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Add one of the most impressive and dynamic moves of all time to your arsenal. Weddings, Bar Mitzvahs, Public Dance shows for change - you'll be armed and ready. The kick worm is a commitment, but its not as difficult as say, the headspin. Nonetheless, it's still recognizably dope.

Please note: I'm about 5-7 years past my prime for doing the worm. As you read through this, take pity on an old white dude who thinks he can still (if he ever could) dance.

 
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Step 1: Video. Fresh.

Ok, so upon further prompting for the Instructables community, I've upgraded the shoddy camera phone video to illustrate the kick worm in motion to one that, dare I say, is pretty FRESH. I hope you like it and it clearly demonstrates this move. It's a dying art and something that needs to be passed on to generations to follow.

Thank you to Instructables for suggesting a much clearer video.


Step 2: Prep Steps

Picture of Prep Steps
After you clear a little space with some general poppin', you're in position to get into your worm. Take a step back and clear your mind for the worm.

Step 3: Entering the worm

There's two ways to do this. If you have the skills, throw yourself into a handstand (that you don't have to hold) and lower your chest to the floor, your legs will follow. I did it here but in the video, I went from the "put your body on the floor and worm it" position. Mainly because, marble floors hurt.

Since this was originally posted, I've added a new video which more clearly illustrates this.
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aw bleep u man i hit my nee on the floor aw imagine a fat person ow
thebboy7 years ago
THE WORM IS NOT BREAKDANCING AND BREAKDANCING IS NOT A WORD IT'S BREAKING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! the worm is not even a move, just some weird thing that some kids probably made up about 20 years ago and is not to be mixed up with breaking, as u can not do the worm to any beat and actually do it TO the beat. sorry to get mad, but i just get so made when "worm" and "breakdancing" are even in the same sentence together. otherthan that, nice instructable
lol its a party trick now, but it used to be assosciated with breakdancing. it looks cool, but so many people can do it, now its about how high you can get. i can get 1/2 a metre
true. it is fun. VERY fun. and this is also an excellent instructable. now i just need to learn what combo i can do this into. hmmmmmm.....
The Worm looks good from a backspring
true. now i just need to learn to do one without a spot.
and if you can already do backspring it isn't that hard
by assossiated, i do not mean it used to be a move, i mean that it was generally classed as one.
nickyjez (author)  thebboy7 years ago
I warned my skills are both limited and tarnished. I made the video in my office. Sorry if it offends the purist in you, just trying to have a little fun.
sorry, it just makes me soo mad sometimes that people actually think the wrom is breaking, as it has nothing to do with breaking and does not fit the definiton. again, sorry.
nickyjez (author)  thebboy7 years ago
Don't be sorry, it's all good. You're just passionate. You should post an Instructable on poppin'.
i don't pop, well sometimes i do, and i can, but i mostly break, wich i'm soon going to post an instructable on.
I find it fascinating that you're a 12-year old white kid lecturing us about "breaking." First of all, what you call "breaking" is called break dancing. But the philosophy behind break dancing is self expression. There are no break dancing rules. If this guy feels that the worm is break dancing, then it is his right to do so. Also: THE WORM IS NOT BREAKDANCING AND BREAKDANCING IS NOT A WORD IT'S BREAKING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! One or two exclamation points will do, thank you.
that is because i am passionate about breaking, wich i shall call instead of breakdancing. And the reason i don't think this is breaking is because when he's doing the worm, it doesn't seem that he is doing it to any particular beat. and if there weren't any music, (but there was) then it would not be dancing at all because your not dancing unless ur dancing to a beat or music. the music sets the tempo. and what u call breakdancing i call breaking. there is no correct prunuciation of breaking or breakdancing, so u can call it breakdancing and i'll call it breaking, and i do all this because of how passionlately i love to dance, that's all. i don't want to make anyone angry or start any fights, i just want to show the particular way i learned breaking, and whenever i see soemething other than that i think of it as wrong, that's just how i am. sorry for the misunderstanding.
bumpus thebboy6 years ago
your talking quite a bit of smack and i havn't seen any kind of instructable on how to break, you should prove my judgement on you wrong an post a good instructable on how to break "properly"
bumpus bumpus6 years ago
if i sound mean, I'm not trying to be, i just wanna see something :)
thebboy bumpus6 years ago
oh. ok, well, if i get around to it, but i have dance tonight, a friend comes over tommorow, and i'm sleeping over at a friends house on the weekend.
nickyjez (author)  thebboy6 years ago
In the meantime, you can keep talking about how other people do it wrong when all they are trying to do is have some fun. This is my take on the move. Dance is an interpretive medium so if i "sorta couldn't do it right" its by your standard, which is fine, then make one with your version, that's all.
sorry. i just kinda am really passionate about this. if you want more information, look at comment two things above. hey, how about we just drop this topic and forget all this ever happened. that be good
Do you know any break beats that are easy to break to? all i have is Hilltop, 2Pac, the Game and Funkoars to break to, but their beats aren't the best, and usually either too slow, fast, or have annoying pauses.
try breakdance (electric boogie) by west street mob is pretty easy. or NAS's hiphop is dead.
thebboy bumpus6 years ago
i'm not trying to. i'm just really passionite about breaking, and people just continuesly say stuff that isn't true and they think they're right, but they're not and i'm just trying to tell them that they're not right, in a nice way. but so many people say untrue things about breaking, so now i'm starting to get a little ticked off. oh ya, and this other dude posted an instructable that was almost the same as mine, and it got me mad, and he was a little wrong about some stuff, and he sorta couldn't do it right, so it just sorta ticks me off a little, i don't try to be mean.
Is anyone else tired of the videos where the camera man says "okay" at the beginning? I mean, it's not that hard to cut a clip.
nickyjez (author)  FreshPineSent6 years ago
I don't think the camerman says "ok", he says "fandango". I think you just misheard.
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Q-bit6 years ago
worm is a powermove and powermoves are the part of brake dancing ...
thebboy6 years ago
ooh ya, did i mention? +1
ronitk6 years ago
There's no entertainment better than white men dancing.
thebboy6 years ago
sorry. check THIS out!
thebboy6 years ago
check it out![[Video(snap.avi, {width:425, height:350})]]
Yeah that pretty much describes the worm, or fish out of water, dolphin or what ever people call it these days. Although some see this move as purely a popp'n one its hard to say these days. If you execute a combo with a handstand into a worm and then in to a six step, it will defy the category the dancer falls into. One thing I would really like to see an instructable on is the backwards worm, that move is butter. +
lol "that move is butter" funny. and i agree that it is hard to tell what category th worm falls into. and i gotta say that that combo you mentioned sounds sweet, i might try it some time. i'm gonna post an instructable on how to do a freeze, like the one i do on my side.
thebboy7 years ago
you pop? i watched th video at the end and didn't see much more than just walking away, no popping invovled.
zenzen7 years ago
Awesome video nickyjez, what tune did you kick the worm to?
nickyjez (author)  zenzen7 years ago
It's "Boom!" by the Roots from the Tipping Point - great album. I definitely recommend checking it out.
Ds HaKa7 years ago
du u reele think its diyin? out by my place its the most pop. move
nickyjez (author)  Ds HaKa7 years ago
maybe I'm just getting older. I haven't seen it done nearly as much as I used to.
nice
canida7 years ago
Neat! I wish the video was a bit lighter, though- I'm kind of guessing. ;D
nickyjez (author)  canida7 years ago
You're right, sadly. The only video camera I had access to was my wife's cell phone. I'm in the process of trying to score a better one so I can make this look clearer. Thanks for the note!
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