How to Do the Chest Pop Hip-Hop Dance Move for Kids

Learn how to do the chest pop in this Howcast hip-hop dance video for kids with Jeff Cowans.

Transcript

Hey. What's up, everybody? Let's try something new this time. It's the chest pop. There's a lot of different times in dance you can use it. You find when you want to use it. We'll show you how to do it. This is the chest pop.

What you want to do is in your back there's muscles. You want to take the muscles in your back and pull them down. So a lot of people do a chest pop and they're doing all of this and their shoulders are moving. We're not going to do that. That's not how it's going to happen today. We're going to show you how to do it.

Basically, what happens, it's kind of like your shirt where you pull it down the back and the front goes up. That's basically what's happening to your body. So you're going to pull the muscles down in your back and then it's going to make your chest muscles pop up and it looks like this. Basically, like this. Got it? And if you turn to the side, it looks like this.

Now, I'm taking all the air in my stomach as well and I'm pushing it up. So you don't want to like hyperventilate and just take all the air away. You want to just pull it up, yeah? So my stomach is going, and all the air is coming here and I'm pulling the muscles down in my back. It's a lot to think about, but it'll work out. Yeah? So try it.

We're going to do it right here really slow and then we're going to turn to the side so you see what it looks like from the side. Yeah? So it looks like this basically. Not moving your shoulders up and down. Not doing all of this. You're not trying to pump it. You just want to go, pull it up. You got it? So it looks like this. You guys got it? Let's do it.

Now, to the side it looks like this. Got it? Again, to the side it looks like this. The other side. Taking all the air, pulling it up. You go. And to the front, looks like this. There's your chest pop.

Now you can do it so many different ways. You can pop here, diagonal. You could put it with so many other different things. You could even lift up and do it. Yeah? Got it? Nice and simple. Let's try it again.

I'm going to bend my knees a little bit. When I do it, it's just going to make it look a lot bigger. So I'll push my knees up and I'll pull my chest up. So it'll look like this. Got it? You can try it that way as well. So I'm here. Pick which way you want to do it. You want to do it to the right, left, middle, up, down. You try it. We're going to put it to some music so you see how it looks. We'll try it slow to the music and then we'll do it a little bit faster.

Now, with this music you can also use your hands so you might want to try it like this. You might want to try two hands. It's on you. Got it? You try it however you want to try it. We're going to do two, two, two, two, two. Try it with me. You guys ready? Are you guys ready? Let's do it. Six, seven, eight. Simple enough?

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