How to rinse dance

Reserving Your Right To Rinse

Over the past six or so months a lot of touring DJs have been making their way to Perth and (particularly those with any kind of bass music in their record bag) have been enjoying a dancefloor full of “rinsers”. What is a rinser? For starters, I'm not talking about the new craze of attractive young women getting free luxurious gifts or money from wealthy men mainly via the internet. I could try and describe it to you, but this video sums things up nicely:

Now I haven’t extensively clubbed/festivalled on the east coast lately, so I’m not sure if this is a thing over there, but so far it seems fairly unique to WA, as evidenced by a Facebook status from breaks legend Kid Kenobi after a set at Ambar Nightclub:

Totes liked this page after copying this image, promise.

Of course, as with any popular new fad, sure as the sky is blue, player h8ers will arise from whatever corner of social media they slink around on with a commentary on why it sucks. And today we’re here to throw our support behind the rinser community of WA, by outlying a bunch of reasons why they’re awesome:

1. Watchability:

If you haven’t had the pleasure of watching a pack - here-in known as a rabble - of rinsers, it can be highly entertaining viewing. Especially for the majority of us who spend 90% of the night split between the bar and outside for ciggies – don’t act like that’s not you. The most inspiring vision is usually found with the lone rinser, who takes a risk by busting out, even if he or she is flying solo. Why? Because…

Things to note: bucket hat game strong, confused girl in background unsure of what is happening.

2. Squads:

Rinsers don’t care if they’re alone or repping with a big squad. The lone rinser (derided from the sidelines by fashionistas too cool to dance) will nine times out of ten find themselves very quickly joined by one friend. Then another. Then another. Nek minnit there’s 15 rinsers forming a strong array of joyous arm-swinging, leg-kicking abandonment you fucking wish you were apart of.

3. Fashion:

Bucket hats, long sleeve shirts and tech shoes have never been limited to our corner of the Earth – by a long shot – but they are a key indicator of rinse squads. Some smart businesses around these parts have identified this, and are currently rinsing through piles of cash as a result. This guys is probably peak rinse outfit if you’re keen on joining a crew this weekend.

Things to note: Maximum rinser level achieved.

4. Gurn:

There’s a good chance some of the squad are on a pretty fierce gurn, which is entertaining no matter what way you look at it. Vicks sticks and lollipops are a tell-tale sign. Although, this is where the rinser ethos falls down a little, and falling out of favour with nightclubs. If you’re gurning, you ain’t buying drinks. If you ain’t buying drinks, the club isn't making money. If the club isn’t making money, you’ve got nowhere to rinse.

Things to note: Lollipop vs pupil ratio at crucial level. Guy in background subverting rinser way of life and somehow still vibing immensely.

This is a pretty broad-sweeping generalisation though, many squads aren’t about that life – they’re not skinny due to heccers drug abuse, it’s due to the act of rinsing requiring movement of their entire body for extended periods of time (see video at start) and thus them becoming lean, mean, rinsing machines. 

5. Passion

You do not fuck with, or question, a rinser’s loyalty to the rave and/or specific rinse-related artists. That’s the kind of passion you, you fair-weather nightclub farer, can only dream of. Were you at the club rinsing from 9pm onwards on an empty dancefloor? No, you were at home pre-loading and them demanding to skip the line at 2am. Why is there a line? Because six impassioned squads turnt up when the doors opened in time to catch their mate busting a nut on his first-ever club set dropping musical nuclear bombs.

This is your credo, this is your life.

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Dance movement therapy: how to know and change yourself through movement

February 28, 2017Health

Your plasticity and the way you move directly affect self-esteem and emotional reactions. You can learn and change your personality with the help of natural dance.

Iya Zorina

Author of Lifehacker, athlete, CCM



You can't help but know how to dance. It's the same as not being able to run or jump. Yes, you may not be able to dance rumba or salsa, but you can dance. It doesn't need to be learned. This is the natural activity of our body.

People danced around the fire long before the first dance styles were invented. One-year-olds dance to the music - they squat, spin around themselves, wave their arms. They never learned to dance, they already know how. Same as you.

Why it is important to dance

Dance can affect not only the body. It can change your thoughts, attitude towards yourself and others.

Have you ever noticed that all emotions are immediately reflected in the body, and the position of the body affects how you feel? Here is a great account by social psychologist Amy Cuddy about this.

