How to Do a Chair Freeze B-Boy Dance Move

Learn how to do the b-boy dance move known as the chair freeze in this Howcast breakdancing tutorial with choreographer Victor "Kid Glyde" Alicea.

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Wish you could do a helicopter, the James Brown 3-Step, or the worm? NYC b-boy Victor "Kid Glyde" Alicea teaches you those moves and many more in these videos, including how to do a top rock, reverse helicopter, side step, 60step, baby swipes, freezes, hand glide, cali whip, windmill, headspin, and flare. He also tells you how to organize a bboy battle -- and how to win it!

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Whassup, everybody. My name is Kid Glyde. I'm the leader of the Dynamic Rockers, pretty famous B-Boy. I travel around the world, I organize events. I've been dancing for 15 years. So I think I'm pretty credible to teach you. Be positive, be strong, let's do it. Alright now we are going to move on to our chair freeze, as we go on these freezes are going to get more and more difficult, okay. Chair, derives from the baby, but what you're going to do is, you're going to twist your body, right. And you're gonna be in a really weird position, probably a position you have never ever been in before. Alright so now, now that you're in your baby, you're familiar with the baby, I'm sure you've been practicing it. Alright so you're here, now what you're going to do is, remember your elbows in your stomach, you're going to pick up your waist, and now you're going to put your elbow into your back, like that, alright. So while I'm in the position, right, I'm gonna shift, my legs are going to turn, switch, right. Kind of like I'm going into the reverse baby, and at the same time I'm going to shift from my stomach to my back, the left side of my back and my left leg crosses over to my right knee and that switch right there.

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  • Victor Alicea

    Victor Alicea aka KID GLYDE first learned the art of breaking from his father, B-Boy legend Glyde of the Dynamic Rockers as well as the equally legendary B-Boy Kid Freeze. He is also influenced by K’Mel, B-Boy Ivan, Storm, and his crew, The Dynamic Rockers. He has taken titles at major battles including Universal Zulu Nation B-Boy/B-Girl Throwdown, the Rock Steady Crew Anniversary Against the Grain Concrete B-Boy/B-Girl Battles, and he won the Euro Battle 2009 with his crew. KID GLYDE has received endorsements with brands such as Panic and Sneak Tip and has appeared in “Step Up 2, “Ste up Up 3”, “Bumper”, “Pressure”, and the B-Boy documentary, “All Out War.” Additionally, KID GLYDE frequently organizes B-Boy/B-Girl battles in NYC.