Learn to Dance: The Hip Hop 2 Step
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Learn to Dance: The Hip Hop 2 Step

Learn and master the hip hop 2 step.
5.0 (8 ratings)
Instead of using a simple lifetime average, Udemy calculates a course's star rating by considering a number of different factors such as the number of ratings, the age of ratings, and the likelihood of fraudulent ratings.
56 students enrolled
Created by Ceech Hsu
Last updated 4/2017
English
Current price: $10 Original price: $50 Discount: 80% off
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Includes:
  • 2 hours on-demand video
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Execute a proper hip hop 2 step dance move on the dance floor.
  • Use the "chunking" method to help you learn this dance.
  • Strengthen your rhythm.
  • Enjoy a fun aerobic workout while learning the most important hip hop dance move.
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Requirements
  • Students need to have the desire to learn to dance.
  • Students need to understand English because the instructions are given in English.
  • Students must come with a positive "never quit" attitude.
Description

The hip hop 2 step is the most important move you will master because it is the foundation for many other hip hop moves. Learn and master this dance move in this 10 lesson comprehensive course.

Layers Upon Layers

In this course, you will learn that a proper hip hop 2 step is not just a simple side to side step but layers upon layers of moves. Ceech will teach you the up-down, the rock back, the double time, and tempo change. Most importantly, Ceech will teach you how to stay on beat. By the end of the course, you will learn to incorporate all of these layers of moves together.

Repetition is Key

The more you practice, the more natural you will look. The course is designed for you to practice each lesson at 3 different tempo: 1/2 time, 90 bpm (beats per minute), and 110 bpm.

Explanation Videos & Exercise Videos

With over 20 years of teaching experience, Ceech explains the key elements of each exercise video as well as many potential pitfalls and/or mistakes that most beginning students might make. You will watch each explanation video before watching and practicing to its respective exercise video.

Who is the target audience?
  • If you stand by the bar/wall when your friends are having fun on the dance floor, this course is made for you.
  • If you have tried taking a dance class but the teacher doesn’t really know how to break down the move, then this course is for you.
  • If you have already looked on YouTube for "how to do the 2 step" videos and you still cannot do it, then this course is for you.
  • If your dance teacher taught you a bunch of dance moves but never taught you how to stay on beat, then this course is definitely for you.
  • If you think you know the hip hop 2 step, but not quite sure, then this course will make sure you definitely know how it is done.
  • This course is designed for absolute beginners who have zero to very little dance experience.
  • If you are looking to learn hip hop choreography, this is NOT the course for you.
  • If you think that just by watching without actually practicing, then this course is NOT for you.
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Curriculum For This Course
79 Lectures
02:05:13
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Introduction
3 Lectures 06:26

Welcome to my Learn to Dance: The Hip Hop 2 Step course.  This video covers:

  1. Who should take this course.
  2. Introduces the instructor.
  3. How the class is structured.
Preview 02:10

Ceech is a dance and physical education teacher at Mission College and Cabrillo College in Northern California. He has been dancing professionally since 1997. He has choreographed and performed with Nike's Culture Shock dance troupe, Mindtricks, and DS Players. He is always learning and improving not only as a dancers but also as a teacher.

Preview 01:49

In this video, students give their testimonials about Ceech's teaching.

Preview 02:27
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Lesson 1 - Simple Side to Side
6 Lectures 16:32

The key factors of this video are:

  1. Counting with the beat of the music, also known as tempo.
  2. Counting 1/2 time, which skips every other beat.
  3. Stepping side to side with the count.
Lesson 1-1 Simple Side to Side at 1/2 Time: Explanation
04:13

Make sure to watch the Explanation video prior to watching this Dance Exercise video.  In this video, students will learn how to perform the 3 key factors:

  1. Counting with the beat of the music, also known as tempo.
  2. Counting 1/2 time, which skips every other beat.
  3. Stepping side to side with the count.


Lesson 1-1 Simple Side to Side at 1/2 Time: Exercise
00:22

The key factors of this video are:

  1. Be on beat, also known as stay on rhythm, for 8 - 8 counts.
  2. Common questions regarding this dance exercise.
    1. How wide should the feet step apart?
    2. What should I do with my arms?
    3. Is it necessary to do the entire 8 - 8 counts?
    4. When should I advance to the next video?
Lesson 1-2 Simple Side to Side at 90bpm: Explanation
07:43

Make sure to watch the Explanation video prior to watching this Dance Exercise video.  In this video, students will learn how to perform the side to side at 90 beats per minutes.

