Dance Monkey Routine

Beginners Jazz Dance Choreography Routine & Tutorial to Dance Monkey by Tones & I.

Dance Monkey Routine

Beginners Street Jazz dance to Dance Monkey


Learn a beginners Street Jazz dance routine with Hannah in this step by step tutorial to Dance Monkey by Tones and I. This song is a great 2020/2021 popular song to dance to! Hannah has choreographed a Street Jazz piece to the music for beginners. In one video, Hannah shows you the full Dance Monkey routine to music, in another video she breaks down the individual steps with counts and lyrics to guide and walk through the Dance Monkey routine step by step to help you learn the routine from the comfort of your own home.

The piece includes different dance moves that include top rocks, rib isolations, arm movements, jazz turn, slides, body roll, knee spins and more. Practice your rhythm and dancing to the beat with guidance from Hannah from Stardust Dance Academy, Cambridge.

Difficulty / Level

This lyrical dance routine was designed for beginner dancers to Jazz and Street dance. Hannah advises of variations in the tutorial video to challenge any more intermediate dancers learning the routine to push themselves further.

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Lyrical Dance Clips

Short for time but still want to see the routine? You'll find a clip of it at:

  1. TikTok Lyrical - https://www.tiktok.com/@stardustdanceacademy/video/6949960228263841029
  2. Instagram Reels Lyrical - https://www.instagram.com/p/CNiNl3lFuOt/
  3. Pinterest Lyrical - https://pin.it/6QPp1sm
  4. YouTube #Shorts Lyrical - https://youtu.be/gVPYbcDq0EU

TRANSCRIPT OF DANCE MONKEY DANCE CHOREOGRAPHY VIDEO:

Welcome back to the channel everybody if you haven't danced with me before I'm Hannah from Stardust Dance Academy in Cambridge in this video i'm going to show you some easy choreography i've done to the song Dance Monkey (by Tones and I) now if you enjoy this video and if you want to learn the dance i've made a separate video where i break down the moves and teach it to you step by step so i've dropped a link below if you want to check that out after you've watched this.
[Song Starts - Lyrics]
They say oh my god I see the way you shine
Take your hand, my dear, and place them both in mine
You know you stopped me dead while I was passing by
And now I beg to see you dance just one more time
Ooh I see you, see you, see you every time
And oh my I, I, I like your style
You, you make me, make me, make me wanna cry
And now I beg to see you dance just one more time
So they say
Dance for me, dance for me, dance for me, oh, oh, oh
I've never seen anybody do the things you do before
They say move for me, move for me, move for me, ay, ay, ay
And when you're done I'll make you do it all again
I said oh my god I see you walking by
Take my hands, my dear, and look me in my eyes
Just like a monkey I've been dancing my whole life
But you just beg to see me dance just one more time
Ooh I see you, see you, see you every time
And oh my I, I like your style
You, you make me, make me, make me wanna cry
And now I beg to see you dance just one more time
So they say
Dance for me, dance for me, dance for me, oh, oh, oh
I've never seen anybody do the things you do before
They say move for me, move for me, move for me, ay, ay, ay
And when you're done I'll make you do it all again
They say
Dance for me, dance for me, dance for me, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh
I've never seen anybody do the things you do before
They say move for me, move for me, move for me, ay, ay, ay
And when you're done I'll make you do it all again
Ooh
Woah-oh, woah-oh, oh
Ooh
Ah ah, ah
They say
Dance for me, dance for me, dance for me, oh, oh, oh
I've never seen anybody do the things you do before
They say move for me, move for me, move for me, ay, ay, ay
And when you're done I'll make you do it all again
They say
Dance for me, dance for me, dance for me, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh
I've never seen anybody do the things you do before
They say move for me, move for me, move for me, ay, ay, ay
And when you're done I'll make you do it all again
All again
[End of Song - Lyrics]
Thanks so much for watching everybody if you enjoyed that video don't forget to check out the link below and you can watch the tutorial where i'll teach you this dance step by step if you haven't already don't forget to like and subscribe and check out more videos from me and some of the other Stardust teachers

TRANSCRIPT OF DANCE MONKEY DANCE TUTORIAL VIDEO:

