Friday, January 28, 2011

The Coffee Grinder!

Yesterday, towards the end of my hip hop class, when my jazz students started to arrive... I thought it would be fun to had a contest to see who could do coffee grinders the longest without stopping. We had two rules; no stopping and keep good form( toes pointed, knees strait, etc.). So I played some music and they began. Unfortunately, no one was the winner, because they all stopped and started again, and their form was not so good. So I declared it a tie. So if you haven't yet watched the video, you are probably wondering what a coffee grinder is. A coffee grinder is a dance move that could somewhat fall into the category of beginners break dancing. If you look at the video above, you can see that you start with one leg bent, and one straight out to the side. From here, you simply swing the leg that is strait out in a circular motion, parallel to the ground. Every time you get to where your leg won't go any farther, because your other leg is in the way, you simply hop over it. It takes a little practice, but once you get the hang of it, it's pretty easy and fun!

1 comment:

  1. I like the video!!! It illustrates what you have written about and gives those of us who don't know dance a visual of the "coffee grinder."