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Dance Style Popping
I've been popping for 3 years now and it certainly is the most fun and impressive dance style.I'm pretty good at this style,telling from the comments i receive from my friends when i dance.In this lens i will teach you how to pop.
Dancing to music is,well...the first step to dancing!
A good song to pop to would be a song with
Alot of popping sounds (ex:snares)
Wavy drops and
The PERFECT genre for popping to would be DUBSTEP!
Now,take time to listen to the song and rely on the sounds to make you dance.
The genre of Dubstep is really unique and is yet to come mainstream.
Now you're probably wondering,how am i suppose to pop if i don't know any popping moves?
Don't worry,i got your back.
The Chest Pop
This move is easy with practice.The way to chest pop is to inhale with your chest quickly.That way it'll seem like you're popping your chest,therefore The Chest Pop.
To help make a bigger pop,slightly arch your back forward.
To make it even more cooler,place your hand on your chest and move it as your chest pops.
The Arm Wave
This dance move consists of making an impression that there is a sort of "energy",moving from arm to arm .This one is pretty hard to learn at first but when you get it it's easy.This one's pretty hard to explain.Try imagining a string waving and try to copy it.Or better yet,try moving each bone of your arm one by one.Starting from one hand going to the other hand.
This move is pretty easy and cool to do.First,ONLY move your neck to the left/right/up/down.Then move your shoulders according to where you put your head.So it's like you're moving your neck/head and shoulders by taking turns for each body part.The way to making this work is to always keep your head straight,don't place it crookedly.
Doing the Tick takes time to get used to.For the Ticks you have to pretend like you're getting paused and started.
So,basically you have keep on flexing and unflexing the muscles you're going to move.Move just like a clock.Stop,go,stop,go,stop,go...
But don't do like each tick turns you on and off.You have to continuously move.
Click on the picture and go to 0:34 for an example
The Famous Robot
To do the robot you have to be able to stay perfectly still.Remember that robots can do stuff that an average human can't.A robot's movement isn't fluent.Try moving one body part at a time and remember to stay perfectly still.The best way to learn how to do the robot is to buy a toy robot and copying its movement.
Easiest move.Just move slowly and in a random time,do one fast movement.A variable to this move is to add the Ticking to it.A specific action to "slow motioning" is to walk.
Try to imagine the dance moves.Popping is all about realistic illusions and imagination.
Be creative!Invent your own moves.
Start listening to Dubstep.
Watch alot of popping videos and watch how the dancers move.