Welcome back to the Stardust Dance channel everyone if you haven't met me before i'm Hannah from Stardust Dance Academy in Cambridge and this video is the tutorial for my dance to the song Dance Monkey (by Tones & I) if you want to check out the music video you can check the link down below but in this video i'm going to be breaking down the steps step by step and teaching you the dance.
[Tutorial Starts]
So this dance is going to start about 50 seconds in when he sings the chorus dance for me so you can just have a little bit of a bop as we count in and then five six seven eight we're going to step across one and two three and four so stepping to your corners swing the arms one and two three and four good and again one and two three and four you're then going to do two rib isolation so keep your hips still ribs go five six good and then we're going to bend our knees all the way down seven and eight and you can use those shoulders there as well so two rib isolations five six take it down seven and eight nice you're gonna sweep up your right foot one two cross it out three four five bend six jump seven eight good so from the beginning feet together five six seven eight we go one and two three and four five six seven and eight one two three four five six jump seven eight good job next little bit we're going to take a slide to the side strong fists one and two good but quicker we go one and two good you're gonna keep your hands nice and strong we're gonna take our right foot forward drop our head three and four good so forward three and four nice take it round five six strong arms cross that foot across bring the other arm in as you turn seven eight push it down nice good job so let's mark it through what we've done after speed so far ready and five six seven eight one and two three and four five six seven and eight one two three four five six jump seven eight one and two three and four five six seven eight good well done everyone carrying on we're sliding the other way one two so you're tapping that foot at the back arms strong down then we're coming up three and four take it down you're going to roll your left shoulder to turn you round and if you can keep looking forwards as much as you can and then just twist that head the last moment so from the slide we're going one two three and four roll it round five six good then you're going to do a little body ripple or a jack coming up you can either have your hands on your waist or if you've got like a baggy t-shirt you can hold on to that as you do your little ripple up good job from that slide one more time before we learn the next bit five six seven eight we go one two three and four five six four seven eight nice next we've got a top rock move so you're gonna tap your heel across nice and strong in cross in good so we do one two three four step it forward five tap your heel six step back seven down to your knee eight and again six seven eight top one two three four four five six seven eight good job next we're gonna do a knee spin so if you are on carpet or if you are not comfortable spinning on your knees do not worry you can just switch your legs instead for this part keep it nice and simple if you want to try the knee spin what you're going to do is you're going to join your lifted knee which should be your right knee your right foot on the floor we're gonna join your feet together and then you're gonna switch knees and bring that other one up okay try with me again so one knee up we're springing the knees together and we're picking up the other foot good then we're going to take the arms out in out out in good then we're coming up here jump in on seven jump out on eight nice and strong lovely from the top rock we go five six seven eight go one two three four five six seven eight spin one two three four five and six in seven jump eight good that little floor bit is quick so very well done if you are getting it let's mark the whole thing through from the very beginning and then i've got one last section to teach you five six seven eight one and two three and four ribs five six seven and eight one two three four five six jump seven eight one and two three and four five six seven slide one two three and four roll five six seven top rock one two three four five six seven eight spin one two three four five and six in seven jump eight good job we are nearly there next we are going to bring our opposite hand to our knee in in out so it goes up in out other side up in out good ready try with me we go up in out up in out good we're then going to step across and then it's like you change your mind and you don't want to go that way anymore and you come back to the middle so counts are one and two three and four five six seven eight you change your mind and you come back good then we do a little duck under so you just jump your feet out under hit under hit and then we're just going to slide our feet in together and then we get to start the whole thing from the beginning okay so just slide those feet in hold for seven eight and then it goes straight back into this section that we already know good job okay so if you want to mark it through with me and music one more time just to check we've got all the counts and then remember that music video link is down below when you feel ready to do it with music so last time through this counts here we go five six seven eight one and two three and four ribs five six seven and eight one two three four five six jump seven eight one and two three and four five six seven eight one two three and four four five six seven top four one two three four five six seven eight one two three four five and six seven eight one and two three and four five six seven eight one two three four five six seven eight then it will lead us straight back into it again good job everyone.
[Tutorial Ends]
Thanks so much for dancing with me today everybody i really hope you've enjoyed learning that dance don't forget now you've learnt it it's time to practice it with the music so click that link below and dance it as many times as you want to with the music now if you've enjoyed this kind of dance this kind of song please let me know and drop me a comment below also if you've got any song requests that you would like me to choreograph new dances to let me know and i will do my best to make it happen thanks for dancing with me and hope to see you back here soon.

May 5, 2021