Dancers

  • HopefulMuscle

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    Dec 21, 2013 8:51 PM GMT
    I am interested in practicing dancing more into hip- hop, freestyle, etc. I was just looking to see if anyone can reccomend good tutorials for a beginner. I am looking to do more with my journey to fitness, and it looks like so much fun.
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    Dec 22, 2013 6:22 AM GMT
    Go to YouTube and see what you can find there.
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    Dec 22, 2013 6:52 AM GMT
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    Dec 22, 2013 7:52 AM GMT
    Just take a class -- watching and reading is different than doing. Finding the right teacher is a process. Good luck.
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    Dec 22, 2013 2:55 PM GMT
    Ditto. A class is going to be way better. Also Just Dance for Wii can be a good cardiovascular workout for some.
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    Dec 22, 2013 3:25 PM GMT
  • wellwell

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    Dec 22, 2013 3:38 PM GMT
    We dancers don't seem to age with the rapidity others do.
    Gene Kelly looked just gr8 right up to the year of his discarnation. I had an old Chinese-Master (Master Chang, Wen Wo School of Internal Martial Arts) tell me that stretching is the key to longevity. I'm inclined to believe it!
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    Dec 22, 2013 3:58 PM GMT

    * honestly speaking : I want to be a full-time Dancer how do I go about? Where do I look at. icon_confused.gif
  • wellwell

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    Dec 22, 2013 4:19 PM GMT
    Contact the International Folk Dance Federation to see if there is a troop in your area. Check your nearest City College. Theatre groups are a resource too.
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    Dec 22, 2013 4:40 PM GMT
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    Dec 22, 2013 7:17 PM GMT
    Also check dance studios as many are looking for guys, so may be a way to get in cheaper.
  • HopefulMuscle

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    Dec 22, 2013 9:18 PM GMT
    Thx for the input guys! Im mainly doing this because I am attending a convention in May where they have raves and I hope to not look stupid lol.
  • ja89

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    Dec 23, 2013 10:47 AM GMT
    To the OP:
    Take classes and start going to dance clubs and learn from the really good people there. In time you will be where you want to be. Classes with help you learn the foundation and going to a dance club will show you how creative people get using the foundation of whatever style you're looking to learn.

    Har19 said
    * honestly speaking : I want to be a full-time Dancer how do I go about? Where do I look at. icon_confused.gif


    Depends if you want to be a commercial dancer, company dancer, tour dancer, be in stage plays/musicals, or a choreographer.

    At the moment I'm dancing commercially as well as with a company and at a club in WeHo (not gogo or stripping). The hub is in LA. They are always looking for dancers for almost anything. Problem is the audition is packed with almost a thousand people and you have to be the one to stand out from all of the favorites. This isn't to discourage you by the way just get out there and make it happen.

    Good luck to both of you.
  • HopefulMuscle

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    Dec 24, 2013 1:05 AM GMT
    ja89 saidTo the OP:
    Take classes and start going to dance clubs and learn from the really good people there. In time you will be where you want to be. Classes with help you learn the foundation and going to a dance club will show you how creative people get using the foundation of whatever style you're looking to learn.

    Har19 said
    * honestly speaking : I want to be a full-time Dancer how do I go about? Where do I look at. icon_confused.gif


    Depends if you want to be a commercial dancer, company dancer, tour dancer, be in stage plays/musicals, or a choreographer.

    At the moment I'm dancing commercially as well as with a company and at a club in WeHo (not gogo or stripping). The hub is in LA. They are always looking for dancers for almost anything. Problem is the audition is packed with almost a thousand people and you have to be the one to stand out from all of the favorites. This isn't to discourage you by the way just get out there and make it happen.

    Good luck to both of you.


    Excellent suggestion, I'll give it a go!
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    Dec 24, 2013 1:17 AM GMT
    I used take dance classes in HS but couldn't afford it anymore and stuck with my own personal routines in the comfort of my own home.
    A tip, try to learn the choreography to one specific video (whether it be a music video or a choreographer) and master that ONE routine, and in doing so you will learn to incorporate what you learned into your own freestyle. It gets easier the more choreography you learn.

    Dance Tutorial Channel:
    http://www.youtube.com/user/DanceTutorialsLIVE?feature=watch
  • HopefulMuscle

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    Dec 24, 2013 1:31 AM GMT
    BP201 saidI used take dance classes in HS but couldn't afford it anymore and stuck with my own personal routines in the comfort of my own home.
    A tip, try to learn the choreography to one specific video (whether it be a music video or a choreographer) and master that ONE routine, and in doing so you will learn to incorporate what you learned into your own freestyle. It gets easier the more choreography you learn.

    Dance Tutorial Channel:
    http://www.youtube.com/user/DanceTutorialsLIVE?feature=watch


    DUDE! Thanks so much for showing me that channel. Subscribed, and now looking at the vids, got a routine in mind from Robin Thicke lol.
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    Jan 02, 2014 5:13 PM GMT
    wellwell saidContact the International Folk Dance Federation to see if there is a troop in your area. Check your nearest City College. Theatre groups are a resource too.


    prancer saidAlso check dance studios as many are looking for guys, so may be a way to get in cheaper.


    ja89 saidT

    Depends if you want to be a commercial dancer, company dancer, tour dancer, be in stage plays/musicals, or a choreographer.

    At the moment I'm dancing commercially as well as with a company and at a club in WeHo (not gogo or stripping). The hub is in LA. They are always looking for dancers for almost anything. Problem is the audition is packed with almost a thousand people and you have to be the one to stand out from all of the favorites. This isn't to discourage you by the way just get out there and make it happen.

    Good luck to both of you.


    Thanks on the whole outlook of it icon_wink.gif