How to do hip hop dance moves

How to do hip hop dance moves

The most basic break dance moves are the 6-step and toprock. The rest of the dance is founded around these two elements. Some break dance moves are:

Floor Lock

This move is well-know in break dancing. This move consists that dancers would maintain themselves on one hand while turning their bodies around while kicking out their legs.

Handglide or Flow

In this move, the dancers would turn their bodies while balancing them on one elbow.

The Backspin and the Windmill

The dancers use their shoulder as a pivot.

The lofting

In this move the dancers would dive in the air and land on their hands.


In this movement, the dancer drops forward with their hands to the side doing an entire flip landing flat on dancer's back.

The Windmill

It is a move in which the dancer turns from his upper back to his chest/shoulders/back, while twirling his legs in a V-shape through the air. Some modifications to this move are nutcrackers and handcuffs.


This movement requires the breakdancer to turn using his head as a pivot point.


The jackhammer is a move executed on the land having the dancer balancing on one hand and laying his body on the elbow of the same arm. Then he jumps up and down with his hand as he turns around.

Top Rock

It is a basic move that is performed with your feet. As you execute this Break Dancing move, keep changing your feet, and try to increase your speed as much as you can.


This is like a fight but without contact and is danced in synchronization to the rhythms of soul, rock and funk music. Uprocking is habitually confused with toprock, but both are totally different dances movements.


Six-step is the first footwork succession breakers frequently learn, because offers a base for other more difficult moves to be created. It is similar walking in a circle on the ground. Only one hand is touching the ground at a time. You can add your own modifications to make it your own style.

Each of the six different steps puts the body in a singular position which can be used as starting points for other moves.

  1. The left hand elevates, and the right foot is located where that hand used to be.
  2. As weight transfers onto the right hand and foot, the left leg is moved up into the crook of the right knee.
  3. The right leg swings around in front of the right hand and comes down so that the breaker's legs are in a crab situation. Meanwhile, he changes hands so that the left hand returns to the ground and the right hand flies up.
  4. The left leg now swings around in a wide arc and wraps around the right.
  5. The right leg moves back into its original push-up spot.
  6. Finally, the left leg draws back while the right hand comes down to complete the push-up position. The breaker is now back in the starting place and may continue with step 1.


This move gives the illusion that the dancer slides backward while their legs appear to walk forward.


It is a move in which a dancer lies on the land and produce a wave motion through his body. This can be done either forward or backwards.