The Basics and Fundamentals of Fingerrolls (19 tutorials)

So you want to get into gloving and want to follow a traditional way of progressing throughout this art form?

Step 1: Learn the Fingerroll

This is the most important move in all of gloving period. The Fingerroll is a tool that helps develop your understanding of your own hands. Not only does it allow you to work each finger continuously, but it is the glue that puts your lightshow together. It is a move commonly used for transitions and flow.

Step 2: Learn the Overhand Fingerroll

Step 3: Over to underhand Fingerroll transition

Now that you have the two most basic moves down, it’s time to learn how to combine them.

Step 4: Continuous Fingerroll Variation 1

Take it a level up by learning new variations within Fingerrolls

Step 5: Continuous Fingerroll Variation 2

Step 6: Other Fingerroll Variations

When you get to this point, it’s time to build! Changing speeds, positioning, and starting points can change what your Fingerrolls can look like.

Step 7: Stacked Fingerrolls

A fun variation of Fingerrolls

Step 8: Learn Whips! (Underhand)

Whips are considered to be more advanced applications of Fingerrolls where you implement a wrist rotation combining depth. They are considered one of the “power moves” of gloving and a very useful tool for flow. They are also commonly used at the drop of a song.

Step 9: Overhand whips

Step 10: Fingerroll to Whip transitions

Because the Whips are essentially Fingerrolls executed circularly, they are often used as transitions concepts for each other.

Step 11: Learn Whip Variations

Step 12: Learn The Circle Move

One of the most popular moves in the olden days of gloving was the circle move. These are essentially whips performed differently by keeping your wrists connected while moving in a circular motion.

Step 13: Circle Move to Whip Throw

A fun transition you can use to combine the circle move and whips

Step 14: Learn Stacking

Stacking is a basic concept that helps you understand hand placement and control.

Step 15: The Box Move

The Box Move combines fingerrolls and stacking. A very powerful move to drill as it tests your connectivity within fingerrolls and discipline in moving your hands.

Step 16: Figure 8

The Figure 8 is one of the most basic moves to learn flow patterns. It’s great for overall flow and a move commonly used in OG shows.

Step 17: Liquid

Liquid is another concept that helps glue lightshows together. Liquid is great for glovers who like a free flow style.

Step 18: Intro to Wavetutting

Wavetutting is naturally the first step into taking a more technical approach to gloving. Wavetutting unlocks concepts of the grid while maintaining flow-like movements. It is an essential concept to transitioning within tech forms but also a style within itself.


Once you’ve learned all the moves above, it is important to learn how to throw an entire show with them and being able to transitioning between all concepts comfortably! If you cannot throw a show that is at least 80% clean to this video then work on cleaning your moves up by repping them all every day!

Once you can confidently say that you can throw a show similarly to this one then you are ready to step further into the world of other concepts that gloving has to offer!

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