Breakdance – The Windmill

    Published: 06-16-2009
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    Hip hop dance expert Eric Stanton demonstrates how to breakdance, specifically the dance move the Windmill.

    Eric Stanton: Hello! I am Eric Stanton. This is the basics of breakdancing. We just got done with our Sixth-Step; now, we are going to get into Power, which is Windmills, what we are going to do right now.

    From your Sixth-Step, we are going to start right here. We are going to skip out the dance move the Top Rock and we are going to skip out our Drops. We are coming around right here, right, when you get to the back. This is what we are going to set up for our Windmills. When you are back here, you are going to have to have your elbow tucked under your chest, and your right arm is going to be above you. Now, depending if you are right or left-handed, you can do this either way. So what we are going to do is we are going to spin off like a bottle cap motion. This is exactly what you wanted to look like. Right here, your legs are going to follow you as long as they are up in the air. So make sure that you do this correct and your legs should follow you so you could pose back up to the same position.

    Now, when you are up right here, like this, you are going to lean forward. So that way most of your weight is distributed to the front and your legs could pop up a lot easier. You do a bottle cap motion, and that's how you are going to get around. Again, right here, the most important part, you are not going to learn it from your back because you want to learn how to set up, if you're doing it from your back. So again, just like we said, like a bottle cap; so you're down, right hand down, we're going to start up again. I am going to show you two of them just for example. That is the example that you want to do when you are showing other people as well. Basically, you want to make sure you keep setting up in this motion, otherwise, you won't be able to get your Windmill down straight. So, this is basically what it is going to look like when you have your music going on, from your Top Rock. That was the Wind Mills. Now, that we're done with that breakdancing move, we are going to get into Poses.