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How to Do the Jump Rope Hip-Hop Dance

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

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We're going to get into the jump rope. There are so many ways to do it,
I'm just going to show you one, so if you've learned another way before,
if you've seen another way, it's not wrong it's just different. Jump
rope, imagine yourself with ropes here. You've seen every little kid do
this.

Jump rope is the same motion it's just faster, kind of like you
see boxers do it. We're going to hop twice on our left foot, keeping our
right foot back. So we're going to go one, two, just slowly without our
ropes.

Let's try that again, left foot, one, two. Good. Now you're going
to slide back on this left foot, kicking the right foot forward at the
same time. There, okay. Just try not to change feet, okay. So we have
six, seven, eight, one, and two, same thing, just on the right leg. It's
already ready. Three, and four.

So let's try it again. Left foot first, bounce. One and kick two, three and kick four.
Again, one and two, three and four. Let's add in our ropes okay? Visualize the ropes,
like you have them. Don't step on it, because I'll know. We have six, seven,
eight, and you're going to turn.

One and two, three and four, five and
six, seven and eight. From the side, you'll look this way. One and two,
three and four, five and six, seven and eight. Let's try it with music,
a little more upbeat. ... There you have jump rope.

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