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A place for dancers and lovers of dance alike to share, discuss and enjoy the art of physical, emotional and musical expression!

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  2. Northern Soul is a very rare dance style and is a small part of English culture originating in the 1960s, and is one of the very few exclusive dance cultures/styles we have (as most modern dance styles are derived from dances in the US today). This style could be said to be a precursor to certain forms breakdance as well as certain styles of disco steps and house. This style came about from a small counter culture against racism in the north of England, where White English men and women danced to Black Soul and Motown music, along with English Blacks (which was seen as very brazen back in the day), and a dance style formed out of it. It's interesting to watch. There is also a lot of potential in there I personally find for adaptation, as many moves can be adjusted in ryhthmic style to other forms of music. I personally like to dance some NS steps to 70s-80s funk, and it turns out looking very alike to some of Michael Jackson's early moves in the 70s-80s. But thought I'd share this tiny bit of culture of dance we have that very few (even in the UK) know about!
  3. One of the must fun dances I find, whether solo or with a partner. I learned quite a bit of this style and have more of a natural affinity for this type of movement. The varient of style I like the most is 1930s Lindyhop. It can be done to vintage style music, but it can go just as well to more modern music too if you adapt to the rhythm. The style is very "feline" in nature, it has so many great moves, as well as silly ones! It's just overall great fun. A few great clips here
  4. I remember being taught the Electric Slide years ago in a congregation party by a family of black brothers and sisters who visited. I had not seen it before then. The dance I believe is a part of black culture and is often done in many of their parties. It was fun to witness and then take part in.
  5. The most fun I ever had in my entire life was dancing the Virginia Reel at my Sister Sister's wedding reception. I also love line dancing, Greek dancing, and Flamenco. In college, I worked behind the scenes on a play. (Philadelphia Here I Come) One of the actors taught us how to Greek dance between rehearsals. So much fun!!! My favorite group sport!!! LOL I taught myself how to line dance from watching exercise videos. LOL My fave line dances are the Electric Slide and the very similar Boot Scootin' Boogie. Alas, my husband HATES to dance and will not dance. But he never goes to family gatherings with me anyway. And, except for my Brother Brother at the wedding reception, I don't dance with anyone but my hubby. So, I dance at home all by my lonesome.
  6. I learned some American rhythmic tap myself, but need a lot more practice. But it's simple once you understand all the fundamentals, the real skill is in doing it all fluently, linking steps up, and of course individual musicality, since you're the musician as well as the dancer, it's easy to forget as we are used to dancing "to music", but not "dancing to create music".
  7. I only see JLo tap dance. She had a concert that she tap dance. She had a dancer that really tap dance. I still wonder how to dance like that
  8. One of my favorite forms of dance is percussive dance, use of the feet to make musial sounds, such as tap (one of the most commonly known). I have a large playlist where I have collected some of my favorite videos of tap, it's historical ancestors (such as Irish Sean Nos, US Buck dancing and British Clogging), we all as other styles like Spanish Flamenco. These videos date back from as early as the 1930s and go right through to the modern day, featuring the old giants of tap as well as some every day "amature" performers. My favorite tap dancers of all time are the Nicholas Brothers, and Hal Le Roy (a very under exposed but talanted dancer from the 1940s-50s with a very unique style).
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