How to Do Old School Jazz Funk Dance Moves

Learn old school moves in jazz funk dance from jazz dance expert Liz Piccoli in this Howcast dance video.

Transcript

Alright, here are a couple of my favorite old school jazz funk moves. The first one is a little rock step. Let's do the lower body first. Up, up, down, down, up, up, down, down, up, up, down, down. The upper body rocks it out with the shoulders. Let's put it together. And we're going. Up, up, down, down, up, up, down, down, up, up, down, down.

You can just rock that and have a really good time with it. Next old school jazz move is, I call it the king of VOP step because Frank Hatchett originally did it. And feet go in, one heel, the toe comes up, and then the inside toe goes up on rowan. Then you reverse it. Toes in, one toe up, then the heel on the other leg. Then you keep going. Up, down, and up. It's a little bit trickier than it looks, but it's a lot of fun to do once you get going and then you work it out a little bit faster. Good. So breaking that down again, feet go in, toe heel, feet go in, toe heel.

Alright, that's king of VOP step. Next one is like a jump, jump rock. So, we're going to go jump, jump, jump and rock, jump, jump, jump and rock. A little bit slower. You're just pushing your hands up, really fun party, go jump, jump, keep your knees nice and soft and pick up your foot, pop your shoulders and step it out. One more time to the left. Jump, jump, jump and rock. And five, six, seven eight. Up, up, down... move it back, king of VOP, in and rock it out. Move it back. Good. Jump it out. Ready and. And those are just a couple old school funk jazz moves for you

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