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How to Do the Butterfly Hip-Hop Dance

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


We're taking you back to the island, island breeze, island everything. We're going to show you how to do the Butterfly. Not the swim technique, but the dance, okay?

You're going to start with your feet a little bit wider than your shoulders. You're going to bend your knees, because the motion of the Butterfly, your knees go in, and then they come out. They go in, and then they come out. In, out, in, out.

Now, there's always a waist involved, when it comes to reggae. So, especially since the Butterfly was always done nice and slow, you want to try to wind your waist, which is just taking it in a circle. I'm going to go clockwise, it's the way I like. So, you have one, two, three, four, five, six, seven, eight.

You can use your arms, if you want. You can hold them up. You can do one leg, same motion, or keep it to two. And the Butterfly used to move.

Let's try some music.

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