How to spongebob dance fast

How to Spongebob the Right Way: From Hiphop to Shuffle

You are invited to a friend's birthday party.

The house is pumped up with base sound, and you've chugged in a few shots.  

Ok now, it's time for some action. Ready to get down on the floor. This is the perfect time to show off what you've been practicing on. Is there a perfect move to prepare for this time?

Yes there is. It's called Spongebob.

The move isn't too technical even if you have just started out, yet it gives out a strong and bursting impression. Your energy-hungry crowd will be happy to have you in their place.

Let's learn how to make this party move.

Before going any further, do you wonder about the name? I know I do. My iconic childhood cartoon, Spongebob Squarepants.

I knew about hiphop Spongebob for a long time, but never paid attention to the name origin. As writing this blog post, I thought it would never been a more perfect time to look it up finally.

Google time. ..

More Google time...

Some More Google time...

Ok. Unfortunately, I couldn't find the name origin of hiphop Spongebob. But as far as Squarepants go, it's distinctly different.

Apparently, Spongebob Squarepants was originally titled as SpongeBoy Ahoy. It's only after the copyright infringement worry that they changed it to Spongebob. Thanks copyrights for the wonderful cartoon name.

So that means the cartoon and hiphop Spongebob has no relation. The cartoon is not named after the dance move.


Now that we've got our childhood curiosity aside, let's dive into the method.

SpongeBob SquarePants

You might be wondering why practice Spongebob in the first place. Let me lay out some of its benefits.

  1. Beginner Friendly
  2. Great Transition
  3. Shape Up Body

Beginner Friendly

Along with Runningman (although Spongebob is less well-known), this move is easy and straightforward. As long as you can jump and kick, you will get it. If you are an athletic type, you can get a good hang of it in 1 hour.

It's not only easy to learn this move. It's also easy to carry out in different places. Especially in darkness, you want to show off a big and dynamic movement. That makes it perfect for a party.

Great Transition

Transitioning is one of the hardest things that haunts choreographer. It's hard to be creative. You cant simply walk to the next spot.

Being simple and dynamic makes it easy to incorporate into a different dance move.

Once you master it, you will have a very good understanding of side hop and transfer the weight on your leg axis. The movement could be as wide as you want, depending on how strong you kick. With this, you can easily move around the floor, making a transition and coordination easy in your choreography.

Shape Up Body

The moment you start practicing this, you will notice it right away. As much as it's simple to learn, Spongebob is not an easy piece physically. You are jumping side to side. Looking at that alone, it's not far different from bootcamp workout.

If you want to dance while losing weight and maintaining a healthy body, you want to pick a move that matches your goal.

As I wrote on a diet topic - "Is Dancing Aerobic or Anaerobic Exercise? Guideline to Losing Weight", some dance moves are more efficient than the other to burn your calories. What you want is an aerobic movement. Spongebob is.

As always, I've collected video tutorials I found online. You can find them in the bottom of the page. In the post, I will layout out more detailed practice tips and guide you to see the common pitfalls you should be aware of when you practice.

Spongebob by Mihran

Experiment with 1 Leg

Did you know flamingo can stand in 1 leg for 4 hours?

They have some weird evolutionary strength working on their favor.

What about us? We humans can barely do 10 seconds.

But if you want to make your dance clean, you have to get used to it. You need to get used to treating each leg move separately.

In Spongebob, the function of your leg is only 2: hopping and kicking. Very simple.

I recommend starting from hopping. You can ignore the kick for now. Just try to hop 1 leg at a time. Make sure you can feel your entire body weight go side to side, not just leg. And, if you look more carefully, you'll notice it's going from outside to the center.

Likewise, you can try the back kick on the spot. Doing it slowly without hopping, you see it's nothing but 1 leg bending backward like a racehorse waiting to jump out of the starting line.

There's no need to put on music at this point.

This is the time to get details right.

Clean Up the Kicking

Once you've got the basic mechanic right, it's time to practice with music.

You can start from the slow and mellow music. And slowly migrate to the faster one.

This is when precision matters.

In a fast pace, your kicking legs tend to move too much and things start to look shaky and messy.

To fix this, try to pin your kneecap in one imaginary place (in the air) and move your calf only. You can think of it as leg isolation. Your knee is in the center of a clock and you are only trying to move the needle which is the calf.

Your Spongebob will look much sharper and properly on a beat.


Nailed down with all your favorite music?


It's time to add a twist. The above image focused the most basic back leg. But it doesn't mean that's all you can do with Spongebob.

