How to Do the Hinge Kick Hip-Hop Dance Move for Kids

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

Transcript

What's up? I'm Jeff. This is my boy Jared right here. We're going to show you how to do a hinge kick. It's going to look pretty tough, but once we break it down, it's going to be pretty easy. So you want to try it? All right. This is what you're going to do. You're going to come down to the floor. You're sitting in this position. You notice my heels are up, and I'm going to just throw my hands back. I'm going to break it down really slow for you, so I'm going to start with the hands first.

I'm going to throw my hand back behind my body like this. Now, my hands have to be pretty far away from my body, not too close. You got it? Let's do it. You're going to throw your hands back like this, pretty far away from your body. Now there's one more important thing with throwing the arms back. When I throw my arms back, I bend my elbows so that it doesn't hurt. This is going to probably hurt your first time. Not probably, it's going to hurt. So back to the front. We're going to throw our hands back like this. Ready? Look. Boom, and I bend my elbow. That's the cushion. That cushion is going to help me push back in, so this is how I come back in later. Watch. Push. Got it? You need your elbows, so don't forget that.

Now, we're going to throw our arms back, and then we're going to do the feet. We're going to do it on one, two, so it looks like this. Six, seven, eight, hands one, feet two. Got it? So let's try the arms and the legs at the same time. Come back in. So again, I'm up on my heels. Heels up off the floor. I'm going to do the arms and the legs at the same time, it looks like this. Got it? Simple enough.

All right, so let's try this. So we're going to do hands, legs, same time. Five, six, seven, eight. Now in a hitch kick, one of your legs is going to be in the air. We're going to try the right. Ready, Jared? Let's just throw up the right so you see what it looks like in the air. It's like this, and your arms are bent. This is what you want to get. We're going to start from the beginning and get to this, and then we'll show you how to get up from this. Bring it in. Big kick up, ready? Looks like this. Five, six, seven, eight, kick up. So you kicked, and your leg is in the air. Now, to get in from this, that's why you have your arms here. So you're going to push. You ready, Jared?

We're going to push just from here, so you go in on one, six, seven, eight, that's how you come back in. When you put it all together, it looks like this. We're going to do two in a row for you. Five, six, seven, eight, one, two, there you go. That's a hinge kick.

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