How to Do the Smurf Hip-Hop Dance

Learn how to do the Smurf from professional dancer Charlene "Chi-Chi" Smith in this Howcast dance video.

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We are bringing you the Smurf, today. Not the la-la-la-la-la-la, la-la-la-la-la. Not that Smurf. Dance move the Smurf. We don't see it too often, but it has a very familiar groove. Groove, you say? Is that what I said? Groove? This is part of our groove series. Up, down, bounce, and drop. We are doing the Smurf with the down groove, because you can always change any dance you want to a different groove. We're going to do it down. Let's relax our knees. We're going to start our knees bent about shoulder width apart. Wherever you're comfortable. If you're too close it's a little hard to move that way. You're going to bounce, accenting down. You're going to go down, down, down, down, down, down, down, down. This is the essence of any down groove, no matter where it goes. No matter where it moves. Hey, I'm going to be a rapper when I grow up, down, down, down, down. Now, Smurf uses arms. You can do anything you want with any down groove. Smurf has arms. We want to use them kind of like we're swimming. Side-to-side, though. You'll go left and right more than forward. Starting with the right arm, down, down, down, down, twist the arms. Down, down, down, you'll keep connecting all the moves. So it's one nice groove. Ha, down, down, down. Kool Moe D does this dance. He goes, 'I used to live downtown, one twenty ninth street,' ha. Let's try it with some music, DJ. There you have it, y'all. Hit the Smurf. Hit the Smurf.

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  • Charlene "Chi-Chi" Smith

    Charlene “Chi-Chi” Smith has been soaring in the entertainment industry since 2005, just months after graduating from Rutgers University. She has performed alongside Diddy, LL Cool J, Salt-N-Pepa, Snoop Dogg, Mary J. Blige and Shakira (as her Dance Captain for 1 ½ years). Chi-Chi is grateful for her global travels thus far and her extensive television/commercial experience. She enjoys teaching hip-hop to adults and children of all ages throughout the tri-state area, Canada, Mexico and the Dominican Republic.