Instead of kicking the leg from behind, bring it from the front. Your leg will be crossing in front of the other hopping leg.

Your dance will look more 3D, especially from the sideway.

Shuffle Music

So far, this description assumed hiphop style. Can we use this in other dance genres?

Yes. You certainly can.

Of all, I highly recommend you try out Shuffle.

Moves in Shuffle incorporates from all over ranging hiphop to house. You can check out the ShuffleBot from Party Rock Anthem. Not too bad for a big-square-headed robot huh. He's doing a fine Spongebob on 16 beats EDM.

Our technique described so far will still be the same here. The catch is it's faster. Much faster. You will need to hop in a smaller width and kick more compact (isolation becomes even more important).

Keep your move clean and go from hiphop to shuffle.

ShuffleBot Dancing Spongebob

There're a few things I want to warn you first when practicing Spongebob.

Difference form Party Machine

Party Machine is another popular technique in hiphop. These two look similar but different in a fundamental way. First, check out this gif.

Party Machine by Iniciasports

Can you spot the difference?

Did you spot the difference?

Are you really really really ready?

The reason I am being annoying is that I want you to spot the difference yourself first. In that way, the new material will be still around your head the next time you practice. It's a good habit to have when browsing through YouTube.

Ok. Here's the thing.

In Party Machine, when you kick, you are hopping from inside to outside. You are using the momentum of kick to transition outward.

In Spongebob, the transition's the other way around. You are trying to kick your butt with your heel. When you kick in, your body tightens up in the center at the same time. That's why you hop in towards the center, not outside.

The difference sounds miniscule. But in practice, you use them differently to give a different vibe in your move. It's more of the difference in the groove rather than technicality.

Out vs In.

Open vs Close.

Toe vs Heel.

Visualize it however you'd like.

Whichever one you practice first, one of the grooves feels more natural than the other. Knowing both and being able to alternate the two will expand your dance repertoires.

Environment Constraint

Take this section at your discretion.

One of the most challenging things in my early days is to find a place to practice. My house wasn't big. And when I practiced in my room in the 2nd floor, the noise was too much. It was a constant battle with my family.

Compared to other steps, you will be making a fuss in Spongebob. You are basically jumping constantly. This is a perfect fit for outdoor or studio practice. But if you are an indoor practice type, this will make too much noise.

Instead, you want to consider practicing Club Step, Happy Feet, Cabbage Patch. They are less prone to opening a hole in your floor.

The mechanic of Spongebob is solid and simple. But like Club Step, there is a big room to play around with your speed and leg arrangement. And the step is transferable to almost any music. Its dynamism is definitely fun at a club.

Everyone starts somewhere. Once you get master one thing, it will take you to many directions that were previously unknown.

Keep up the great work, Spongebob Swagpants!

Video Links

  • Sharp arm swing. Probably the best video out there. Mihran Kirakosian
  • Good detailed description on leg move. Howcast.
  • Another video by Howcast. He says Spongebob but it's actually Party Machine.
  • Video by MahaloDance. It's also Party Machine.
  • 2 guys having fun with shuffle Spongebob. In the end, you can see the insane speed in action.
  • A guy on shuffle music. You can see Spongebob with rotation.

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How to learn to dance shuffle - Lifehacker

December 15, 2019LikbezSports and Fitness

Master the basic movements, and then improvise and get high.

Iya Zorina

Author of Lifehacker, athlete, CCM



This dance style includes a lot of freedom and improvisation. That is why he is so good. You can master the basic movements in a couple of hours, and then complicate them to infinity and combine them with each other, create your own combinations and spy on others.

Dance in sneakers, socks or barefoot, in any outfit, anywhere.

Master the basic movements of the shuffle

In this style, you do all the basic movements with your feet, the hands most often move freely - according to the heart.

Running man

This is the most basic and essential shuffle movement. You can do it in three different ways.

Full foot

The movement begins by bending the knee and lifting one leg. Next, you need to simultaneously put both legs - supporting and raised - at a distance of one step from each other.

The raised leg is placed forward on a full foot, the standing one behind slips back on the ball of the foot and remains on it - the heel is not placed on the floor. The weight is evenly distributed between the two legs.

After that, it remains to return to the starting position. To do this, the front leg slides back, and at the same time, the back leg is pulled up. You find yourself in the starting position and repeat the cycle. The movement itself is soft and springy: do not stick into the floor, keep your legs relaxed.


This is a lighter and faster running man look that may be needed for some combinations. Here you put your foot not on the whole foot, but on the heel. At the same time, the one standing behind remains on the toe.