Our body language determines what we think of ourselves. It depends not only on others, but also on ourselves. The body changes consciousness.

Amy Cuddy

Moreover, body behavior is directly related to thinking, feeling and feeling. Moshe Feldenkrais' book Awareness Through Movement: Twelve Practical Lessons mentions the inextricable link between muscle contractions and feelings.

Moshe Feldenkrais

engineer, psychologist, founder of the human development system through movement.

Behavior is the mobilization of muscles, sensations, feelings and thinking. Theoretically, each of the components can be used as the main one. But the muscles play such an important role that if their patterns in the motor cortex are excluded, the rest of the components of this action are disintegrated.

Feldenkrais notes that the motor part of the cerebral cortex, responsible for the contractions of the muscles of the body, is in close proximity to the structures that control thinking and feeling. Due to this arrangement, as well as the diffusion and spread of the process in the brain, changes in the motor part cause changes in thinking and feelings.

In addition, the body is able to remember the positions in which it spends most of its time. If you often experience negative emotions, they freeze in the body and turn into movement patterns. If you constantly experience fear, insecurity, embarrassment, you shrink, pull your head into your shoulders, stoop. The muscles responsible for these positions get used to being constantly in tension. To relax them, you have to make a conscious effort.

It turns out a vicious circle - emotions form muscle clamps, constant tension feeds emotions, and you can no longer get rid of this situation so easily.

The good news is that in this way you can not only get a bad habit, but also correct it.

A fundamental change in the basis of the single integration pattern will destroy the connection of the whole. Under such conditions, it is easier to change thinking and feelings: the habit has lost its main support, change has become possible.

Moshe Feldenkrais

The body can't lie

We place so much emphasis on verbal communication when 60 to 80% of information is transmitted non-verbally. This means that all muscle clamps directly affect how other people perceive us. You can lie with words, but the body does not lie, and others read it.

It's much worse when you start lying to yourself without realizing it. Social attitudes that interfere with you and fear learned in deep childhood - all this forms a picture of yourself, creates psychological blocks and limits your potential.

To understand what is preventing you from living and get rid of it, dance is useful - a real authentic movement, without memorized schemes and patterns.

Natural dance for self-discovery

Body movements show who you are and what you think of yourself, while natural dance tells your story.

Why not just go to the dance? Any dance is great if it brings you pleasure. Moreover, through changing muscle patterns, you can change your character. You can choose any dance direction.

But all dance styles have one major drawback compared to authentic movement - they don't tell you anything about you.

We can observe how natural practice gradually gives way to acquired methods. Society generally denies the individual the right to use the natural method, forcing him to master the accepted mode of action, and only then allows him to work.

Moshe Feldenkrais

The natural method reveals your personality and allows you to get to the bottom of your problems. This is the moment when the movement turns into psychotherapy and a way of knowing yourself.

How to cognize and change yourself through movement

There is a special area of ​​psychotherapy - dance movement therapy (TDT). And authentic (natural) movement is part of it.

If there are TDT or authentic movement courses in your city, study with professionals. If this is not possible, but you want to try, we will show you how to start.

Dance analysis

In authentic dance, it is important to monitor one's emotional state, how movements are reflected in feelings. This is a kind of meditation that requires full concentration.

You can start with some kind of experience or focus on your feelings for a person, attitude to work, hobby, anything. Thought will generate movement.

The session can be divided into several steps:

  • Concentration on internal sensations.
  • Choice of vivid experience and movement.
  • If a particular movement arises, you concentrate on it, repeat it, intensifying the emotion it evokes.

Let's look at an example. You begin to move with the thought of a relationship with a person, you notice a sharp chopping movement of your hands from top to bottom. You repeat this movement, watching what emotions it causes - rejection, rejection, anger.

You are pulling out hidden emotions from the subconscious. In addition, by experiencing emotions in dance, you release repressed experiences that can influence your life - give rise to fears, keep you from moving forward.

If you are not yet ready for a session with another person, you can record your dance on camera and then analyze it.

Pair therapy

Even more interesting and effective is the session in a couple, where one person dances and the other one watches. This is the basic structure of authentic movement, consisting of the mover and the witness.

