Learn how to do the baby freeze in this Howcast hip-hop dance video for kids with Jeff Cowans.
Hey, what’s up? This is Jeff Cowans. I’m here with my boy Eric, and we’re going to show you how to do a freeze. We’re down low, because a freeze is done on the floor. There are many different freezes you could do. You have baby freeze, chair freeze, and so many different freezes. We’re going to show you a baby freeze right now. It’s a little complicated, so you might want to listen close. Let’s do it, come on.
Now, you’re going to start off with your right foot up like this, and your left foot is going to be further back. He’s going to stay like that so you see what it looks like from the front, and then from the side, it looks like this. Your knee is off the floor, and you’re up like this. As you can see, my heel is off the floor, I got to be up. In breaking, most of the time, you’re going to have to be able to hold yourself like this. With the freeze, it’s no different. I’m like this.
All right, up. I’m going to take my left elbow, and I’m going to put it onto my right knee. My arm is out straight. You see the straight line here, my hand is straight. I took my right elbow and I put it right here, on the side of my butt cheeks. It is what it is. Hands out, you put it on the floor. What you want to do is, you want to hold your body with your arms. I’m going to go slowly over. Now from here, you can see that my arms are not bending. They should be straight up and down.
Now, you want to lean over and keep your arms straight up and down, and then you get this. Here’s your baby freeze. Your legs can do a lot of different things. They can switch, they could go back, and they can go up, but you’re going to keep them down to where they were here for the baby freeze. The beginning of the freeze is the easy part. Changing the legs, it gets a little hard, but you want to just keep it basic at the beginning.
So again, you’re in this position. You should be able to hold yourself up. You good? All right, because your right leg is the one that’s straight up and down. Take your other elbow, your right elbow, and it goes on the back near your buttocks. Now, they have to be straight across. If they move, once they hit the floor, your body will slip and fall off. They’re going to be straight up and down. Flat hands, and then you’re going to lean into it. There you go.
Now, you don’t want this. You don’t want your neck bent like this, so you’re going to keep it up, got it? There you go, there’s your freeze. We’ll try it again for you. Hands out to the side. You want to try to hear the accent in the music. Right now we’re just going to make this pose for you so you can see it. Here’s your baby freeze. You go up, and you can change it up and switch it at any time you want. Hey, hey, hey. There you go, baby freeze, try it out.