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hi and welcome to another tutorial my
name is Monika Matys and today I’ll teach you three basic hip hop moves. This
video is a part of the hip hop dance series so if you like to see more videos
just like this one please give this video a thumbs up and subscribe. At the
end of this video I’ll show you how to combine the moves in a little mini
routine so you know how to transition between them. Let me show you the moves
with the music first and then I’m gonna break them down. Ok guys first move
we’re going to lift each knee two times so I want you to start with the knees
slightly bent shift the weight onto your left leg right knee will go up two times
up down up then we’re going to shift weight onto the right foot left is free
to move we’re going to lift it twice up down let’s try to do it for the full
eight count starting with right knee five six seven here we go one two three
four right knee five six seven eight remember you don’t have straight legs
you’re not standing on the straight leg is going to be hard to balance like you
just saw, knees are slightly bent and then you can stay on the same level up
we’re going to add a knee bend so we’re going to be dropping the body every
single time the foot goes up so we have a little bounce with it so if we are
lifting right foot you’re going to bend the standing knee either standing like
so left knee will go forward two times you see how I just brought my body down
on the same exact beat at the very same same time as you’re lifting right foot
let’s try it again five six seven eight one two then shift weight onto your
right leg left is free to move we’re going to be bending right knee left knee
will be coming up two times up down up notice what happens after I
lift their knee and bend the right knee I reset so I come back to straight
position straight legs and I do it again on the same side okay let’s try it from
the right side 1 2 switch 1 2 switch 1 so I’m counting the knees up 1 2 and
again 1 2 1 2 1 2 and 1 so all right let me face you will try it again, same
tempo nice and slow 5 6 7 here we go 1 2 1 2 1 2 1 2
notice that I’m not lifting the knee all the way up it’s not 90 degree angle the
knee just goes up a little bit, the foot stays fairly near to the floor just
because we’ll be doing this much faster and you won’t be able to do huge moves
and keep the rhythm at the same time ok so this motion we’ll add the arms every
single time the knee comes up both arms will be straightening down so your
starting position will be arms bent elbows loosely by your sides and give me
loose fists and then every time you lift the leg we’re going to do the opposite
action of the arms so it’s going to look something like this
slow 1 2 and then other side same arms 1 2 1 2 1 so let me show you sideways 5 6
7 slow 1 2 1 2 1 2 1 2 and now we have to connect it with our knee bent with our
bounce so it’s three different things at the same time let’s try very very slowly
5 6 7 here we go 1 2 1 two one two and one two. To make this
movement look a little bit better and I want you to bend the or round up the
torso a little bit so we shouldn’t be very straight up so round up the
shoulders very relaxed the upper body is loose, you can even lean forward a little
bit if you want this will look better than this even if you’re doing
everything correctly but your torso is super stiff well this is not the look
we’re going for so give me a little slouch and this
makes the movement look so much better five six seven eight we have one two
three four five six seven eight all right moving on to the next one. In
this next movement we’re going to be shifting on the heels and the toes so
we’re going to first get the feet in in this position facing straight and then
as you’re turning the body to the right you’re going to end up with right foot
being on the heel left foot being on the toes come back keep the movement very
very small it’s a little bit of balancing involved so be patient with it
again five six seven we’re gonna go one two three four and then rest let try the
same thing on the other side so now we’re going to switch everything. Before
it was right heel when we’re turning to the right so now since we’re turning to
the left the foot will get onto the left heel and right toes. One foot is always
on the top one foot is always on the heel so this will help you remember the
movement let’s try it with the turn to the left left foot will be on the heel
right foot will be on the toe and you want to try and do it at the same time
don’t do what I just did not this but boom one motion add a little bit of
energy turn the body to face the corner Let’s try it.
again side middle, side middle, side middle and turn middle. what else you have to
remember here is that you don’t to lift the heel and the toe really far it’s not
about how high you can get them off the floor it’s actually the smaller the
lift the better as long as it’s visible a little bit
we’re going to now try and mix the sides to keep it a little bit easier we’ll
stick to two repetitions on each side so starting to the right we have one two
then we’re going to switch to the other side. and again one two and
switch one two notice that every single time afterwards you want to come back to
the middle position and try to keep the feet close to each other don’t let them
separate too much because it will be harder to pivot we’re not going to add
anything of the torso and the arms the torso will twist naturally because this
is where your feet are taking it so we’re not going to do anything extra
there and for the arms maybe just keep them slightly bent by your sides just to
you know make them look a little bit better
just to have more balance 5 6 7 8 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 ok moving on for this next
movement we’re going to jump a little bit to the back so right foot you’re
going to take it back put the weight onto the right foot left toes will pop
off the floor then you’re going to shift weight onto the left foot again and
bounce back one more time so we’re going to start with right foot going to the
back we shift weight lifting the front toes come back and do that again I’ll
show you from the side if we got rid of the jump right it’s just going to be
steps and shifting weight so you can start off right here: step lift the front
toes of the left foot put the toes down lift the right heel and then come back
into the same position, feet together at the end I’ll
do it again five six seven here we go back front back together once you have
that we’ll switch sides so left foot we’re going to step back right toes will
come off the floor back front back together that’s right on the same side
left foot back one two three together now adding the jump we’ll go back to the
right foot we’re gonna go back front back switch and then same thing with the
left foot back front back switch five six seven slow back front back switch
back front back switch back front back switch back front back switch the rhythm
I want you to try the movement with is this one and two together three four
five and six together seven eight so we’re going faster in the beginning and
then we pause in the middle for two beats Let’s try it: five six seven eight one and two
together three four five and six seven eight just so we’re not standing there
still we’re going to do a little bounce in the middle between the sides five six
seven eight one and two three four five and six seven eight again one and two
three four five and six seven eight. Let me put the moves together in a small
routine so you can follow along and you can do some transitions five six seven
eight one two three four five six seven eight
back front back bounce bounce back front back
bounce bounce on the bouncing part of course you’re bending the knees, you can
give me something with the arms whatever you want it can be a bend, it can be
cross open, it can be a roll anything you’re feeling, your own arm one two
three four five six seven eight one and two bounce three four five and six seven
eight six seven one two three four five six seven eight one and two three four
five and six seven eight. All right you guys that is it for today thank you so
much for watching and I’ll see you in the next one bye

Reynold King

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