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How To Breakdance - Windmills


Windmills Video Guide

Windmill is almost a necessity for most breakdancers. This video highlights the move step-by-step.
Difficulty: Hard
Time Required: As long as it takes to learn

Here's How:

  1. Start with your hands and knees on the ground, as if you're about to crawl.

  2. Beginning with your left leg, throw both legs up, so that your body weight rests on your hands. You can raise your legs by pushing off with your right arm.

  3. Straighting your legs as much as possible, and spread them wide apart. Now push off on your right arm and roll over on the left in a counter-clockwise direction to create the spinning motion. This will cause you to spin on your back as you roll over.

  4. As you roll on your front side, be sure to support your weight with your right shoulder and left hand.

  5. Your goal is to touch the ground with the arms supporting and pushing off the next rotation simultaneously.

  6. Now roll across your back while rotating and swinging your legs in the air. Alternate between rolling on your back and your left hand and right arm.


  1. Add speed to your windmills by kicking your left leg back when you're near your stomach.
  2. Don't forget to breathe.
  3. Disclaimer: Consult your physician before attempting any breakdance move. About.com is not responsible for any injuries sustained while learning breakdance moves.

What You Need

  • Protective gear
  • A thick hooded sweatshirt is recommended
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