I told my Zumba class that I would record and post one of my Dancehall inspired dance fitness routines.
Here it is.
Together we can fake it till we make. It's more fun that way!
Every choreographer needs to search for their inspiration. It might be through literature, paintings, poems or screen. Or the fabulous You Tube!
Here are a couple of routines that I found that helped to inspire some the moves. If you watch them you will notice that they are much more complex than the dance fitness routine I choreographed. That's because they are choreographed as dance pieces for trained dancers. Dance fitness routines are usually choreographed to make fun dance moves and great musical flavors accessible to a larger population, one that doesn't necessarily need to have an extensive dance background. Dance is for everyone. Everyone needs to dance.
This one is a great ensemble piece.
This girl got moves! Perhaps in my next routine I too will include twerked out splits (jk).
Interestingly, Dancehall is very popular in places like Russia and Ukraine.
Thanks for hanging out.
Enjoy the dance that is life!
What's your favorite "fake it till you make it" thing? Found a great sounding Dancehall song? Let me know!