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How to Do the Knee Drop Hip-Hop Dance Move for Kids

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


Hey, what's up? We're going to teach you something else right now. This is a knee drop. You might call it something else, but it is what it is. You're going to drop to your knee, right? So this is how you do it, nice and slow. Not easy, so make sure you're paying attention. You can rewind. You can do it again, but it's not going to be that hard for you.

So we're going to step out, and then you're going to take your ankle and make sure that it's hooked behind your knee. Okay. They're going to stay forward. So you can see how you look, I'm going to turn to the side. So I'm hooking it right here. Got it? All right. So I hook it here right behind, and then I'm going to pull myself forward and just fall forward to the floor. You're going to watch Eric over here. He's going to use his hands, so it looks like this, and your hand goes in front of your body. Yeah.

If you're already beyond that and you don't want to put your hands on the floor, you can do it without your hands, and it looks like this. He's going to stay there so you can see that, and then you can do it like this without the hand. You just step out, hook it in the back, and just fall. It's the same thing. You make sure that your body is pulling to the front. Now, if you notice, my knee actually isn't touching the floor. It's my foot. So I turn my body. I was facing you here, and now I turn my body, so when I fall, I fall onto my foot. Got it? So it's protecting your knee. No need for a knee pad. You're not going to hit the floor, because you used your hand, and if you didn't, don't worry. You actually landed on your foot. So you'll be all right.

Let's try it. Come back up, guys. So we're going to take a step out to the side, and again we're going to hook our ankle, a right ankle, right behind the back of your knee. Your knee is bent anyway, so hook it there. Use that momentum of pulling your foot forward to pull your body forward, and you're going to fall. It looks like this, fall. Got it? So your knee never touched the floor. Anybody's knee on the floor here? Nope? Got it?

Then from here, all you do is turn it. You can turn and stay low, or you can corkscrew up. We're going to corkscrew up. It looks like this. There's your corkscrew up. Got it? So again step out to the side. Take your right ankle and hook it behind your knee. When I hook it, I'm going to pull myself forward. Okay. So I go voom, like I'm falling forward, and then my hand to the floor. Got it? Your knee's not touching the floor at all. Simple enough. Now, they're going to stay there. This is the way you should be when you land.

Here's another way that it can be done, and this will be wrong, so you want to make sure you do not. Hook your foot, and when your body goes down, don't let your foot slide down, because then you get this. Got it? You see that? This is what you don't want. You want it to land right behind your knee. From there, we can push up. There you go.

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