How To Break Dance: Footwork – 101 (The Basics You Need To Know Before Learning Any Footwork Step)

[ Break Dance Tutorial ] How To Breakdance: Footwork - 101 (Everything You Should Know For Footwork)

In this beginner's breakdance Footwork tutorial you will learn The 4 basic Footwork Positions, What to do with your hands when they are on the ground, Where to place your arms, how to distribute your weight from side to side and between legs and arms.


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Tips for the 4 Basic Footwork Positions:

1)Neutral/Zero Position

  • Have your knees pointing diagonally or at a 45 degree angle
  • Don’t slouch/round your back forward, keep an upright position
  • Try to sit on your heels or at least have your hamstrings resting on your calves

2 and 3) One Leg Out, 1 Leg In

  • Keep knee that is tucked in pointing at a diagonal or at a 45 degree angle
  • Get comfortable putting the leg that is out in different positions/angles

4) All 4’s/Frog Stance

  • Keep your legs wide to have a solid base
  • Keep legs slightly bent with knees pointing towards the center
  • Keep hips level with the floor
  • Distribute your weight equally between your arms and your legs

Tips for the Eagle Grip:

  • Most of the pressure will be on the top of your hand, fingers, and thumb
  • You will feel the majority of pressure on the middle top part of your hand and thumb

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These tutorials are meant to help spread the knowledge I have been fortunate enough to come across throughout my years of dancing. By no means is this the only way to teach or learn how to dance, but this might be one way that helps someone further understand the art of Breakin'. To keep with the positive spirit of the dance community, all negative comments towards other people will be deleted immediately.

About the Author Darren R. Wong

Darren R. Wong is a member of The Kinjaz from NBC's World of Dance and has been teaching, performing and choreographing in the Hip Hop community for 13 years. He has also been a part of world-renowned Hip Hop organizations such as The Kinjaz, Culture Shock LA and Kaba Modern and spent 4 years on the faculty of the Claire Trevor School School of the Arts at the University of California, Irvine as an adjunct lecturer of Breakin'. For more information about Darren click here

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