MC Hammer did the Hammer Dance in back the early '90s, but the dance lives on. Follow these steps to learn Hammer's moves.
You will need
- Comfortable clothes
- Hammer pants (optional)
Step 1 Play music Play lively dance music to get in the mood for Hammer dancing.
To feel the spirit of the dance, put on baggy, genie-like pants, also known as Hammer pants.
Step 2 Keep legs wide Take a wide stance and wait for a good place in the music to start moving.
Step 3 Bend your knees Bend your knees so you are in a squat with your knees pointed out.
Step 4 Shuffle Shuffle quickly to the right and then quickly back to the left. Repeat as often as you want.
Step 5 Move your arms Stretch your arms out or hold them at your sides, alternately raising and lowering either shoulder as you move from side to side.
Step 6 Add style Jump and cross your feet quickly in the front and then in back to give the dance more visual interest
Step 7 Integrate other moves Integrate other late ’80s and early ’90s dance moves and tear it up at the club.
Did You Know:
MC Hammer was given the name “Hammer” by members of the Oakland A’s baseball team, for whom he worked as a batboy. They thought he looked like baseball great “Hammerin” Hank Aaron.