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What a Jerk! in Dance Central

What a Jerk!98 (15)

Earn 5 Stars on Hard on a jerkin' song.

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Aeris Gainzbrah
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Aeris Gainzbrah
Achievement won on 24 Nov 10
TA Score for this game: 4,732
Posted on 28 December 10 at 15:08, Edited on 16 January 11 at 16:30
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This is for earning 5 stars on the song 'Teach Me How to Jerk' on hard.
This song is harsh. My advice is:

1. Break it down! It's invaluable with this song, it varies a lot, and has a lot going on. Some of the moves have deceiving parts that can easy lose you your combo if you don't nail it perfectly.
2. It's a very leg-heavy song, so wear short shorts/leggins or whatever shows your legs off best. Wearing baggy jogging bottoms, I noticed it struggle to track my legs well.
3.Stick with it. If you keep messing up, or not making the five stars or whatever, just keep at it. You'd be surprised how much leaving it and coming back to it later will effect how well you do.

Here is a video of me playing the song, and just making 5 stars. Just so people can see how the song goes:

Good luck!
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As awesome as this routine is, it really isn't too hard once you get a feel for it. The problem I had (even on Easy) was trying to feel the beat. The bass drum sound isn't located on the downbeats, which is what I was dancing to. redface I'm not aware if anyone else has this problem but if you do let me put things right.

The beat is actually more in sync with the lyrics
# Teach me how to jerk, teach me, teach me how to jerk. #

You'd be surprised of how feeling the wrong beat can put you off. If you need help counting the beat try clicking it out with your hands while playing.

Other than that it's just getting a feel for the moves, so here's a breakdown/explanation of every move in the song. These explanations don't mean anything unless you've seen the routine first.

Low Jerk Lean right for the first two beats, then left for the second two. Keep your arms up and folded infront of you and jerk outwards with your knees on every beat.

Reject You are going to come across a lot of these, so make sure you have this down, it's like reverse cycling with a hop-skip. This basic move has your arms folded infront of your chest while rejecting with your legs. Each 'backpedal' lasts two beats and you start with your right leg first. It's difficult to explain how to do it, so break it down slowly.

Side Jerk left and right Basically Low Jerk but with all four beats on one side.
Note: The first time this comes up you lead with your right leg, the second time, you lead with your left.

Jump Clap Down, clap left, down, clap right. For the down, push your arms down towards the floor in a sort of rowing motion. For the claps, bring your arms together over your head while kicking out your following leg.

Da Push A little bit complicated as the seperate moves are on One, AND, two, three, four. Away, look, up, right, left. Turn away for the first beat with your knees bent, then look using your right hand to pose, then extend your legs for the up. Then push back right, then left with your arms extended outwards.

Reject Pop Basically a Reject while you are turned slightly right, let your left arm drop down and tap your chest with your right hand. The hard part here is going to this directly from the end of Da Push.

Slow Mo Jerk left and right One, two, three, four, AND. Slide, hold, hold, jerk, jerk. Slide to your side with your arms up, hold for two beats, then jerk your arms down and knees in, then up and out, then down and in. I've overcomplicated it with this explanation, but this one is just a matter of timing.

The Stranger One, two, three, AND, four. Right, left, swing, swing, swing. Swing your extended right arm in while raising your knee, then do the same for the other side, then swing your right shoulder in, then left shoulder, then right shoulder. Not complicated, but you need to get the timing right.

Clean Dip 'n' Kicks More in sync with the lyrics:
# Now watch me clean dip!.. You see the clean kicks? #
Arms down, then up on "clean", then down on "dip", then up, then kick right leg, then kick left leg. When kicking your legs push your arms out.

UFO Left leg in front, and then shake your arms up high to how the dancer is doing it.

P.D.G.S. Pause, drop, go, stop. One on each beat. Pose, then bend your knees to drop down, lean back and make a 'boxing' stance, then push your arms out.

Chest Iso After watching a couple people it seems you can do this or you cant. Hands just infront of your chest and keep your hands, legs, and head still, rotating your shoulders while slightly moving up. If you can do it, you'll get an easy Flawless, if you mess up it'll fail you. If you want to play it safe, go into the pose and slowly raise your elbows up, you should end up with a Nice. It's possible to practice, but if you want to get it perfect, practice infront of a mirror.

Sexy Jerk left and right Put your leading leg out infront, beind both knees and pop your leading knee out on every beat. At the same time put both hands on your head, bring them down slowly then clap on the last beat.

Dip It & Stop left and right Dipping, is oddly a very small gallop. Lift your left heel, then your right heel on every beat. At the same time, move your hand that your supposed to be moving up, then put it infront of you for the fourth beat.

Side Reject Turn slightly right, then Reject.

FREESTYLE! I used this part to take a breather and get a sip of water. What? I was thirsty! Up to you what you want to do with it. Freestyle scores you no points, regardless of if you get a Flawless.

Pause Step Reject ; Rejectin left and right Pause, step, backpedal, backpedal. Pose, then drop your leading knee and lift the other one, then fold your arms and reject for six beats. Not easy, make sure you know which leg you are supposed to be moving!

Knee Down Down ; Down Down left and right Knee up and slap it with your hand, then plant it down infront of you, then twist out and in on every other beat. You need to be a bit lower at the end of the move than when you started. There is a slight difference between the two sides. For the right side you should have both arms up and folded, for the left side you only need your left arm up and folded. Either way let your leading elbow guide you when twisting.

Dip It ; Keep Dippin left and right Gallop and lean to right side slightly, then lean to the other side on every beat. You do not need to turn a full 90 away from the camera, 45 is enough. Make sure to raise your arms for the # Hold that # on the fourth beat.

UFO Front ; UFO Back The arm swing is slower than UFO and is on every half beat. Left leg out infront and raise the respective leg needed on the fourth beat. You should be leaning slowly slightly forward slowly for Front and slowly slightly backward for Back.

Finishing Move This is similar to Snake, crouch down then snake right and upward.

If that confused you, which I'm sure it did. Watch ButterflyEdge's video to clear it up. There are a couple of things to point out in her video.
First, and most importantly. She is far away from the camera enough so it could pick up her entire body! If you are too close, it won't detect your limbs, far away and it won't bother tracking you!
Secondly, instead of watching what Mo (the dancer) is doing, watch what she is doing instead. She isn't exaggerating the moves as much as Mo is and is passing the moves, so you don't need to either!

It really is all about getting a feel for the moves and stringing them together, which requires PRACTICE, and patience. It really isn't as daunting as it looks once you Break It Down and take your time. You might get it with very little effort, or maybe a lot of effort, but it is possible!
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