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***ARMWAVE TUTORIAL*** (karma: 24)
By orunmember has saluted, click to view salute photos Comments: 869, member since Sun Aug 04, 2002
On Tue Aug 12, 2003 07:28 PM
I noticed a desperate need for a basic popping tutorial, and the armwave is as basic as you can get. This tutorial will provide a description of each step, accompanied with pictures and video.

Armwave Tutorial

I noticed a desperate need for a basic popping tutorial, and the armwave is as basic as you can get. This tutorial will provide a description of each step, accompanied with pictures and video.

What is an armwave? Basically, using your arms, you create the effect of a single wave moving through your arms, so distinct and smooth that it makes your arms look like rubber.

To begin with, practice with both arms out, slightly relaxed. Also, it doesn't matter which arm you start with, just pick one and follow the directions. Always keep in mind that you are trying to be smooth and continuous. Imagine a ball is rolling through you, if you must.



Your arm should not be perfectly straight out, but more like this: (this is a TOP view)
Image hotlink - 'http://www.dance.net:443/dance/images/tutorials/orun/topview.jpg'

1. Begin with your hand pointing up.
Image hotlink - 'http://www.dance.net:443/dance/images/tutorials/orun/1.jpg'

2. Curl fingers down, starting with the joints closest to your fingers tips, then moving to each following finger joints.
Image hotlink - 'http://www.dance.net:443/dance/images/tutorials/orun/2.jpg'

3. Fold your hand at your wrist. Your hands and arm should look like a hook now.
Image hotlink - 'http://www.dance.net:443/dance/images/tutorials/orun/3.jpg'

4-5. Now it begins to get tricky. Basically, your wrist and elbow need to INVERT at the same time. That means that your wrist goes inward and your elbow ROTATES upward.
Image hotlink - 'http://www.dance.net:443/dance/images/tutorials/orun/4.jpg'
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Image hotlink - 'http://www.dance.net:443/dance/images/tutorials/orun/5.jpg'

Video accompaniment;
www.geocities.com . . .

6. Now without moving the rest of your your arm too much, slide your shoulder upwards and towards your neck. Also at this time, begin pointing your fingers back upwards, returning them to the position of pointing straight out and parallel to the ground.
Image hotlink - 'http://www.dance.net:443/dance/images/tutorials/orun/6.jpg'

7. At this point, you can continue the wave through your chest, which is more advanced, or you can simply move it through your shoulders. With pictures I can't show the chest movements, so I am simply taking you to the next shoulder. So try slowly moving the wave in your first shoulder to your second shoulder. Practice this until it look smooth.
Image hotlink - 'http://www.dance.net:443/dance/images/tutorials/orun/7.jpg'

8. Now instead of sliding your shoulder downward, as you might think, simply raise up your elbow, but keep your hand pointing straight out and parallel to the ground, so your whole arm looks like it is creating a couple of steps.
Image hotlink - 'http://www.dance.net:443/dance/images/tutorials/orun/8.jpg'

9-10. Once again you must INVERT both your elbow and the direction your wrist is folded at the same time. Rotate your elbow downward and let your fingers create a hook.
Image hotlink - 'http://www.dance.net:443/dance/images/tutorials/orun/9.jpg'
Image hotlink - 'http://www.dance.net:443/dance/images/tutorials/orun/10.jpg'

Check out the video from steps 4 and 5 again if you need to.

11. Now uncurl your fingers in a smooth motion...
Image hotlink - 'http://www.dance.net:443/dance/images/tutorials/orun/11.jpg'

12. ...pointing them out straight again.
Image hotlink - 'http://www.dance.net:443/dance/images/tutorials/orun/12.jpg'

And finally you are done! Now try it backwards.

Remember, it helps if you practice to music with a beat. But the best help of all is if you practice in front of a MIRROR!

Here is the full armwave in video:
To music: www.geocities.com . . .
Without music: www.geocities.com . . .

Keep practicing!

Orun

141 Replies to ***ARMWAVE TUTORIAL***

re: ***ARMWAVE TUTORIAL***
By chynafunkmember has saluted, click to view salute photos Comments: 1090, member since Tue Mar 25, 2003
On Fri Aug 15, 2003 01:47 PM
im a certified popper but WOOHOO!! no more "how do i pop" posts!! awesome work yo! karma comin ur way!!
re: ***ARMWAVE TUTORIAL***
By chynafunkmember has saluted, click to view salute photos Comments: 1090, member since Tue Mar 25, 2003
On Fri Aug 15, 2003 01:51 PM
OMG trippy!!!! i was jus scrollin down real fast n the pics turn into a flip-book sorta thing!! n ur actually popping!! TRY IT YALL!!
aight
By MRWIGGLESeb Comments: 19, member since Sat Aug 16, 2003
On Sat Aug 16, 2003 06:48 PM
nice job

peace
wigz
re: ***ARMWAVE TUTORIAL***
By orunmember has saluted, click to view salute photos Comments: 869, member since Sun Aug 04, 2002
On Sun Aug 17, 2003 12:01 PM
... did the legendary Mr Wiggles just compliment me? That's flattering.

