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I Took A Dance Class With Ciara And I’m Still Sore

Chris Eckert

By Joi-Marie McKenzie ·

Seriously, it’s true. My hamstrings on the back of my thighs are strained with every step and my back has a new ache in a muscle I’ve never became acquainted with in the gym. So how did I become side-by-side with Ciara inside a rehearsal studio in New York City’s famed Radio City Music Hall? And did I mention The Rockettes were there, too?

Chris Eckert

No, this is not some lucid dream come true. This was my reality earlier this month when Pandora invited me (read: select media and influencers) to help them fete their exclusive Holiday Charm and Ornament Gift Set, designed in collaboration with, and inspired by, the Radio City Rockettes. Ciara, who is continuing her partnership with the brand, told ESSENCE she loves Pandora because “there’s always something in it that I love.

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“It’s the holiday and there’s no better time of the year than Christmas — I think — to have some good jewelry and to celebrate and to dance,” she added. Meanwhile, I came prepared to bust a move in some light pink leggings and a loose top, hoping to hide any moves I just couldn’t get down despite studying ballet, tap, jazz and modern for 16 years of my life. Still, I haven’t danced regularly in 12 years and I’ve definitely never danced with a celebrity before. You know, a musician that made an entire dance craze, politely taunting us to “level up.”

Chris Eckert

But I’d had to get over my fears when The Rockettes began to teach us five eight-counts. And yes, the choreography included what we called — in ballet — grand battements. But in laymen’s terms, we did those high kicks that have made The Rockettes a treat to see each holiday season. And I got the pleasure to link up with Ciara, who was wearing four-and-a-half inch boots no less, to do the honors, and pretend we were onstage at Radio City, kicking our hearts out much to my hamstrings dismay. We survived. Barely. She even gave me a high-five for encouragement — although I was only in tennis shoes. For Ciara, it was nothing to bust a move in stilettos.

Chris Eckert

“Dancing is a big part of who I am,” she said ahead of our rehearsal. “It’s fun when we get to come together for moments like this. It’s a good time of year.” For Ci Ci, Christmas is her “favorite time of year,” she gushed.

Chris Eckert

And if you imagined, Ciara with her husband Russell Wilson and their children dancing on the big holiday, well then you’d be right. The singer revealed that she and her family will fete Christmas in Seattle since it’s the middle of Wilson’s NFL season with the Seattle Seahawks. “On Christmas, we like to dance. We like to do karaoke. It’s just fun energy when everyone’s in the house and you have all that activity happening because we don’t get to do it all the time,” she added. At least Ciara got practice with me…and The Rockettes.

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Ciara Dances To Cardi B's 'Up,' And It's A Total Butt Workout

  • Ciara shared a dancing video to Cardi B's "Up," and it's an intense booty workout.
  • Besides dancing on yachts, Ciara runs on an anti-gravity treadmill to stay fit.
  • The singer previously shared that she's lost 20 pounds since having her son, Win.

It’s hardly shocking that Ciara is an amazing dancer—after all, she performs for a living—but she just dropped a new dancing video on Instagram that’s all kinds of impressive.

In it, the "Level Up" singer is, ahem, 1, 2 stepping on a yacht (as one does) to Cardi B’s "Up"—and she goes for it. Like, really. She does all kinds of deep squats, twerks, and moves that are an accidentally intense booty and leg workout. Just watch her get down, and try not to imagine how sore you’d be after that.

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Fans completely freaked in the comments, and same. "MOOD OMG CIARA SHUT IT DOWN!!!!!💯💯💯💯🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥," one person wrote. "A flex! 🔥🔥🔥," another said. "You better workkkkkkkkkk," someone else chimed in. And there were plenty more where that came from.

Ciara made it all look like it was NBD for her legs and butt, but it’s clear she’s been working hard on her fitness after having her son, Win, in July. I mean, just check her out looking all toned in a swimsuit earlier this week:

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Ciara previously shared in September that she had lost 20 pounds after having Win, and had 48 more pounds to go to reach her goal. In a series of Instagram Story videos, she offered a sneak peek at her workouts—and how pumped they made her feel. "Sometimes you gotta laugh during the grind @deckerdavis_fit," she captioned one story, as she ran on what appears to be an AlterG (anti-gravity) treadmill. In another story, she pumps herself up with, "It's Monday FUNday? Nahhh, it's Monday RUNday! Ayyyy, let's get it!"

Ciara hasn’t given a ton of details on her post-baby workouts, but she has shared plenty of dancing videos on Instagram. There was this one while she was getting dressed:

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This super high-energy one in front of a private jet:

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And this slow-mo twerking video on New Year’s Eve:

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ICYDK, dance can be a serious workout, giving you plenty of cardio and bodyweight exercises, depending on how hard you go. Need proof? Copy Ciara’s yacht dance and see how you feel afterward. Boom.

