Street School Dance Battles organised by Vigozone in Hamburg (2015)

STREET SCHOOL DANCE

While planning a holiday trip in Hamburg (Germany), I researched any interesting hip-hop dance events in the city.

I came across the street school dance battles event. I received a free ticket for the dance live performances.

The street school dancers were teenagers of different ages with one common goal: giving the best performance they could to the audience.

And what a show! I felt the dance level was pretty high! I watched incredible crew choreography and battles from all styles, such as:

  • new style hip-hop,
  • locking,
  • popping,
  • b-boying
  • k-pop,
  • dancehall,
  • afrobeat
  • salsa.

STREET SCHOOL DANCE EVENT STAKEHOLDERS

The host himself was pretty good at dancing. He was also very entertaining. 🎉

One of the judges and his dance partner performed their duet choreography.

If you’d like to know more about the stakeholders at this event, check their Facebook event page.

Now, impatient to see what it looked like? Please find below a small slide show.

I filmed:

  • 4 battles,
  • 5 crew/duet choreography
  • 2 dance demonstrations from the presenter.

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How to choreograph a dubstep dance routine

Have you ever wanted to create a really great dance routine, but have never been sure about how to do it best?

 

First of all, before we delve in the dub step particular dance style, here are general dance routine guidelines for any kinds of dances to keep in mind :

http://www.wikihow.com/Make-a-Dance-Routine

If you are going for a solo performance, these tips should help you out, too:

http://www.howtodothings.com/hobbies/how-to-choreograph-a-dance-solo

Now let’s move more specifically to Dubstep dance choreography as such. Please follow the theoretical steps below:

http://www.wikihow.com/Dubstep-Dance

For those who need more visual tutorials on specific moves, i.e videos, these two below links should be of a great help. Please note that you can find more of them on YouTube. As it is explained in the first link, Dubstep is no more than popping on a dubstep music. So refresh your basic popping techniques and apply them to a dubstep tempo :

http://www.brambilabong.com/dubstep-dance.html

Finally, if you are looking for couple of songs you’d like to practice to, check out this link:

http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20121013160645AARRNpK

Do you have any other tips to share with us ?

 

Dubstep music evolution and dance choreography

For those intrigued about the dubstep music evolution and trying to figure out the differences between dubstep and drum & bass, this forum thread may interest you in (music samples and documentary included):

http://www.last.fm/forum/5/_/2036448

If Dubstep is more your cup of tea and you’d like to listen to or practice dancing on mixed tapes, check this website (click on the images to launch soundcloud tracks playlists):

http://unitedkingdemtv.blogspot.ie/p/dubstep-mixtapes.html

Finally, I came across this lovely and original dubstep dance choreography and thought to share it with you. Hopefully you’ll enjoy it as much as I do!

http://en.wordpress.com/read/post/id/37813012/17677/

Do you have any dubstep and/or drum & bass facts or videos to share with us? If that’s the case, post them in the comment box below!