With the help of renowned choreographer, Will Adams, children will learn how to do the moves to our popular dance song, “Hip Hop (Slow)”.
“Hip Hop (Slow)” is a great brain breaks action, dance song to make it easy and fun to take a quick energy break. When children take a moment to sing, dance and move then they can return to their academics feeling happy, energized and renewed. Schools are realizing the significant values of brain breaks in the classroom. This song is also great for indoor recess, group activities, circle time, morning meeting and physical education. This is a great children’s dance song for preschool, kindergarten and lower elementary.
Hip Hop (Slow)
From the CD, You Can Dance!
By The Learning Station
℗©Monopoli/The Learning Station
HIP HOP SLOW
For beginners, this has a slow beat. Hip hop dance comes from breakdancing, but does not consist wholly of breakdancing moves. Hip Hop dance has few (if any) limitations on positions or steps. It is usually performed to a rap and accentuated percussion/rhythm. Here are some basic moves that are common to most Hip Hop dances. You can elaborate on them or make up new moves as you feel comfortable.
My name is Hip Hop Don with street clothes on. I’m here to show you whereupon I say, you listen, we go. We’ll start off slow.
Now face your palms down. The points of your fingers face each other. Lift up and push down, that’s good, let’s do another.
But this time when you lift, your knee follows your hands.
Just like a puppet string, (it’s attached). It moves at your command. Right knee, up down, (3X) left knee, up down, (3X)
Keep doing it, you got that right. This hip hop stuff is out of sight.
And now let’s try a brand new thing. In a while, right now let’s sing.
H to the I, I to the P, that’s hip… H to the O, O to the P, that’s hop. It’s hip hop.
Use your hands to fan your face. Keep doing this and keep the pace.
And while you’re doing that, take giant steps to the right and to the left.
Stand up straight, your shoulders back, your chest moves to the beat (in and out). Now bob you’re your head in time with that, no stopping, just repeat. Add your arms swoop lower now, twisting to the beat. Make your way back up, that move is complete.
Point your toes, first in then out. And that will move you all about.
Now raise your arms swing them around, side to side, up and down.
Hands on your knees now jump real small, it looks just like your sliding. Jump left and right and all about and keep your legs real wide and…
Use your hands for attitude like to point or to POP!
A “Y” hand means, WHATEVER! And an open hand means STOP!
Repeat Chorus (2x to end)
“You Can Dance” is available in CD and Full CD Download. Full CD Downloads arrive in a zip file with all of the songs and a printable PDF with the entire CD booklet with lyrics and actions.
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