If you’ve been to New York City recently, chances are you’ve already stumbled across Lite Feet – the newest evolution in Hip Hop dance.
Wanna learn more about Hip Hop in general? Check out: What is Hip Hop?
The underground movement has taken place, literally, underground, with cyphers, shows, and battles popping off in subway cars around the city.
Unlike singular street performers, young Lite Feet dancers gather to do more than entertain. There’s a sense of community, camaraderie, and EXPLOSIVE energy that you can feel in every performance.
Now, for the first time ever, you can learn to be just as explosive and hype as today’s Lite Feet dancers, with our new “Intro to Lite Feet” program taught by Mr. YouTube – one of the original creators of Lite Feet!
Read on to learn everything you need to know before starting your Lite Feet journey. 👇
What it means to “Get Lite”
The name “Lite Feet” refers to the (almost) weightless footwork that’s used in many of the foundational moves.
Some of the most popular moves include:
The Tone Wop
The Chicken Noodle Soup
And the Rev Up
Similar to Breaking, many of the moves are fast, high-energy, and athletic.
And since most of the moves were made to “wow” an audience, mind-blowing shoe tricks and hat tricks are also an integral part of Lite Feet’s vocabulary.
As the Lite Feet battle scene evolved, a move called the “Lock In” also emerged, which serves as an exclamation point that ends each routine.
Behind “Intro to Lite Feet”
For Mr. YouTube, sharing Lite Feet with the global dance community was always the dream.
And with our users and audience around the world asking to learn Lite Feet on STEEZY Studio, we knew it’d be the perfect partnership.
Here’s the scoop on how Mr. YouTube developed the ultimate beginner Lite Feet program on STEEZY, and his personal tips for getting started.
What do you want your students to learn from your Lite Feet program?
Lite Feet is freestyle-based, but we approached the program in an organized way so that you can understand the progression of the steps, the history of the culture, AND THE MUSIC! You gotta understand it all in order to dance with feeling. We can’t go back 15 years to the first few parties, but we can pass on the knowledge – organic and original.
Since Lite Feet is freestyle-based, should new dancers start by focusing on technique? Or creativity?
I want all of the students to gravitate toward whatever they feel when they take this course. If they feel like they want to compete, they can dig into the techniques of the course and build those. If you’re a more casual dancer, you’ll get dope moves that you can pass off to others and just have fun with. I’m not just in one lane of dance – so I want my students to be able to do whatever they want with it!
How did you choose which moves to teach in the Lite Feet program?
Starting around 2004, there were a lot of party dances circulating that became the foundation for Lite Feet. I wanted to teach the core moves from that era cause they really sparked the movement – including some that I created myself.
Any tips for dancers who have never used STEEZY, but wanna try “Intro to Lite Feet”?
Yuh! STEEZY has a ton of features that you can use in all the classes. There are two cameras so you can watch from front or back. And you can play sections on loop while you practice. I’ve been doing this for 15 years and I still practice every day. Use the looping mode to drill each move in the program to really get it down.
Once you master the moves technically, how can you add your own flavor?
When you hit a Lite Feet track, it makes you want to move. It’s fast, in your face, and has that groove. So you don’t have to worry about how you add your own character, you just need to focus on the music. If you connect with the song and just allow yourself to get down, your natural style will start to show itself over time.
Ready to start your Lite Feet training?