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Hip Hop Dance Moves For Beginners
Learn how to dance hip hop with our hip hop moves. They are perfect for those of you who want to get into hip hop dancing and learn some basic steps. These hip hop dance moves are some of the most popular moves out there and could be used to dance at parties, clubs and any other events.
Hip Hop Dance Tutorial #1: Start With Learning The Basic Rhythm
Hip Hop Dance Tutorial #2: The 2 Step Basic Move (From 5X Hip Hop Course)
Many more moves below this video
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These beginner hip hop dance moves on this page are easy to learn because they teach you one move at a time - as opposed to long, complicated routines.
This way you can use them individually or combine them with other steps however you feel. We recommend that you first pay attention to the footwork and timing of the step and then add your own styling to it only after. These hip hop dance videos are general hip hop steps that are good for adults and kids. They could be used with popular hip hop music in any situation.
Remember that Hip Hop is all about isolating the different body parts so make sure that you understand what body part moves first and in what sequence. Once you mastered these moves you can also check out other related Hip Hop styles like the free style dance lessons, how to break dance, how to dance to dubstep and popping dance moves.
If you are looking to learn other dance styles check out Online dance lessons.
TIPS: How to dance Hip Hop Better
1. It's all about attitude - Remember that Hip Hop dancing is all about "selling" the performance. Commit to each movement and be confident about everything you do.
2. Learn the basics first - the better your basics are, the better you will be able to execute the more intermediate and advanced Hip Hop moves. So don't jump the gun, instead master the fundamentals.
3. Practice, Practice, Practice - You need to hone down your skills as often as possible. Make sure to practice before every class and at your spare time in between classes. The key is to get the steps into your muscle memory.
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10 Basic Dance Moves Anyone Can Learn
Do you ever watch someone dance and wonder how they come up with moves so easily?
Great dancers often master a specific set of moves that they can fall back on again and again.
Read on for 10 basic dance moves you can learn in minutes and use every time you wanna dance.
P.S. You can learn all of these moves for FREE on STEEZY Studio! No cc required. 😉
1. The Two-Step
When I first started dancing at parties, the Two-Step was the first move that truly came naturally to me.
It really is as simple as stepping from side to side to the beat!
If you're looking for something foolproof that allows you to just groove and enjoy the music...
Boom. Here it is.
2. The Monestary
This move was born in a club called Monestary out in St. Louis!
It’s built on a Two-Step, so if you took that class, you’ve already got a foundation for the footwork.
But rather than bringing your feet together, you’ll tap them to the front with your knee and foot turned inward.
Then, as you tap the feet, you’ll move your arms and shoulders in a circular movement.
3. Booty Pop (Side To Side)
Like the Woah, this sexy move is super TikTok-friendly – but with more feminine energy.
To do a booty pop to the side, you’re gonna bend your knees, put your hands on one knee, and then bring the other leg from bent to straight while turning your knee inward.
If you’re a long-haired baddie, be sure to keep all your hair on one side so it doesn’t flop in your face as you pop!
Read this article on How To Dance Sexy to get more tips on pulling off moves like this one!
4. The Billy Bounce
Surprise – this club-ready move is built on… a bounce!
But what makes it unique is that your knees will come inward on each bounce rather than just up and down.
Once you’ve got the funky lil knee bounce down, you’ll add in an upward kick on each side.
The best thing about this move is that while the footwork takes a few minutes to learn, you don’t necessarily need to add an arm movement to make it look cool.
Just keep your arms front and center.
5. The Woah
Even if you’re not actively involved in the dance community, you’ve probably seen people hitting the Woah – on TikTok, Reels... all over your newsfeed!
Whether you wanna make a viral video of your own, or you’re just looking for a fun, basic dance move to pull out at the clerb, this one is too good not to learn.
Since the locking arm motion is so sharp and pronounced, use the Woah to accent the heaviest bass beats in your favorite songs.
6. The Dougie
Yes, the Dougie is a real dance move!
Like the Two-Step, you’ll be shifting your weight from side to side, but this time, adding some shoulder movements and a lil more attitude.
Try this one out to some songs other than the one that made it famous – you’ll find it works with any hype beat.
7. Scoop Arm Into Hip Sway
Sooo this one is more of combo than a move, but it only takes a few minutes to learn and it works with any fun sassy song…
So it deserves to be here, ok?!
For this move, you’re gonna scoop your arm across your chest, then bring it over your head, and finally point it in front of your chest.