peace, I owe a lot to you, I learned from lots of your vidz. I am not real good but I am trying to share what I have to offer at this site.
re: ***ARMWAVE TUTORIAL***
By madhatta66 Comments: 2, member since Mon Aug 11, 2003
On Mon Aug 18, 2003 09:38 PM
Removed by imadanseur (79325) on 2005-03-08 11:48:05 Netspeak.
dude orun- u kick ass dawg- hook me up whit sum more of your tutorials quick cuz this one was tizzite
re: ***ARMWAVE TUTORIAL***
By kewlimo Comments: 20, member since Mon Aug 25, 2003
On Tue Aug 26, 2003 03:46 PM
Very nice tutorial. I can't view the video though!!
re: ***ARMWAVE TUTORIAL***
By orunmember has saluted, click to view salute photos Comments: 869, member since Sun Aug 04, 2002
On Tue Aug 26, 2003 04:34 PM
you need to copy and paste the link into your address bar
re: ***ARMWAVE TUTORIAL***
By kewlimo Comments: 20, member since Mon Aug 25, 2003
On Tue Aug 26, 2003 10:32 PM
Removed by imadanseur (79325) on 2005-03-08 11:47:28 Double post.
ohh okay thank you! I got it!! Hehe.. on the video with music.. what song is that? It sounds oddly familiar..
re: ***ARMWAVE TUTORIAL***
By kewlimo Comments: 20, member since Mon Aug 25, 2003
On Tue Aug 26, 2003 10:34 PM
ohh okay thank you! I got it!! Hehe.. on the video with music.. what song is that? It sounds oddly familiar..
re: ***ARMWAVE TUTORIAL***
By kewlimo Comments: 20, member since Mon Aug 25, 2003
On Tue Aug 26, 2003 10:35 PM
Edited by kewlimo (72449) on 2003-08-26 22:39:06
Dangit.. I accidently posted the above comment 3 times :S Sorry!!
re: ***ARMWAVE TUTORIAL***
By orunmember has saluted, click to view salute photos Comments: 869, member since Sun Aug 04, 2002
On Wed Aug 27, 2003 11:19 AM
Apache - Michael Viner's Incredible Bongo Band. :)
re: ***ARMWAVE TUTORIAL***
By Esofolis Comments: 6, member since Sat Jun 14, 2003
On Tue Sep 02, 2003 03:04 PM
Nice tutorial.. its very informative and help full.. i think its good to have a tutorial ever once and a while they help alot
re: ***ARMWAVE TUTORIAL***
By jls18 Comments: 21, member since Wed Aug 20, 2003
On Mon Sep 15, 2003 05:42 PM
thanks that was good. can u put more?
Armwave
By L_ord_Dyran Comments: 1, member since Sat Sep 20, 2003
On Tue Sep 23, 2003 07:01 PM
Hey man thanks a lot for the help, was really needed you hit it right on the nose!
re: ***ARMWAVE TUTORIAL***
By RussianRenie Comments: 181, member since Fri Sep 26, 2003
On Sun Sep 28, 2003 08:56 PM
lol i just did the same thing! cool, huh?
re: ***ARMWAVE TUTORIAL***
By t_angel Comments: 922, member since Fri Jul 25, 2003
On Tue Sep 30, 2003 02:56 AM
hey that was helpful! but the links don't work!
re: ***ARMWAVE TUTORIAL***
By DancinDiva972 Comments: 30, member since Thu Oct 09, 2003
On Thu Oct 09, 2003 10:40 PM
That was an awesome tutorial!
re: ***ARMWAVE TUTORIAL***
By WildBerrymember has saluted, click to view salute photos Comments: 753, member since Sun Oct 19, 2003
On Sun Oct 19, 2003 10:05 PM
Cool!! Nice thing to try... really great!! THANKS
re: ***ARMWAVE TUTORIAL***
By sharebear Comments: 43, member since Sat Sep 27, 2003
On Mon Oct 20, 2003 10:04 PM
great idea! i couldn't get the video to work tho!
re: ***ARMWAVE TUTORIAL***
By ShOwTiMe03 Comments: 79, member since Mon Oct 20, 2003
On Thu Oct 30, 2003 09:15 AM
yeah, i couldn't get tha video, but nice work on explainin it, the pictures really help some people b/c they are more visual learners. That's tite!
FiFtY,
*ShOwTiMe*
you ok
By BboyJealousy Comments: 48, member since Sat Nov 01, 2003
On Sat Nov 01, 2003 09:12 PM
I am THE dopest bboy in the midwest, I have won alot of solo competitions. I am a hip-hoppin, pop-lockin, airwalkin, showstoppin sensation! I got it all, from old school to new... I AM THE GREATEST!!! If you think the same about yourself hit me up. I am ready to start a team and do team comps and battles.
nice
By jonnyQ Comments: 28, member since Mon Oct 27, 2003
On Wed Nov 05, 2003 07:51 PM
ive been serching the net for a long short wihle and your discription was best i found even though i found out how to inprove it by useing vid clips fro style2ouf.com nice job!
re: ***ARMWAVE TUTORIAL***
By insanewilddancer Comments: 39, member since Mon May 26, 2003
On Thu Nov 06, 2003 08:30 AM
Wow u're totally cool!Thanks a lot! It really helped me ! Post more if u can!!!thankz
re: ***ARMWAVE TUTORIAL***
By lildancin_queen Comments: 141, member since Fri Nov 07, 2003
On Fri Nov 07, 2003 12:29 PM
kool! Nice job, xx
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