Are you a dancer? Are you a dancer, but a bad one? Are you a wanna be dancer? Everyone can be dancers. Even the so-called ‘bad’ ones! Everyone has their own unique way to dance. They’re one way that’s weird in a great way! Here are some tips for whether you’re a crazed hip hop dancer, flexible and dainty ballet dancer, jazzy lyrical or jazz dancer, or even if you just like doing yoga! 🙂
HIP HOP SHOW OFF!
I’m sure you all don’t want to be show offs, do you? You don’t want to be mean to your friends. How excactly can you show off your best moves without showing off? There is no way. But say you’re at a camp, and you’re away from all the group, mentally listening to your favourite song. Let’s pretend that you like to choreograph your own dances. If you really despise choreographing, do the moves to a dance from another class or camp or friend that you know. Hum the song and do your most skill-ful moves. Eventually, if people around you decide you’re good, you’ll get a pat on the back and a show off in secret gold medal! If you really want a bigger challenge, do the moves with too much energy so it’s really funny. If you’re shy, like me, this isn’t your thing, but if your bold? Oh yeah baby! Embarass yourself so people will laugh! And what’s better then making people laugh?
There may not be much room for freestyle but try changing around some stuff and give it your own jazzy spin. Change the tempo by speeding it up, I bet that’s sure to weird it up, move your legs and try doing pirouettes with your leg in the air, beside your head or behind your foot. Add non-traditional steps and move around, and try a few traditional variations, those usually have a lot of spinning and jumping rather than walking around on your tippy toes.
LYRICAL AND JAZZ PIZAZZ!
Yes, lyrical and jazz are two seperate things – but they both have their own jazztastic twists! In both of these types of dances, if you’re taking a camp or class, you should totally put lots of emotion and energy into the dance. If your teacher or counseller tells you to tone it down? Do so, but keep putting energy and emotion into your moves! Flexibility is also important- can’t do the splitz? Check out the link below after you read this. Give your jazz some pizazz! Give your jazz some pizazz! Give… Your… Jazz… Some PIZAZZ! Energy and emotion and flexibility is on many wanted posters near LYRICVILLE and JAZZTOWN, so make sure to give the police a call if you see some!
MODERN AND CONTEMPORARY!
Of course, these may be different styles again, but closely related. They both involve plenty of ground work and 360 degree upper body movement often set to many moving songs causing for possible tear-inducing performances, How Dramatic! Wanna try ? Modern dance is simple, get low and earthy. thankfully, you don’t need much, you can dance this genre barefoot in your basement and barefoot is common in most dancers. Just move your whole body; high, medium and low. Main is to be dramatic, up and down, left to right. Opposition stretches one part of your body and lengthens your movements, suspension, contraction . And my favorite part ? If you love dance like us at LLW you might know that this dance could cause some bruises. Dances often involve jumping and falling to the ground, rolling around like a pig in the mud and even jumping parallel to the floor ! Don’t worry though, it’s sure to be a work of art,