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How to Do a Hip-Hop Popping Combo

Learn how to do a popping combo in this Howcast hip-hop dance video featuring choreographer Jarrieth Patterson.


We first started out with the popping exercises. We started out with the arms, then we did the legs.

Remember, when you're doing the exercises, reach out as far as you can like you're trying to separate your whole body. You're getting very angry so you're going to tighten up all your muscles. All right?

So when you're tightening up your muscles, make sure it's all upper body. All the arms, shoulders, chest. Try to get everything working, all right?

You just reach in, tighten up. From there, you're going to loosen it up, take it out. You're going to go into different pop movements, all right?

So you go to basic, you're going to go pop, pop, pop, pop, pop, pop. Anyway way you want, anywhere, all right? Same thing with the legs. You're legs, pop, pop, pop, pop, pop, pop. Just walk around, pop, pop, pop, boom. All right?

When you're popping with the legs, think of below the hips? Everything below the hip, get it going.

Different ways you can do to exercise the legs to help you out popping in the legs. You do here, same thing, both. Just kind of get like a bouncing on. It's going to help your muscles all loosen up, all right? It's going to kind of build some tension in your legs so that way, "Ow. My leg's hurting. My leg's hurting." All right?

Just think of twitches, twitches, twitches. So from there, you're going to put it together in combination. We're going to go from there.

So, we're going to start with the basics. You're going to go altogether with the arms and the legs.

So here we go. Five, six, seven, eight. We're going to go one, two, three, four, five, six, seven, eight. All right? So we did one, two, three, four, five, six, seven, eight.

Think and just add, incorporate everything, all right? Don't be scared to do your own thing. This is going to help you out. Remember, I can teach it to you, but it's up to you, at the end of the day to add your own style. So take some time off. Practice that, all right?

Five, six, seven, eight. One, two, three, four, five, six, seven, eight. One, two, three, four, five, six, seven, eight.

Remember, there you go. Your basic combination. It started after that first eight count.

Do your own thing, all right?

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