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How to Freestyle in Step Dance

Learn how to freestyle in step dance from choreographer Victor Sho in this Howcast dance video.


Hi. My name is Victor Sho and this is Oscar Acevedo. He will be assisting me. And we are going to teach you a step dance that's infused and more so influenced by Latin, kind of like a Latin feel. You know what I'm saying? Alright? So, here we go.

So, what you want to do is you want to start off with a clomp, okay? Okay? And then you want to lead after that clomp with another hand clamp. Okay? So after that you're going to take a double and do another hand clap. And it's going to go ba-boom, clap. So let's add that up. So you're going to go bop, bop, bop, bop, bop. Five, six, seven, and [dances]. Five, six, seven, and [dances]. Mm-hmm.

And now this left leg that's right here in the back, you're going to step it forward, boom, and take another hand clap. So you're going to go, to combine it, you're going to go clap, clap, bop bop, clap, boom, clap. Five, six, seven and bop, bop, bop, bop, bop, bop, bop. So when you come over here what you're going to do is double and then hit your thigh. So you're going to go right, left, clap. Okay? So all your weight is right now on your right leg. So step on your left leg to start this whole synchronization, this combo again to go bop, bop, bop, bop, bop, boom, bop, ba-boom, bop. Okay? So you loop here. Here we go. Five, six, seven, and [dances]. And do it actually three times. Okay?

Now in between each time you loop it, what I want you to get used to is a little hiccup [laughs] to start again. Okay? So after you do this double and hit your thigh, you want to do a little jump up to start that clomp again. You want to stay grounded. You want to try and use a little hips, a little action, alright? [singspeak]. That's kind of like the feel you want to do, okay? Alright? So here we go, three times. Five, six, five, six, seven, five, six, seven, and [dances].

Now this is the big finish! Okay. So here we go. What you're going to do is you're actually going to do two triplets into a five and they're all going to start with a clomp. So you're going to go one, two, three, one, two, three, one, two, three, four, five. So right after you do that five right here, what you're going to do is a double into a hand clap and then we're done. Ba-boom, bop. So it goes five, six, seven, and one, two, three, one, two, three, one, two, three, four, five, ba-boom, bop.

What we do after this is we just start the step over again. Okay? So after we do this, we begin the step, re-loop it. Okay? So it's going to go one, two, three, one, two, three, one, two, three, four, five, ba-boom, bop. Again! [dances] Here we go! [dances] And we finish off with that stage just like that. Boom! Okay? And that's how we're going to do it.

So let's do it slow and then me and Oscar will do it a little bit more fast, a little bit more flavor, a little more full out. Five, six, get grounded, here we go, and a [dances with intermediate sounds]. Now we're going to do it full out. Five, six, five, six, five, six, seven, ho! [dances] And that's how you do a step influenced by Latin movement.

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