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Street dance styles

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by xplosiv, Jun 3, 2016.

  1. xplosiv

    xplosiv Power Member

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    I've been into street dance styles for about 2 years now, and I think it's probably one of the most rewarding things I've ever done. I feel like I am more "myself" and it's given me an outlet to express myself, which helps me express myself in other ways. Being somewhat of a loner most of my life, it's also helped me become more outgoing and more like the person I want to be in my head.

    Not sure why I felt like writing about it on a blackhat forum, but it's the lounge and it would be cool if there are some skilled dancers that are also into IM lol...

    Anyway, I take on all styles, with break probably being my weakest... these are all freestyle, so I don't really learn choreography or try to memorize too much stuff beforehand.

    One of my mates (video below) created a teaching style which uses concepts, like footwork, hand placements, body isolations, grooves, focus points (moving head), level changes and broke each concept down into digestable chunks of knowledge.

    One his other students is one of the best dancers on Earth (Tight Eyez, co creator of KRUMP also mentioned this - video 2).

    A lot of people focus on one style, and their entire style ends up looking one way... for some, it's popping, for others its breakdance. But those concepts are actually a breakdown of "dance" in itself, the art of movement. It can be any style you want when you understand the movement.

    It's quite surprising how many people have taken choreography classes for years and still can't freestyle on a high level!



    I took a Tight Eyez workshop earlier this year, it has to be seen to be believed!



    Let's talk about dance if you're into it!