Breakdance Basics | Learn In Just 12 Hours!

Boost your confidence and build your body. It's your time to own the dance floor!
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  • Lectures 84
  • Length 12 hours
  • Skill Level Beginner Level
  • Languages English
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About This Course

Published 4/2016 English

Course Description

Traditionally, to learn how to break, you could spend anywhere from $200-$1,200 in studio and private lessons just to get the basics. The problem is most studio instructors are unqualified; they learn a few moves on Youtube, watch some dance movies and decide to start teaching. You end up with a watered down experience that’s a waste of time and money. To really get the basics, you need the right trainer.

My name is Huy and I’ve spent the last 20 years traveling the globe learning from pioneers and innovators in the dance. I’ve used the knowledge to train my crew, win numerous battles and develop a teaching method that works. Thanks to Udemy, my Breakdancing Basics course is now available online. Now it's more convenient to learn and much more affordable. Sign up today. It's your time to own the dance floor!

How The A.B.A. Method Works

A.B.A stands for awareness, breakdown, and application. I developed this method to teach difficult moves to my crew but realized it works equally well for beginners. It's like learning a new language: moves are the vocabulary and combos are like sentences. You start by learning to pronounce words (body awareness). Then, you learn simple conjugation (breakdown). Finally, you use what you've learned in simple sentences (application to music) and repeat in intervals till you have it committed to muscle memory. The course includes both basic and intermediate moves, warm-ups, cool-downs, conditioning exercises, contexts for application (your Bar Mitzvah or office party is just the tip of the iceberg), history, practice mixes, list of videos to study and an invitation to a private community forum to share progress, get mentorship and find local events to attend.

Why I’m Doing This Project

This dance gave me direction in my early teens, introduced me to my wife in my 20s and now, in my 30s, still brings me joy in a way that’s hard to put into words. My intention is to share that happiness with you. 

What are the requirements?

  • Long pants with a flexible groin area
  • T-shirt or tank top
  • Sneakers
  • Open practice space
  • Stereo or speakers
  • Knee protection if you feel you need it - thin volleyball knee pads recommended

What am I going to get from this course?

  • A bunch of sweet new dance moves that make you look awesome and feel happy!
  • A new sense of self-esteem and confidence that will spill over to your everyday life
  • A potentially life-changing hobby that's both fun and rewarding
  • A stronger, more defined, and coordinated body without ever needing to hit the gym
  • The foundation of a new movement style + the tools for personal exploration and creativity
  • A new platform to express yourself and share your personal story using dance
  • Your pass to participate in a thriving global community of fellow artists and movers

What is the target audience?

  • Anyone looking for a super fun new hobby!
  • Yoga practitioners looking to develop a richer understanding of movement
  • Zumba, or other dance fitness participants, looking for a challenge
  • Circus arts performers looking to apply their skills in a different medium
  • Flow artists that wanna put their hoops, poi balls and sticks down and just get busy!
  • Crossfit enthusiasts looking for a more dexterous activity
  • Dancers (especially contemporary) looking to add a new body of vocabulary to their rep
  • Parents looking to engage their kids in an awesome hobby that will develop invaluable skills (10+ recommended)
  • Anyone who is completely inactive should ease into this course through some basic cardio

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Curriculum

Section 1: Introduction
06:49

Instructor intro, ABA method and interval training explained.

04:13

What your'e going to learn and all the resources you'll need to start using it!

Section 2: Combination #1 - The Very Beginning
Warmup
Preview
10:39
Cross Step
Preview
12:33
Knee Drop
Preview
09:07
13:29

Footwork falls into two categories: circular VS symmetrical

Circular footwork is where the movement flows continuously in a circle and symmetrical footwork is where the movement mirrors itself on both sides. 6-step is your introduction to circular footwork.

Rainbow into B-boy Stance
08:13
Application
10:02
Section 3: Combination #2 - Your Foundation
Warmup
10:39
Why it's called breakdancing
02:31
06:36

This is a variation of the first cross step. You'll find that over time, variations of all these early steps define the majority of your vocabulary.