Korin Miller

Korin Miller is a freelance writer who lives by the beach. She has big hopes to own a teacup pig and taco truck one day.

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    The technical class is a class where the dream of dance meets the dream of freedom, and where they find their embodiment ..... Most often, dance training is based on learning certain movements for the teacher. But it is equally important, and in some cases even more important, to unleash your creative potential. Recently, battles have become an integral part of dance culture. This is a type of competition where a person can show his individuality by going out alone in a circle. Competitions where teams perform choreographed by the choreographer do not help the individual dancer freely express himself in movement. Classes in the classroom on technique just allow you to better understand the basic principles of body movement, and then easily comprehend any dance direction, or just dance freely.

    The lesson pays special attention to the following basic elements: activating the body - the centers and their ability to work in different planes and display all musical rhythms; functional-expressive use of the pelvis, body and spine; study of smoothness, coherence and dynamic alignment; plasticity, relaxation of the body, change in tension by changing the load on various parts of the body; synchronization of movements of the legs with the movements of the body, head, arms and connection of movements.

    Another component of the lesson is training. Any training is self-knowledge. This is a journey to yourself. This is the answer to the questions: how can I do this? Through training, you can feel the dance, and not just technically perform the movements. And the feelings that you will experience, in turn, will help you express yourself with maximum depth, and teach you to enjoy the movement. To become diverse and natural is the goal of the trainings.
    Another important part of the lesson - improvisation - is an independent practice, establishing a special relationship with your own body, the ability to hear natural impulses and easily follow them.
    Who will dance your own dance for you??? Only you…

    HOUSE (House)
    House, an explosive experimental dance style, was invented in the early 70s of the last century in Chicago. It arose after the advent of house music. A house track is a bitrate from 118 to 135 beats per minute with a four-quarter time signature (the bass drum hits every fourth beat).

    A new style appeared thanks to the invention of the drum machine, which set the rhythm of the composition. The novelty made it possible to obtain a new sound. A more perfect and clear heavy beat was strikingly different from the rhythmic pattern of funk and disco popular at that time. The first house tracks consisted exclusively of accent drum and kick drum loops. African dance culture has had a huge impact on house dance. In traditional African dance, the sound of the drum symbolizes life. The same is true for house. The rhythm of the drum is the basis on which the dancer builds his own combination of movements, improvising and revealing his understanding of style to the world. Such a philosophy is close to everyone who cannot imagine their existence without invigorating contagious rhythms.

    Dance is based on three main elements:
    Jacking (body swing)
    Jacking (jacking, The Jack) - a rapid movement of the body, starting with the movement of the pelvis. Swinging the torso back and forth resembles a wave and coincides with the rhythm of the music. House is fast paced, so with the help of jacking the dancer forms an individual scheme of movements, subsequently determining the nature of the dance and saturating it with plasticity. Chicago is considered the birthplace of the element, and the New York house movement later contributed to its development.

    Footwork (foot technique, footwork)
    This intricate piece combines delicate footwork inspired by African dance, tap dance and classical jazz. Footwork originated in New York and initially consisted of heet-toe, tip-toe and hurdle movements combined with pushes and spins. Footwork simultaneously emphasizes the precise alignment and spontaneity of house. You can experiment endlessly with foot technique, marking the clarity of the rhythm of the track with movements, or create your own rhythmic pattern. Chicago jacking and New York footwork laid the foundations for classic house dance.

    Lofting (wave, lofting)
    Lofting became an element of house dance later. This combination of bottom break and acrobatic style is a bit like b-boying. However, unlike B-Boying, Lofting's movements are soft and fluid. The dancer does not obey the rhythm, but moves through the beat. An example of lofting is diving (dive) - moving towards the floor, similar to diving into water. Lofting is an expressive bright element; the dancer clearly controls every movement, achieving the elegance of performance. It is believed that the bulk of the definitions and terms came from the clubs in which house originated. Many believe, for example, that the style itself got its name from The Warehouse club. It was there that the very first house tracks sounded. Lofting owes its name to the popular New York club The Loft, located in Soho. It was here that this element appeared, which became an integral part of house dance.

    WACKING originated in the early 70s in the gay clubs of Los Angeles, on the West Coast, and the original name of this style was The Garbo (after Greta Garbo, a famous Swedish actress whose theatrical poses were parodied by dancers). Waacking is the commercial name for the dance, which came about due to its growing popularity (from waack, arm waving) as straight dancers began to borrow and copy the moves, notably on the popular American TV show Soul Train. Initially it was more of a fusion of jazz, hip hop and locking movements.

