The Windmill is the move most people think of when they contemplate break dancing. The famous move consists of balancing on your hands, head, and chest while spining your legs around and around in a circular motion.
FLoorwork is half of the equation for really impressive break dancing. While your floorwork itself might be wicked cool, it's going to look unrehearsed and sloppy if you can't transition smoothly from dancing standing up to the floor.
Learn how to do the basic steps for break dancing. We start with showing you the float, glide, and slide technique.
Whether you like the name "worm" or "dolphin", the moves the same— a cool and trendy breakdance-style dance move where you lay on the ground and act like a slippery worm (or dolphin). This dance tutorial covers the "froward worm" move, with David Norseworthy from the Fresh Dance Workshop.
Looking for a show stopping powermove? Check out this video to learn the windmill. The windmill is a great breakdance move that will leave everyone in the audience speechless. If you need to learn the hang glide freeze, hop over to this video.
The Hang Glide Freeze is an important move for any B-boy or girl to learn because it develops the strength needed for more advanced freezes, and often is used to transition into power moves. Watch this video to learn how to pull it off.
Step 1: from the original six step position, kick your left leg to the right side as if you were going to 3step.
In this clip, learn how to do an awesome set of breakdancing moves that will get everyone on their feet and clapping. This tutorial from the Breakdancing Ninja will walk you through handstands, step by step. First, you will start out with regular handstands and move on to the more difficult one-armed style. So, if you are ready to dance, check out this clip and start breaking!
A tutorial on how to do the airflare breakdance move.
Here is a video of basic glowchuck movements. This is a liquid dance prop dance instructional. Using glowsticks in liquid dance is integral especially for electronic parties and rave nights. It adds a textural element to dancing in crowds.
The coffee grinder, aka the helicopter, is a tough breakdance move to master. If you're determined to beef up your coffee grinder skills, follow this breakdancing tutorial to learn the move properly. This should be the first move you learn.
The knee float is one of the coolest ways to get up off the ground of the many ways conceived by breakdancers and martial artists around the world. This video will show you how to do one, breaking it down so that you can learn each step individually. With practice, you can make this move look sick.
This is a video guide on how to do windmills in break dance. He's doing a counter-clockwise version. This is very difficult and involves balancing on your hand while twirling around. You must support your whole body weight with one arm. It is good to practice this breakdancing move on carpet so you don't smash your face up.
A tutorial on some fundamental, basic breakdancing moves.
Isolations are basically isolating single body parts - the hands, one leg, even one knee - to perform a dance move focused on that one body part. This means you can perform an isolation by popping your knee or gliding your arm up and down, for example.
Get an introduction to freestyle hip hop dance moves with expert dancing tips from a professional dancer in this free online hip hop instruction video clip. Dance hip hop freestyle - Part 1 of 24.
Check out this totally slick tutorial where the Breakdancing Ninja shows you the drills and strength excercises you need to do Breakdancing/Gymnastic Flares. Flares are essential to any good breaking routine. In this clip you will learn how to get started with the right workout so that your body is strong enough to handle the flares. Follow along and pretty soon you will be getting a standing ovation anytime you step it up!
Here's an approach to different concepts within liquid through one of the foundational concepts- the handflow. You can use the handflow as a gateway of learning many other liquid dance concepts. Note: Be sure to click on Chapter 2 (A continuation of using the handflow as a gateway to several liquid concepts) and Chapter 3 (Another section of exploring several liquid concepts through the handflow) to watch the full liquid dance tutorial.
This tutorial video is specifically designed to teach the hugely popular Euro dance, "Jumpstyle" to beginners who have little or no experience. It is recommended to wear shoes while you Jumpstyle and to stretch beforehand. Jumpstyle revolves around the music... You are supposed to jump with every step you take, as well as jump to the beat of the music.
Footwork, both standing up and on the ground, is the bread and butter of your breakdancing routine. And you can always tell the difference between a breakdancing pro and a beginner/sloppy breakdancer by how smoothly he transitions between movements.
This video will teach you how to breakdance with some basic breakdancing footwork and footwork combos and tricks.
