How To Break Dance: Footwork – Monkey Swings

[ Break Dance Tutorial ] How To Breakdance: Footwork - Monkey Swings

In this beginner's breakdance Footwork tutorial you will learn How to do a basic footwork move called the Monkey Swing, 3 common Monkey Swing mistakes and how to fix them, and an 8 count drill to practice on your own.


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Monkey Swings will teach you how to shift your weight from one side to another so you can switch sides or change the direction of your footwork. It also teaches you how to shift your weight in order for you to be able to swing your leg.

Tips for the basic breakdance footwork move the “Monkey Swing":

  • Make sure you push to the other arm and swing your leg to the front at the same time to give room for your leg to travel to the front
  • Make sure that the leg that is out comes back to a neutral position on your toes and sitting on heels and not flat footed
  • Change your feet only when the same arm of the leg that is out is on the ground
  • Stay upright and keep your hands close by to conserve energy keep your hands close to you when placing them on the floor
  • Try your best to place your arms and your feet in the same spot they were in when switching from side to side so you don’t move around as much

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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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