How to do that dance with your arms


Power, facials, energy – everything .You probably can name a few dancers who “go awff.” You’re blown away by them every time they perform.

Well, we’re here to tell you that YOU can train to dance bigger, stronger, and more full-out, too! Follow these 9 tips to take your energy from 0 to 100!

Strengthen up!

You don’t necessarily have to get HUGE in order to dance huge.

Size is not a determining factor in how powerfully you can execute. (I mean, have you seen Sorah dance?!)

What is necessary is strength.

Work out to give yourself more power and control when you dance. #Gainz, breh.

You don’t dance big by being big. You dance big by being strong.

So lift some weights, do some push-ups, hold some planks, and build your strength!

Stretch it out

You can dance bigger by filling out each movement completely.

This means using your body’s full range of motion.

Make this easier by stretching regularly.

It’s best to warm up your body with some cardio before you dance, then do a longer stretching routine afterwards.

Being more flexible will set start and end points of your movements further apart, making your movements larger.

See Related Video: Stretching For Dancers | Dancers IRL | STEEZY Original

Practice like you’re performing

“Under pressure, you don’t rise to the occasion, you sink to the level of your training. That’s why we train so hard.”

– U.S. Navy

What the U.S. Navy is saying is – practice like you’re performing.

Once you get on stage (or even in groups) there is no magic dance God that takes over, making you kill the piece...

If you’ve been [email protected]$$ing it the whole time while learning.

So when you mark a piece, still maintain the execution that you want.

The only reason you’re not giving full power would be to pay more attention to something else, like watching the choreographer, listening to the music, or looking around to set formations.

But if you’re doing a run-through of the piece, take advantage of each chance you have to do it exactly how you want it to look.

Use your core!

It may surprise you, but movement starts from your core.

Even if it’s your arm or neck – it all comes from the tumtumz.

For example, when you're reaching with your arm, you can extend that reach by reaching from the shoulder.

And you can extend that reach by shifting your torso toward the direction of the reach.

So if you want to dance bigger and more powerfully without looking sloppy, tighten your core!

Not only will it make your movements bigger, but they will also be more strong because the base of your movement is so firmly rooted.

See Related Article: How To Execute Choreography Better By Using Your Body

Don’t flick da wrists

Even if you are dancing super big and strong, the effect can get lost by something really really small. .. like limp wrists.

This is a habit that a lot of dancers have. Their arms make clean pictures… then it breaks right at the wrists! Ughh.

To combat this, channel your energy allll way through your fingertips!

This will ensure that your strength is being distributed in your whole arm without interruption.

And this will make your movements look bigger and more complete.

Focus on focus

Your head and eyes are a part of the picture you’re making with your body, too! Really important parts!

Not only can it look awkward if you’re constantly looking down or at the mirror, but it will also cut off your projection.

And dancing BIG is all about projecting UP AND OUT.

Lift your chin up – especially if you’re performing for a bigger audience.

And if the movements in a piece call for you to look a certain direction, commit to it!

This doesn’t mean “look with your eyeballs.” It means “look with your whole face.”

It will make the move looks more natural, and it will help guide whoever’s watching.

The audience looks at what you look at.

If you’re reaching to the right and looking right at your arm, their focus will follow yours instead of watching you from straight ahead and noticing a single arm sticking out.

Wear loose-fitting clothes

Although it has been consistently over 80 degrees in Los Angeles, you’ll never see me dancing in a tank top.

I prefer to dance in loose-fitting long sleeves.

It’s not because I enjoy sweating, but because it really does help create the illusion of bigger movement.

Our fashion trends have evolved over the years. We went from Wal-Mart sweats and giant cut-out tees to compression pants, leggings, and sports bras.

And there’s nothing wrong with that!

But it still feels so good to just put on a huge sweater or baggy sweats and go HAM with all that extra fabric to add extra effect. HIP HOP.

Remember your dead limbs

When you’re dancing, your entire body is dancing. What does that mean?

Even if you’re isolating one body part and the rest of your body is stationary, that doesn’t mean you just forget about it your “unmoving” parts of your body.

For example, for a “right arm iso” move, I find myself putting all my strength into my right arm, while my left arm just flippity flops all over the darn place.

Dead and floppy limbs can distract people from what you actually want them to see.

Instead of paying attention to select body parts, create a whole picture with your whole body – including the “dead” parts of it!

This will make your movements look bigger and be more impactful!

Commit to your moves

Committing to your movements makes a huge difference in your performance. It makes everything more purposeful, effective, and entertaining.

But commitment is hard without confidence. Killin’ a piece first requires for you to believe that you can!

See Related Article: How To Dance With More Confidence

Put on your game face, crack your knuckles, give yourself a pep talk, and KILL IT!

We hope this helped you get an edge on your full-out training grind! We can’t wait to see you go awff in the next class.

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Dance, dance for yourself: 5 types of dance and their benefits for the body and mind


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March 22, 2019

If you are looking for a way to tone your body and mind, then dancing is the best solution. Pink talks about the benefits of dance classes through the lens of mental and physical health.

Dancing is a comfortable form of physical activity that requires work with your own weight and balance. Regular classes in any kind of dance help to normalize weight and strengthen the muscular frame.

