Skip to main content

How to Hip-Hop Dance like Ciara

Learn how to dance like Ciara from choreographer Matt Steffanina in this Howcast dance video.


What's up? My name is Matt Steffanina and today we're going to teach you guys how to dance like Ciara. I'm going to talk you through the moves and Dana is going to demonstrate. To start off you're going to step forward on your right leg, arching your back and pulling your right knee open. You want to make sure that you arch your back and pull your shoulders back when you step into this first move.

From here you're going to pull your right elbow and shoulder back, bringing your right foot back and repeat the same thing on the left side, opening that left knee to the front. From here pull back with your left arm and shoulder, stepping open. You're going to punch down to the center and drop down, contracting your stomach. Repeat this step punching behind on six. Now take your arms in front. You're going to rotate your right knee in and circle your right arm back twice. From here we're going to use our hips to come up, starting with the right hip, circling and bringing you up, up, and up. From here you're going to step onto your left foot, pulling your left elbow back and opening up to the side. You want to make sure that your feet are nice and wide and that your arms are in fists up in front of your chest.

From here we're going to roll our right hip to the front three times and you're going to drop down lower each time until your back is parallel to the floor. From here you're going to take your hands, push them down to the floor on one, arch your back and roll up slowly on two, three, four. Let's connect those moves from the top. Step right, pull back, left, pull back, punch down, back and pull, pull. Hip two, three, elbow four, five, roll six, seven, eight. Drop one, up two, three, four. Let's try it with the music. Five, six, seven, eight . . . And that's how you dance like Ciara.

Popular Categories