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What Is Finger Tutting?

Learn finger tutting basics in this Howcast dance video with choreographers Jamal Cumberbatch and Searich Wilson Hong.

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My name is Jamal Cumberbatch. I'm Wilson Hong. And we are choreographers from the Eternity Dance academy. You can also check me and the other choreographers at eternitydanceacademy.com. So today were going to be teaching you Tutting are you ready? I am let's go. Finger tutting basics. Finger tutting is basically a small miniature version of tutting. It's basically tutting with the fingers. That's why they call it finger tutting, dude. Make it nice. Make it neat. Make it fun. Make it enjoyable for yourself. So, being able to have just simple line just like I spoke about in tutting. Bring your hands together, sliding, making sure your lines look really nice and neat. So, what's cool about it you can do pretty much anything you want with it because you have 10 fingers. Imagine how many different touch you can do with that with 10 fingers. So, we've got 2 routines for you all. What I like to do I like to have little baby L's. I bring the L together. I make a box like a square. You see my square. Great, because I see it too. I draw it in I bring it up and then I bring it down. Now, you have another box. Then I'll stack this. Stack it really slow. 1, 2, 3, and 4. Just like that. Now, he's going to pass it along to me. From here what we're doing is your going to open up your hands just like this. Make sure you keep your thumbs connected. Step 1. So, from here 1. Now, you're going to bring it over and in front of this hand. 2. 2. Now, bring it down, 3 and you're going to bring this hand over, 4. Let me show you that again. 5, 6, 7, 8. 1, 2, 3, 4. Now, you're going to break that thumb connection that we have. You're going to bring it down, 5. Open it up. Make that rectangle, 6. And right here's going to be a little tricky. You're going to close all of your fingers except for your thumb and your pinky. Just like this. And make that connection, 8. Okay. 2 baby boxes just for you. So, here we go. 1 and 2 and 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 boom.

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