In this clip, you will learn an extremely impressive pop n lock inspired dance move from Michael Jackson. This "robot pop" is used in many of MJ's dances and creates an extremely cool effect. If you think you can control your body very carefully, then check this clip out and p ...more
How to Robot Dance Popping
What's the geekiest way to propose to your girlfriend? Make a robot do it for you. As a self-declared dork, RangerX52 wanted to take a simple task like proposing and make it as utterly complicated as possibly—by having a DIY robot do it for him. With knowledge of his lady's i ...more
The robot dates all the way back to the early eighties... some even say late seventies. They key to learning the robot dance is to only move one muscle at a time. Learn how to do this old school dance move with help from an expert. Cedric Turner has been a professional hip-ho ...more
This an advanced king tutting tutorial, not for beginners. Hint: keep practicing the direction of your wrists and hands. The last song is from Slick Dogg - Follow Me Through The Battle. Follow along as you practice the king tut poppin dance move. Popping is a combination of fu ...more
As November was coming to an end this year, the "6th Robo-One Gate in International Robot Exhibition 2009" dance competition took place. The contenders are just a little bit creepy, to say the least. Particularly exhibit A, Britney Spears wannabe, "LOVE & JOY, Yuhi Kimura", b ...more
Liquid Pop Collective put this video out a few years ago; it is quite effective in breaking the style down into it's "learn-able" pieces. This video breaks down the popping techniques used in Liquid dancing. Check the playlist for a full 7 minute routine from LiquidPopEric, a ...more
This is a how to BOOGALOO dance lesson. This tutorial covers the basics. Historically, it has been a difficult style to learn. I started learning online with dance clips, but then got the opportunity to learn from JAZZY J (EBs) and other poppers in NYC. This is another great R ...more
Liquid Pop Collective put this video out some years ago; adding digits to your Liquid makes it far more stylish and sophisticated than just relying on the old hand-chasing alone. This is an advanced hand-chasing technique. Add a little candy walk to the mix and you are approa ...more
This is a how to hip hop and popping dance tutorial that takes waving beyond just the arm wave and body wave. First learn how to do the arm wave and body wave... then this tutorial shows you unique concepts and creative ideas to take waving, popping, and hip hop dance styles ...more
Careful or you may find yourself crushing on this cute little Android named HRP-4C. From the head up, the Japanese robot could easily be mistaken for one of her human backup singers. Freaky! Previously, Robot Dance Off Gets Creepy. Creepy (Yet Kinda Attractive) Android Chick L ...more
The body wave has been around since the 1980's, and along with the arm wave forms the basis for all of popping and it's child-styles. You basically have to learn how to a body wave to hip-hop dance, and this video will help you do just that. It explains in great detail how to ...more
Learn to chest pop with ease. Basic Chest Popping: To pop your chest, breathe and fill your lungs and rib cage with air while moving your hand up. This is a signature move of most popping legends. Popping involves sudden movement and stop famous in B Boy dancing.
Learn Michael Jackson Moonwalking! A how to dance tutorial showing you how to glide, float, and slide similar to Michael Jackson. Learn Gliding and Floating which are basic hip hop and popping dance moves. It is a fun, easy, and cool club dance move or just a move to get your ...more
Want to learn a sexy dance move that'll impress at the club but is also super easy to learn? Then check out this dance tutorial to learn how to do the booty shake, AKA Beyonce's signature/go-to dance move that involves popping your booty in and out while holding your arms bent ...more
This is another "Hottie Workout" that gives you some excellent tips on stripping. This concentrates on popping up using strategies from yoga, stretching and dance to achieve the sexiest moves!
The knee float is one of the most recognizable moves in both breakdancing and popping, and might be the slickest way to get up off your stomach ever conceived in dance or martial arts. It's hard to pull off smoothly, but this video will show you how to do a perfectly smooth kn ...more
Tutting is a popular type of popping focused on 90 degree hand movements inspired by depictions of King Tut. This video will show you how to do one very cool tutting combo step-by-step, giving you another piece that you can use to build your tutting routines and kill the dance ...more
Tutting is one of the most versatile types of popping, and has become popular in the rave community because it's emphasis on hand and finger moves translates well to light shows. This video is a basic tutting tutorial for ravers to get acquainted with the theory of tutting and ...more
Head isolations are a type of hip-hop moves where the head moves separately from the body or vice versa, which is central to many popular types of dancing including popping and tutting. This pair of videos offers great step-by-step instructions on how to do different types of ...more
Though named "Walker," this robot doesn't really ambulate so much as shimmy. Which, to tell the truth, is fine by us. Lots of gross things walk. Only cute things dance. Bot builder Randy Sarafan explains his motivation: My goal with Walker Bot was to make a 4-legged walking ...more
This dance tutorial will cover some detailed parts in popping which is just isolating your body. It also covers how to do different type of waves and how you can practice leg coordination.
