How To Do The Humpty Dance

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How To Do The Humpty Dance

Charise Roberts
January 23, 2024
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In the 90’s, a Hip Hop group called Digital Underground came out with a song called "The Humpty Dance." 

The dance they did in the music video got so popular, that it became party staple.

The Humpty Dance can feel like a full-body workout but it's super fun to do!

Watch the move demonstrated here:

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How to do the Humpty Dance

  1. Put on a song with an easy-to-follow beat. Next, start to bend your knees and bounce to the beat. Once you've gotten into a steady rhythm, start circling your hips with each bounce.
  2. Now, let's add in the basic steps. First, jump and cross your right leg in front of your left leg and land with your legs crossed. You should land on the “and” count before 1. Then, jump and bring your legs back to their original position, landing on beat 1. When you land, allow your body to bounce.
  3. Repeat a few times crossing your legs and jumping as you count “and 1” and then bouncing for the remaining 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 counts. 
  4. Ready to add in the arms? After you do your jump and bounce, swing your arms back. They can go any pace, any tempo, slow, one at a time... it’s up to you. Just be sure to start your swinging motion when you land your jump and start bouncing on beat 2.
  5. Try the jump cross, jump, bounce and swing all together for several eight counts so you can get the motion locked in.

All done! You've officially got the Humpty Dance down.

If you're a fan of traveling around the floor as you dance, you can also do a variation where you travel from right to left as you jump and cross.

Use the video above as a reference!

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