Monday, October 15, 2012
The past three weekends have been chaotic, but an amazing time and I have had some great experiences. Three weeks ago, I took some hip-hop workshop classes from people from ABDC. Their style was unique and different than a lot of the other classes I have taken in the past. The next day I went to the Kodachrome workshops. The following week, I had an opportunity to go to Prague in Czech Republic. I didn't do much dancing, but I did get to see some from a different perspective and culture. This past weekend, I was able to go to the Movement Lifestyle tour, and got to work with some amazing hip-hop choreographers. Some of their different styles were difficult for me to execute while learning the choreography as well. After years of competition dance, making movements small or relaxed is a difficult thing for me. I am just trying my best to get as much exposure and practice in different settings as I can before December. It is also very interesting to me to see the similarities between contemporary and hip-hop dancing. A lot of the movements are the same or have the same basic step, just done differently. Basically, everything I am doing is trying to utilize any and all resources I can find to get any advice on options to pursue careers within the dancing industry as I possibly can. The plus side is that I also love it and am having so much fun with all these learning opportunities that I can find!!