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Key Hip-Hop Grooves You Need To Know

Whether you’re trying to level up for your next hip-hop class or want to feel a bit more confident on the dance floor at your next party, we’ve got your back with all of the essential hip-hop grooves you need to know. You can use these grooves at any time and any place, as long as you have a good song to vibe to and a bit of space!

First, master down grooves

Get familiar with down groove patterns that show up in popular hip-hop choreography, like the “1,1,2” or “Single, Single, Double” pattern.

Next, learn these essential party grooves

Once you’ve gotten comfortable with down grooves and the 1,1,2 pattern, try the party grooves below.

The Steve Martin

The Cabbage Patch

The Reebok

The Biz Markie

The Bart Simspon

The Butterfly

The Roger Rabbit

The Jerk

The Humpty

Don’t stop here – keep going!

Practice these grooves in our on-demand library with tWitch and JBlaze.

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