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

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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

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

All The Way Live 2016

14567482_1315552198485834_2092655900450790980_oOver the weekend I was able to attend the All The Way Live Urban Dance Festival in Fremont, CA. Upon arrival I helped set up the venue before the dance competitors showed. Around 2pm the competitors started trickling in and the pre battling begin also known as preliums. There were 2 big theaters being used for each category. The dance style Waacking and Locking were in small theater. In the larger was breaking, popping and the all style kids battle. As these battles continued, eventually some the top crews went on to compete in the finals. Continue reading

How to become a dancer?

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A lot of people say they wish they were a dancer. I tend to always tell them that its so easy to become one. Also, that it doesn’t happen over night. There are seven simple steps in becoming a dancer. Step 1, be sure that this is the is what you want to do. The last thing you want to do is invest time into something that you won’t be happy doing. Step 2, Continue reading

Dance Like Nobody’s Watching……

 

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At every point in a dancers world, we find ourselves in a quite room where we can just stare face to face with our own reflection. Then soon enough the music begins to play and we began to move our bodies in such way that it feels as if we are escaping from ourselves. There’s never a dull moment when a dancer freestyles. We allow the music to flow through us and we express the deepest parts of ourselves. For instance, Continue reading