How to Be a Hip-Hop Dancer

Want to be a hip-hop dancer? Why not take lessons from a choreographer to the stars? In this video, Randy R.C. Connor, who has worked with Britney Spears, P. Diddy, Prince, Mary J. Blige, Janet Jackson, and Jay-Z, teaches you how to achieve your dreams.

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Hip-hop choreographer Randy Connor breaks down the dopest dance moves in these Howcast videos so you can bust a groove (and get some instant street cred!). Let Randy teach you how to jerk, pop and lock, dougie, two-step, and walk it out as well as how to do the Cupid Shuffle, stanky leg, Spongebob dance, Cherry Hill, Wu-Tang dance, Halle Berry dance, and much more. He can also teach you how to dance like Usher, Chris Brown, and Britney Spears.

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My name is Randy R.C. Connor, choreographer to the stars. I've worked with Britney Spears, P. Diddy Combs, Prince, Mary J. Blige, Janet Jackson, Jay-Z. We're gonna just break down some moves, that you can use at the club, at the parties, at home, in your bathroom -- just have fun guys, so let's get started. C'mon! How to be a hip hop dancer is basicly is all about determination and drive once again belive in yourself and practice practice practice. Practice at home defintley but try to get into a class because that opens up the possibilities of just being in that environment, if there is no such thing start a class even if it is with two students and you will be surprized with it that so many other people are looking for the same thing and join so start your own class take that step and do what you want to do be diverse even if you want to be a hip hop dancer or take a Salsa class or Regge class or ballet class for strength and learn about differant things and still do hip hop it will only make you stronger. If you are at that point and feel that you are ready you can go out and solisite a dance agent thats the way to break it to the industry now there is a huge market for dancers theres commerical work theres print work videos tours and there are endless possibilities. No matter where you are from you can do it I have had friends that came from Ohio from Kansas and Baltamore and they are touring with Biancee so no matter where you are i have had friends that came from Switzerland from Germany and Italy that went to brodway dance centers and taking classes and the book a job here they book a job there and anyone can do it and you know you can do it no matter what age you are . If its something you want to do by all means do it take the Salsa classes its great live your life live your dreams and enjoy it dance is wonderful out there and a great outlet.

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    Randy R.C. Connor is known as the choreographer-to-the-stars. He got his start with the group rap trio Salt-N-Pepa, which led to his first MTV award nomination in 1994 for Best Choreography for Salt-N-Pepa's "Whatta Man" video featuring En Vogue. He has also worked with Prince, Mary J. Blige, P. Diddy Combs, Jay-Z, Foxy Brown, and others.