How to Wave While Dancing to Hip-Hop

Learn how to wave from professional dancer Charlene "Chi-Chi" Smith in this Howcast dance video.


Hola, buenos dias, djambo, mahalo, ciao. We are going to demonstrate how to wave. We've got Tom and Tech. We've got me. We are going to help you understand what it takes to wave through your arms and through your body. Waving is an extension and is part of the popping style of hip hop. We all like that. We all think it's important.

So, arms out. Hands nice and flat. We're going to start with prepping our hand up. Try to keep it as straight as possible. One, from the knuckles. Two, wrist. Three, pushing the elbow back. Four is your shoulder. I roll my shoulder forward to straighten my arm. If you don't roll your shoulder forward it's fine. It's just different. It's not wrong.

OK. Let's go back to the arms. We have one, two, three, four. I use my chest, five, to go to the other side. Six, rolling the shoulder forward. Seven, and eight.

You can relax for a second. We're going to try that again. Let's go from the left side to the right. We have, and, one, two, three, four, five, six, seven, eight, one.

Now, everybody doesn't use the chest. If you don't use the chest, again, it's just different. It's not wrong. I just like to think of one arm as New York, one arm as New Jersey, and you need a tunnel, a bridge, or something to connect the two. So if you do just from arm to arm it's still just as impressive. I just like to use the middle. OK. So, you have those options. And we all wave differently, so you can pick whoever you want. Pick me.

So, let's try it in four, from right to left, left to right, and we'll have a little remix for you. So we have six, seven, eight. One, two, three, four, five, six, go to the right. OK. One, two, three, four, bootie, push it forward, five, six, seven, eight. Other side. One, two, three, four, five, six, seven, to the front.

Let's try that with music.

That's waving.

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