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How to Find the Beat & Do the Foot/Snap/Clap Dance Move

Learn how to find the beat and do the foot/snap/clap move on the dance floor with this Howcast dance video with expert Tweetie.

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What up, y'all, my name is Tweet Boogie. I represent the South Bronx, had my first hip-hop crew at 14, done some work with Jay-Z, Mary J. Blige, Destiny's Child; travel all over the world 'cause I teach hip-hop culture, and right now I'm ready to teach you some dances for the club. Let's get it started. So now, before we even get to anything else, I need to help you find the beat. So the first thing you need to do when you hear a song - tap your foot. So I would tell you to clap and dance and do everything on the snare but if you don't know what that is, a good way to find it is tap your foot. Good. Then, what you want to do is count, on, 1 2, 1 2, 1 2, 1 2. Good! So now I'm gonna clap. But when you clap, you gotta clap on a 2. Just like this, so 1 2, 1 2, 1 2, 1 2. Or, you can snap your fingers. 1 2, 1 2, 1 2, 1 2. You gotta look cool so you don't wanna go in the club lookin' like this. That't not gonna work. But a good way to find a beat; take away the tap. Good! Now you got the beat. Now, you can clap. Boom, boom, drop it like it's hot. Good, or snap your fingers. Good. You can't stand here and dance with no music. 5, 6, 7, 8.... gotta tap that foot, gotta tap that foot. Tap, so you tap the foot, you count. 1 2, 1 2, 1 2, 1 2. And on the 2, that's when you clap. 5, 6, 7, 8. 1 2, 1 2, 1 2, 1 2, now, you can either snap. 5, 6, 7, 8. Snap, 2, 1 2, 1 2, 1 2. Good! Now take away the foot! 5, 6, 7, 8. 1 2, 1 2, 1 2, 1 2, 1 2, 1 2, 1 2, 1 2. Basically that's it. Finding the beat.

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