Tips to Learn Hip Hop Dancing

Posted on April 15, 2016 By

unnamedHip hop dancing has become so popular in the past few years, it is almost impossible to avoid it. From television shows like America’s Best Dance Crew to clubs in any city in America, this art form has become an undeniable part of the culture. Anyone can learn to have a great time with this dance by keeping a few simple tips in mind.

The first thing that someone wants to do when they want to learn hip hop dancing is forget everything they think they know about dance. Someone may be a classically trained ballerina, but if they keep those same principles in mind for hip hop, they will run into trouble. This high energy dancing is a completely unique form and dancers must be open to the new techniques they will learn.

A great way to get started is by turning on the television and flipping to MTV, VH1 or any channel that plays contemporary music videos. Since the music is so popular, it is easy to find examples of hip hop dancing in almost any music video. Watch what the dancers in the videos do and try to imitate them in order to get the body used to the movements that go along with this unique style of dancing.

Of course, in order to be great at dancing, it is necessary to be familiar with hip hop music. Start playing the music around the house or in the car to really get a feel for it. The most important part of this form dancing is finding the beat and listening to the music is a great way to get the beat pounding in the veins.

Hitting the clubs with friends is always more fun for a confident, skilled dancer. The great thing about learning this type of dance is that it is so embedded in contemporary culture. There are great examples all over the place. Pop in a CD or turn on a music video to get on the way to being a master of hip hop dancing.


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