    Another name for this style Punkin from punk - the so-called gay lockers who tried to copy them in their own way. There was no confrontation and rivalry between them - it was an exchange, some learned and took something from others. Waking began as part of the locking culture, originally danced to funk in 72-73, then to disco, and then to house, and now it is an integral part of house culture. But the original waking originated as a gay parody of Locker's hand movements (in an appropriately gay manner), and as a result of the constant exchange between Los Angeles and New York, waking made its way to the East Coast and mixed into vogueing (Vogueing) - a style that originated back in 40 -50s gay clubs in New York as a parody of fashion tricks and model poses. That's why NYC Style and LA Style of wacking are different: Los Angeles is more about precise hand movements, and New York is more about throws, jumps and vogue poses. In addition to arm movement, waacking includes the art of clear poses and lines (voque) and podium penetrations (one way walking). Now waking is constantly used to create spectacular shows, but you should always remember that after all, it is no longer choreography, but self-expression and individuality.

    stands for Taking Up Room on the Floor.

    Turf is a dance that mixes styles such as gliding, broken waving, broken tutin', popping, boogaloo and Hypno's King Tut. During the 90s, interest in the above styles was renewed and changed somewhat. Only turf became a kind of dance expressing one's emotions or imaginary actions, and rarely followed certain rules and movements. Talented tarfers are ready to dance to any music, whether it's slow or fast. The principle of dance is strongly based on the depiction of any illusions, stories and on the creation of one's own original style.

    Tecktonik (tectonik) - a mega-popular mass movement of progressive youth in France, a dance created by clubbers and transferred from the club to the street.

    The name of the dance tecktonik comes from the name of the Tecktonik Killer party, which has been held for seven years at the Metropolis nightclub in France.

    Tectonic dances are a mixture of wacking, vouging, house, top-rock (b-boing), locking elements are also often used. Many also incorporate popping, waving techniques, which became the subject of heated discussions at the Paris Techno Parade, an annual dance music carnival held in the French capital in September 2007. After this parade, people began to dance in the squares, in the subway, on the lawns - wherever possible.

    Tecktonik ("Tecktonik", other names - "tck", "electro dance", "vertigo"), which is often considered as a single dance style, is a combination of several related styles: Milky Way, Jump style, Hard style, Vertigo , Electro and Tectonik-mix. Due to the fact that Tektonik is a young dance movement, the boundaries between its styles have not yet been completely formed.

    A dance direction with free improvisation to modern club music, the unique style of each dancer. Go-Go includes elements of various modern trends: Erotic-dance, R&B, Street-dance, Jazz-Modern, Waacking.

    Classes are aimed at mastering various styles of modern dance, learning individual movements and the ability to combine them in any form to any music. Much attention is paid to quality and the search for an individual style. One of the most important conditions for the ability to beautifully dance Go-Go is the ability to improvise and create your own image!!! Improvisation is creativity in every movement, it is the ability to dance freely, to feel the music. This is a breakthrough to freedom of movement, going beyond the schemes and trajectories invented in advance.

    These 2 important components of Go-Go Dance are the basis of the lessons, as a result of which, in order to learn how to freely move beautifully and liberate yourself in the dance!

    Stretching (stretching)
    - a system of exercises for working with muscles, ligaments and joints. Stretching classes are useful and necessary not only for professional dancers, but also for all people who care about their health! The stretching program is very useful for the human body. Regular stretching exercises solve many problems. Dancers who regularly practice stretching note that the following results have been achieved due to stretching:
    - increase in range of motion
    - posture alignment
    - improved joint flexibility
    - increase in general muscle tone
    - increase in muscle strength
    - improved coordination of movements
    - prevention of injuries such as sprains of muscles, tendons and ligaments.

    In addition to increasing the range of motion, flexibility and "step", stretching helps to remove muscle blocks, which are a direct consequence of stress, various psycho-traumatic experiences (complexes, fears, suppression of desires), which in turn makes it possible to release energy, and simply leads to a more harmonious sense of self.

    "There are three things that you can look at endlessly... how water flows, how fire burns and... how a woman dances"! Erotic dance combines elements of Jazz-Modern and Waacking, plasticity and improvisation. Erotic dance is the art of conveying sexual emotions, the magic of movement and plasticity, a reflection of the mystery of the nature of a Woman. Beauty, elegance, grace, charm, music, passion, an exciting dance of feelings...

    contemporary dance
    (modern choreography) - a direction of dance art, including dance techniques and styles of the 20th – early 21st centuries, formed on the basis of American and European dance Modern and Postmodern dance. In this direction, dance is considered as a tool for the development of the dancer's body and the formation of his individual choreographic vocabulary. The means of this is the synthesis, actualization and development of various techniques and dance styles. Modern dance is characterized by a research orientation, due to the interaction of dance with a constantly evolving philosophy of movement and a complex of knowledge about the capabilities of the human body.

    This type of dance requires inner attention to the dancing body, freeing it from excessive tension. The technique explores the motivation to move, focusing on the basics of "flying" using weight, inertia, energy and dynamics.

