How to Do a Float B-Boy Dance Move

Learn how to do bboy floats in this Howcast breakdancing tutorial with choreographer Victor "Kid Glyde" Alicea.

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.

Floats! Time to learn some floats, hope you’re ready. Check it out. Just like we did the Turtle Freeze, we’re going to start moving with it. Before we start doing a complete float, I’m going to just work on some strengthening exercises. This is a core based move, so if you have a strong core you’ll be able to do it. Right here, okay. So we’ll start with the feet on the floor, right. You’re going to go here, alright, switch, now my elbows are going into my stomach, alright, switch. Here we go, switch. Now you know you start lifting one leg, one at a time and then you lift both legs, alright. So we’re going to do that. Up here, now both my legs up, okay. That’s float, alright. Now once you get that good, you want to start going round in a circle. So what you are doing is, you’re shifting you’re weight, alright. You want to like, kind of like shift your weight into the move. So you don’t fall the other way, you can add like a little hop. So when you switch you hop to the side, bam! Hop to the other side, bam! It takes a lot of times to do. You have to keep doing it over and over and over and over again. Repetition is key.
So lets do them both, so I’m going to hop on one side, hop to the other side, alright. So, hop, hop, hop, hop, hop hop. So, you also what you add to it, your knee kind of, goes to go to your head. So you just move your head. So this is how you want to go, when you’re going left, when you’re on your right, like this. Left, right, so you’re moving like this. You want to shift your weight, because once you go on your left you want to shift your weight kind of to the left, and then to the right, to the left, to the right, so you stay balanced. Boom, boom, boom, boom, boom! Alright, lets do it again. So here. After a while you get pains here and there in your stomach, once you keep doing it, your body gets used to it, you’ll adapt to it, alright. So don’t be like, this is not natural. Just keep doing it, trust me you’ll get stronger, alright.