Five(ish) Minute Dance Lesson – African Dance: Lesson 3: Dancing on the Clock

hi my name is Raja Cordoba Jenna I am from Zimbabwe which is in Africa and this is but I'm Ali under a muscle bob way which is and we have our students here that would be learning with you here we go the idea here is teaching you some African dance steps except we're gonna have the idea of a clock right we all need to learn how to use the clock and numbers and counting are important and dance direction is important in that and so all of those things will learn today here we go so 12 and we're gonna go using our right foot to step to 12 and back 12 and 12 and 12 we're gonna do three without right and three three three six six with alright six six six six now we're gonna switch to our left start our bounce last to 12 o'clock 9 o'clock 9 o'clock to 6 o'clock 6 o'clock 6 o'clock 6 o'clock okay now we're gonna get more complex here we go we're gonna go right to 12 we're gonna go left to 6 right five six seven right to 12 and left to six and right to 12 and that's six now double-time right so we gonna go forget the double-time fine okay here we go six six six twelve six now we're gonna go three and not three and then nine step three step 9 step step here we go step now we can do this double time are you ready okay now we're gonna do we're gonna do right two six and left two six right this is a classic African dodge step here we go right now your arms are going to go up down here we go double okay we are gonna use our right foot to mock all the time around this way right so we're pivoting is what we're doing going in a circle so you want to go 12 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 right can we do it here we go 5 one two three six seven right double time right time we need a little bit of a shoulder shake right as we going around so one more time there we go maybe with a serious face I frown on your face okay now we need to do a little bit of bouncing right good how are you feeling African ounce is good for fitness keeps you healthy while you having fun right here we go so now hips hips are very important in African dance right so we're gonna get into African dance position now we're gonna use our hips get an African dance position drop your pelvis hands on hips give me some attitude we're gonna go three here we go [Laughter]

34 thoughts on “Five(ish) Minute Dance Lesson – African Dance: Lesson 3: Dancing on the Clock”

  1. I loved this❤ I wish it was a full dance at the end with all of the moves we just learned incorporated in!! Though I was breathing hard and my legs were burning I definitely wasnt ready for the vid to be over!!😂👏🏾👏🏾👏🏾

  2. Brilliant teacher!!.. Let us try hold onto our culture before this too is taken away from us…like braids and many other things

  3. You’re indeed a good teacher
    U make it easier for one like me who doesn’t know how to dance at all

  4. I just discovered you…You are just wonderful, congratulations! I love not only your wonderful system with the clock, which allows to follow you easier but your charming smile and clear way to explain the steps! Congratulations to your companions and to the percussionist! Thank your for sharing!

  5. What part of Africa are you from??
    African dance is rudimentary and rooted. While dancing is fun, it is not why Africans dance!
    Dancing (generally) seeks to advertise one as a good mate!
    African dances are so much more specific: We re talking virility, perseverance and the ability to go all the way (care for your own) and straight to not only keep a family alive, but prosperous!

    Stop mis-educating folks. You know very little about Africans and even less about OUR dance!

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