Hip hop dance is one of my personal faves when it comes to dance types. I grew up with 90’s hip hop (which is the best, btw) so it definitely has a warm place in my heart. Whether you’re old school, new school, flirty or a Cabbage Patch fanatic, we’ve got moves to start you on your hip hop dance journey!
Hip Hop Dance For AllDancing hip hop is for everybody. It does not discriminate against age, body type or race, it welcomes each and everyone to try out it’s awesomeness. I fell in love with hip hop dance when I heard Snoop Dogg’s Lodi Dodi. It was so dope and that hook was so catchy. I was floored because the beat was so smooth, the flow was incredible and Nanci Fletcher’s voice was mesmerizing. Obviously, I had that song stuck in my head for days and I still know all the words and can dance to it in my sleep. Hip hop music and dance isn’t just one kind of beat or move either, there are so many layers to it and that’s what I love most. You can be gangster, you can be fierce and flirty and you can add your own flavor to all those hip hop dance moves.
Hip hop dance is all about your attitude so whatever move you’re working with, own it! I feel lucky that I can dance to different hip hop workouts anytime I want because we’ve got Ashley’s Old School Hip Hop and Nicole’s Flirty Hip Hop on our platform. These ladies bring the heat and the ‘tude every time I workout with them. Whether you want to learn a more classic or a more femme fatale type of hip hop, we’ve got the moves right here! I’ll share my fave classic and fave flirty hip hop move with you. I really love the Running Man, because it’s a timeless move and it works out your legs and arms. As for flirty, my fave would have to be the Knock On The Door because it works with all kinds of beat and it’s super cute. Babe, you’re in for a treat because you’ll learn from Los Angeles’ bests: Ashley & Nicole.What’s your favorite hip hop move? Let me know in the comments below or show it off on Instagram with #hipshaker so I can give you a fist bump 👊🏼
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1. Tootsee RollLet me see that Tootsee Roll! This is a great move to start with because you can loosen up those hips, legs and arms with one single move. You’re essentially making a figure eight motion with your limbs. I’d start with one arm and then both arms together. Then bring your knees in together and bring them out. Repeat. You’ve got that Tootsee Roll down babe!
2. Knock On The DoorHello, neighbor. Don’t mind me, just dancing. Make a knocking motion with one arm. Then turn your fist towards you and sway the opposite hip towards that door. Oh heeeey, femme hip hop dance in the house! This move is so fun and you can do variations like one knock or even three. Show me what you’ve got✊🏻
3. Two StepA step touch never hurt anyone, it just made them cooler. The main move here is the step touch— step right foot to the right and touch your right heel with your left heel. This is the foundation of any hip hop dance because you can slow it down, make it faster and do anything with your arms that makes you feel good!
4. Shoulder RollsRoll your shoulders and groove to the music babe. Add a little knee lift each time you roll your shoulders forward and really channel your inner Janet Jackson. This is another move that you can add variety too with either rolling your shoulder just once or twice and adding levels to how hard your roll your shoulders to how low you can go while doing shoulder rolls.
5. The Cabbage PatchYes you read that right, we’re bringing the Cabbage Patch back and making it a little sexier. Did you know you can actually activate your core while doing this move? Squeeze that belly tight and circle those hips with those arms babe and feel the burn 😉 You can’t go wrong with another classes hip hop gem.
Beginner Hip Hop DanceIf you’re a beginner and new to hip hop, we recommend trying out these 2 hip hop videos .
Old School Hip Hop with Ashley
Flirty Hip Hop with Nicole
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