Lesson 1-2 Simple Side to Side at 90bpm: Exercise
00:52

The key factors of this video are:

  1. Stay on beat at a faster pace.
  2. Finish the entire dance exercise without stopping even if you have made a mistake.
Preview 02:38

Make sure to watch the Explanation video prior to watching this Dance Exercise video.  In this video, students will learn how to perform the side to side at 110 beats per minutes.

Preview 00:44
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Lesson 2 - Up Down with Side to Side
8 Lectures 13:14

The key factors of this video are:

  1. Vertical movement.
  2. Imaginary drum pads.
Lesson 2-1 Up Down Movement at 90bpm: Explanation
01:55

Make sure to watch the Explanation video prior to watching this Dance Exercise video.  In this video, students will learn how to perform the vertical movement using the imaginary drum pad technique.

Lesson 2-1 Up Down Movement at 90bpm: Exercise
00:15

The key factors of this video are:

  1. On the odd counts (1,3,5,7), the feet is stepping out (apart) and simultaneously, the head is hitting the imaginary drum pad on the top of your head.
  2. On the even counts (2,4,6,8), the feet is stepping in (together) and simultaneously, the knees are bending and hitting the imaginary drum pads in directly front of the knees.
Lesson 2-2 Up Down with Side to Side at 1/2 Time: Explanation
04:36

Make sure to watch the Explanation video prior to watching this Dance Exercise video.  In this video, students will learn how to perform two tasks simultaneously: 1) up down movement, 2) side to side movement at 1/2 times.

Lesson 2-2 Up Down with Side to Side at 1/2 Time: Exercise
00:28

This video explains the key factors of Lesson 2-3.

  1. Much faster than 1/2 time, so be ready.
  2. Do not stop in the middle of the exercise.
  3. Complete the entire 8 - 8 counts even if you made mistakes.



Lesson 2-3 Up Down with Side to Side at 90bpm: Explanation
02:38

Make sure to watch the Explanation video prior to watching this Dance Exercise video.  In this video, students will learn how to perform two tasks simultaneously: 1) up down movement, 2) side to side movement at 90bpm.

Lesson 2-3 Up Down with Side to Side at 90bpm: Exercise
00:50

The key factors of this video are:

  1. 110bpm is slightly faster than 90bpm, so be ready.
  2. It's okay to shorten the width of your steps when the tempo is faster.
  3. Staying on the beat is still the most important thing.
Preview 01:48

Make sure to watch the Explanation video prior to watching this Dance Exercise video.  In this video, students will learn how to perform two tasks simultaneously: 1) up down movement, 2) side to side movement at 110bpm.

Preview 00:44
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Lesson 3 - Rock Back with Side to Side
10 Lectures 18:52

The key factors of this video are:

  1. Upper body rocks back then forward
  2. The hip moves forward then backward.
  3. The concept of "and" count.  "And" count is the 1.5, 2.5, 3.5, ...
Lesson 3-1 Rock Back at 1/2 Time: Explanation
04:29

Make sure to watch the Explanation video prior to watching this Dance Exercise video.  In this video, students will learn how to perform the rock back at 1/2 time.

Lesson 3-1 Rock Back at 1/2 Time: Exercise
00:30

The key factors of this video are:

  1. 90bpm is much faster than 1/2 time, so be ready.
  2. Practice counting with this video.
Lesson 3-2 Rock Back at 90bpm: Explanation
01:56

Make sure to watch the Explanation video prior to watching this Dance Exercise video.  In this video, students will learn how to perform the rock back at 90bpm.

Lesson 3-2 Rock Back at 90bpm: Exercise
00:25

The key factors of this video are:

  1. Combine the rock back movement with the side to side movement.
  2. Must stay on beat with all of the movements.
Lesson 3-3 Rock Back with Side to Side at 1/2 Time: Explanation
02:31

Make sure to watch the Explanation video prior to watching this Dance Exercise video.  In this video, students will learn how to perform the side to side movement with the rock back movement at 1/2 time.

Lesson 3-3 Rock Back with Side to Side at 1/2 Time: Exercise
00:33

The key factors of this video are:

  1. 90bpm is much faster than 1/2 time, so be ready.
  2. Be on beat.
  3. Concept of "chunking".  Practice smaller chunks of moves.  Once you have master the smaller chunks, then move to the bigger chunks.
Lesson 3-4 Rock Back with Side to Side at 90bpm: Explanation
04:28

Make sure to watch the Explanation video prior to watching this Dance Exercise video.  In this video, students will learn how to perform the side to side movement with the rock back movement at 90bpm.

