Male hip-hop dancer wearing a black shirt in front of a purple brick wall

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.

man demonstrating how to master down grooves in front of pink and purple wall.

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

twitch and 2 other dancers performing the steve martin infront of brick wall.

The Cabbage Patch

twitch and 2 other dancers performing the cabbage patch infront of brick wall.

The Reebok

twitch performing the reebok in front of brick wall.

The Biz Markie

tWitch performing the biz Markie in front of brick wall.

The Bart Simspon

twitch performing the Bart Simpson in front of brick wall

The Butterfly

twitch performing the butterfly infront of brick wall.

The Roger Rabbit

dancer performing the roger rabbit at cli studios.

The Jerk

dancer performing the jerk at cli studios.

The Humpty

dancer peforming the humpty dance at cli studios.

Don’t stop here – keep going!

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

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