How To Baby Freeze

The baby freeze is probably the easiest and most basic break dancing freeze.

It transitions well into almost every other move, making it essential to any good routine.

This move has many variations, but it's most often pictured with the bboy resting one leg on his elbow (and the other elbow stabbed inside his hip).

There is always new things to learn from this freeze:

1) How to transition into and from other freezes,
2) How to transition into and from your downrock,
3) How to transition into and from your powermoves, and
4) How to transition into and from your toprock.

When first starting out, practicing this freeze is always a good idea, because it's easy to do, and it gets you used to stabbing your elbow inside your hip.

Baby Freeze

Starting Position

Start by getting down on your hands and knees (like you’re about to do a push up on your knees).

Baby Freeze

Step 1: Hand placements

You will now take one arm off the ground, and place it a foot below where it was originally.

The arm that you just moved will be stabbing arm (that means the elbow of that arm will be placed inside and above the hip bone on the same side), and will hold most your weight during the freeze.

Lower your upper body closer to the floor, so that you can place that elbow correctly.

Use your other arm to keep your balance. To make it easier to balance yourself, it might be a good idea to bring this arm maybe a foot or so further out to its side.

Ideally, you should have one arm on the ground, just below your hip (with your fingers pointing out to the side); and one arm on the ground, a foot further than your shoulder (for balance).

Baby Freeze

Step 2: Getting your balance in the hand glide position

Now that you know how to place your arms, it’s time to practice balancing yourself without your legs on the ground.

To do this, you will have to lean over the elbow that’s inside your hip, and gently place your head on the ground (where it’s comfortable for you).

Turn your head towards the arm that is out for balance (it should happen naturally) for proper form.

Practice holding this position. Only your hands and the side of your head should touch the ground during the baby freeze.

Baby Freeze

Step 3: Working on the variations

Once you can balance in the hand glide position (ya, that’s what you just learned), you can progress to moving your legs in different positions.

Baby Freeze: Bring the leg that is on the bottom (in the air) to rest on the elbow that is out (should be on the opposite side – left knee to right elbow, or opposite).

Come up with something new, then incorporate it into your routine.

Final Step: Working on transitions

Now that you’re familiar with variations of this freeze, you move on to including into your routine.

The key to making any move look fresh is... original and clean transitions.

Try going into the baby freeze from an original move, or get out of the freeze into an original move.

Remember to hold your freeze for at least 1 to 2 seconds, before you transition to something else (unless not holding your freeze is part of your gimmick).

Keep practicing and you'll get it no time.

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