Before each class, regardless of the chosen style, it is always necessary to warm up the body - a stage of easy and effective cardio. Only then can you begin to study dance movements and elements. At the end of any class, a moderate stretch is always performed. On average, one dance class burns from 200 to 1000 kilocalories, depending on the chosen style and individual training. Within a month after regular training, you can notice lightness and smoothness in movements, body tone, improvement in body endurance and posture.

In addition, dancing is an opportunity to relieve stress and stock up on resources to resist depression. During classes, a strong connection with your own body is established. Due to self-expression through movements to music, energy is unlocked, liberated from physical and psychological clamps. At the same time, dances always take place in rooms with mirrors, which also helps to build contact with our body, because during the day we rarely see ourselves from the outside. All this allows you to truly feel your body, accept it and be with it in one moment. And of course, any dance is an additional self-confidence.

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A direction that combines modern and postmodern dance techniques, as well as yoga, oriental body practices and martial arts. Contempo allows you to reassemble and feel your body - a mixture of Western and Eastern traditions requires balance, proper breathing, feeling all the muscles. During training, emphasis is placed on the work of the joints, building posture, establishing connections between the center of the body and the limbs. All this is called the process of body awareness, which allows you to coordinate both body and mind.

This direction requires the involvement of all muscle groups and coordination. Therefore, the effectiveness of tango can be compared with aerobics or fitness. Also, this dance is considered one of the most social - tango cannot be danced alone. During classes, you need to feel a partner and trust him. This helps to solve problems with increased control and inability to relax. By the way, scientists from the Montreal Neurological Institute found that tango helps with Parkinson's disease.

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One of the most popular dances of recent years, which most of the famous trainers learned on their own from the clips of their favorite performers. Smooth and rhythmic movements of the pelvis allow you to pump up not only the buttocks and lower back, but also all muscle groups of the legs. Also, twerking is a great direction for pumping intimate muscles, which are responsible for the colorful orgasms that help us feel better.

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This dance style was very popular during the heyday of nightlife in the 2000s. Now pole dance is a dance that allows you to literally replace the gym and stretching. During classes, all muscle groups work - from the arms, which need to hold your body on the pole, to the legs, the smoothness and strength of which is required for easy sliding along the pole. Yes, this dance requires serious physical training and success can be expected for several months, but each new skill builds self-confidence.

This dance is again becoming one of the most relevant. A huge number of men and women around the world dream of learning how to dance like Madonna in a Vogue video - hence so many video tutorials on YouTube and Instagram. The main emphasis of this dance style is active work with hands. Therefore, it is required to develop the flexibility of the arms and hands on a daily basis, which, by the way, has a positive effect on the functioning of the lymphatic system. Also, vogue is the type of dance that is more built on self-expression and a personal sense of music. All this develops a strong contact with the body and a phenomenal fluidity of movement.

Swing, concepts of hands, steps, HIP-HOP mechanics (practice)

In this topic, it is important to analyze - the strength of the swing - types of swing (by direction, by accent, by condition) - swing in separate parts of the body - swing in positions and planes
- swing for musical elements

Power of swing.
Everything is simple here. We train with the guys different variations of the swing in terms of strength: weak, normal, strong.
First, we work in each of the options. We pay special attention to a strong and clear swing, because. this option is more complex and requires some control of the body. But also such a swing is a powerful freestyle component and adds energy to the whole dance.
Then we combine different types of swing in freestyle, change the strength depending on the track or musical moment.

Types of rock.
In this subtopic, we analyze all possible swing variations, moving away from the basic one (with an accent down)

In the direction of the swing, it can be:
-down -up -impact (blow) -impulse (emphasis on the initial jerk) -double -torn

Status. In this case, we take different states and modify the quality relative to it. For example, a swing in a "curtain" or "water" state will be softer than a swing in a "rock" or "ball" state.
To consolidate the material covered, you can complete the task: Freestyle exclusively on the quality, changing its strength, accents, state.
Next, you can go a little “deep” into the body and develop in more detail the sensation of swinging in each part of the body.
It is worth noting that all the above-mentioned swing variations (strength, directions, accents, states) work in each part of the body
In this format, the work is built according to the scheme already known to us:
We take one part of the body and try to apply to it all the knowledge of the swing that we already have. We select parts of the body: head, shoulders (one at a time and together), chest, body, pelvis, knees).

Quality in different parts of the body.
After the dancer has more or less figured out the swing, felt it and became able to modify it, it's time to learn how to hold the swing in difficult dance positions.
This stage is very important for the dance to be a hip-hop freestyle, and not just a flow of movements. In this case, it is very important to develop a feeling of swing in absolutely any difficult position.
How do we build the training process? Very simple and creative.
We came up with a position, gave it to the students, they picked it up and begin to swing in it, using the knowledge that they had already received earlier.
They stood, shook, came up with a new position, changed, shook again. The logic, I think, is clear.
Next, you can go to the ground and analyze the concepts and positions that took place earlier and impose the same quality on them.
Having figured out a little how to swing in different difficult positions, you can fix the theme with freestyle. The task of the guys is to move between positions, but not to lose a constant quality.

Quality and music.
At the last stage, when the student's body is already "uploaded", you can move on to the relationship between rocking and music.
i.e. we offer students to work with music, but only with music.

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