2016 Juste Debout world hip-hop dance championships

JUSTE DEBOUT 2016

First of all, f you have missed this year’s Juste Debout world hip-hop dances (now generally held in March each year), don’t worry! You can catch up the finals right now!

Secondly, if you don’t know what ‘Juste Debout’ is, check this article:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Juste_Debout

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JUSTE DEBOUT HIP-HOP DANCE CATEGORIES

I filmed dance videos from the following categories:

  • New Style Hip Hop,
  • Locking,
  • House
  • Experimental.

JUSTE DEBOUT 2016 LIVE RECORDINGS

Please note these are not all categories that were present at the championships. However, there are snippets of the event!

GUEST PERFORMANCE: FLYING ILLUSION

Thirdly, Juste Debout also welcomed a b-boy/illusion show at the start of the event. If you are interested in, you can watch a snippet of it.

But first, let me share with you the flyer and their tour dates!

They are currently performing in Berlin, Germany for several dates in 2018. For bookings, please visit their website:

http://flyingillusion.redbull.com/de/de/termine-und-tickets/

Finally, please find below:

  • recorded finals in all categories
  • the flying illusion show.

http://www.redbull.com/en/music/stories/1331780818881/juste-debout-2016-world-finals-report

 

UDO world street dance championships 2014: Irish selections

UDO World Street dance

This post is for those who want to watch your performance or have missed the Udo World Street Dance event and want to catch up with what has happened at it!

UDO world street dance

At these street dance championships, all hip hop dance styles were showcased:

  • New Style Hip-Hop
  • Locking
  • Popping
  • Krumping
  • Locking
  • Breaking
  • House

in solos, duos and battles divided by age categories (children, teenagers and adults).

The event was judged by:

For more information about the judges, check UDO’s website.

You can view a showcase from Chuck in this video.

Although I haven’t filmed the whole event, I hope you will enjoy the 10 videos I took.
You will see the other related videos suggested on the right-hand side, once you click on the YouTube title name.

If you want to watch more of these, subscribe to my Youtube Channel:

https://www.youtube.com/user/emelinej1

If you want to watch pictures and more information about this event, check their Facebook fan page here:

https://www.facebook.com/udoireland?fref=ts

 

 

 

 

“Step Up 5” aka “Step Up All In” upcoming film and its soundtrack (2014)

STEP UP ALL IN

Hello, my dance fans!

First of all, here is the ‘Step Up All In‘ film we have all been waiting for!

Step Up All In film

FILM CAST and trailers

Secondly, the main dance characters from this film consist of the previous Step Up all-stars:

  • Hair (Chris Scott)
  • Vladd (Chadd Smith)
  • Monster (Luis Rosado)
  • Jenny Kido (Mari Koda)
  • Andie West (Briana Evigan)
  • Sean (Ryan Guzman).
ABOUT RYAN GUZMAN

Step Up All In

Ryan Guzman was born in Texas, USA and relocated as a child to San Francisco, California.

He is a dancer and actor known for his roles in Step Up Revolution and April Rain amongst other non-dancing films.

About Chris Scott

Step Up All In

Christopher Scott was born in Wheaton, Maryland.

He is a dancer, choreographer, actor and producer. He has acted and danced in many other well-known dance films such as:

ABOUT Chadd Smith

Step Up All In

Chadd Smith was born in Ventura, California.

He is a street dancer and actor specialised in robotic movements (street dance called ‘popping’). He appeared in Step Up 3D, Step Up Revolution and Step Up All In and in the web series The Legion of Extraordinary Dancers (LXD).

ABOUT Luis Rosado

Step Up All In

Luis Rosado was born in Germany, grew up in Italy until 7 years old, who relocated to Florida and finally to Los Angeles.

He is a competitive dancer best known as a member of the crew Skill Methodz and also portrayed the character of Monster in the Step Up film franchise. He took part in The LXD as well.

ABOUT Mari Koda

Step Up All In

Mari Koda was born in Japan.

She is an actress and dancer who is best known for her role as Jenny Kido in all the Step Up films. She also appeared in Timbaland and Missy Elliot’s music video “Cop That Disc” as a soloist.

If you’d like to watch film trailers, check this article.

FILM PLOT

Thirdly, the plot is like for all dance films, focused on the dance rather than the actual story.

