Core 4 technique introduction lecture

The basic foundation of popping dance.

This is a course on the four basic techniques that comprise the style of dancing called Popping. We call it the Core 4 System. These four techniques form the basis of popping and act as a foundation for all further learning.

We will cover:

  • Hitting: Also referred to as popping which is the contraction of key muscle groups.
  • Waving: Basic joint isolation that gives the illusion of traveling motion across your body.
  • Tutting: Covers the movement of arms and hands to create ninety degree angels.
  • Mind Set: We talk about ways to combine the first three techniques in order to create your own personal style.

This series of introductory videos cover the theory behind our teaching system and why we believe that these four elements make up the basis of Popping. Then there are separate detailed explanation for Hitting, Waving, Tutting and Mind Set. We also have a final lesson in this series that talks about how to use your newly learned techniques as a beginner and how to practice. Or for seasoned dancers how to apply your new moves to what you already know. The course will take about 30 minutes to complete.

If you are just trying popping for the first time this is an excellent resource for you. This set of videos talk about the moves that form the basis of all other popping techniques. Once mastered these can be used to learn more advanced styles and moves. We will be adding more videos to this course . So watch often and practice to your favorite funk songs!


Your Instructor


Tommy Hypno Chan
Tommy Hypno Chan

popping dance academy is hosted by Tommy Hypno Chan.

Popping Dance is one of the most complex dance style , from just the idea of isolating our body we are able to transform our ideas into movement. This can take more then a life time to master but with hard work there are no level that we can't reach . The main goal of our school is to teach popping dance and give our student an opportunity to perform what they learn and use them in a creative way. Beside training our student to be the best that they can be, our goal is to build a future for our student and beyond. It is one of my life goal to see our future generations to have an opportunity to choose popping dance as a career with a define path. Too many talented popper get lost in our society without the mean to make a living with their craft. I hope this school will be a way to build a system where student can come in and learn then use their skill to teach or perform with our company or use our training to create their own business. It is very important for popping dance style to be able to showcase itself as a true art form that can provide a career for anyone that choose it. The Old School generation have given us this great dance style and its time for us to step up and build something great for the next generation and beyond.


Tommy Hypno Chan started dancing in 1996 and have tour all over the world teaching and performing the art of popping dance.

Here are a list of some highlights of his career

Started dancing around 1996 in Brooklyn, NY.

Learned the dance the old way with crew and street battles.

Started one of the 1st popping crew in rave call “ Vibe Elements “

One of the older cat from the 90's Raves and earlier liquid and digits dancer.

Dancer at club Roxy , Limelights and The tunnel .

Show case at “ pseudo “ ( one of the 1st internet live DJ website. )

Started Union Sq Friday get down - return of popping and bboying at the park

From 4 guys to over 200 plus coming to watch us dance every Friday. ( 3 Great years )

Did over 100 plus underground NYC stage shows

Travel all the world teaching popping ( 1 years )

US embassy sponsor artist

Tour with U.S National Swing dance events ( 3 years )

Tour with U.S National country line dancing events ( 3 years )

Worked with Hop Swing and Jump - World and U.S swing champ group ( 2 years )

One Man Show at New York City Downtown Urban Theater Festival

Started Boogie Nation popping event in NYC, Philly and Boston.

Started NYC Popping Dance Academy later call Popping Dance Academy

Started NYC Popping week , free dance classes for everyone .

Cast of “ Dance Fever “ on ABC Family

National tv commercial with the arthritis foundation ( Popping Dance in the park )

In Store commercial with Walmart. ( July 4 promote )

Created Urban Expression Project media

Created over 50 DVDs training product on sale on Amazon, Capezio and local stores.

best awards Popping dance dvds on BBOYDVD

Performed at Madison Square Garden ,Lincoln center and the Kennedy center


Class Curriculum


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Frequently Asked Questions


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