Corkscrew
08:14
11:57
Crossover into thread to basic freeze
10:28
What makes breakdancing a language?
02:47
Application
10:25
Section 4: Combination #3 - Settling Into Your Body
Warmup
08:47
Rock Step
10:01
Sweep
07:18
3-step
07:18
Knee To Knee
06:17
Application
09:36
Section 5: Combination #4 - Building Your Rhythm & Strength
Warmup
08:47
Side Step
10:59
8-step
10:58
Reverse Sweep To Basic
12:37
Hooking Knee Drop
09:36
Application
10:31
Section 6: Combination #5 - Getting The Flow
Warmup
06:20
Cross Step
02:48
Indian Turn
10:22
Knee Drop
04:58
C+C
03:07
Crossover
03:07
Back sweep to shoulder freeze
16:46
Application
07:20
Section 7: Combination #6 - Upping The Ante!
Warmup
06:20
Ticking Cross Step
07:41
Hook + Sweep
04:20
4-step
10:58
Ninja
02:48
Pencil Freeze w/Hook
17:22
Application
17:28
Section 8: Combination #7 - Delivery Is Key
Warmup
06:22
Cross Step 2
16:27
Corkscrew to Kick Outs
08:43
Knee Rocks
10:06
Scissor Kick to Basic
12:29
Application
03:35
Section 9: Combination #8 - Groove
Warmup
03:38
Lep Step
15:30
Transition
03:54
Shuffles
04:49
Deadman to Head Freeze
14:00
Application
16:04
Section 10: Combination #9 - Details Details Details
Warmup
13:20
Freestyle Cross Step
08:37
Indian Turn
05:34
Knee Drop No Hands
02:59
Elevated 6-step
07:06
Ninja
03:47
Pencil Freeze w/Hook
14:08
Application
09:35
Section 11: Combination #10 - Remix
Warmup
13:20
Lep Step
07:07
Transition to Shuffles
04:47
Reverse Sweep to Scissor Kick
02:17
High Rainbow
09:43
Application
17:56
Battle
09:41
Section 12: Combination #11 - Getting Down!
Warmup
07:14
Cross Step 2
05:40
3-step
02:57
Crossover to Basic to Rainbow
03:53
W Freeze
07:46
Cypher
13:56
Application
07:34
Section 13: You're Already Doing It!
Warmup
08:35
Cross Step
15:07
Corkscrew
06:49
Kick Outs
13:07
Slide to Basic
05:45
Application
09:06
Section 14: Resources
Article

Youtube channels:

  1. https://www.youtube.com/user/stanceelements
  2. https://www.youtube.com/user/BBOYCHAMPIONSHIPS
  3. https://www.youtube.com/user/BboyNetwork
  4. https://www.youtube.com/user/YAKfilms
  5. https://www.youtube.com/user/DanceOn
  6. https://www.youtube.com/user/WORLDOFDANCETOUR

Mixtapes for practice:

  1. Almighty I Z: https://soundcloud.com/almighty-i-z
  2. BboyBreaks: https://soundcloud.com/bboybreaks
  3. The Beat Heist: https://soundcloud.com/thebeatheist
  4. DJ B Ryan: https://soundcloud.com/dj-b-ryan
  5. DJ Base Boogie: https://soundcloud.com/djbaseboogie-1
  6. DJ Bles One: https://soundcloud.com/djblesone
  7. DJ Fish Boogie: https://soundcloud.com/theboogiefish
  8. DJ Fleg: https://soundcloud.com/octopusfleg
  9. DJ Floskel: https://soundcloud.com/djfloskel
  10. DJ Jayceeoh: https://soundcloud.com/jayceeoh
  11. DJ K-Sabroso: https://soundcloud.com/k-sabroso
  12. DJ Leacy: https://soundcloud.com/breakdjleacy
  13. DJ Lean Rock: https://soundcloud.com/dj-lean-rock
  14. DJ Los Boogie: http://soundcloud.com/dj-los-boogie
  15. DJ Mane One: https://soundcloud.com/djmaneone
  16. DJ Marc Hype: https://soundcloud.com/marchype
  17. DJ Prime: https://soundcloud.com/dj-prime-1
  18. DJ Quantum: https://soundcloud.com/dj-quantum-hh
  19. DJ Skill Kid: https://soundcloud.com/breakdjskillkid
  20. DJ Vajra: https://soundcloud.com/djvajra
  21. Mr. Wiggles: https://soundcloud.com/mr-wiggles-rsc

Personal favorite dancers to search for:

  1. Abstrak - Skill Methodz
  2. Cloud - Skill Methodz
  3. Ken Swift
  4. Remind - Style Elements
  5. Benji - Division Alpha
  6. Lilou - Pokemon
  7. Juse Boogie - Massive Monkees
  8. Ynot - Rock Steady Crew
  9. Kid David - Renegades
  10. Casper - Boogie Brats

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Instructor Biography

Huy Pham, Professional Dancer | Entrepreneur

Huy Pham has been breakdancing for 20 years. He received training from pioneers and innovators in NYC, Miami, LA, SF and Seattle. Huy has been invited to compete, lecture, and host workshops in 18 states and 2 countries including Montreal and Ho Chi Minh City. He has also worked with 100s of kids and adults through Ethos.org, a non-profit in his hometown of Portland, OR that puts dance into underserved communities.

He is largely credited with helping to establish Portland, OR's identity in the global breaking community. Huy co-founded his crew Moon Patrol in 2005 with 4 members. Now with 20 members around the world, the group has inspired countless dancers with a style that is distinctly their own.

Currently Huy is the Executive Director of 11 Dance Co and founder of Dancelive (Udemy meets Netflix for dance).

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