of the back, arms and legs. Come up with a combination on the topic: "Aerobics"

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Recall the rules for performing floor gymnastics, exercises

. After the ground gymnastics, we take a break of 10-15 minutes and proceed to the sports complex in the middle of the hall to energetic music and perform a combination.

We start everything with an additional warming up of the muscles - from the head, shoulders, do inclinations to the sides, develop the muscles of the legs and feet. We proceed to the spring, shift on our toes and take side steps one at a time, then two at a time.

Next, watch the video at the link and perform the combination.

To come up with a set of ground gymnastics.

Come up with a combination in the middle of the room

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-Before we start mastering the contempo, we do a warm-up warm-up at the barre or at the chair-classic.

Pordebra with stretching elements, demi plie, grand plie with contempo elements; tandu batman; arabesque 1-3. Falling back, standing on the shoulder blades from various positions, spinning up, sitting and lying swings.
Write in a notebook and learn the terms of the dance, watch the video on the page in contact. Terms: kerf-bending of the upper part of the spine, deep body band-torso bend forward below 90 degrees, point-stretched arm or foot position, flex contracted arm or foot position, isolation - each part of the body forms its own isolated field, contraction-compression to the center, drop-fall in a relaxed form of the entire body., roll up-reverse a movement associated with a gradual unwinding and straightening of the torso in the SP, a tomb-fall, transfer of the weight of the body to the open leg forward, to the side or back to the demi plie. Prepare for the test on the classical exercise at the machine.

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.As soon as you master the "pitch" for medium and fast pace, we begin to work on the combination.

Prepare a dance sequence consisting of 3 movements in hip-hop. In a notebook, write the term hip-hop, what types of modern dance do you know, the birthplace of hip-hop.

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Same, but at a faster pace

Write in a notebook what modern trends you know

Write what kind of style "Shuffle". Come up with combinations for this style of dance. Draw up a hip-hop scheme.

Repetition dances

Cheerful dances fill with positive emotions and make communication simple and understandable, increase self-esteem and stabilize relationships.

Features of repetition dance include the following functions:

1.teach dance skills

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Perform a physical exercise

View the link-video with dance-repeat. Try to perform with music. Learn the dance you like best

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Hip-hop is considered one of the natural styles of dance, because the rhythm of musical beats resembles the beating of a human heart, and the movements themselves, despite the complexity of execution, are quite simple and everyday. The style is very active, energetic and dynamic. It implies an emphasis on any particular part of the body (legs, arms, head). There are several styles in hip-hop /: break-dance, crump, popping, etc. However, the main component of hip-hop is - "kach" The first dancers were African Americans.

turn on the music for hip-hop, we have already started working and start with the spring of the legs - "kach", then we work on the upper part of the "kach" and combine everything to the music. At first slowly, then to more energetic music. See instructions on my page in contact - links and links abstracts. At home, before you start mastering the material, warm up the muscles - make circular movements of the head, work out the shoulders, arms, body tilts - to the right and left and work out the legs - lift the feet on half-toes - 30 times, demiplier - squat-20 times, jumps and lunges. Then we move on to the main movements. Try to come up with your own "pump". We finish the lesson with a hitch, a stretch-relaxation exercise.

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1. We warm up the muscles: turn on the music for fitness and start making a sports complex: we start with the development of the neck and bring it to kneading the feet.

2. We perform side steps and turn on the complex for coordination. We look at the links of repetition dances.

3. Let's start the national bow: legs in the first position, hands in the preparatory position.

We move forward and bow the right hand from the left shoulder to the floor and back to the left shoulder.

4. We make a spring -legs from the 6th position, the transition to the first and vice versa; Rollie on half-toes according to the positions of the legs; accordion-right and left.

5. Let's move on to working out fractions.

6. Turn on our music "Quadrille" and start dancing.

Pay attention to the nature of the dance - it is perky. We are working on facial expressions.

7. At the end of the work, they did breathing exercises and an exercise to relax the muscles, lay down on the mat, stretched out their arms above their heads and stretched, then relaxed and so on 3-4 times. We get up slowly, without jerking.

8. We bow.

remember what military dances you know

Russian Quadrille

This is a playful pair dance, a type of Russian dance. The origin leads from salon French dance. In Russia, the quadrille appeared in the 19th century and became a favorite dance in Rus'.

Pay attention to the nature of the dance - work out the position of the hands with the handkerchief.body. Then work out the fractional movements of the legs. For self-testing, we watch videos of our dance "Quadrille".

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Theory: read, remember

Practice: do


gymnastics, classical exercise at the bench. Dances: "Katyusha", "Lady"

Repeat the terms in French; read the theory - fundu, arobesque, chageman de pied. Write the terms in a notebook

Before starting the lesson, we ventilate the room, put on a comfortable uniform and prepare water (drink during the break, because the lesson consists of 2 parts).

1. Let's start gymnastics on the ground on gymnastic mats on the floor. We pay special attention to stretching the spine and developing the feet and legs.

Who has a fitball ball, we use it, if not, you can turn on a complex with a small rubber ball to develop and strengthen the muscles of the legs and arms and set the body.

2. After completing, breathe, rest and proceed to the classic exercise at the machine or chair. We start developing stop plies for all positions; rollive on half-toes; tandu batman; froppe; jumps, grand batmans; body bends.

3. We begin to repeat the dance "Lady", then the dance "Letka-Enka".

4. At the end of the lesson, do breathing exercises

5. Classical bow from the 5th position of the legs.

we repeat "Lady". We remember what folk dances you know. Write down in a notebook the main positions in folk dance; what folk dances do you know; from what position is "accordion

" made


is mastered by elements of ballet and terms in French. I remind you that in the classics there are 5 positions of the legs and arms. All positions of the legs are eversion, and the positions of the hands, unlike the folk ones, the fingers are removed towards themselves, then, as in the folk, on the contrary, they are deployed.

Clothing for classes must be dance shoes, Czech shoes or ballet flats. We do not work in sneakers, because you can damage your legs and deform your feet.

Before proceeding to the exercise at the barre, we work on setting the body - the head is extended straight ahead, the shoulders are straightened, the shoulder blades are together, the stomach is pulled in, the lower part of the buttocks is pulled up

Instead of a machine, a chair, chest of drawers and any hand support can be used.

We start with a squat in the first position of the legs /, hands at the barre or on a chair, palm distance, we do everything up to the 5th position;

then do a half-toe roll-up-lift the stop-also from the 1st to the 5th position.

Batman dance - abduction and holding the legs in a straight line - forward, to the side, back - from the right leg, then from the left - everything is done in positions - from the 1st to the 5th inclusive.

Next, we proceed to the bend of the body - to the side of one and the other, then back - we do everything facing the machine-chair.

Next, we proceed to swing the legs-grand batman-back, to the sides.

Then jumps on the positions of the legs - from the 1st to the 5th.

Proceed to cool-down-stretching and balance: stand on one leg with arms to the sides and the other. Complete the breathing exercises - breathe in through the nose, exhale through the mouth. Bow.

Task: Come up with combinations consisting of demiplié (squats), rollive, body bends and jumps

Parterre gymnastics

Remember the rules for performing ground gymnastics, classical exercise, warm-up

Assignment for the next lesson: prepare a book of medium thickness from a thick cover - we will work on setting the body and remember the movements with a book on the head - to improve posture and health of the spine.

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