With the consensus appearing to be that Childish Gambino‘s new “This Is America” video is a viral hit, many people have been dissecting its layers. One much-talked about aspect of the visual were the dance steps put on display by Gambino and a group of children throughout the video. Now, we have a step-by-step tutorial of some of the dance moves from the video’s choreographer, Sherrie Silver.
Silver told fans she would drop a tutorial of the dance moves if the video reached 100 million views. Currently sitting at 112 million watches, Silver stayed true to her word and put out a six-minute tutorial on how to pull off some of the African dance moves from the video on Monday (May 14).
Many of the moves are native to South Africa and the Ivory Coast. Silver breaks down all the African steps with the help of a couple of young assistants. She will be releasing a part two to the video where fans can learn the exact choreography from the entire music visual.
Partially due to the epic video, “This Is America” has reached No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100, knocking off Drake’s “Nice for What.” This marks the first time Gambino has notched a No. 1 solo single. The song also reached the top spot on Streaming Songs and Digital Song Sales charts.
Check out the dance tutorial for Childish Gambino’s “This Is America” video from Sherrie Silver below.
See 46 Hip-Hop Artists Who’ve Gone Gold in 2018