How to Do a Flare B-Boy Dance Move

Learn how to do the b-boy dance move the flare 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.

Now it’s time for the flare. It’s not an easy move. Let’s go, we need to practice this. This takes time. It took me a few months to get this. First move I’m going to show you is the helicopters; we fuse into each other, right, which kinda works on the whip for the flare. Just gets you ready for it, right. It doesn’t look like a flare but it gets you ready for it. Your right leg is going, well this is just the way I go at it, I use my left hand so, everything is to my left, even though I’m a righty. My right leg’s going to go to the left, alright. My left leg’s going to do a reverse helicopter, right. So, it’s going to look like this. One, two, like that. So, one, two, one, two, alright. So that’s how you do it. That’s just a regular whip. You keep doing that you’ll learn how to go around your body, use the whip, alright. Once you practice that enough we’re going to go right into the regular flare. Alright, once again I use my left hand. Put my left hand down, alright, in the middle of the both my legs that are bent, alright. I’m centered. like playing football so that my hand go down to the left with my left hand. So my left leg’s going to kick around, bang, like that, as soon as that happens my right leg’s going in the air. My right leg goes up my left leg goes even higher, alright. Whap and then this leg’s going to keep going here, alright. so, now I’m being in the air, alright, so it’s kind of hard to explain while I’m in the air. So, the first part looks like this, ok. See how I put my right hand down right away, you have to be faster than your hands, alright. Left, right, left, right. You have to be fast because your legs their going fast. So, as soon as you left leg goes up, your right leg that’s up already goes back and at the same time your left leg goes around again to start over the whole motion. Going up, my leg up, my left leg up, right leg back, left leg goes under, right leg goes up, left leg goes back up. So, I’m going to show you how to do it. Alright, so how each leg follows and my hands are right away they’re ready bam, bam, bam. Let’s do it again. And that’s the flare so keep practicing. It’s going to take a while but be determined and you can get it, the flare.