How to Dance like Katy Perry

Learn how to dance like Katy Perry with this dance video from Howcast.

Transcript

Ava: Hi everybody, I'm Ava. This is Loretta. We're the double time twins, and right now we're going to teach you how to dance like Katy Perry in her California Girls video. That's our favorite song by her, too. And it's just clean, simple, easy choreography that's just fun to do and always put a smile on our face. So two things to remember while you're doing this. Think beachy, California. Easy. Simple. Right? So Loretta's going to take us through the first count of eight.

Loretta: There's four in total, and we're going to make sure we break it out for you, so we get it before we move on. So we've got the first count of eight, your hand goes on your hip. Boom. And you face the side, too. And you take a step back, and you're going to do a body roll when you go back, so your chest comes out, and then your butt comes out. So chest, stomach, butt. And we do that as we walk, you're going to do four. So here we go. Five, six, seven, eight. One, two, three, four. Five, six, seven, eight. Awesome. Let's try this again. Five, six, seven, eight. One, two, three, four. Five, six, seven, eight. So, next count of eight, we walk. Five, six, seven, eight. One, two, three, four. Five, six, seven, eight. Awesome. Let's try this again. Five, six, seven, eight. One, two, three, four. Five, and six. We each go five and six, actually. So we snap up, five, and then snap down. Six, and your hands come in and they cross. Seven, eight. Awesome.

Ava: I'm kidding.

Loretta: It's girly. So we go, five , six, seven, eight. From the walk, let's put it together. Five, six, seven, eight. One, two, three, four. Five, six, seven, eight. Good. Next one, we're going to bounce twice to one side, and twice to the other. Bounce, bounce. Awesome. Again. Five, six, shoulders, go. Bounce, bounce. Awesome. From here, your hands go up in a V. Boom. Awesome. And you hold. Three, four. One, two, three, four. Five, six. Good. And your feet are going to come in. You'll hear five, six, and have your foot come in. Seven, eight, one two, three, four. Awesome. So from here, you've got five, six, seven, eight. One, two, three, four, five, six. Good. From here, you're going to do a circle and your arms are going to come up.

Ava: Right.

Lorette: Circle. Circle this way.

Ava: Oh, right. Oh, this way!

Loretta: Circle, good. And then, bring this foot up, on its toe, and your hand is going to come around your tushie, and then you're going to sit. Boom. Good. From here. Five, six, seven, eight. One, two, three, four. Five, six, seven, eight. One, two, three, four. Circle, and bootie sit. Awesome. Let's put that all together. From the top. We go, five, six, seven, eight. One, two, three, four. Five, six, seven, eight. One, two, three, four. Five, six, seven, bounce. One, two, three, four. Arms up. Bring it in. Switch. Switch. Circle, bootie sit. Awesome. Let's try that with the music. And we go. From the top. Five, six, seven, eight.

Ava, Loretta: And that's how you dance like Katy Perry!

Ava: In California Girls.

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