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Urban Dance Resources
Urban Dance Resource from Bushfire Press

URBAN DANCE
Urban Dance Styles for Beginners
With Rewind Dance Crew
Unit 1 - The Basics

Leading Australian dance crew, Rewind, have been winning national dance competitions since the early 2000s and have represented Australia internationally at the World Hip Hop Championships in Los Angeles. They encourage an active lifestyle emphasising the importance of hard work and commitment and are active in promoting hip hop dancing through community classes and events, as well as pursuing their own competition goals.

In this first instructional DVD, the basics of urban dance choreography and Hip Hop influenced movements are taught in a clear and easy-to-follow way through 10 lessons - from warm-ups to basic moves, sequencing and cool downs. Learn how to put moves together to create your own dance or create team moves for your dance crew ... the 8 count, the "and" count, waves and flows, footwork, turns etc.
  • Play the DVD and students will learn simple steps and sequences direct from the DVD
  • Play the audio CD and they can practice solo or in groups
DVD and CD $59.95 inc GST
(A$54.50 outside Australia)

Lesson 1 is available below.

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Lesson Details below the sample video.

Here is the full lesson 1.
It is a Youtube demo and the video on the DVD is higher definition.
Try it out!


About the Lessons

Lesson 1: The ‘8’ Count
  • Use simple grooves to follow ‘1-2-3-8’ count
  • Listening to the ‘8’ count
  • Dancing to the Up Beat and Down Beat
Lesson 2: The ‘AND’ Count
  • One AND two AND ...
  • Hitting in between the 8 count
  • Building on the 8 count and feeling comfortable hitting more beats
  • Dancing faster to hit the AND count
Lesson 3: Turns & Balance
  • Different ways to turn: Step Turn
  • Hopping Turn
  • Drag Turn
  • Keeping your balance through the turns
Lesson 4: Weight Shifting
  • Knowing how to shift your body weight Side to side
  • Front to back
  • Learning where to place your weight to make moves easier
Lesson 5: Isolations
  • Moving one part of the body at a time
  • Breakdown the movement of basic limbs (head, arms, torso, legs)
  • Moving parts of the body to the beat of the song
Lesson 6: Waving & Flows
  • Arm waving Body waving
  • Building on isolations to make them smoother
  • Breaking down the Body Roll
Lesson 7: Hits & Accents
  • Muscle control
  • Hitting accents of the 8 count
  • Learning the difference between soft & hard hits
  • Stops & starts of music
Lesson 8: Levels & Drops
  • Concentrates on high and low movements
  • Movements that spring up & down quickly
Lesson 9: Basic Floor Work
  • Movement to the beat, closer to the floor
  • Knee movement
  • Footwork
Lesson 10: Overview
  • Putting the lessons together to create a basic routine
    using all the skills from the previous lessons
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