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How to Do the Jerk Hip-Hop Dance Move for Kids

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

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Hey, what's up? All right, here's another dance you've seen before. You've seen it in a music video by The Rejects. It's called the Jerk. A lot of people confuse it with other dances but now you're going to find out what it is and how to do it. This is the jerk.

You want to keep your knees low. You want to keep your body low and you're going to bounce, like this. You go, hey. Other side, hey, hey, hey. Got it? All right. So I'm going to break that down a little bit.

Basically you're going to be low to the floor. Think of it like you're creeping, you're getting low. I don't know. You're an umpire. Yeah? Something like that. And then you're going to go to the side. See how my knees go? Bounce. Yeah? Do we got it? All right. Let's do it again.

So you're up, you're at a party, you feel like you're getting ready to dance, you want to, I want to try this. I want to try the jerk. So what I'm going to do is I'm going to get low. Yeah? I'm going to lean to the side. And I'm going to bounce off my knees. Bounce. I'll hit the other side. I'm going to bounce off of it. Bounce. Got it? Bounce off of it.

So let's try it twice on the other side now. So I'm going to go bounce, bounce, bounce, bounce, bounce, bounce, bounce, bounce. Got it? Bounce, bounce, hey, bounce, bounce. Do whatever you want with your hands. But it's all about getting low and using your knees. So you got it? You got it? Let's try it again.

As you see, one of my legs is longer than the other and I'm just going to like pull that one in, drag that one in and bounce. So let's try it. Yeah? We're going to do one time on each side.

Five, six, seven, eight. We're going hey. Got it? We bounce, bounce, bounce. Got it? You following us? Yeah? See how the hands change up? Now we're going to do it twice on each side because you have the choice to do it once, twice. You could even do it five times in a row if you're really feeling yourself and you're out there and you're having a good time, knock yourself out.

Now we're going to do it twice so we're going to go hey, hey, hey. My fellows got it behind me? You see them? So you can follow me or you can follow them. But you got it.

Let's do it one more time really slow for them. Okay? So we're going to go hey, bounce, hey, bounce. Got it? Hey, bounce, hey, bounce. See how I'm dragging one leg? But the whole time my knees are bouncing so a lot of hip hop is in the knees and this is one of those where you're going to have to stay low in the knees. I know it kind of reminds you of those 80's pictures back in the day. You know what I mean? They don't know about that. But it kind of reminds you of the 80's pictures back in the day being low down. But hey, that's hip hop. Got it? Want to try it? Here we go.

Hey. Two times, other side. Hey. One time. You guys got it? Simple enough, yeah?

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