Now’s your chance to learn some of tWitch’s favorite hip-hop grooves! This course will walk you through easy-to-learn steps you can incorporate into your freestyle or show off at a dance party.
Stephen “tWitch” Boss is best known in the entertainment industry as the DJ on The Ellen DeGeneres Show and the co-host of Ellen’s Game of Games. He was the runner-up on season four of So You Think You Can Dance, specializing in hip-hop, and has since returned as an All-Star, choreographer, and guest judge on the show. His performances on So You Think You Can Dance with Katee Shean and Alex Wong have received Emmy Awards. tWitch’s career began on MTV’s The Wade Robson Project and the talent competition Star Search. His film credits include Hairspray, Stomp the Yard: Homecoming, a recurring role as Jason in Step Up 3D, Step Up: Revolution, and Step Up: All In, and as the character Malik in Magic Mike XXL. tWitch was the first dancer endorsed by Gatorade, recognizing dance as a sport. He has choreographed for Korean pop star Se7en and worked directly alongside Ellen DeGeneres and Paul Feig to create the 2013 Oscar promotional video featuring 250 dancers. He met his wife, fellow dancer Allison Holker, through So You Think You Can Dance and they frequently collaborate on teaching and choreographic workshops around the globe.
01: Hip-Hop Grooves - Interview
Stephen “tWitch” Boss breaks down the fundamental movements of hip-hop, bringing out the groove within you. tWitch shares the knowledge his mentors passed onto him through freestyling, distilled into basic moves with a social energy.
02: Hip-Hop Grooves - Warm-Up
Get down and get your blood pumping with tWitch as you warm up for class. Don’t worry about the specifics, just get your body ready to move while you have fun dancing to the beat.
03: Hip-Hop Grooves - Down Grooves
Work on down grooves — one of the four foundational hip-hop grooves — in the studio with tWitch, placing an emphasis on the musical accents by rocking your torso downward in classic moves like the Steve Martin.
04: Hip-Hop Grooves - Back Rock
Work on perfecting your backward rocks — the next of the four foundational hip-hop grooves — with tWitch, learning a few patterns and then incorporating them into a routine to get the groove down.
05: Hip-Hop Grooves - Circular Grooves
Practice circular grooves — the third of the four foundational hip-hop grooves — with tWitch, using a few classic party dance moves (including the Cabbage Patch) to get the hang of it.
06: Hip-Hop Grooves - Party Grooves
Keep the party going: in the last of tWitch’s foundational grooves classes, learn a few hand-selected party grooves and put them together in a routine you can bring to the dance floor.