How to Do a Turtle Freeze B-Boy Dance Move

Learn how to do the b-boy dance move known as the turtle 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, so let's try something easier. Turtle freezes, alright? And I'm sure your wrist is hurting from doing all those freezes. Baby freeze, reverse baby. Now let's use both of our hands, alright? We're gonna do the same concept, but we're gonna, instead of just using one of our arms, we're gonna use both arms, alright? So each arm goes to each side, alright? You wanna dig that elbow deep, alright? That's where your bounce is gonna be, alright? So first, we want knees open like this. Put our elbows in our stomach, lean down, put both hands down. Alright, your hands are gonna be like this...open, alright? Um, you could do it like this, but this is the way I do it, alright? So here and here. Use your fingers, hold the floor, alright? So, you're gonna look like this, alright, bam. Now one by one, you lift up one leg to build up some strength. Lift up the other leg, you know. And then when you're ready, you life up both legs, alright? You bring 'em in, you bring your knees towards your arms. And then you can hold it straight. Straight, bent, one leg straight, whatever. You know, play with it. But that's your basic turtle freeze.

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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.