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How to Use Your Arm to Tut

Learn how to use your arm parts to tut 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. So in tutting, you know you just see all these. I will explain to you what you are moving and what parts of your body is incorporated with it. So, you have your hand that is one of the arm parts in tutting. Hands obviously is the finger touch, you see that, right? Next arm part is wrist, you will be able to rotate your wrist all around, try to draw a whole circle, okay? Rotate your wrist, bending it, and reaching away. I will give you example. Rotating it, rotating the wrist, now learn how to move them. Next arm part in tutting is your elbows, you got to understand that you have to be able to rotate them at least 180 degrees, you see that, so if you can do this you can bend it, rotate up, bend it, rotate down, focus on these, they are the key. Next arm part is shoulders, you want to be able to do this, this is a pretty good exercise and may seem simple, but is very good, backwards too, also isolate them, just like that. Next arm part is your whole arm obviously, they want to be able to travel, this is tutting, you know that this is tutting, this is a very simple tutting, but it is tutting, so let's make some match of arm parts. I will give you an example, have your arm straight out like this, okay, what I am doing here is I am bending my elbow plus I am bending my wrist, I will just bend my elbow a little bit like this, this is I am bending my wrist along with this, it is going to look like this like you do tutt. You know _____. You can also go up, out, back to there, wrist, down, elbow, wrist, just like that, so get creative with it, make some match of your arm parts and just figure it out, it is a puzzle, hands, wrist, elbows, shoulders, and the whole arm, of course.

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