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-Hey, this is Matt Steffanina.

They here today with "Dance Tutorials Live."

We're at IDA Hollywood.

And I'm going to teach you guys how to do a basic arm wave.

We're going to start by breaking down each move step by step.

So we're going to bring our left arm up.

And we're just going to start by lifting our fingertips up.

Now, right from the beginning, you

want to notice that I have a straight line here.

This line has to stay the whole way through my wave.

So we want to make sure that we're only

moving one joint at a time.

So for instance, when I come to my wrist,

my fingertips have to come back into this straight line.

Now, from here, my wrist is going to come back in line.

And then I'm going to bring my elbow up.

This is probably the hardest one.

And something that might help you

is to think of rotating your arm forward when you do this.

So not just lifting your elbow, but lifting and rotating.

You also want to make sure that your shoulder is pressed down

here and not squeezed up to your ear.

For the next step, we're going to straighten our arm out.

And now you're going to lift that shoulder up to your ear.

We're going to take it over to the right side.

You're just going to pass the wave through your shoulders.

Now, for now, I'm going to relax this arm.

But ordinarily, we would want to keep it

up there the whole time.

You're going to come up to your elbow.

Make sure you drop that shoulder.

Then we're going to lift to our wrist,

and then to our fingertips, and release.

So now that you have the basic positions of an arm wave,

we're going to put our arms back out.

And we're going to smooth it out.

So same technique, just instead of stopping at each one,

I'm going to keep my wave continuous and nice

and slow coming back from the other side.

To the wrist, elbow, shoulder, shoulder, elbow, wrist,

release.

When you're practicing your wave,

you can vary how big or small you do the wave.

So it's good to practice big waves when you're really

trying to get through each position.

But it's also good to take it back just see

if you can make a really clean, small wave.

This way, when you start to freestyle,

you have more options than just one basic arm wave.

Now that you have it slow, it's time to speed it up.

The only thing that's going to change here

is that we're going to make the wave a little bit smaller

and more controlled.

So starting from the left side, we go six, seven, eight.

This is one, two, back, three, four, five, six, seven eight.

Again.

One, two, three, four, five, six, seven, eight.

For more advanced waving tutorials, like hand waves,

body waves, shoulder isolations and more,

make sure you subscribe to our channel

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