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


[MUSIC PLAYING] Hi. My name is Rujeko Dumbutshena. I am from Zimbabwe,
which is in Africa. And this is– Farai Malianga. I’m also from Zimbabwe,
which is in Africa. And we have our students here
that will be learning with you. Here we go. The idea here is teaching
you some African dance steps. Except we’re going to
have the idea of a clock. We all need to learn
how to use the clock. And numbers and counting
our importance in dance. Direction is important in dance,
and so all of those things we’ll learn today. Here we go. So 12 and we’re
going to go using our right foot to step to 12 and
back, 12 and back, 12 and back, 12. We’re going to do 3 with our
right and back, 3 and back, 3 and back, 3. 6, 6 with our right, 6 back,
6 and back, 6 and back, 6. Now we’re going to
switch to our left. Start our bounce. Left to 12:00, left to 12, left
to 12, left to 12, left to 12. Left to 9, left
the 9, 9:00, 9:00. Left to 6, 6:00,
6:00, 6:00 6:00. Now we’re going to
get more complex. Here we go. We’re going to go right to 12. We’re going to go left to 6. 5, 6, 7, 8. Right to 12 and left
to 6 and right to 12. Step and left to 6. Step and right to 12. Step and left to 6. And right to 12. And left to 6. Now double time. 1, 2– so we’re going
to go 12 and 6, 12. 12, 6, 12, 6. 12, 6, 12. Do we do double time? That’s not double time. Forget the double time part. Here we go, 12 and 6. 12, 6, 12, 6, 12, 6, 12, 6. Now we’re going to go 3 and 9. 3 and then 9 step. 3 step, 9 step, 3 step, 9 step. Here we go. 3 step, 9 step. Now we can do this double time. Are you ready? 3, not double time. Now with our arms
like you’re flying, out, in, out, in, out, in, out,
in, out, in, out, in, out, in, out, in, out, in,
out, in, perfect. Now we’re going to do– we’re going to do right
to 6 and left to 6. This is a classic
African dance step. Here we go. Now your arms are going to go
up, down, up, down, up, down, up, down, up, down. Here we go double. Going back to 6 and 12– 3 and 6. Going back to 3 and 6. Here we go. 5, 6, 7, and 3. Good. Perfect. Nice. Perfect. One more step. Now we are going to use
our right foot to mark all the time around this way. So we’re pivoting is what we’re
doing, going in the circle. So you want to go 12, 1, 2, 3,
4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12. Can we do it? Here we go. 5, 6– 5, 6, 7, and 12, 1, 2,
3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12. Double time. 12, 1, 2, 3. 5, 6, 7, and 1, 2, 3, 4,
5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12. Again. And 12, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5,
6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11 12. This time we need a
little bit of a shoulder shake as we’re going around. So one more time. Here we go. Maybe with a serious face,
a frown on your face. Yes, here we go. And we go 12, 1, 2, 3, 4,
5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, yeah! Now we need to do a
little bit of bouncing. Jump, jump. So we’re going to go jumping to
12 and back, 12 and back and 12 and back, 12 and
back, 12 and back, 12. To the 3:00. 3 and back, 3 and
back, 3 and back, 3. 9:00. 9 and back, 9 and
back, 9 and back, 9. 6:00. And 6 and back, 6 and back,
6 and back, 6 and back. Good. How are you feeling? Tired. Tired already? Are you guys tired? No. African dance is good for
fitness, keeps you healthy while you’re having fun. Here we go. So now hips. Hips are very important
in Africa dance. So we’re going to get it
into African dance position. Now we’re going to use our hips. Get in African
dance position, drop your pelvis, hands on hips. Give me some attitude. We’re going to go 3 and 6. Here we go 3 and 6. [LAUGHTER] Give me some attitude. We’re going to go 3 and 9, 3 and
9, 3 and 9, 3 and 9, 3 and 9. We’re going to go
double time this time. And go and 3, 9, 3, 9, 3,
9, 3, 9, 3, 9, 3, 9, 3. Double double time! 3, 9, 3, 9, 3, 9, 3, 9, 3, 9,
3, 9, 3, 9, 3, 9, 3, 9, 3, 9, 3, 9, 3, 9, 3, 9. [LAUGHTER]

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