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How to Do the African Dance Move Etighi

Learn how to do the African dance move etighi from professional dance instructors Victor Sho and LaShonna Halloway in this Howcast dance video.


Victor Sho: Hi everybody, my name is Victor Sho.

LaShonna: And I'm LaShonna.

Victor: And this is the segment where we call exotic dancing. But the exotic dance step we're going to do today is a more West African style. A lot of Nigerian and Ghanans people do it, but it's also known worldwide. People in Europe, here in the U.S., and back home do it. It's called Etighi. Yeah? That's E-T-I-G-H-I. And it's a simple step. We're going to get started doing it.

So basically, you want to keep your legs straight. Yep. And you want to bend down a little bit, but more at the torso. And you're just using your hips, you're just using your hips to lift up your leg right here and drop it down. You use your other hip to lift your leg up and drop it down. Lift it up. Drop it down. You want to really isolate the hip and keep your leg straight, and drop it down. Isolate the hip, keep your leg straight, and drop it down. So it's almost like you're walking peg leg, with style. Okay? And you want to swing your arms here, and here. Twice on both legs. Pop. Pop. Pop. Pop.

You can turn around with it. Pop. Do it a little faster. And up. And up. And up. And up. Yeah. And now, if you're a girl, when you're doing it you want to get a little low when you do it. Because when your get your, when your torso's a little lower it's more focused on your booty. And when you focus on your booty the guys do this. Hopefully, you don't get a creepy guy doing that. But, at the end of the day this is what you want to do if you're a female. And that's etighi.

So we're going to do it to the beat, facing, then turning. Cool? Let's go five, six, five, six, seven, right leg. And up. And up. Turn, and we turn, turn, turn. And up. You can walk forward with it. Going back with it.

And that's etighi style dancing, an exotic dance.

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