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Hip Hop is and always has been a very popular form of dance. It requires a lot of stamina, energy, training, and power to perform these dance moves, but the payoff is excellent for your portfolio, physical health, and it is just plain fun!
We will run through a few of the many options you have for Hip Hop dance moves, but before we do, we should point out that being in good physical shape is very important when performing these dance moves.
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Now let’s run through how to perform four of the best Hip Hop dance moves for staying in shape!
The Harlem Shake
The Harlem Shake has been around since the 80’s and it is still one of the most popular Hip Hop dance moves. It was based on a dance called Eskista, from East Africa. A lot of dancers call it “the drunken dance”.
The Harlem Shake has no formal moves. It is done by the dancer creatively convulsing the body. This makes it possible for every dancer to have their own flair and style while performing this dance move.
Check out the video for further instructions on performing the Harlem Shake:
The Running Man
This is one of the most popular Hip Hop dance moves ever and it is always a lot of fun.
- Start with your feet together and your arms hanging at your sides. Your starting position is from your side.
- Lift your left leg up high. You will bend your left knee forming a 90-degree angle. While you are doing this, bend your arms and lift them as if you are actually going to run. Close your fists.
- Push down and back with your left leg and lift your right leg following the same motions you did with the left. Bend your right knee at a 90-degree angle.
- Push down your hands at the same time, relaxing them slightly but keeping a fist.
- Repeat this 2-3 times. It will take a little practice, but you will master it in no time.
Here’s a video showing you how to perform the Running Man:
When a Hip Hop dancer is “Floating” they are creating the illusion that they are dancing in the air. The three main moves are:
- The Float
- The Glide
These are very basic moves that dancers are taught early on in their training.
Check out the video below to learn how to float, glide and slide:
The entire purpose is to make it appear that there is no friction between the floor and the dancer’s shoes.
The robot is wildly popular and easy enough for beginners. However, you will see seasoned hip hop dancers adding the robot to their dances. It is fun and great practice.
The robot is basically doing anything you would normally do, but in the motion as a robot would do it. It is a series of freeze, turns, and dime stops. You simply stand in a defined straight way and steps, turns, and movements are done with bending only the joints as much as possible.
It does not even have to be done in sync with the music. The robot is a dance that fits in with any hip hop program.
Watch the video below for a demonstration of the robot: