Urban Dance Styles for Beginners With Rewind Dance Crew
Unit 1 - The Basics
Leading Australian dance crew, Rewind, have been winning national dance competitions since the early 2000s and have represented Australia internationally at the World Hip Hop Championships in Los Angeles. They encourage an active lifestyle emphasising the importance of hard work and commitment and are active in promoting hip hop dancing through community classes and events, as well as pursuing their own competition goals.
In this first instructional DVD, the basics of urban dance choreography and Hip Hop influenced movements are taught in a clear and easy-to-follow way through 10 lessons - from warm-ups to basic moves, sequencing and cool downs. Learn how to put moves together to create your own dance or create team moves for your dance crew ... the 8 count, the "and" count, waves and flows, footwork, turns etc.
Play the DVD and students will learn simple steps and sequences direct from the DVD
Play the audio CD and they can practice solo or in groups
DVD and CD $40
Lesson 1 is available below.
Lesson Details below the sample video.
Here is the full lesson 1.
It is a Youtube demo and the video on the DVD is higher definition.
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About the Lessons
Lesson 1: The 8 Count
Use simple grooves to follow 1-2-3-8 count
Listening to the 8 count
Dancing to the Up Beat and Down Beat
Lesson 2: The AND Count
One AND two AND ...
Hitting in between the 8 count
Building on the 8 count and feeling comfortable hitting more beats
Dancing faster to hit the AND count
Lesson 3: Turns & Balance
Different ways to turn: Step Turn
Keeping your balance through the turns
Lesson 4: Weight Shifting
Knowing how to shift your body weight Side to side
Front to back
Learning where to place your weight to make moves easier
Lesson 5: Isolations
Moving one part of the body at a time
Breakdown the movement of basic limbs (head, arms, torso, legs)
Moving parts of the body to the beat of the song
Lesson 6: Waving & Flows
Arm waving Body waving
Building on isolations to make them smoother
Breaking down the Body Roll
Lesson 7: Hits & Accents
Hitting accents of the 8 count
Learning the difference between soft & hard hits
Stops & starts of music
Lesson 8: Levels & Drops
Concentrates on high and low movements
Movements that spring up & down quickly
Lesson 9: Basic Floor Work
Movement to the beat, closer to the floor
Lesson 10: Overview
Putting the lessons together to create a basic routine
using all the skills from the previous lessons