How to Do the Waka Waka Hip-Hop Dance Move

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

Transcript

Okay. So Miss Shakira, Miss "hips don't lie," brought us an updated version of Waka Waka, which was the World Cup song for 2010. And I am going to show you how to do the chorus of Waka Waka.

So let's focus on the feet first, because she's super specific. So I want to do the same thing for the dance. Okay? You're going to step up starting with your right leg. One, step up, left foot, two, step back, three, four, and take tiny steps in your spot. Okay? So you have six, seven, eight. One, two, three, four, in your spot, six, seven, eight. You repeat it. Two, three, four, in your spot, six, seven, eight. Okay? So now, of course, there's a waist involved, and of course there's arms involved. We're going to get there.

So let's add the waist a little, with the arms, because it's a little hard to separate them. So hands are placed here, like you're praying, just lower. Okay? You're going to move your arms from side-to-side the first four counts. So you're going arms only, two, three, four. Again. Six, seven, eight. One, two, three, four, five, six. Your chest pushes up. And I'll show you from the side, twice. Five, six, so it's hitting your hands out, out.

Let's try that with the feet so far. Six, seven, eight. One, two, three, four, five, six, and seven, eight. Seven, eight. Okay, just getting your audience up. We have five, six, seven, eight. Tsamina mina eh eh. Waka Waka eh eh. Let's try it again. Five, six, seven, eight. One, two, three, four, five, six, seven, repeat. One, two, three, four, five, six, seven, eight.

Before we deal with music, your waist just goes with your arms, and with your legs. Boom, boom, boom, boom. Boom, boom, boom, boom.

Let's put that with music.

There you go. You can dance along with her, next time.

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