Hip Hop Dance Move List

The list of names of hip hop dance moves below is what I learned in my journey with hip hop dance. It is not complete and will never be as our dances are still alive and growing every day. So there are potential new steps created every day.

Bold is the name of the move that I consider the correct one. Most of the time it’s the name I got taught.

(In parenthesis there are alternative names when written next to the name or general comments when in the back of the line).

In italic letters, I added additional info when I have it. The name after an s stand for source, meaning who I learned the move from. o stands for origin and is used whenever a move is from another style imported into hip hop.

Some of the names have a link. It leads you to a clip of the move.

FraGue busting some hip hop dance moves from the list below
And this is me, busting some hip hop moves at Flavourama. Quite a while ago.

Before you check out the list…

If you want to find out how to make the most out of the moves you already know, grab a free copy of 7 Questions To Ask Every Move when signing up for my email list, or take a look at some of the concepts I presented here on the blog.

List of Hip Hop Steps and Moves

  1. The Wop. s Link
  2. Running Man (Link doing the Running Man).
  3. Mike Tyson. s Tarek
  4. Gucci. s Buddha Stretch
  5. Smurf. s Buddha Stretch & Mr. Wiggles (2 different versions)
  6. Steve Martin (Link doing it). s Marcio Ratinho
  7. Robocop. s Suga Pop
  8. Stomp. s Link
  9. BK Bounce (Brooklyn Bounce, Criss Cross). s Buddha Stretch
  10. Basketball.
  11. ATL/A-Town Stomp. s Buddha Stretch
  12. Harlem Shake. s Link
  13. Dice Game. s Marcio Ratinho
  14. Roger Rabbit (Reject). s Budda Stretch
  15. Bart Simpson. s Buddha Stretch
  16. The Prep. s Link
  17. Wu-Tang. s Buddha Stretch
  18. Bankhead Bounce. s Link
  19. Monastery. s Yuljah (It is spelled differently in the clip, but I believe that is a typo)
  20. The Snake.
  21. Janet Jackson (Janet, Barbie). s Marcio Ratinho
  22. Kick Ball Change (Flintstone). s Storm
  23. The Guess.
  24. Party Machine/Spongebob/Criss Cross. s Buddha Stretch
  25. Leo Walk. s Flomaster o Locking
  26. Shamrock. s Niako
  27. C-Walk. s Buddha Stretch o Gang Ritual
  28. Fila/Rambo. s Buddha Stretch
  29. Walk it out. s Buddha Stretch
  30. Tone Whop. s Buddha Stretch
  31. Pepper Seed. s Link o Dancehall
  32. Penguin. s V-cell
  33. Upstairs Downstairs (Up & Down).
  34. Funky Penguin.
  35. Happy Feet. s Link
  36. Crazy Legs. s Peppi Meilinger
  37. Toss it up. s Buddha Stretch
  38. The Freak. s da Bürgermasta
  39. Patty Duke. s Mister Wiggles
  40. Brooklyn Stomp.
  41. Pacman (Crab).
  42. Lite Feet.
  43. Bizmarkie. s El Fonky Juice
  44. James Brown (Good Foot). s Storm
  45. Baseball Bat.
  46. Bad One.
  47. Chicken Noodle Soup.
  48. Al-Be.
  49. Old Man. s Storm o Popping
  50. Rocksteady.
  51. Dougie.
  52. Chicken Neck. s Brian Green
  53. Cat Daddy (Tina Turner).
  54. Ney Ney (Nae Nae). s Link
  55. Alf. s Suga Pop
  56. Bobby Brown (Cold Duck). s Suga Pop
  57. Sophisticated Sissy. s Suga Pop
  58. Cabbage Patch. s Suga Pop
  59. Camel Walk. (Kamel Walk) s Suga Pop
  60. Holly Pill. s Mister Wiggles
  61. Walking Backwards. s Mister Wiggles
  62. Spanish Freak. s Mister Wiggles
  63. Reebok. s Link
  64. Gigolo. s Link
  65. Butterfly. s Buddha Stretch o Dancehall
  66. Run It. s Buddha Stretch

I also have a list of moves and steps from house dance.

And if you are ready to dig deeper into the possibilities that your moves offer, check out my book Dance Smart, which covers 36 concepts to work with your moves.