Fun facts about House Dancing

Even if House music was born in Chicago in the “Warehouse” and came from Disco music, the dance style developed in parallel in New York in the early 1980’s. The dance form has evolved as much as the music. The style’s main characteristic is “Jacking” where the torso interprets the variations of the music. This street dance is influenced by many other dance styles such as African and Latin dances, Tap, Jazz, Hip Hop and martial arts forms such as Capoeira. Many techniques and sub-styles exist within the dance form such as Footwork, Skating, Stomping, Shuffling and Lofting. House dancing is a culture that promotes freedom of expression, sharing, a sense of family and an honest connection with the music. We personally got the chance to session with an interesting diversity of people from professionals, kids, and even grannies in cities like Paris and Tokyo. Today, we can say House Dance has an energy, life and culture of its own.

Click here to watch a video of Apolonia Velasquez’s House Dance classes

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