    Modern Dance is a direction of dance art that developed in Europe and the USA at the beginning of the 20th century, the leading representatives of which are Doris Humphrey, Charles Weidman, Mary Wigman, Chania Holm, Jose Limon, Lester Horton, Eric Hawkins, Anna Sokolof , Loy Fuller, Martha Graham, Isadora Duncan, Ruth St. Denis, Ted Shawn.

    Postmodern Dance is a dance art direction that developed in the USA and Europe in the 1960s and 1970s, led by Merce Cunningham, Alvin Ailey, Tully Beatty, Donald McKale, Alvin Nicolai, Paul Taylor , Trisha Brown.

    L.A. style
    forms the basis of the choreography of popular video clips: dancing it, you perform the dances of the stars of American and European musical culture (Jastin Timberlelake, BeyoncE, Ciara). L.A.Style may include other styles not related to hip-hop (jazz, jazz-modern) - therefore it is used for shows and productions in clips, advertising. Los Angeles style of hip hop (LA Style), which emphasizes performance more than New/New York Style.

    KRUMPING (krumping)
    Krumping is one of the newest movements of American youth, widely spread in the USA and in some European countries.
    The movement originated in the slums of Los Angeles. The founder is Thomas Johnson, aka Tommy the Clown, who worked on holidays entertaining children in the early 90s. Apparently, Thomas became cramped within the framework of one art, and he decided to dance. At first it was funny Clown Dancing, or rather hip-hop in clown makeup and attire. The audience very quickly appreciated the novelty and ability of Tommy to laugh through such a serious dance as hip-hop. And soon Tommy collects a whole troupe of dancing clowns and goes on tour. Further, a whole movement of dancing clowns develops, with regular competitions, performances, but not at children's parties, but at a higher level - krumpers or dancing clowns appear in the videos of Missy Elliott, "I'm Really Hot", Black Eyed Peas " Hey Mama." Chemical Brothers “Galvanize” album “Push The Button, Skinny Puppy and other stars. The famous photographer and director David LaChapelle did not leave them without attention, having shot a whole film about krumping called “Rize”.

    Even at the inception stage, dancing clowns were divided into two fronts - good clowns and evil clowns. The task of some was to make people laugh and entertain. The task of others is to throw out aggression, or express their anger through frantic, aggressive and sometimes very harsh movements. In both cases, the dancer was required not only to control his body, but also acting skills. Which, in principle, is generally characteristic of krumping, since the main idea of ​​​​this movement is the ability to convey to the opponent or the viewer the meaning of your dance - where did your anger come from, who is it aimed at, and what do you want to say or prove. You need to tell your story in such a way that it would be understandable to both the audience and the opponent, who must enter into a “dialogue” if the action takes place during battles. This is what makes the dance a unique social phenomenon, during the dance so many negative emotions spill out and so much energy is wasted that you don’t want to be rude outside the dance floor!

    The basic krumping technique is inspired by old school hip-hop and b-boying. Due to its emotional originality, the technique is constantly evolving and becoming more complex, and requires the dancer to perfect the performance of isolated movements, hard breaking through centers, resets, shaking and tilting. Also, any of the styles of krumping implies the presence of physical contact between the dancers, which reminds the viewer of a fight.

    In addition to the dark and aggressive styles, krumping also has more positive and ironic styles, such as Goofy style.
    Today, krumping is still gaining momentum, but it is already a full-fledged form of dance art with many styles, and does not always involve the use of clown makeup.

    As for dancing to house music, on many sites you can still read information that house is something hard, rhythmic, sharp, where every movement must be performed with a clear fixation, tense arms and a rigid body. In the meantime, trends in this direction have long since changed! House music has a very positive basis - swing sound, major chords, simple and groovy melodies that create a cheerful mood. The lower sound (barrel) makes you want to constantly move, but only if the person is relaxed! The upper sound satisfies the spiritual state of a person and uplifts the mood. On the relaxed swinging of the chest center (the movement is called jacking), the dance technique is built, which has long swept America and many European countries. Thus, the main task in dance is the mastery of free, relaxed movement and the ability to relax. The legs have also undergone changes, the firm and rigid gait that was performed before (and is still performed in our country) has not been relevant for a long time, soft, springy movements repelled from the floor, as well as movements called u b -boys - uprocks. Thanks to the combination of jacking and uprocks, the dance acquired softness, lightness, wide amplitude movements, and most importantly, relaxation and a positive mood, both among the dancers and the observers. It's time to forget about the "hacking" that existed earlier in this direction!

    Another style inspired by hip-hop. It is difficult for a beginner dancer to understand what is the difference between new style and hip-hop. An experienced person understands that this is before the old school of hip-hop, which absorbed the movements of b-boys, afro and other directions. All this is done for more diverse dancing and searching for individual styling.

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