On pads

In this variation, the foot is placed forward on the pad. At the same time, the one standing behind also remains on the ball of the foot, and the body leans slightly back.


In this movement, one foot constantly makes a “herringbone” - turns the heel in and out - and the second touches the floor and immediately rises back.

When the heel of the skating leg turns inward, the toe of the other leg touches the floor; when outward, the other leg rises, turning the knee inward.

It turns out two positions: closed - when the legs are wrapped with the knees inward, and one leg is raised, and open - when the legs are turned out with the knees outward, and the toe touches the floor. Practice doing the T-step in both directions: slowly at first, then with acceleration.


You jump on one foot, and the other touches the floor in different places: on the side of the supporting leg, across, behind - anywhere you want. You can put your foot on the toe or on the heel - the latter is called a kick. The supporting leg can simply rise low or perform a T-step - move the heel out and in.


To begin, you turn your knees and toes inward and lift one leg. Then turn your toes and knees outward, and put your raised leg forward crosswise. Repeat the same with the other leg.

All movement occurs on the balls of the feet, the heels do not fall to the floor. You can move both forward and backward.


First you put your feet crosswise with your toes outward with a jump, then you also spread your legs apart with a jump.


One leg is straight, stands on the whole foot, the other is with a bent knee on the pad. Leaning on the pad, you slip the foot of a straight leg back, as if wiping the sole on the floor.

Immediately after the slip, you turn around. In the turn, the straight leg bends and goes to the pad, and the one that was on the pad, on the contrary, turns on the heel. After that, it remains only to change legs and move in the same way in the other direction.


From the starting position - standing with a raised leg, as in Running man - you turn your hips to the side with a jump and put your legs crosswise.

The front foot is on the heel, the back foot is on the ball. Then you jump back to the starting position and do the same on the other side.


From the starting position, you turn your hips to the side with a jump and spread your legs a step apart from each other. The standing foot in front is placed on the heel, the standing one behind remains on the pillow. Then, with a jump, you collect your legs and do the same on the other side.

Try other variations of the basic shuffle movements

You can perform the basic movements in different directions: forward and backward, turning around. This will give you more freedom to improvise.

Variations Running man

Do several times in place and then turn around. You can also try walking this way to the side. Each time the leg will need to be placed slightly crossed in order to slowly move to the side.

Variations T‑step

You can lower your foot on the toe, on the whole foot, touch the floor to the side of the supporting leg or forward and behind it.

You can also keep the other leg off the floor at all - leave it on the toe and turn the knee in and out.

Variations Diamond

Here one more element is added to the movement – ​​the heel strike. In the starting position, you wrap the toes of the feet and knees inward, and then jump on the heels, turning the socks to the sides.

From this position, without jumping, you turn your toes and knees inward, cross your legs with a jump, turning your feet with your toes outward, and then return to the starting position.

Charleston Variations

After three turns of the Charleston, turn both toes in one direction and then in the other. At the end, you can turn the knee to the side.

Connect familiar shuffle moves

While you lack the skills to move freely and come up with something of your own, learn a few combinations. They contain interesting movements that will replenish your dance vocabulary.

Combination 1

This is a simple combination of two basic movements - Running man and T-step. First take five Running man steps, then four T-steps to the side and repeat the same in the opposite direction.

Combination 2

Another combination of two basic movements. Here you do three Running mans, then one T‑step with a back foot touch, and two front heel touch kicks. The same on the other side.

Combination 3

There are no standard steps here, but there are already familiar Sidekick and transition from heels to toes.

Learn more difficult combinations

We will add some videos with good combinations.

1. Cool video for beginners: movements are repeated in slow motion to make it easier to dance to the music.

2. And here the combination is analyzed step by step in slow motion, dividing it into three parts. Very comfortably. Look for more on this channel, there are several such analyzes.

3. There is no slowdown here, just a great combination. But you already know almost all the movements, so you can figure it out. If something is not clear, watch the video at a speed of 0.25.

Pick up the music and improvise

Surely you have favorite songs to shuffle to. Include them and start with basic movements: just do the Running man and periodically add different elements when you want. Move in different directions, relax and have fun.

If you don't have favorite tracks, try our selection.

I must say that the shuffle is an amazing cardio workout. In just a couple of tracks, you will be out of breath and sweat, like after a run, but you will feel absolutely happy!

What's more, if you have to force yourself to keep going while running, shuffle requires you to have the willpower to stop and not dance. As a bonus - a short video from a beginner after a couple of hours of practice.

Shuffle is cool!

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