House Dance originated in the late 70’s and early 80’s from underground clubs in Chicago and New York. This style emphasises the use footwork and body flow.
House dance consists of 3 main elements – footwork, jacking & lofting.
Jacking it’s a wavy body groove starting from the hips. It makes the body groove into a music rhythm and move the whole body.
Footwork it’s a combination of movements of legs with jumps and rolls. These movements have taken influences of different styles such as tap, salsa, breaking and of course afro dances.
Lofting is a slow and drawling part of house dance. It was born in the New York club The Loft and takes its name from here. Torques, waves and acrobatic tricks came from b-boying and capoeira.
What to wear
Street gear that you can move easily in, must wear street/runners or dance shoes, also be prepared to sweat.. so either wear layers or bring a change of clothes!
- Strength & Skillz
- Music appreciation
- Great Experience
- Water & Towel
Comfy thin sole runners
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Dance Central offers an extensive range of dance classes and workshops for adults and teenagers at our centrally located Sydney studio.
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