How to Do the Pony Hip-Hop Dance Move

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


All right. We all know this dance. We've all seen this dance. From step teams to fraternity marches, sorority walks, everything, right? We all call it different things. I call it the pony, so we're going to learn the pony today. This dance is a little odd because as your legs move up, your body goes down. You want to think accordion, meeting in the middle. So, right foot goes up, left knee bends. Let's try that again. We go 1-2-3-4, again 5-6, try it on the other side. Bring that up, good. Keep your body going down, 7-8. Let's do that again.

Now, there is a another piece to this, so you're not just bending. You have to leave the floor, but don't jump up. You want to fall down. Fall 2, fall 3, 4, fall 5, 6, fall 7, 8, other side. 2-3-4-5-6-7-8. We're going to do it a little faster, OK? 5-6-7-8, 1, and 2, and 3, and 4, switch, 5-6-7-8. The key in switching is once you put this foot down, keep them both planted, so that you can fall on the other leg. So, we're going boom, 2-3-4, and 5-6-7-8. You can do any arms you want with this move. You see this a lot, step teams, you even see this. You don't have to do all of that. You'd even see this. Just have fun with the pony, have fun with the pony. Let's try music.

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