Breakdance, or breaking is a street dance style that evolved as part of the hip hop movement in Manhattan and the South Bronx of New York City during the early 1970s. In this breakdancing tutorial, you will learn how to do the "swipe" move. You have to practice these a lot in order to get good at this move. Watch this how to video and you will be breaking the swipe in no time.
Learn to chest pop with ease. Basic Chest Popping: To pop your chest, breathe and fill your lungs and rib cage with air while moving your hand up. This is a signature move of most popping legends. Popping involves sudden movement and stop famous in B Boy dancing.
In this video you'll find demonstrations for toprock variations in breakdancing. Learn the steps, the style, and the moves that'll get you up on your feet and dancing like a pro in no time. Must by DJ Mar and DJ Pablo respectively.
The knee float is one of the most recognizable moves in both breakdancing and popping, and might be the slickest way to get up off your stomach ever conceived in dance or martial arts. It's hard to pull off smoothly, but this video will show you how to do a perfectly smooth knee float, and breaks it down real slow so anyone can learn it.
Bboy shows you how to do the three step. With easy to follow instructions, he breaks down every step so you can see the movements and technique required to pull off each move, and it's repetitive enough that anyone can learn these moves easily.
Learn break dancing warm up techniques with expert freestyle hip hop dance tips and techniques from a break dancing b-boy professional in this free instructional dancing online video clip. Prepare to breakdance with exercises - Part 1 of 12.
Need some improvement for your breakdance moves, specifically your headspins? Then this guide will show you some great practice routines to beef up your headspinning. These drills should be done whenever you practicing. So should the neck stretches!
Break dancers require upper body stretching to stay safe; learn break dancing for the clubs in this free video on break dancing moves for beginners. Stretch for breakdancing - Part 1 of 18.
A breakdance tutorial on how to do a windmill
This video by StenLTran92 shows how to accomplish the break-dance moves "Windmill" and "Standing Mill." The video begins by first displaying the move in it's entirety. Then, the instructor takes us through the step by step of performing the break-dance move. The moves are all broken down into various kicks, drops, and facings that are to be followed if the move is to be done correctly. After the first lesson, the instructor moves on to how to accomplish a variation on the "Windmill" move. Bot...
In this dance tutorial, if you're interested in doing some break dance moves, this should help.
If you want to learn how to Jerk or Reject dance first you have to skip backwards with your feet! Your first move will be to start off by jumping forward with your right foot and then come back with your right foot in the air. Next jump forward with your left leg and bend up your right leg. Then put your right leg down and your left leg up. Now repeat this same step over but with your other side. This is the simple easy jerk! Another way is to put your right leg up bent to the side and bring ...
Liquid dance is a gestural, interpretive dance form that involves fluid like movements. Usually the hands and arms are the primary focus of liquid dance. Liquid dance is commonly associated with rave culture. Watch this dance tutorial to learn how to do the liquid dance move: the Splits Breakdown.
This video teaches you how to do the popular dance, "the jerk". First, you step on your left foot with your right foot up behind you then you jump and land on your right foot with your left foot up behind you. Then you jump on your left foot, jump on your right foot and jump up on your left foot. Then you jump on your right foot, jump on your left and land on your right foot. It's like a square. Then the creator of the video shows all of the steps in fast forward. Also there is a montage of p...
These are the basic steps for doing the 1990 Breakdance move. Part 1 of 2 - How to Do the 1990 move in Breakdancing.
Want to learn how to do a knee spin? BBoy Snoop shows you. It's easy. Wear knee pads, it saves you from miserable injury. The circles on a knee are pretty simple, but look good.
This B-boy breaks down the top 6 moves of break. Breakdancing is a hip floor focused dance that involves lots of gymnastics, acrobatics and core strength. He shows you different moves like the swipe, falre, and basic windmill technique.
Liquid Pop Collective put this video out a few years ago; it is quite effective in breaking the style down into it's "learn-able" pieces. This video breaks down the popping techniques used in Liquid dancing.
In the field of break dancing, there is either win or lose, no try. That's because the superior upper body strength and advanced hand-eye-leg coordination required by the dance style are extremely demanding, leaving only a select few who work hard and get really good.