Indeed, it’s the story of Sean, a street dancer from Los Angeles who is trying hard with his crew to succeed. Unfortunately, after several unsuccessful gigs, the crew leaves him. He feels like his dreams have vanished until he discovers an elaborate Vegas dance competition called the Vortex, being organized by VH1. For the purpose of the event, he sets up a new crew and they end up winning the battles.

Additionally, if you would like to know more about the plot details, read this film review.

FILM SOUNDTRACK

Finally, for those who have already watched it and really enjoyed its soundtrack, check these music tracks.

So, are you going to watch it? Leave us your comments about the film below, once you’ve seen it!

2014 Juste Debout World Hip Hop Dance Championships (selections and finals) new collaborations – event pictures and videos

Juste Debout (“just upright”) is an international and annual dance competition founded in 2001 by Bruce Soné in France which focuses on street dance styles. The four main categories are hip hop new style, house, locking and popping. They have also been welcoming experimental dances since few years.

2014 Juste Debout poster

This year, Juste Debout has also organised a whole week of activities prior to the event, such as dance workshops with the international judges and parties in various places.

I had the chance to attend the Slinked party and enjoyed listening to the Champion Sound live band. Please view below few pictures of the programme and videos of the event.

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They have also added two new disciplines: Just Dancehall by ragga jam and Just4Rockers. Both organisations are based in France and have an international scope.

I have been mostly attending the Just4Rockers breakdance cyphers in the “Salle Marcel Cerdan” in Bercy stadium and watched the finals of all disciplines on the main stage.

I am now happy to share with you videos and pictures I have taken at the event and hope you will feel the same vibes as I did. The competition was fierce and the show very much worth it! The organisers were also lovely.

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It is important to be know that Just4Rockers venue was also a dance practice room. Although it was mostly dedicated to breakdancing, you will also find other dance styles (hip hop, popping, rn’b). Since there are quite a few videos (9 videos for this section and 3 videos of experimental dances finals), I am re-directing you to my youtube channel: http://www.youtube.com/user/emelinej1/videos

You will also find last year’s Juste Debout event videos if you are more interested in the other dance styles. So, feel free to subscribe to it!

Jane Shortall Christmas Dance Fusion in videos

If you have missed or would like to see few video recordings of the Christmas JSD Fusion, here they come!

JSD christmas dance fusion

The MC & Judges Matthew Williamson and Tobi Omoteso have been judging the freestyle hip hop and breakdance battle at Andrews Lane Theatre, Dublin 2 on Thursday 19th December 2013. Jane Shortall together with Matthew have been hosting the event and presenting the different dance crews of all ages: adults, teenagers and children as well as the fundraising purposes (for more information on this, check the videos’ comments).

To view the 6 videos, check my youtube channel as follows:

http://www.youtube.com/user/emelinej1/videos

Enjoy!

2013 Irish Hip Hop Dance Workshops taught by championship judges

Referring to my blog post from 14th February 2013 about the Irish Hip Hop Championships, you may like to know that, in addition to the dance competition programme, there will also be dance workshops taught by the judges themselves on Sunday 14th April 2013!

Please find below the various dance workshops schedules with each one of the judges’ panel.

streetvibes hip hop dance workshops

If you aren’t sure what these dance styles look like, check out the below Youtube videos.

Locking with Funky J (the girl):

Commercial hip hop with Alex Schoendorf:

Popping with Natalie McParland:

House with Jaja aka xclusiv (dance starts at 0.28min):


B-boying with B-Boy Yelke from Bad Taste Cru:

Funk and animation with Soulsisterz:

Waacking and voguing with Del Mak:

If you want to know more about each of these dancers, check out the Irish Hip Hop Productions fan page on facebook!

So, guys, which workshop(s) are you interested in taking?

How to learn hip hop foundation dance moves

If you have been desperately trying to learn the basic hip hop dance styles moves, including popping, locking, grooving, etc…, you will be happy to hear that there is a fantastic Youtube video channel giving tutorials at a beginners’ level :)! I know, you will say there are plenty of them on Youtube, but this particular one covers many steps and styles in easy to follow tutorials.

After following these basic foundations/moves explanations, first without and then with music, you will be able to master the isolated moves and put them altogether to create a great choreography of your choice! So, give it a go and get creative!

Please find below the Youtube channel and how to access all videos:

hip hop foundation moves