How to Do the Upper Body Robot Hip-Hop Dance

Learn how to do the Robot (upper body) from professional dancer Charlene "Chi-Chi" Smith in this Howcast dance video.

Transcript

Hey everybody! So I got a new friend and his name is Tom and he's my personal human robot. Tom and I are going to guide you through some steps in learning how to control your body for the Robot.

First we are going to start off by relaxing every muscle in your body. Just shake it all off. This is to get you ready for step one, which is to tense up every muscle in your body, which means make a muscle from head to toe. That is awesome.

So we're going to try moving the arms first. You're going to take the right arm up down, nice and slowly. Left arm, up, down. Also keep in mind that your arms are moving from your shoulders. Play around with that a little bit. Watch Tom, bang, bang, yep, straight from his shoulders. Awesome.

Let's play with isolations in the wrist a little bit. So let's move the right wrist, then the left. Now we'll move both of them together. Nice.

Now, playing around with the elbows a little bit. You can use your elbows to take your arm higher and even lower. Nice. Let's try that from the beginning. Relax. And we got tense up. One, two, three, four, four right wrist, five, six left wrist, seven, eight together. One, two elbow three, four, five, six back down, seven and eight. Awesome.

Let us take it that much with music.

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