Reference videos for staff to use when teaching technical skills at the studio.
Foundations and Drills
Foundations to use in class
Hip Hop Moves
Trace and Threading - joining movements together
House Dance Moves
Traces, Triggers, Transfers, Threads
Adding Cadence to your choreography
Power poses in hip hop dance
Adding contrast to a routine to ensure it isn't boring!!!
Clean dance transitions - watch how this group moves through so many different positions, heights, formations. A perfect example of how to transition (move) dancers around the stage. This is critical for creating an interesting piece of choreography.
Tutting - this is a highly effective choreographic tool. Its looks amazing on stage when an entire troupe is performing together. It requires a lot of drilling and precision.
Locking - a technique where the dancers moves fast to a position, freezes briefly, then moves to the next position with speed. You need loose hips and legs, but sharp arms, hands and shoulders.
Shuffle - don't forget your footwork. These moves help you transition to new positions and add dimension to your choreography.
Example of how to move students on and off the stage during a routine without any stops.