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Five(ish) Minute Dance Lesson – African Dance: Lesson 3: Dancing on the Clock


[MUSIC PLAYING] Hi. My name is Rujeko Dumbutshena. I am from Zimbabwe,
which is in Africa. And this is– Farai Malianga. I’m also from Zimbabwe,
which is in Africa. And we have our students here
that will be learning with you. Here we go. The idea here is teaching
you some African dance steps. Except we’re going to
have the idea of a clock. We all need to learn
how to use the clock. And numbers and counting
our importance in dance. Direction is important in dance,
and so all of those things we’ll learn today. Here we go. So 12 and we’re
going to go using our right foot to step to 12 and
back, 12 and back, 12 and back, 12. We’re going to do 3 with our
right and back, 3 and back, 3 and back, 3. 6, 6 with our right, 6 back,
6 and back, 6 and back, 6. Now we’re going to
switch to our left. Start our bounce. Left to 12:00, left to 12, left
to 12, left to 12, left to 12. Left to 9, left
the 9, 9:00, 9:00. Left to 6, 6:00,
6:00, 6:00 6:00. Now we’re going to
get more complex. Here we go. We’re going to go right to 12. We’re going to go left to 6. 5, 6, 7, 8. Right to 12 and left
to 6 and right to 12. Step and left to 6. Step and right to 12. Step and left to 6. And right to 12. And left to 6. Now double time. 1, 2– so we’re going
to go 12 and 6, 12. 12, 6, 12, 6. 12, 6, 12. Do we do double time? That’s not double time. Forget the double time part. Here we go, 12 and 6. 12, 6, 12, 6, 12, 6, 12, 6. Now we’re going to go 3 and 9. 3 and then 9 step. 3 step, 9 step, 3 step, 9 step. Here we go. 3 step, 9 step. Now we can do this double time. Are you ready? 3, not double time. Now with our arms
like you’re flying, out, in, out, in, out, in, out,
in, out, in, out, in, out, in, out, in, out, in,
out, in, perfect. Now we’re going to do– we’re going to do right
to 6 and left to 6. This is a classic
African dance step. Here we go. Now your arms are going to go
up, down, up, down, up, down, up, down, up, down. Here we go double. Going back to 6 and 12– 3 and 6. Going back to 3 and 6. Here we go. 5, 6, 7, and 3. Good. Perfect. Nice. Perfect. One more step. Now we are going to use
our right foot to mark all the time around this way. So we’re pivoting is what we’re
doing, going in the circle. So you want to go 12, 1, 2, 3,
4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12. Can we do it? Here we go. 5, 6– 5, 6, 7, and 12, 1, 2,
3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12. Double time. 12, 1, 2, 3. 5, 6, 7, and 1, 2, 3, 4,
5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12. Again. And 12, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5,
6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11 12. This time we need a
little bit of a shoulder shake as we’re going around. So one more time. Here we go. Maybe with a serious face,
a frown on your face. Yes, here we go. And we go 12, 1, 2, 3, 4,
5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, yeah! Now we need to do a
little bit of bouncing. Jump, jump. So we’re going to go jumping to
12 and back, 12 and back and 12 and back, 12 and
back, 12 and back, 12. To the 3:00. 3 and back, 3 and
back, 3 and back, 3. 9:00. 9 and back, 9 and
back, 9 and back, 9. 6:00. And 6 and back, 6 and back,
6 and back, 6 and back. Good. How are you feeling? Tired. Tired already? Are you guys tired? No. African dance is good for
fitness, keeps you healthy while you’re having fun. Here we go. So now hips. Hips are very important
in Africa dance. So we’re going to get it
into African dance position. Now we’re going to use our hips. Get in African
dance position, drop your pelvis, hands on hips. Give me some attitude. We’re going to go 3 and 6. Here we go 3 and 6. [LAUGHTER] Give me some attitude. We’re going to go 3 and 9, 3 and
9, 3 and 9, 3 and 9, 3 and 9. We’re going to go
double time this time. And go and 3, 9, 3, 9, 3,
9, 3, 9, 3, 9, 3, 9, 3. Double double time! 3, 9, 3, 9, 3, 9, 3, 9, 3, 9,
3, 9, 3, 9, 3, 9, 3, 9, 3, 9, 3, 9, 3, 9, 3, 9. [LAUGHTER]

Reynold King

100 Replies to “Five(ish) Minute Dance Lesson – African Dance: Lesson 3: Dancing on the Clock”

  1. You’re indeed a good teacher
    U make it easier for one like me who doesn’t know how to dance at all

  2. Brilliant teacher!!.. Let us try hold onto our culture before this too is taken away from us…like braids and many other things

  3. I loved this❤ I wish it was a full dance at the end with all of the moves we just learned incorporated in!! Though I was breathing hard and my legs were burning I definitely wasnt ready for the vid to be over!!😂👏🏾👏🏾👏🏾

  4. You are so beautiful and your energy is very enthusiastic. 😘🙋 And the guys very cute, specially when they try to move their hips. 😙

  5. OMG! she is sooooo cute and beautiful ! and what a good teacher..every day I watch and dance with her..I so love African people and all black people..they are very beautiful/ handsome, sexy, cute and in my opinion they do everything best (dance, sports, sing)..I wish I was one of them 🙁 my english no goog,sorry..if am wrong forgive me..

  6. Trey parker matt stone we have all your credit card records so dont play coy i need money today. Esp matt stone the wagon wheel baby snatcher w no honor to preserve. Who is policing stalkers and scammers

  7. Oh my goodness I absolutely love her. 1st time I seen this. Her energy and ability to laugh at herself is awe inspiring

  8. I love this video and I am a 67 year old white woman! This got me moving parts that haven't moved in a long time! Nice fun video and gives a great cardio workout as well! Thanks!

  9. Parfaitement mis en œuvre par le professeur. Vous pouvez sentir la joie de danser et de faire de la musique avec toute l'équipe. Merci.

  10. Rujeko you are a marvelous teacher!! This is the first time I am seeing this video. WONDERFUL!!! Thank you so very much for sharing. Be Blessed.

  11. AAww I felt so bad for the sweetie in the right shirt lol hopefully he can learn to relax once he knows the choreography so that it doesnt look like he's excersizing 😁

  12. He gotta push his bottom out more lol but ya ima be using this for excersize too lol plus I LOVE this video! Ty so much for sharing.

  13. Very energetic tutor. Re. "African Dance" where exactly is this from? There are so many distinct dances with names, in Africa, that have no ressemblance to these moves.

  14. LOL it's rough. When "we're gonna get more complex" simply means stepping using both legs. I never figured life could be so hard for some.

  15. Humans are definitely HATERS. Really don't know why some haters choose to hate this video. Perhaps jealous 😏. BTW you shouldn't hit dislike on a culture video. I'm black but I wouldn't hit dislike button on any type of culture dance. That's their culture and I have no right to say oh I hate your type of dance. Please educate yourselves.

  16. I love this but to be honest… African dance is about feeling the beat & following the drums. this is too choreographed and westernised

  17. #1what did I just watch?
    #2 my four-year-old keeps saying look look look at the guy in the white shirt
    #3 8:31 Toddler dance

  18. True in they minded most on time during harvest and other domestic duties ahead for the whole day to complete before going to rest. This culminated for them to dance that way to show the shadow direction during the day to know exactly the time for him/her change different duty.

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