Once you point the arm in front of you, you’ll sway your hips from side to side and groove it out.
8. The Bust Down
The Bust Down was popularized by LA rapper, Blueface, in his 2019 club jam “Thotiana”.
You’re gonna grab your belt, put one arm in the air, and allow your body to dip with the beat.
Note: Licking your eyebrows like Blueface is fun, but not required. 😛
9. The Biz Markie
The Biz Markie is an old school party dance inspired by, you guessed it, rapper Biz Markie!
It rose to popularity in the 90s, when Biz Markie himself began performing it on stage.
As you practice it, remember to allow your shoulders to bounce – the bounce is what gives this move its cool, laidback flavor.
Wanna learn more about classic Hip Hop moves? Read this: How To Dance Hip Hop for Beginners
10. The Humpty
For this bouncy move, you’re gonna circle your hips to one side as your bend your knees.
Then, you’ll jump and cross your legs, allowing your feet to tap the floor briefly before you jump back to your original legs apart position.
Once you’ve got that down, you can complete the move by adding in a windmill motion with your arms.
The leg cross in this move makes it perfect for any Hip Hop song that features a double bass (aka that BOOM BOOM sound that you hear in songs like “Lip Gloss” by Lil Mama)
We hope you enjoyed learning some of our favorite basic dance moves.
Of course, this list is just a start!
In addition to the 10 moves on this list, STEEZY Studio has 100+ other FREE beginner classes where you can learn step-by-step from the world’s best teachers.
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How to learn street dancing without leaving home
February 5, 2017LifeSport 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 his 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 originally 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 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?
- Selecting a specific movement.
- Its breakdown into elementary components.
- Multiple repetition of each of them separately.
- Connecting them in series to the desired movement.
- 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 can be found 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!
Teach me to fly... - Institute?!
Teach me to fly...
A girl who has the whole world at her feet. President's daughter. For her, the singer is ordinary garbage, but for him she became life in one day. What will come out of the communication of a heartthrob and a broken-hearted indifference?
Archie woke me up this morning. My head hurts. After taking a shower, I went downstairs in a big T-shirt. Pancakes were already waiting there. After drinking a pill, having eaten breakfast, I went to get dressed. At 10 am I have to be with my dad. Rrr. And that means. Dress.
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Time only 6. Sitting down at the TV in the living room, I wanted to relax. But fig. Someone rang the doorbell. When I opened the door, I saw a pink hair. Let me explain. I have a twin brother. Mayer Zakhar. Well, or Putin Andrey Vladimirovich. He also changed his name. 10 years ago he expressed his desire to study in Germany. The father was glad and happy, so he calmly sent the seven-year-old boy to the Kudykiny mountains with guards. And at that moment, seven-year-old Dolphin began to take revenge and misbehave.
H. Hi baby, he said.
Ya. Well hello zay - I said and walked away.
Z. Why are you so beautiful? he asked looking at me.
Me. Father wants to talk to me about something - I sighed and fell on the sofa.
Z. Oh, I also see him.
I. Well, cool.
We chatted about everything with him for 2 hours. I told you how difficult it is to live with the Queen of England. All these dresses, banquets, receptions, meetings, dinners, dinners, manners, behavior, just narrow the hell. But at night I ran out of town where they had races or street dances. That's where I went off the rails to the fullest. It was easier for Zakhar. He, as he was from birth, "correct" and remained. All these manners, costumes, and other heresy, for him a thrill. At 8 we went to my father. Oh God, how I am infuriated by the views of the new employees of the Kremlin, who have not yet seen us. Just horror. We walked into daddy's huge office without knocking. He looked up from his papers and offered to sit down. I placed my nut on the leather chair and turned to my dad.
I. We are all aware.
P. Enough to be sarcastic, so... Since you have finished the 11th grade, you will study at the institute. Zakhar naturally goes to the economic one, and Delphine to the actress.
Mentally throwing up my hands to the ceiling, I thanked the Lord for the fact that I'm not going to the economic one.
I. Is that all?
P. Yes, lessons start in a week. Today you both go to the shopping center for things.
I. I will order online. The stores don't have what I want.
P. As you wish.
As a result, having discussed all the details and received a request not to destroy the school, we left the Kremlin. Passing by these strange looks, we got into cars and drove to the shopping center. I went there and bought a pair of shoes and a backpack. After 3 hours I was already at home and made orders from the online store.