Robotics is the foundation of all styles related to popping. It is a great way for dancers and non-dancers to build better body awareness, mental acuity, and muscle control. The focus of this exercise is to isolate different parts of the body while leaving all other parts of the body motionless; a good picture to keep in mind is a painter using a paintbrush. In order to give a definitive mark, you should be very precise. Before you begin, it is advisable to stand on a yoga mat, or another surface that you will not be tempted to move your feet on.
When learning, focus on only a few body parts at first; in this video, we focus on the head and arms. Find a comfortable starting position (see the suggested one in video), and move one arm, until it naturally comes to a stop; with practice, you will become more in tune with when this natural stop is. When that arm is still again, move the next arm until the natural stop. Then, move the head, and so on. Try to be aware of which part you are moving, and which parts you are not. Do not worry what this looks like, focus on how it feels!
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