Tutting is a fun, intricate style of dance often associated with B-Boy and other hip-hop styles. It uses straight lines, clean movements, and is notorious for its use of box shapes. Learn how to tut dance with free video lessons from Howcast. We make tutting easy for beginners and advanced dancers!
Here’s a breakdown of how to do a basic tutting dance move:
To see how this move and another finger tutting move are done, watch the Howcast tutorial video above.
In a transition, you’re going from one dance move to another. The most important thing about transitioning in tutting is that it’s not obvious. You need to make sure that your transition is clever and smooth. Here are some tips:
The idea is to keep it creative! To see what good transitions look like, watch Searich Wilson Hong perform basic tut dance transitions in Howcast’s tutorial video above.
This is where you put together everything you’ve learned so far in this article. To build a tutting combo, you transition from one 8-count to another in a way that makes sense and is well-ordered. This will make a total of 24 counts.
Here’s what this will look like:
Each “count” is a separate movement that transitions into another movement, and the final count of each group will lead to the first count of the next group. As you can see, this is a very intricate process, and something that will take some practice to master.
Now that you know the ropes, it’s time to practice! Refer back to the video tutorials in this article, and feel free to explore the rest of Howcast’s full dance tutorial collection here.
Jamal is the owner and artistic director of Eternity Dance Academy. He is also an entrepreneur, musical artist and professional choreographer.