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How to do the Gangnam Style dance

Gangnam Style is a craze that started as a funny freak product and almost instantly became a world success, so catchy it is and so appealing the strange dance looks. So if you finally made up your mind to jump into this world follie, here's how.

This video takes you step by step through all the choreography and moves in the music video. Learn to gallop, lasso, leg sweep, flick, shuffle, pop and pose Gangnam Style!

Watch the original Gangnam Style video here: Gangnam Style, by Psy (this has become the most watched video in YouTube's history)

Hi, I’m Tammy, from the LondonKPopDance Workshop and I’m gonna teach you how to do the Gangnam Style dance. So the first part of the Gangnam Style dance is the galloping.

          Step 1: The Gallop
Now, we start off with your right hand over your left, almost like you’re holding reins, and keep them loose, and then you gonna go: right, left, right, right – left, right, left, left. Now, with that you gonna do a slight jump or a hop, almo- so that you have the same motion as galloping. Right, so if we put that together… 5, 6, 7, 8 – 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8.

          Step 2: The Gallop with Lasso
The second part of the dance is the galloping with the lasso. Now you use your left hand in front, and then your right hand as if you’re holding a lasso. Now you twirl your arm eight times, that’s just 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, but you do that with the gallop, so you- again with your right, left, right, right – and then left, right, left, left. So if you put that all together… 5, 6, 7, 8 – 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8.

          Step 3: The Lasso without Gallop
So, in this dance, they use the lasso in two ways: one way, you’re galloping with the lasso, and then one way you lasso for four counts and then you stop for four counts but you still lasso. So we go: 1, 2, 3, 4, and then you lasso 1, 2, and then slowly for the third time. So if we try that: 5, 6, 7, 8 – 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8.

          Step 4: The Hip Flick with Foot Shuffle
So the next part of the dance is the hip flick with the foot shuffle. Now, you put your hands on your hips, and you use your right leg to flick out, and you do that four times, but use your hip to help you make that movement, and you do that four times, so you just go: 1, 2, 3, 4, and then, after the fourth one you’ll- you end up here and then you would drag your leg up this way. Now, in the song you hear “sexy lady”, so this, this movement with the leg represents the sexy lady. 5, 6, 7, 8 – 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8.

          Step 5: The Stretch, Roll and Pop
So the next part of the dance is the stretch with the bum roll and the slight bum pop. So you get into position like this, almost like you’re doing lunges, and then you’ll bounce four times. You’ll go: 1, 2, 3, 4. And then, using your back leg you’ll roll your bum twice, 1, 2. And then, using your leg again, you’ll pop your leg three times: 1, 2, 3. 5, 6, 7, 8 – 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8; 1, 2, 3.

          Step 6: The Chest and Arm Pop
Now, from that last move you’ll add three chest pops and then three chest-and-arm pops, so we just go: 1, 2, 3 – 1, 2, 3. So if we try that: 5, 6, 7, 8 – 1, 2, 3; 1, 2, 3.
 
          Step 7: The Pose
So the final part of this dance is the ending pose. Now, you’ll end up like this, anyway, and then you’ll lean to the right, and then you’ll keep out with your right leg and then you pose. So if we try that: 5, 6, 7, 8 – lean, kick, pose.

Now we’re gonna pull all the parts of the dance together, so if we go: 5, 6, 7, 8 – gallop, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, lasso, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, and gallop again, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, lasso, 2, 3, pause; 1, 2, 3, 4, hip, 1, 2, 3, 4, sexy lady, here, gallop, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, stretch, 2, 3, 4, roll, roll, 1, 2, 3; 1, 2, 3, 1, 2, 3 then here, kick, here. Now we’re gonna do the dance in real time.

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