How to Do the Dougie

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


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Wish you were more confident on the dance floor? Before you hit the next club, check out these hip-hop dance lessons led by Charlene "Chi Chi" Smith. She'll have you doing the Robocop, Smurf, Running Man, Roger Rabbit, Humpty Dance, Waka Waka, Dougie, Cat Daddy, Cupid Shuffle, Wobble Dance and many other moves in no time at all.



Teach me how to Dougie. Teach me, teach me how to Dougie. So this dance from Cali Swag District has been everywhere and people still love it so we are going to do it. Teach me how to Dougie is a tribute to Dougie Fresh, who actually used to do his version, the original version in his show. So we're going to go right foot step out, left foot taps in. Don't bring it all the way in. You can but we'll work on the flavor later. We have one, and two, and double this side. Let's try it again. Right foot, six, seven, eight. Step, tap, step, tap, double this side. One, and two, and three, and four, and five, and six, and seven, and eight. Okay, let's do that again. Six, seven, eight. One, and two, and three, and four, and five, and six, and seven, and eight. Okay? Those are the feet. Remember, keep your knees bent so you can groove and you can bounce. Let's get the arms going. So you can either drive your car, da, da, da, drive your car, da, da, da. Just don't get into an accident, okay? You can punch the side of your head. Punch the side of your head. You can go around your hair, da, da, da. Hands could be on your waist, da, da, da. Or on your thighs, da, with some shoulders. Let's try a little bit of everything with the music. DJ. And there you go. Teach me how to Dougie. Teach me how to Dougie.


  • 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.