How to Glide Gliding Tips Technique Tricks Dubstep Tutorial

Learn How to Glide Dance

Hey what’s going on YouTube? This is El Tiro. Today, we’re going to be working on airwalks and floats. Now airwalks and floats are a fundamental style of gliding. Now, gliding, you can do on any surface, cement, grass, dirt. You know, it’s kind of a pet peeve to me when I have people say, “oh yeah, I can glide” and they start taking off their shoes and they get their socks on and then they’re all, you know, trying to… on wood floor. See, the thing with airwalks is that it really focuses on shifting your body and your balance. And when I do this, I’m on cement right now. And when I’m gliding, it’s all about how I shift my body weight on the opposite foot that I’m using to glide. So we’ll get into that in a bit. But so today’s tutorial is going to be really on this straight airwalk which is like this… If you’re a popper that’s been working on that slow motion, then airwalk is a great move to add. Because you have maybe your slow motion up top, but you got to have your lower body. That’s all about your foot, when you put your foot on the ground using every inch of it to roll. We’re going to do a couple of drills that will have you with that. So the first thing that we’re going to be working on is when we take our foot we’re going to lower our body, kind of, when I’m standing in this position here, I’m going to sink in with my knees bent. So when I put my foot out, right when I put my, this foot down, on the ground, I kind of do a kind of a stair master drill, right? Like commandos in the gym doing this. Right when I put my foot down, I’m going to shoot that one straight up in the air. I’m going to be focusing with my toes pointing down first, and right when I hit that ground, I want to have a switch. So I go down, switch. So the difference between kind of doing that airwalk switch and marching looks like this. So this is marching, airwalk switch are like this. You have a nice, sharp movement to get to the ground, and your opposite foot will have a nice pick up right away. So from the front, coming down… So when you apply that to your airwalk, for moving backwards, I put my foot down and right when I lay it here, at the slightest moment is I’m going to pick up my another foot. So I’m using my toe first, followed by my heel. Same thing going forward, I’m going to use my heel, and right when I’m in front, it’s when I’m on its full extent to the toe, is when I will pick up the back foot. So notice when I, I’m going to stop here right in the middle of my airwalk, if I want to stand up tall, I sink up a good 3 or 4 inches. So it really kind of puts perspective how much you’re sinking, and you’re kind of gliding at the lower level, instead of just standing tall and doing it. Let’s try a little combo for you. So let’s assume that you already know how to do a sideways glide. And we’re going to combine that with going back. So like so… Now remember, airwalks or floats are a very fundamental concept to your glide and I’m definitely going to make more tutorials on specific glidings and fancier tricks, you know, behind the heel kind of stuff and that is to come. So stay tuned for that. If you questions on this tutorial or any of my tutorials, make sure you hit me up on Twitter or Facebook to ask a question coz I respond to that the quickest. Also I’m so excited to announce that on August 1, my 60-minute downloadable DVD tutorials that literally breakdown everything from beginner to advanced will be available on my website, And if you check it out now, before August 1, you will get the dubstep edition for free. So check it out. This is El Tiro. Hit me up, Dance Saves Lives. Out, peace!