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What Is Tutting?

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


"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 So today were going to be teaching you Tutting are you ready? I am let's go.
Jamal: What is Tutting?

Searich: Tutting, when you think about tutting you usually think about arms, upper body movements, with lines and angles and shapes and all that stuff. But what's cool about tutting is what makes it special and not boring and, you know, able to watch over and over again is using your whole body with foot work, body control,illusions, time warfing, roboting, waving, such and such. You give the box illusion with your arms whether it's with your elbows, wrist, fingers, of course. You can even go throughout your whole body and even create a box with your legs by bending it in certain ways. You can also do; I've seen b-boys do tutting with their legs while doing hand stands. So, it's really basically a clean angle, straight lines, and obvious - boxes. Who all do I think about when I think about tutting? Think about Moon from I.aM.mE, Pharcyde from Supreme Soul, JayFunk, he just did that Samsung commercial. I incorporate tutting in my style, of course. I'll throw it in every once in a while. Yeah,I kind of use it more as like an entertaining move, you know people to be sucked into it like, ""ohh, that looks really cool...ahh, hows he's being so intricate and stuff"". I incorporate waves with my tutt, roboting. I always like to control my whole body whether I'm tutting, popping, roboting, body controlling; you know, it's my style and I really enjoy it. It's something fun and what's cool about tutting is, if you're, you can do it when you see me down. You know you can practice any time you want. You can be in class and finger tutting and that's what's cool about it cause you be so versatile and really practice it any way that you want - there's no rules to it."

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