Lesson 3-4 Rock Back with Side to Side at 90bpm: Exercise
00:55

The key factors of this video are:

  1. 110bpm is slightly faster than 90bpm, so be ready.
  2. Use the "chunking" technique if you need to.
  3. Be patient, and practice, your body will learn it.
Lesson 3-5 Rock Back with Side to Side at 110bpm: Explanation
02:19

Make sure to watch the Explanation video prior to watching this Dance Exercise video.  In this video, students will learn how to perform the side to side movement with the rock back movement at 110bpm.

Lesson 3-3 Rock Back with Side to Side at 110bpm: Exercise
00:46
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Lesson 4 - Up Down, Rock Back with Side to Side
10 Lectures 14:49

The key factors of this video are:

  1. Combine the up down movement with the rock back movement.
  2. Be on beat using the imaginary drum pads technique.
Lesson 4-1 Rock Back at 1/2 Time: Explanation
02:44

Make sure to watch the Explanation video prior to watching this Dance Exercise video.  In this video, students will learn how to perform the up down movement with the rock back movement at 1/2 time.

Lesson 4-1 Rock Back at 1/2 Time: Exercise
00:51

The key factors of this video are:

  1. 90bpm is much faster than 1/2 time, so be ready.
  2. Make sure to maintain balance.
Preview 03:07

Make sure to watch the Explanation video prior to watching this Dance Exercise video.  In this video, students will learn how to perform the up down movement with the rock back movement at 90bpm.

Preview 00:50

The key factors of this video are:

  1. Combine the up down, rock back with the side to side movement.
  2. Make sure to be match all three movements on beat.
  3. Be patient and keep practicing.
Lesson 4-3 Rock Back with Side to Side at 1/2 Time: Explanation
01:22

Make sure to watch the Explanation video prior to watching this Dance Exercise video.  In this video, students will learn how to perform the up down, rock back with the side to side movement at 1/2 time.

Lesson 4-3 Rock Back with Side to Side at 1/2 Time: Exercise
00:36

The key factors of this video are:

  1. 90bpm is much faster than 1/2 time, so be ready.
  2. It's okay to go back to the previous video to strengthen your muscle memory.
  3. Use the "chunking" technique if you need to.
Lesson 4-4 Rock Back with Side to Side at 90bpm: Explanation
02:02

Make sure to watch the Explanation video prior to watching this Dance Exercise video.  In this video, students will learn how to perform the up down, rock back with the side to side movement at 90bpm.

Lesson 4-4 Rock Back with Side to Side at 90bpm: Exercise
00:56

The key factors of this video are:

  1. 110bpm is slightly faster than 90bpm, so be ready.
  2. Use the "chunking" technique is you need to.
  3. Repeat the previous lesson to help strengthen muscle memory.
Lesson 4-5 Rock Back with Side to Side at 110bpm: Explanation
01:35

Make sure to watch the Explanation video prior to watching this Dance Exercise video.  In this video, students will learn how to perform the up down, rock back with the side to side movement at 110bpm.

Lesson 4-5 Rock Back with Side to Side at 110bpm: Exercise
00:46
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Lesson 5 - Adding the Lean, Up Down, Rock Back with Side to Side
10 Lectures 11:05

The key factors of this video are:

  1. Combining the lean, the up down, with the rock back movement.
  2. Lean only on the 1, 3, 5, 7.
Lesson 5-1 Lean Up Down Rock Back at 1/2 Time: Explanation
01:07

Make sure to watch the Explanation video prior to watching this Dance Exercise video.  In this video, students will learn how to perform the lean, up down, with the rock back at 1/2 time.

Lesson 5-1 Lean Up Down Rock Back at 1/2 Time: Exercise
00:26

The key factors of this video are:

  1. 90bpm is much faster than 1/2 time, so be ready.
  2. Make sure to maintain balance.
Lesson 5-2 Lean Up Down Rock Back at 90bpm: Explanation
01:34

Make sure to watch the Explanation video prior to watching this Dance Exercise video.  In this video, students will learn how to perform the lean, up down, with the rock back at 90bpm.

Lesson 5-2 Lean Up Down Rock Back at 90bpm: Exercise
00:29

The key factors of this video are:

  1. Combine the lean, up down, rock back with the side to side movement.
  2. Make sure to be match all four movements on beat.
  3. Be patient and keep practicing.
Lesson 5-3 Lean Up Down Rock Back with Side to Side at 1/2 Time: Explanation
01:18

Make sure to watch the Explanation video prior to watching this Dance Exercise video.  In this video, students will learn how to perform the lean, up down, rock back with the side to side movement at 1/2 time.

