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How to Do a Helicopter aka Coffee Grinder B-Boy Dance Move

Learn the b-boy dance move the helicopter aka coffee grinder in this Howcast breakdancing tutorial with choreographer Victor "Kid Glyde" Alicea.


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.

My favorite foot work basic is the helicopter. Its also known as the coffee grinder but I always learned that it was the helicopter, all right. So first we're going to have our base. This is our comfort zone. Alright, you don't want to be too much on one side you want to be centered, alright. You want to be on your toes, your heels are up off the floor and that's about it. So now where going to use both our hands and touch the floor, alright. And once we put both hands on the floor we're gonna lean forward, alright. Kinda do like a little hop alright so lean forward and then your gonna lean back alright. Lean forward, Lean back, lean forward, lean back. Now we're gonna put our leg through so that we have that helicopter motion going around and around. Alright so our right leg is going to straight out and first our leg is going to sweep all the way around and at the same time we're going to lean forward, lean back, lean forward, lean back lean forward lean back' alright. So let's try it with some music. So lean forward, lean back, lean forward, lean back, alright now get that leg through. There you go. Alright. Now try it with the other leg. Lean forward, lean back, lean forward, lean back, alright. Once you get it good you get faster your leg straighter. Don't be discouraged. At first it might be hard but just keep trying it you'll get it. You have to repeat this in order to get it good alright. So get it fast and once you get it start using one hand and then go to the other side use one hand on the other side, but just make sure you do it both ways alright. And that's the helicopter.

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