Phase of a Dancer

-LOVE OF MUSIC. gotta Love the music you dance to, listen to music you love day and night. Once you start loving this music, Your complete understanding of musicality will grow.

-SOCIAL DANCE: We never call it that in the hood, we never even said party dance (we got checked on that one) in NYC we said Rocking the Party or Party Rockin, Gettiin Down, Rockin, .ect.. But get in the clubs, Back Yard Boogs, Jams and Street Partyies/Block Parties and just Groove and Get Down with the Ladies and Vibe with your Crew. The 2 STEP concept is Street Styles in a Nut Shell, DO IT TO THE LEFT then DO IT TO THE RIGHT. Everything starts like 2 Step. FRESNO, TOP ROCK, PARTY ROCK, we do it to the left and right and in between we GROOVE and FREESTYLE and jump back in the 2 step. This will build your understanding of GROOVE, TRANSITIONING from One Step to Another, PACE, and more...
NOTE: Understand We get Yelled at for Teaching this! Because allot of OG's and People in the Hood in general feel your not supposed to teach how to Rock in a Party. You get in where you fit in...

FREESTYLE is the KEYSTYLE: All the OG's will tell you there BEST MOVES came from just FREESTYLING. Or if you ask an OG how he or she did that move that will tell you "I don't remember" That is the Highest Level in Freestyle IMHO.
Some Basic Freestyle Tips:
-Groove is the Real Power Move... Connecting to music with your Body is Gods Work.... Can't teach that you gotta feel that yall....
-Think about where you want to go AND DON'T GO THERE!,
-Become an Instrument on top of the Music and Play a Solo with your Body,
-Train all your Foundation HARD! And then throw it all away and just Get Down! lol
all of these work and more....

-STREET CRED: Pay dues in the Circles and in Battles. You don't need an event or promoter to tell you when to CIPHER and BATTLE!!! You can battle on a street corner with just 3 people watching. It is still a battle. Cipher with your Crew, and smoke any intruders that dare to step in your CIPHER. (true meaning of Ciphering yall) IMHO

-PERFORMANCE: Learn the Stage and how to use it, and how to Rock the Crowd. This element came in once Street Style Dancers started doing shows, we shared the stages with great performers and started learning quick. The hardest thing to do on stage is absolutely nothing! Understanding the technique of VOID. And you will understand how to perform better.
I was blessed as a kid to work with BILL ERWIN (vaudeville-style stage performancer) and he taught me allot as a kid about the stage... As well as Anne Marie Dangelo, Graciella Daniel, Trevor Nun, and more....

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