How to Do a Side Glide B-Boy Dance Move

Learn how to do the b-boy power move called the side glide 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.

So now, let’s work on the side glide, alright? The side glide is an upgraded version of the hand glide, alright? A lot of the moves get upgraded because people battle each other. You know, my father invented the glide and for somebody to beat him, who actually called himself glide master, he came with the side glide, and then, you know, my dad would come up with the reverse hand glide and then, he came with the fist glide, and they just kept battling. You know what I’m saying? Every week there’s a different battle, and that’s what, you know, competition does — it makes you better. So, let’s go into the hand glide position, alright? Once you get into the hand glide position you’re gonna switch your legs, alright? And you’re gonna be more on the side. So, you’re here, and you’re gonna switch your legs, here, alright? It’s a little bit harder, okay? Definitely harder. So now, instead of whipping over here, you’re gonna whip down here. Side glide. But, you can do it, it’s harder that way, but if you do it from midspin, you just switch your legs, alright? So, here we go. Regular glide, slide glide. That’s the slide glide.