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How to Dance to Michael Jackson's "Beat It"

Learn how to dance to the Michael Jackson hit "Beat It" in this Howcast hip-hop dance video featuring choreographer Jarrieth Patterson.

Transcript

What's up? This is Phil. So you've got your combinations down. Now we're going to some choreo. So the choreo we're going to do for today is Michael Jackson's "Beat It." Dum, dum, dum. Alright, so I'm going to show you some basic combinations from the Beat It video.

Alright, you want to go reach, reach. Alright, so you're going to reach, reach. From there, you're going to separate your feet the second time. So you're going to reach, reach, separate, separate. So one more time, from the top, five, six, seven, eight, reach, reach, separate, separate. So, after the separating, you're going to go, hop, turn, then a hop, turn.

You know that Criss Cross X we actually did earlier? Boom, same thing, but this time you're reaching, alright? So reach, reach. Okay? So, from the top, five, six, seven, eight. One, two, three, four, five, six, seven, eight. Alright. Pretty basic. So here we go. Let's do it again. Five, six, seven, eight. One, two, three, four, five, six, seven, eight.

From there, what you're going to do is, if you did your spin, you're going to go, it's like a push and a step. So like you're pushing your body out and you're pulling it back in with a thrust. So you push, boom, push, boom. See, my hands are ricocheting off my body, so it's like a pow, like I'm reaching for something.

So, you did here, here. From there you're going to go, reach, hip, step. Reach, so you're reaching again, chest, step. So my legs, my feet, are just step, step. Step, step. So I'm stepping back with my right foot. So right, left. Quick step. Right, left. Alright, so here we go.

From the top, you're going five, six, seven, eight, one, two, three, four, five, six, seven, eight. Go one, two, three, four, and from there you're going to go five, six, seven, eight. Then, you're going to go, hit, hit, hit, hit. Alright.

Then the turn repeats again. Boom, boom, hit, hit, hit, hit. One, two, three, four, five, six, seven, eight. Go one, two, three, four, five, six, seven, eight. two, three, four, five, six, seven, eight. One, two, three, four, five, six, seven, eight. One more time, one, two, three and four. So that's just the basic one, basic choreo.

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