Contemporary dance moves: Video by Contemporary Eric shows all 15. (VIDEO)

Want to Try Contemporary Dance? This Hilarious Video Will Show You How.

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Dec. 23 2013 12:08 PM

How to Do Contemporary Dance

If you've ever wanted to convey profound emotion through contemporary dance, look no further than this instructional video by Contemporary Eric (Robert Hoffman), which carefully demonstrates the 15 foundational steps of the genre. Along with an assistant (Krystal Ellsworth), Contemporary Eric demonstrates such crucial steps as the "Zombie With Emotion" and the "Why Is Your Head in My Hand?"

It all culminates in a moving piece of contemporary dance.

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Aisha Harris is a Slate staff writer.

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