Lesson 5-3 Lean Up Down Rock Back with Side to Side at 1/2 Time: Exercise
00:30

The key factors of this video are:

  1. 90bpm is much faster than 1/2 time, so be ready.
  2. It's okay to go back to the previous video to strengthen your muscle memory.
  3. Use the "chunking" technique if you need to.
Lesson 5-4 Lean Up Down Rock Back with Side to Side at 90bpm: Explanation
02:09

Make sure to watch the Explanation video prior to watching this Dance Exercise video.  In this video, students will learn how to perform the lean, up down, rock back with the side to side movement at 90bpm.

Lesson 5-4 Lean Up Down Rock Back with Side to Side at 90bpm: Exercise
00:53

The key factors of this video are:

  1. 110bpm is slightly faster than 90bpm, so be ready.
  2. Use the "chunking" technique is you need to.
  3. Repeat the previous lesson to help strengthen muscle memory.
Lesson 5-5 Lean Up Down Rock Back with Side to Side at 110bpm: Explanation
01:53

Make sure to watch the Explanation video prior to watching this Dance Exercise video.  In this video, students will learn how to perform the lean, up down, rock back with the side to side movement at 110bpm.

Lesson 5-5 Lean Up Down Rock Back with Side to Side at 110bpm: Exercise
00:46
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Lesson 6 - Double Time Side to Side
6 Lectures 08:50

The key factors of this video are:

  1. Moving your feet twice as fast as regular tempo.
  2. Be aware of the width between your feet.
  3. Keep your head on the center vertical line.
  4. Lower body swings side to side.
Lesson 6-1 Double Time Side to Side 1/2 Time: Explanation
02:21

Make sure to watch the Explanation video prior to watching this Dance Exercise video.  In this video, students will learn how to perform the double time side to side at 1/2 time.

Lesson 6-1 Double Time Side to Side 1/2 Time: Exercise
00:33

The key factors of this video are:

  1. 90bpm is much faster than 1/2 time, so be ready.
  2. Tap your foot on the "and" beat, not letting your heel touch the floor.
  3. Keeping your head on the center vertical line.
  4. Swinging your lower body side to side.
  5. Stay on beat.
Lesson 6-2 Double Time Side to Side 90bpm: Explanation
01:33

Make sure to watch the Explanation video prior to watching this Dance Exercise video.  In this video, students will learn how to perform the double time side to side at 90bpm.

Lesson 6-2 Double Time Side to Side 90bpm: Exercise
00:54

The key factors of this video are:

  1. 110bpm is much faster than 90bpm, so be ready.
  2. Use the "chunking" technique if you need to.
  3. Stay on beat.
Lesson 6-3 Double Time Side to Side 110bpm: Explanation
02:45

Make sure to watch the Explanation video prior to watching this Dance Exercise video.  In this video, students will learn how to perform the double time side to side at 110bpm.

Lesson 6-3 Double Time Side to Side 110bpm: Exercise
00:44
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Lesson 7 - Double Time Up Down Side to Side
6 Lectures 07:22

The key factors of this video are:

  1. Combine the double time, up down, with the side to side movement.
  2. Moving your feet twice as fast as regular tempo.
  3. Be aware of the width between your feet.
  4. Keep your head on the center vertical line.
  5. Lower body swings side to side.
Lesson 7-1 Double Time Up Down Side to Side at 1/2 Time: Explanation
01:33

Make sure to watch the Explanation video prior to watching this Dance Exercise video.  In this video, students will learn how to perform the double time, up down, with side to side at 1/2 time.

Lesson 7-1 Double Time Up Down Side to Side at 1/2 Time: Exercise
00:34

The key factors of this video are:

  1. 90bpm is much faster than 1/2 time, so be ready.
  2. Tap your foot on the "and" beat, not letting your heel touch the floor.
  3. Keeping your head on the center vertical line.
  4. Swinging your lower body side to side.
  5. Match all three movements on beat.
Lesson 7-2 Double Time Up Down Side to Side at 90bpm: Explanation
01:56

Make sure to watch the Explanation video prior to watching this Dance Exercise video.  In this video, students will learn how to perform the double time, up down, with side to side at 90bpm.

Lesson 7-2 Double Time Up Down Side to Side at 90bpm: Exercise
00:51

The key factors of this video are:

  1. 110bpm is much faster than 90bpm, so be ready.
  2. Use the "chunking" technique if you need to.
  3. Stay on beat.
Lesson 7-3 Double Time Up Down Side to Side at 110bpm: Explanation
01:42

Make sure to watch the Explanation video prior to watching this Dance Exercise video.  In this video, students will learn how to perform the double time, up down, with side to side at 110bpm.

