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How to Do a Windmill B-Boy Dance Move

Learn how to do the bboy dance move known as the windmill 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.

Windmills, the most basic power move there is. This is like the beginning of a lot of moves. Alright, my father invented this move, and when he first did it, people made fun of him, but once it was done, they saw the speed in it, everybody was doing it, everybody loved it, everybody wanted to learn it. Just like we did the regular whip for the backspin, this is how we get into windmill. As I said previously, now I'm going to show you how to continue that whip so that you can keep on spinning. Alright? So from here where going to go from a baby, do a semi hand glide, just tap once just so you can get momentum and go from shoulder to shoulder. Our legs are in the air. Make sure your legs are in the air. Right now we're just kicking it a little bit. Kick your left leg under. Alright? Over here, put our head down and glide, shoulder. As you can see, as soon as I got on my second shoulder, I pushed off with my right arm. Right arm to go back to my hands, and that's the key for windmills, at first. Hand, shoulder, shoulder, hand. Again, hand, shoulder, shoulder, hand. Alright? So once you get on that second shoulder, you're going to have to push. It might be a little difficult but if you use your head a little bit, you'll get onto your hands. Alright? Now what we're going to do is use our legs. See, before my legs were just there, I was using my upper body. Now I'm going to move with my legs. There's more in the hips. But my legs are open, your twisting your hips. So, as soon as I whip, I'm going to go again. So, here, whip, whip. I did a little bit of backstring, I didn't really finish it but that's what you want to do. As soon as you whip, you whip again. Alright, hand, shoulder, shoulder, hand, and at the same time, your legs are kicking. Alright? You just keep going, keep going. This move takes a long time, alright? It took me a year because I wasn't motivated to get that move. If you're motivated, you'll get it. I just disliked the move but now I love it, I do it all the time. So, as soon as I whip, I whip again, and again, and again, alright? My legs are going to be open, and my hips are just going to be like [demonstrates]. Alright? The windmill. Later on, you'll get this, so just keep working, doing it, and you'll get a windmill, believe me!

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