Team Spirit!

screen-shot-2016-12-11-at-11-35-00-pmAnother type of dance that many tend to forget about is cheerleading. Cheerleading uses  yelling to intense physical activity for sports team motivation, audience entertainment, and or competition routines. The cheer routines usually range anywhere from one to three minutes, which contains many components of tumbling, dancing, jumps, cheers, and stunting. These are used in order to direct spectators of events to cheer for sports teams at games or to participate in the competitions.  Continue reading

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Let’s Salsa!

screen-shot-2016-12-11-at-11-30-24-pmWhat is Salsa? A sauce, a recipe, a dance? Who invented salsa? The Cubans, Puerto Ricans? Salsa is not easily defined.  It’s a distillation of many Latin and Afro-Caribbean dance styles. Salsa is a popular form of social dance that originated in New York City with strong influences from Latin America, mainly Puerto Rico and Cuba. The movements of the dance have origins in Cuban Son, Cha-cha-cha, Mambo and other dance forms, and the dance, along with the salsa music, originated in the mid 70s in New York. However, salsa isn’t just a solo type of dance but a duet. Its fast-paced, fun and sexy. Continue reading

Dance Isn’t Just for Fun

screen-shot-2016-12-09-at-6-17-02-pmDancing is the perfect way to add physical activity into our lives; young or old, evidence shows that having an inactive lifestyle can have a negative impact on our health. Moving to any enjoyable music stimulates the senses such as sight, sound and touch. It’s great fun and it’s good for our bodies and minds. Dancing will improve the health of our heart and lungs, as well as test our balance and flexibility. Regular dancing will also help keep you trim. As you dance across the floor, you’ll be burning calories in about a half-hour. An average person will burn at least 99 calories doing just the simplest  moves. Of course this varies person and how active one is. Continue reading

How to Shuffle at a Rave!

img_1434“The Shuffle” or “Shuffling” is a dance move that comes from the “Melbourne Shuffle,” a rave and or club dance that originated in the late 80s during the underground rave music scene in Melbourne, Australia.The basis of the shuffle uses quick heel-toe action that works best with electronic musicians the Rave scene. However, the more modern shuffle, has been made more popular by LMFAO’s music video for the song “Party Rock Anthem” that was released in 2009. Continue reading

Pharside and The Academy of Villains

screen-shot-2016-12-09-at-10-27-21-pmAll dancers admire one another; especially if its someone famous. As for me I have so many but my all time favorite is Christopher Jennings also known as Pharside. Pharside is the founder of Academy of Villians along side his girlfriend Krystal Meraz, a famous dance crew. Pharside has been dancing for many years. However, he caught my attention when he was on the dance crew Super Crew from America’s Best Dance Crew Tv show. Since then he has grown so  much. Continue reading

Give Thanks Concert Tour

screen-shot-2016-11-30-at-12-42-25-pmThis Thanksgiving I had to the chance to go to another rave called “Give Thanks Tour”. The rave was a two day event. Day one was on Wednesday  November 23 and day two was on Friday November 25th at the City National Civic in San Jose. I decided to go very last minute because a friend of mine had an extra ticket. Upon arrival to the event I decided wear my light up shoes from rave rebel rave gear. Once inside the venue I ran straight to the dance floor because one of the DJ’s was playing a epic beat that had everyone grooving. The rave was so much fun and as a dancer I took immediate inspiration from the music. Majority of the DJ’s at this event I never heard of. Continue reading

History of Krump Dance

screen-shot-2016-11-29-at-11-44-01-pmKrumping is a relatively new urban street style dance that began in South Central Los Angeles. It’s characterized by highly expressive dance with energetic moves involving the arms, stomps and chest. It has become a major part of the hip hop dance culture. The word Krump sometimes spelled K.R.U.M.P., which is a backronym for Kingdom, Radically, Uplifted, Mighty, Praise presenting krumping as a faith-based artform. Krumping was created by two dancers: Ceasare “Tight Eyez” Willis and Jo’Artis “Big Mijo” Ratti in South Los Angeles during the early 2000s. Since the birth of this style, it was called “clowning.” Continue reading