The purpose of this Instructable is to walk you through the steps of performing basic breakdancing moves. Breakdancing is a lot of fun, great exercise, and is pretty impressive if you practice enough to make it look good. Anyone who is in pretty good shape can learn to breakdance…doesn’t matter if you’re skinny or buff, short or tall. And if you’re not in good shape, dancing is a great way to get there! Basic breakdancing takes only a little time to learn, but it takes a long time to make it look good and sharp. As long as you have a desire to dance, you’ll do great!
Step 1: Basic Footwork: Sixstep
Starting Position: “Crabwalk”
The starting position is on your hands and feet, butt lifted slightly off the floor, feet in front. Your palms should be touching the floor. As you get better, you can get your sixstep higher off the floor by having only your fingers and the first row of knuckles on your palm touching the floor. Eventually, once your hands get strong enough, you’ll be able to do a sixstep with only your fingertips touching the ground.
Step 1: Right leg hook
Hook your right leg around your left leg, placing the inside socket of your right knee up against the shin of your left leg.
Step 2: Left leg back
Move your left leg straight back, and you pick up your left arm.
Step 3: Right leg through
Slide your right leg underneath your body, between your right arm and left leg. Post your left hand to the side and in front for support.
Step 4: Left leg through
Slide your left leg underneath your body, between your right leg and left arm.
Step 5: Right leg forward
Move your right leg up, placing your right shin into the socket of your left knee.
Step 6: Left leg unhook, back to start
Unhook your left leg from around your right. You should be back in the start position, ready to do it again!
Don’t worry about doing the sixstep fast. Just work on doing each move separately, and speed will come with time. The more you focus on getting the basics right now, the sharper it will look later, and the faster you’ll be able to go.