This video pop and lock tutorial covers the basics of popping, waving, gliding, botting, tutting, and ticking. Follow along with these hip hop moves and practice, practice, practice. The talented demonstrator is completely self-taught, so really, with a little bit of patience ...more
Here are 6 king tutting movez. King tut is a popping dance move. Popping is a combination of funk and street dancing. Follow along with this visual demonstration to learn how to king tut. This king tutting tutorial is for beginners.
Looking to enter the world of the pop & lock? Learn the difference between the two with help from this free lesson. In dance, popping is all about popping the body by flexing muscles and grinding shoulders, while locking is a way to cut off flowing movements. CJ Kendricks is ...more
Kojiro the robot has muscles, tendons and a flexible spine- just like you! Combine Kojiro with the doppelganger bot and you'll have something supremely sci-fi freaky. Via IEEE Spectrum: "Kojiro is an advanced musculoskeletal humanoid robot under development at the University ...more
Learn how to do the body wave, a basic dance move essential for popping and hip hop dance styles with this video tutorial. Follow these easy steps and you'll be popping and locking in the club in no time. Learning the technique of the wave will only take 20 min, but to get it ...more
A break down of some well known popping and locking dance techniques.
Liquid is a dance common to raves and electronic music like trance, break, drum and bass and jungle beat. The dance uses elements found in popping and techno European dances.
So you want to enter the world of B-Boying. In dance, B-boy is a unisex term that is meant to indicate swagger, whether it comes from clothing style, dancing or art. Learn about popping and locking in dance with help from two experts. Bliss & Zetta are professional hip-hop dan ...more
Tutting is one of the members of the larger Popping family of hip-hop dance styles, so named because the moves are inspired by the right angle heavy art of early Egyptians. It looks very cool and doesn't requires as much full-body coordination as many other dances, so learn it ...more
Need a few cool moves to show off the next time you're trying to impress the ladies at a club? Then check out this helpful video to learn a sequence of tutting moves (a type of street dance that emphasizes right angles) and popping.
Tutting is one of the easiest and most stylish variations of popping, and it can make nearly any hip-hop dance routine more interesting. This video will teach you one cool tutting combo with great step-by-step instructions so that you can add it to your repertoire and use it t ...more
Turf dancing (Acronym: Taking Up Room on the Floor) is a form of street dance of similar vein to krumping. Basic dance elements include mimeing and popping & locking; and the free-flowing style is intended to portray a narrative- not totally unlike Gene Kelly's intention in Si ...more
In this dance tutorial, if you're interested in doing some break dance moves, this should help. In the video you'll discover three basic techniques for popping. The techniques covered include hitting, waving, and the boogaloo. These techniques will take time and lots of pract ...more
The kick ball change is a step found in almost all forms of dancing, from ballet to tap to hip-hop. A kick ball change consists of three kicksteps and a ball change. That is, you kick your foot once and step forward, putting your foot down. Kick with the other foot and step yo ...more
Tutting is essentially a form of popping, with lots of hand flows, box shapes, and dynamic transformations. It's an extremely fun dance to do, though it does take a lot of practice. Get started now by checking out this tutting dance video. You'll learn how to do a combination ...more
In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to do the Hey Moshi dance. For the first movement, place both hands up to the mouth while popping in the right knee. Then bring the right arm straight up down the middle while popping in the left leg. Now switch to the opposite side by ...more
Get funky the next time you hit a dance floor! In order to dance to funk music, it's important to be able to move and use your hips, such as hopping and popping. Find out how to get funky with help from two experts. Bliss & Zetta are professional hip-hop dancers and choreogra ...more
Isolations are basically isolating single body parts - the hands, one leg, even one knee - to perform a dance move focused on that one body part. This means you can perform an isolation by popping your knee or gliding your arm up and down, for example. As a result, there are ...more
In this JusJerk video, The Stick Figures (a Jerk dance crew) teach the simple "Drop" in Jerk dancing. By jumping down to your feet with bent legs and popping back up in an upright standing position, you have just "dropped". The trick and art of it all, is when you bring a vari ...more
Learn how to do basic popping and hitting, hip hop style. Direct and easy, this fun tutorial will get you up and on the dance floor. Part 1 of 2 - How to Pop & Lock. Part 2 of 2 - How to Pop & Lock.
