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Break Dance Basics

Learn break dance basics from Kid Glyde of The Dynamic Rockers in this Howcast dance video.


What's up yo? This is Kid Glyde. I'm here to teach you guys some breaking moves. For this one, I'm going to show you some basics. Well actually, what a beginner should know. Straight up. All right? Beginners should know, of course, the four elements of breaking. The four basic elements. There's more elements, but we'll go into that later. So anyways, we got top rock; we got the footwork, freezes and power moves, the eye candy of the whole dance.

All right. With top rock, you should have at least three steps. Three steps, Indian step, cross step and at least a side step. The three and you can do the back step. Back step's easy. Footwork, six step, two step, three step. It's very important to have the six step. Kick outs, step outs. You should have all that in my first series. Know what I'm saying? Know what I'm saying? Know what I'm saying?

Power moves, first work on freezes to help you get the pop, you know, the strength to get the power moves such as table top, the baby, reverse baby. Then for swipes, I would say let's work on elevated chair. Elevated chair would look like this. All right. That will help you with your swipes and you'll be good. That's what a beginner should know, as a beginner. So, top rock, you've got the Indian step and then, the reverse to that, you got the back step.

Then, you've got the side step. Three basic top rock moves. A little bit more advanced, but still beginner, is the cross step. Know what I'm saying? Then you've got the footwork: step outs. A little faster. Switch hands. You got the kick outs. Step. Kick out, son. And you've got the six step, which I showed you all previously. One, two, three, four, five, six. One, two, three, four, five, six.

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