So C your way out of it before D and E come and Fouette you away… Just my dance inspired take on the classic sassy dismissal. How many times did you hear the original phrase or even say it yourself? … Continue reading This is an A and B dance conversation…
We are aware of the connection between effort and pleasure, we are aware of the distance between our body parts, we are aware of the friction between flesh and bones, we sense the weight of our body parts, yet, our … Continue reading A Dancer’s Form is not Shaped by Gravity
Not only does dance have artistic value, its health benefits have been greatly extolled in the fitness community. Just look at a dancer; they have wonderfully toned bodies and are clearly strong, flexible and agile human beings. Dance as a moderate, … Continue reading Don’t Just Walk, Dancewalk!
Guess who’s back (da da da) back again (da da da). Dance Pundit’s back (da da da). Tell a friend (da da da). Hello Blogosphere! I’m back!!! I am well aware that my hiatus lasted much longer than intended and … Continue reading Why, it’s a man! A man made out of tin!
Zumba, (Si), Ella quiere su Zumba, (Como? )- Pitbull, Calle Ocho Ok, so maybe Pitbull didn’t actually say that in his song, however it wouldn’t be especially far off to replace rumba with zumba… They only differ by one letter and the movements … Continue reading Uno, Dos, Tres, ZUMBA!
Move over Gangnam Style. In the past week, a dance phenomena called the Harlem Shake has been spreading like wildfire over the internet and television media. When I first heard the name “Harlem Shake,” I immediately though of the days … Continue reading Viral Video: Harlem Shake
And as the rest of the saying goes, make love not war… As I have alluded to in previous posts, dance is not static; it is constantly changing and evolving. With each new age and generation, it incorporates the zeitgeist … Continue reading Drop pants not bombs, breakdance not hearts
“If you don’t understand the music, you will never understand the dance.” Tyrone Proctor, founding father of modern waacking The two dance styles I am focusing on today will certainly raise some eyebrows. It would be a misnomer to call them “emerging dance styles” since they have been in existence since the 1970s and 80s. It is more accurate to say that these dance styles are less mainstream but are certainly gaining in popularity and exposure. What styles am I talking about? Why, waacking and voguing of course. Waacking and voguing both fall under the “urban” or “street” dance genres. … Continue reading Strike a Pose. Vogue (and Waack)!
The song “Pumped Up Kicks” by Foster and the People has a pretty dark undercurrent you wouldn’t notice until you really paid attention the the words. Even though it has a very upbeat and seemingly happy tempo, the song is actually … Continue reading Dancing to Dubstep: Not as impossible as you think…
I have big news! My blog reached over 500 page views last week. Its going viral! In honor of becoming a blossoming Internet sensation, I would like to dedicate this blog post to one of the most popular videos on … Continue reading Viral Video: Gangnam Style