A Hip Hop dance how To Tutorial lesson covering the basics of the arm wave. This instructional is intended to help beginners with the arm wave and popping.
Check out this instructional hip hop video to learn how to do chest isolations for popping. This is a drill to help you improve your body control within your chest. Chihoe "Groove" Szeto teaches you popular, fun dance moves step by step in these tutorial videos. Remember to ke ...more
Nintendo's Wii Remote came close, but never has a video game peripheral garnered such adoration from the hacker community than the Kinect. Since the release of Microsoft's controller-free gaming device last November, there has literally been thousands of fun and useful projec ...more
The popularity of breakdancing waned by the late 1980s, but has been recently rediscovered by a new generation of dancers who perform in professional competitions. While taking breakdance lessons might seem to violate the very ethos of the “streets” movement which spawned the ...more
This four part tutorial teaches you how to dance basic hip hop moves. Learn popping, and gliding moves. These moves are easy to do and are the basis for more advanced hip hop moves. Watch this how to video and you'll be dancing hip hop in no time. Part 1 of 4 - How to Do basic ...more
Learn how to do the pop and lock - a basic street style dancing move. Darrin breaks down the simple steps of a poppin' dance routine. Watch and follow along to your favorite hip hop music and start popping and locking in no time.
In this video series, watch as expert choreographer and hip hop dance instructor Safi A. Thomas teaches how to audition for hip hop dance. Learn different blade techniques for auditions, the different segments of a hip hop dance audition, how to control your body and dynamics, ...more
A Merry Christmas robot medley of song and dance, courtesy of Bot Junkie. Merry Christmas from everyone at WonderHowTo!
On June 5th, robotics firm Aldebaran and SoftBank Corp., the Japanese giant that owns Sprint (and possibly T-Mobile), unveiled an emotion-sensing robot named Pepper. Video: . The robot uses an emotional-engine to allow it to "feel", making it easier for Pepper to interact with ...more
Think white kids can't dance? Meet Jeff. This 17 year old from New Jersey can move. Pop 'n lock. Body wave. The Urban Dictionary informs: Popping is a party dance and Funkstyle created by Sam Solomon aka Boogaloo Sam, out of Fresno, California in the mid '70s with the West ...more
Popping is a form of hip-hop. Imagine a dance that's part Mr Roboto, part pelvis spasm. Not everyone is made to pop it.... or as they say 'lock it', but if you're keen on awkward impromptu performance art, try it out. Dance the Twist-o-flex style of pop.
Electro pop is everywhere in these 1980's-obsessed 2000's, and if you can churn out a solid dancable electro pop beat on your PC you're well on your way to some musical success. Watch this video to learn how to make a cool dance electro pop beat in Reason 4 based on the song " ...more
Slide with the right foot and bring both arms open. Learn the slide pop hip hop dance move in this free dancing video lesson from a choreographer. Do the slide pop in hip hop dance - Part 1 of 15. Click through to watch this video on expertvillage.com Do the slide pop in hip h ...more
Pep rallies are great times to try new choreography with cheerleaders or dance squads before competitions. Watch a full demo of a great pep rally spirit dance and learn all the steps in this free cheerleading and dancing video. Part 1 of 18 - How to Do a pep rally dance routin ...more
THE YUNG KIDZ Snap Crackle pop dance!!! Learn how to do the Snap Crackle pop hip hop dance with this instructional video. Step 1. The Snap Step 2. The Crackle Step 3. The Pop 3 kids explain how to do the Snap Crackle Pop dance.
The hit moves are great to throw into the basic pop and lock repertoire. Follow along and learn how to pop and lock a hit with your arms, chest, legs, shoulders, and neck. Watch this video hip hop dance tutorial and learn how to pop and lock a hit.
Psy's K-Pop hit, Gangnam Style has taken YouTube, and now the world by storm. Love or hate the song, there is just no way you'll watch the music video only once. Video: . If you're anything like our interns here at WonderHowTo, you've been wanting to learn the Gangnam Style da ...more
If you haven't heard of Korean pop sensation, PSY, then you really have been living under a rock. Or, you've just never run across any other human. Or, this is your first time on the Internet. His absurdly popular music video, Gangnam Style, became the most viewed YouTube vid ...more
Nobody could predict the success of Microsoft's Kinect, not even Microsoft themselves. So, it was quite a surprise when it ended up earning a Guinness World Record for fastest-selling consumer electronics device, and an even bigger surprise to see people buying one that didn't ...more