Physical Education KS2: The 'happy feet' technique in house dance

Turbo from Alesha's Street Dance Stars teaches a footwork combination called 'happy feet' used in house dance.

Turbo demonstrates the move slowly with clear directions, breaking down each of the four steps in the combination.

He also shows the body moving forward and back in relation to the feet.

The full combination is then performed at a very fast speed to the music a further four times.

This clip is from the series Street Dance Masterclass.

Teacher Notes

The movement should be taught very slowly, step by step.

It can then be rehearsed with speed gradually building up. It's a great 'show piece' to add to a street dance routine, that pupils can choreograph themselves.

Curriculum Notes

This clip will be relevant for teaching Physical Education or Dance at Key Stage 2 or Second Year in Scotland.

More from Street Dance Masterclass -

Incorporating grooves into a street dance performance
video
Incorporating locking into a street dance performance
video
Incorporating breaking into street dance
video
Incorporating house into street dance
video
The 'floor slide to resurrection' moves used in house dance
video
The 'KB bounce' in street dance
video
The 'KB hop' in street dance
video
The 'leo walk' from street dance
video
The 'pause groove' in street dance
video
The 'point and lock' in street dance
video
The 'stomp to retreat spin' in house dance
video
The 'stop and go' move from street dance
video
Street dance masterclass on locking
video
Street dance masterclass on house dance
video
Street dance masterclass on B-boying and footwork
video
Street dance masterclass on Bhangra and Street fusion
video
Street dance masterclass on ballet and street fusion
video
Ballet and street dance fusion performance
video