STROBING
Strobing is based on exactly what the word means. It is based on short stop motion type movements and is done generally with out a pop, but more of a subtle stop between each movement. Imitating the illusions of movements under a strobe light. What your doing is basic movements that you would see in a night club, movements like, walking, looking at your watch, pointing , taking off your hat, dancing, drinking. You can also imitate things like waking up, yawning, ect.
to accomplish this style.
1- choose an action or style of movement, lets say for example "combing your hair.
2- now without applying the strobe technique just practice a motion that you would use to comb your hair, and try going from taking a comb out of your front shirt pocket and then combing your hair a few times and putting the comb back.
3-now lets apply the technique of creating a strobe light illusion to this motion. Use short "stop and go" type movements. Keep it  very sharp and  staccato like. No popping or heavy jerking. The simpler you keep your movement and effect, the better the illusion. Now do the same hair combing movements that you just practice and apply strobing to it.

Strobing on DVD:
learn sStrobing on "THE MENU VOL 6"
Study Strobin on "MR WIGGLES SESSION # 3"

-FLAT TOP
-MR. RE
-DR. DOOM

 ANIMATION /
DYNORAMA /
SINBAD STYLE
This style was inspired from  many different types of stop motion animation. The most popular was Ray Harryhausen's "Dynamation" style animation in movie's like:
MOVIE TITTLE
CREATURE
Cyclops, dragon, sword-wielding skeleton
the seven headed hydra,  and an army of skeletons
six armed statue, one eyed -centaur and a flying griffin
saber-tooth tiger, baboon, giant walrus, three banshees
medusa, Kraken,
Other movies that inspired animation:
wolf
cyborg skeleton
Also there are tons of claymations that you can use as reference. Anything that inspires you.
according to the audionaughts this style was developed in Oakland and it was quoted that:
(Ted and Steve William's, who were labeled by locals as the masters of the "Dynorama" and "7th Voyage of Sinbad" styles)
In animation, what your basically trying to do is imitate these stop motion style animation characters. Here are some tips on how you can achieve this:
1- study one of these characters in these movies
2- first follow the body movements and it's style, but stay relaxed
3- now try these movements again, but this time tighten your muscles really tight. This will create a more animated movement that will almost simulate the character. Also apply some stop motion to totally create the illusion.
this is just one technique. In order for you to really achieve good animation, you should first learn how to pop every part of your body and that will give you the better experience to learn animation.

Animation on DVD:
learn Animation on "THE MENU VOL 6"
Study Animation on "MR WIGGLES SESSION # 3"

-TACO
-SHRIMP
-BOPPIN ANDRÉ
-OZ
 KING TUT STYLE
Inspired by ancient EGYPTIAN HIEROGLYPHICS. It was those great positions with the arms in different angles that inspired young funk style dancers to imitate and add on there own styles. Especially a brotha by the name of MARK BENSON aka "KING TUT" who is widely regarded as the creator of this style.  It is also said that cartoons like BUGS BUNNY and his famous "ikidy akidy ook" scene that got young dancers trying it, as well as a skit on Saturday Night Live by the famous comedian STEVE MARTIN. While there were many who attributed to the manifestation of KING TUT style into the FUNK STYLE scene. It is still being researched.
(refer to WEST COAST DANCE HISTORY page on the "BIRDMAN2" link for more history)
The best way to approach this style is by simply finding a resource for the earliest positions in EGYPTIAN HIEROGLYPHICS, and studying them. In KING TUT style you don't have to pop, you can just hit these positions on beat and it is still very respected. But adding a pop to it will also create more ideas and concepts as well. So my advice would be to learn how to POP every angle that you learn. Things that you should do to learn this style:
1- STUDY ORIGINAL EGYPTIAN HIEROGLYPHICS
2- REALLY MASTER THE ANGLES BY MAKING THEM AS PERFECT AND FLAT AND SQUARE AS POSSIBLE, THIS WILL GET YOU MORE RESPECT
3- PRACTICE POPPIN EACH POSITION
4- ALWAYS KEEP THEM ON BEAT
5- CREATE COMBINATIONS FOR YOUR ANGLES THAT CONNECT AND MAKE BETTER TRANSITIONS GOING FROM ONE ANGLE TO ANOTHER
6- CREATE RHYTHM PATTERNS FOR YOUR TUTS TO MAKE IT MORE FUNKY

King Tut Style on DVD:
learn King Tut Style on "THE MENU VOL 3"
Study King Tut Style on "MR WIGGLES SESSION 1"