The witness performs several functions:

  • Provides security. During the dance, everything is allowed - you can look around, in the mirror, only up or down, move with your eyes closed. You can jump, crawl on the floor, move sharply in different directions. It is clear that in such conditions you can stumble on something, fall or crash into nearby objects. So one of the functions of a witness is to keep you safe from danger.
  • Provides feedback. While moving, you can plunge into the unconscious, your emotions and sensations and not track any connections or side emotions. The witness must be sensitive and not lose concentration on your movement, so that after the session he can describe what happened, what feelings arose in response to your dance.

In this case, the witness should not make specific judgments about your movement or about any parts of the dance. After the session, you will be able to discuss the dance.

Let's say you say what you felt or imagined while slowly crawling across the floor, and ask the witness what associations or feelings this movement aroused in him. Together, you can create a more accurate picture of what is happening. Someone else's vision can lead you to interesting thoughts.

Just do not force a person who is not ready for this to be a witness. You may come across criticism, misunderstanding, lack of empathy and concentration.

Who is authentic movement for

This practice is not for everyone. On the one hand, this is not a dance in the general sense of the word, but rather a psychotherapy in motion. On the other hand, this is a dance in its original version - the expression of emotions through plasticity, revealing oneself in motion.

Authentic movement will suit:

  • Those who have poor control over their bodies.
  • People who want to know more about themselves, remove psychological blocks, live emotions driven deep into themselves.
  • Dancers who want to express their own emotions in dance, and not live someone else's, discover new ways of plastic expression.

Dancing does not require the ability to sit on the splits, perfect sense of rhythm, athletic build, knowledge and skills. All you need is your body, emotions and music. Turn on music, drums, a metronome, or listen to silence. Make a few movements and let the emotions and sensations guide your body. Dance.

Secrets of experienced athletes

Professional products

Special product for athletes - magnesia, which enhances the grip of the hands on the pole and prevents slipping. Also, in order not to slip on the pylon, you can use special creams, powders and ointments. They are easy to apply and invisible on the skin, ideal for practicing difficult tricks. It is important to choose a tool that is ideal for you.

It would seem a trifle, but it is the poor grip on the pole that often spoils the dance and interferes with the athletes.

Warm up before training

The warm-up is an essential part of every Pole dance workout, regardless of skill level. Even professionals always warm up for 10-15 minutes. With the help of a warm-up set of exercises, leg muscles are developed. This helps to avoid sprains and torn ligaments, warms up the joints, stretches the spine along its entire length. If you do not neglect the warm-up, you can learn new tricks much easier and faster.

Hair hold

To prevent hair from getting in the way during performances, it is necessary not just to remove it, but to fix it with professional means of maximum fixation. Such funds are developed specifically for athletes and are sold in sports stores.

No moisturizers

Professional athletes and coaches never use moisturizer before exercise. The cream reduces the grip on the pole and enhances the glide.

It is better to stop using moisturizers and lotions for 1-2 days before training. This will not only help you perform the exercises on the pole correctly, but also protect you from serious injuries and falls.

Pole maintenance

The pylon must be cleaned regularly with special alcohol-based products. This is necessary in order to wipe off greasy deposits, traces of wax, magnesia from the pylon and make it less slippery.

Safety crash mats

Crash mats ensure the safety of the athlete during the practice of tricks. They reduce the chance of injury from a fall. Crash mats are made from high quality materials that meet safety requirements. They differ in shape, thickness, design, coating and internal content.

Bandages, elastic bandages and knee pads

Professional dancers use special protection to tighten and support muscles when the joint is stressed. Ankle bandages with lacquer inserts have been developed for working with the pole: they not only protect the ligaments, but also provide a reliable grip. Ankle straps with velcro fasteners are attached directly over the shoes and protect the delicate skin of the feet. Wristbands keep the arm muscles stable.


Many professional dancers seek to increase the effectiveness of their training. To do this, they use leg weights. When practicing tricks, they create an additional load on the muscles and help to work out the movements more carefully.

Make-up removers

After the performances, the dancers face the question: how to wash off the professional make-up created by makeup artists? Purchase micellar water at the pharmacy - a unique remedy that allows you to instantly get rid of the most difficult skin impurities. It not only quickly and gently removes makeup from the face, but also effectively moisturizes the skin.

Bruise Remedies

There are several ways that invariably rescue athletes from bruises and bruises. For example, in every pharmacy you can buy badyagu in powder - a very powerful tool! Use it as indicated in the instructions, and there will be no trace of bruising. Ordinary iodine and vitamins that strengthen blood vessels also help. Don't be afraid, bruises are not forever.

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