Lesson 7-3 Double Time Up Down Side to Side at 110bpm: Exercise
00:46
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Lesson 8 - Double Time Rock Back Side to Side
6 Lectures 07:54

The key factors of this video are:

  1. Combine the double time, rock back, with the side to side movement.
  2. Moving your feet twice as fast as regular tempo.
  3. Be aware of the width between your feet.
  4. Keep your head on the center vertical line.
  5. Lower body swings side to side.
Lesson 8-1 Double Time Rock Side Side to Side at 1/2 Time: Explanation
01:37

Make sure to watch the Explanation video prior to watching this Dance Exercise video.  In this video, students will learn how to perform the double time, rock back, with side to side at 1/2 time.

Lesson 8-1 Double Time Rock Side Side to Side at 1/2 Time: Exercise
00:58

The key factors of this video are:

  1. 90bpm is much faster than 1/2 time, so be ready.
  2. Tap your foot on the "and" beat, not letting your heel touch the floor.
  3. Keeping your head on the center vertical line.
  4. Swinging your lower body side to side.
  5. Match all three movements on beat.
Lesson 8-2 Double Time Rock Side Side to Side at 90bpm: Explanation
01:46

Make sure to watch the Explanation video prior to watching this Dance Exercise video.  In this video, students will learn how to perform the double time, rock back, with side to side at 90bpm.

Lesson 8-2 Double Time Rock Side Side to Side at 90bpm: Exercise
00:54

The key factors of this video are:

  1. 110bpm is much faster than 90bpm, so be ready.
  2. Use the "chunking" technique if you need to.
  3. Stay on beat.
Lesson 8-3 Double Time Rock Side Side to Side at 110bpm: Explanation
01:54

Make sure to watch the Explanation video prior to watching this Dance Exercise video.  In this video, students will learn how to perform the double time, rock back, with side to side at 110bpm.

Lesson 8-3 Double Time Rock Side Side to Side at 110bpm: Exercise
00:45
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Lesson 9 - Double Time Up Down Rock Back Side to Side
6 Lectures 10:19

The key factors of this video are:

  1. Combine the double time, up down, rock back, with the side to side movement.
  2. Moving your feet twice as fast as regular tempo.
  3. Be aware of the width between your feet.
  4. Keep your head on the center vertical line.
  5. Lower body swings side to side.
Lesson 9-1 Double Time Up Down Rock Side to Side at 1/2 Time: Explanation
01:34

Make sure to watch the Explanation video prior to watching this Dance Exercise video.  In this video, students will learn how to perform the double time, up down, rock back, with side to side at 1/2 time.

Lesson 9-1 Double Time Up Down Rock Side to Side at 1/2 Time: Exercise
00:58

The key factors of this video are:

  1. 90bpm is much faster than 1/2 time, so be ready.
  2. Tap your foot on the "and" beat, not letting your heel touch the floor.
  3. Keeping your head on the center vertical line.
  4. Swinging your lower body side to side.
  5. Match all four movements on beat.
Lesson 9-2 Double Time Up Down Rock Side to Side at 90bpm: Explanation
04:39

Make sure to watch the Explanation video prior to watching this Dance Exercise video.  In this video, students will learn how to perform the double time, up down, rock back, with side to side at 90bpm.

Lesson 9-2 Double Time Up Down Rock Side to Side at 90bpm: Exercise
00:53

The key factors of this video are:

  1. 110bpm is much faster than 90bpm, so be ready.
  2. Use the "chunking" technique if you need to.
  3. Stay on beat.
Lesson 9-3 Double Time Up Down Rock Side to Side at 110bpm: Explanation
01:29

Make sure to watch the Explanation video prior to watching this Dance Exercise video.  In this video, students will learn how to perform the double time, up down, rock back, with side to side at 110bpm.

Lesson 9-3 Double Time Up Down Rock Side to Side at 110bpm: Exercise
00:46
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About the Instructor
Ceech Hsu
5.0 Average rating
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65 Students
2 Courses
Dance Instructor

Ceech has a Masters in Kinesiology as well as electrical engineering degree.  Currently, he is a professor of dance and physical education at Mission College in Santa Clara, CA and Cabrillo College in Aptos, CA.

With over 20 years of teaching experience, Ceech has received numerous awards including: Community Leadership Award by Soulyztic, Battlefest Hall of Fame Award, Community Outreach Award by All the Way Live Foundation, and nominated for the Izadora Duncan Award 2008 for Best Ensemble.

Ceech performed/choreographed by the Nike sponsored Culture Shock San Francisco (1997-199), Mindtricks (some of the members later formed Jabbawockeez), and founded DS Players. He was personally trained by the legendary Skeeter Rabbit (RIP) of the Electric Boogaloos and Gary Kendell (RIP) of the Jabbawockeez and Mindtricks.