-MR. RE
-SLICK NICK
-BUG BUNNY (Angelo)
-MR WIGGLES KING TUT VIDEO
-JR. BOOGALOO
 POPPIN
While the debate still continues as of who is considered the creator of this dance, in my belief and opinion, I believe that BOOGALOO SAM created the dance called "POPPIN" that I have grown to love. The style and complexity of this dance is based on continuos flexing of the muscles to the beat while executing precise and funky angles that are based on many styles created by Sam's group THE ELECTRIC BOOGALOO. these angles provide funky and rhythmic positions for a popper to hit while flexing his or her muscles to the beat. But learning how to pop each muscle correctly is very important. Here is a basic way to learn:
1-always have music on when practicing any dance, and the music for poppin is FUNK, so dig up an old CAMEO, PARLIAMENT, or ZAPP CD that has a classic funk sound.
2-start by practicing poppin a different body part to each entire song on the funk CD.
3-ARM POPS: Stretch your arms out in front of you slightly bent inward. Now flex and relax your arm muscles (forearms, triceps, and biceps) flex on the beat and relax off the beat. We will start with 4 beats per measure, now flex on each beat, and remember to relax in-between each pop. Do this for at least a quarter way through the song. Now do the same thing but double time (8 beats per measure), now play around with this for the entire song, now you must learn a step called the "FRESNO" to really get this right, so leaning side to side pick one arm up and pop it and then lean to the other side and pick that arm up and pop it, and keep it on beat and funky, the FRESNO is a smooth side to side dance movement where you pop on each side your leaning on. Complete the whole song with just arm pops and then stretch your arms out.
3-LEG POPS: Now for this you still need to learn to FRESNO. So letting your CD play to the next song, shift from side to side and on each side that you lean towards, SNAP your knee back as if you were hyper extending it. Do this on each side on beat (4 beats per measure). So now your basically snapping your knee back in a sharp motion to get a good pop. As you are learning , no need to snap your knee too hard, just a soft one until you get used to it. Now do these same knee pops but double time (8 beats per measure). Now do it 2 snaps per knee still double time. Keep it on beat and funky. Complete the entire song doing nothing but knee pops and then stretch your legs out.
4-CHEST AND NECK POPS: Now for this style of poppin your gonna feel a lil weird. But it is a very effective pop. Basically what your doing is flexing and relaxing the neck and chest muscles. To get a good chest pop I suggest doing allot of pushups. Now on the 3rd song on the CD start by flexing and relaxing both your neck and chest muscles. To get an effective neck pop, try adding a slight front neck movement on each beat (sort of like a chicken, but very slight). Also for the chest try sinking in your chest occasionally with your shoulders out and flex it. Now the key secret to getting a good chest pop is like breathing in and out. Or sucking in your stomach when flexing, and blowing your stomach out when relaxing. Every time you bring your chest up flex right at  the peak of that motion. Do this just like the arms exorcise. First on 4 beats per measure and then double up to 8 beats per measure. Pop your chest for the entire song and then relax and stretch.
5-ALL TOGETHER NOW: Now you are ready to put it all together. So on the 4th song, start by just poppin your arms (side to side in the FRESNO style motion leaning on one side and lifting that arm and popping it, and then leaning on the other side and lifting that arm and poppin it), now start adding your knee pops, and keep that side to side motion going (the Fresno. Leaning to one side and poppin the knee and arm of that side and then repeating this on the other side). Now add the neck and chest, keep playing around with mixing all three styles of poppin during the song.
this is really hard to explain with words, but when you actually see a popper execute these movements, you will really understand. But if you live in an area where there are no resources, hopefully this will help you out. Check out this OZ clip for a reference on hard pops, and on this MR. WIGGLES clip there is a quick FRESNO step in it.

Poppin on DVD:
Learn Poppin on "THE MENU VOL 1"
Study Poppin on "MR WIGGLES # 4"

-POPPIN PETE
-POP n TACO
all of the ELECTRIC BOOGALOOS
 BACK  KNEE SLIDE
this is a move that i created by accident, it was way back in like 1981, I had heard a rumor that a brotha by the name of POPIN PETE did a knee slide that was incredible, so i decided to basically try the move from what I imagined it looked like (I personally never seen him do it), so I assumed that what he did was imitate a  back slide (what they called a moonwalk back then) but instead of doing it on my feet, I did it on my knees. I did the move in the movie BEAT STREET as well as in performance on TV for the president, and it became famous, but when I finally saw footage of the knee slide that POPIN PETE did , I was amazed, it was incredible, but it looked nothing like the move I did. what PETE did is now known as the ET walk, which became part of the foundation for today's ground moves. hehe, so i ended up creating a dope move and was very happy about that...lol
well the for the knee glide you will need knee pads fasho
NOW BEFORE YOU START DOING THIS MOVE, I HAVE TO SAY THAT YOU ARE DOING IT AT YOUR OWN RISK, SO PLEASE BE CAREFUL NOT TO OVER WORK THIS MOVE, AND TAKE IT EASY, IF YOU FEEL ALLOT OF PAIN DO NOT CONTINUE PRACTICING THIS MOVE, AND YOU SHOULD LEARN SOME STRETCHES AND KNEE STRENGTHENING EXORCISE BEFORE YOU TRY THIS MOVE AS WELL.
and basically you should practice your back slide standing up first and focus on the foot movement that your doin because it's the same exact movement but on your knees
then:
1-get on your knees
2-put your left foot flat on the floor and raise your right foot
3- now slide your left foot back
4-now switch your feet at the same time,(drop the right foot flat and raise the left foot)
5-now slide the right foot back
6-now switch your feet again (drop the left foot flat and raise the right foot again)
7- now slide the left foot back again and keep repeating this format over and over again
8- tips: start out with knee pads doing this movement very slow and eventually when you memorize the movements speed it up, and if you feel any sharp pain on your knees, then stop and take a break..aright
peace and good luck with the back knee slide
peace wiggles

