Toprock Basics for B-Boying

Learn how to toprock 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!



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, we're getting into toprock basics. Toprock is basically your introduction to your story. You know, you go in and this is how you introduce yourself in the cypher, you know, amongst your peers of dancers and that's it. You just go in, represent, show what you can do, toprock, bam! Before you hit the floor, you have to show everybody what you're about right away. You can't just hesitate, no hesitation. Just go in there and have a good time. Toprock basics, you can do your Indian step, side step, that's basically what your doing on top, before you hit the floor. You know it's just showing your rhythm, your dance, before you get down. You know what I'm saying? It's, as far as breaking. So, now we're gonna do some basic toprock steps in the next few videos.


  • 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.