Courtesy of street dance legend Mr. wiggles. Does this make you think any differently about your approach to dance?
The GROOVE came before the MOVE:
Yall can Train and Practice those Moves, Tricks and Stunts all you want.
But it Ain’t Gonna teach you how to GET DOWN=/
If haven’t Learned the GROOVES of HIP HOP?
You have not Learned HIP HOP DANCE.
HIP HOP started in a PARTY! a JAM, JAMS and BLOCK PARTIES in the STREETS!
Not the STUDIOS.
The GROOVE is the POWER MOVE!
Why is the Groove so Important?
The “Groove of the BODY” locks you into the Groove of the “Groove of the MUSIC”
It should fit like a GLOVE. Without the Groove, We DON NOT SEE the CONNECTION between your DANCE and the MUSIC!
And remember HIP HOP comes from and is FUNK and SOUL Music…
Before Windmills and 1990’s
We was Rockin that BBOY/BGIRL FUNK =D
BODY ROCK, the BOUNCE, The PATTY DUKE, the SMURF, the GIGOLO, the ROLLER SKATE, the BASEBALL BAT, the FREAK, SPANISH HUSTLE and more….
WEST COAST was PARTYING and GETTIN DOWN TOO!
If you don’t know you betta Ask Somebody!