Knee Slides on DVD:
See Knee Slides on "MR WIGGLES # 1"
Study Knee Slides on "MR WIGGLES SESSION # 2"

-MR WIGGLES in USHER'S MY WAY VIDEO
 FLOATING AND GLIDING
The history of floating seems to be a lil cloudy as far as the origins of the exact heel toe movement, ive seen similar moevments done by HOOFERS, MIMES and even the famed Broadway choreographer Bob Fosse, it seems that this type of move might probably even go further back in time for all we know, but the first POPPER that i have seen to introduce this move to the FUNK STYLES world was CREEPIN CID of the ELECTRIC BOOGALOOS, and it was the version that he did on a famous SOUL TRAIN episode back in the late 70's that popularized the FLOAT. When CID did this move he also made the illusion look like a dance by floating on beat and adding a side to side rock that made it real funky.
And of course from the flaot came the even more popular and exagerated illusion called the GLIDE.  The glide takes floating to the next level in illusion. if you have seen singers like USHER, GENUWINE, and of course MJ do this move. It is because it is such a instant crowd pleaser. But before anyone can really learn a good glide, i would first advise them to learn how to FLOAT correctly.

so here is a basic breakdown for FLOATING to the right:

1- make both feet point inward and flat on the ground

2- at the same time raise your right toe and left heel up
(with your left toe and right heel down)

3- now shift your right toe and left heel to the right and your feet should now be pointing outward and both flat on the ground

4- now at the same time raise your left toe and right heel
(with your right toe and left heel down)

5- now shift them both over to the right again and your feet should be flat on the ground and pointing inward

6- now keep repeating this over and over again

now for the GLIDE going to the right:
(the glide is done with the same motion as the float, but with an added push and pull with the movement)

1- make both feet point inward and flat on the ground

2- at the same time raise your right  toe and left heel up
(with your left toe and right heel down)

3- now push off of your left toe and slide your right foot (heel) to the right

4- now shift your right toe and left heel to the right and your feet should now be pointing outward and both flat on the ground

5- now at the same time raise your left toe and right heel
(with your right toe and left heel down)

6- now pull your left  foot (heel) across to the right with your  right toe

5- now shift them both over to the right again and your feet should be flat on the ground and pointing inward

6- now keep repeating this over and over again

good luck yall.

Floats and Glides on DVD:
Learn Floast and Glides on "THE MENU VOL 4"
Study Floast and Glides on "MR WIGGLES SESSION # 2"

-MR WIGGLES FLOATING AND GLIDING VIDEO
-TACO
-SHRIMP
 ARM WAVE excercise
The history of waves from my research go back to the Bay area and Oakland with a move called the TIDAL WAVE, which was also a popular dance as seen in the Michael Jackson "Beat It" video.
There have been similar moves done in MIME as well as in dance style from the East. Which brings us to an important Pioneer from the early Cotton Club era.  Earl Tucker ("Snake Hips") was a performer at the Cotton Club during the days of Duke Ellington. His style of dance is definitely related that of waving that you see young Hip Hop dancers still doing today. (read more about Snake Hips.)
The ARM WAVE is just one aspect of waving, And while it is difficult to teach this move without visuals, I will explain a technique I used as a kid to get a good wave.

1- Sit by a flat table like surface.
2- place your arm from pit to fingertips flat on the table.
3- now starting with the finger tips, bend your first finger digits (while the rest of your arm is completely flat)
4- now bend your hand at the knuckles (straightening your fingers at the same time)
5- now bend at the wrist (the whole point of this exercise is to always keep all other arm joints flat as can be on the table)
6- now bend at the elbow (strengthening your wrist)
7- now touch your chin with your shoulder, and completely straighten your arm out.
8- now reverse this whole exercise back to the finger tips.


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