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10 Easiest Hip Hop Dance Moves and Steps to Learn for Beginners

Have you ever wondered what the easiest hip hop dance moves and steps to learn for beginners are? Because we have.

Here at Insider Monkey, we kind of love to dance. While all styles are great, and freestyle seems to win over most days, it’s hip-hop that really becomes the life of the party. Some of us here have a bit of a background in dance, have taken some classes, or at the very least have watched a few hip-hop dance moves step by step videos to get by, so we were pretty curious to see what the world had to say about this topic. Naturally, we searched for hip-hop dance learning videos for beginners, because as much as names on a sheet of paper will take us, it’s still better when you have some visual help and actual instructions on how to best perform certain moves. Thankfully, YouTube is full of dance tutorials, including those basic hip-hop dance steps for beginners.

The hip-hop style started back in the late 60s as a combination of breaking, locking, roboting, popping, and more, with each style being born in different parts of the United States, whether New York or California. There are a few things they have in common, of course, such as the tendency to improvise and the street element. Even now, after all these years, new styles are still being born and if you watch shows like “So You Think You Can Dance” which is at its 14th season right now, you’re bound to notice dancers talking about these styles during the audition rounds. It’s mesmerizing to learn all about it, the influences they have and how the dance came to be. Some, of course, are nicer than others, but as long as one does what they love, that’s enough.

Pixabay/ Public Domain

Pixabay/ Public Domain

You can also check out these Easiest Ballroom Dances to Learn For Weddings if you want to expand your dance vocabulary. If you’re strictly interested in street dance, however, you can check out these Most Awesome Hip-Hop Documentaries.

So how to learn to dance at home step by step? In order to create our list today, we checked out dozens of easy hip-hop dance moves on YouTube, and picked out the steps that repeated themselves the most. It’s tough to tell which steps really are the easiest, because some dancers will consider some easier than others, while the next dancers will have issues catching on with the simplest, while performing more difficult choreography easily.

In the end, we created a list of easiest hip hop dance moves and steps to learn for beginners, trying to help you out a bit. So here it goes – these are the easiest hip-hop dance moves and steps to learn for beginners: