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How to Do Hip-Hop Isolations for Kids

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


Hey, what's up? I'm back. This is Jeff Cowans, and I'm going to show you to do some isolations. There are a lot of different parts of your body where you could do isolations, and there's a lot of different isolations. But right now, we're going to work with this body isolation and this head and body isolation. We'll show you how it's done.

So, there's a lot of different ways to learn it. There's a lot of different ways to make it happen for you. Different things work for different people. This is what worked for me. I hope it works for you, because it worked for them.

So what we're going to do is we're going to take our shoulders up and lift them as high as you can. Try to touch your ears with your shoulders. You got it high. Yeah it looks funny, I understand. But do it. This is going to make it work. Take your head and push your head as far forward as you can. So now, if you're looking in the mirror at home, or you're probably looking at me, you shouldn't see your neck. Right? So you're like this. Eventually, once you've got it right, you can lower these shoulders and you won't be like that anymore. But initially to learn it, this worked best for me.

Now, you might have somebody at home who can help you and who can hold your head when you do it. Go ahead. But if you don't have that, you can try this way here. All right, so you're going to lift up your shoulders and stick your head forward. This worked for me. I took my hands, I put them here and I just moved my body side to side. Not my head. I moved my body side to side. When I got it, and I felt that I got it, I eventually just lowered my shoulders and lifted up my head and I was able to do it like this, without the hands and without crouching down into this position. Then, I learned how to just do my head.

So, I put my head down. I put my head up. I put my head down. I put my head up. I put my head down, then I threw my body down. I threw my head down, I threw my body down. There you go. All right. I bring it up, I put my body up. Head up. Body up. Head up. Now, as I'm going down, I'm going to bend my knees. I'd probably be on you guys' height at that point. All right? So let's go. You're going to go, head, body, head, body. Let's come up. Body, head, body, head. You got it? All right.

We're going to try it slow again. So we're going to take our hands, put them here. Pick everything up. Head out in front of you, and I'm going to move my body now. Only my body to my right side, your left, like this. Then I go to the other side. Again, I'm just going to go back and forth, back and forth. Yeah. So you want to try to keep your head still and it's just your body that's moving. Yes? Now, when I want to go down, I'm going to do head down, body down, head down, body down. When you do a few of those in a row it gets a little bit confusing, but you've got to remember you can't do head, head, head, head. You're going to have to do head, body, head, body, and then you change it up and you go body, head, body, head. Do we understand? Got it? You guys understand? Simple enough?

Once you break it down like that, everything is going to be [inaudible]. Five, six, seven, eight. Hey, bring it up. Again. Take it down. One more time, here we go. Bring it up. Simple enough?

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