Or, what style of dance do you bring (or want to bring) to your hoopdancing?
Is there a difference between your favorite style of dance and the one you actually thing you do the best? Maybe there's a style of dance you really, really love, but you find you have a hard time actually doing it.
I know this is hard because there are so many wonderful forms of dance. Just tell us what moves you, both physically and emotionally, the most?
Belly Dance! I have to shake....shake shakkkkkkeeeeee!!!!! :)
Short answer: Ballet and jazz for sure, with a highly lyrical bent & some modern, hip-hop/liquid/break woven in.
(sorry, the answer wasn't quite that short, haha)
I studied ballet, tap & jazz for 7 years, then had other movement & musical arts thrown in during high school & college. This past semester I enrolled in a beginning hip-hop class at a local university -- we finished last week and I finally have figured out why I have a problem doing hip-hop choreography. It's because of my former dance training! I wasn't relaxed in my back or bent into my knees enough (depending on the move), which I then noticed in my hoop dance. So, my personal homework is dancing to hip hop and R&B over the winter break to drive home what I learned & be ready for next semester, which will be hip-hop, ballet and/or modern classes for me!
I'm so very happy there are so many others who love the dance aspect. I always plan out my performance art pieces as "dance first. prop manipulation second." And it has saved me several times when something has gone awry with my props AND music.
My last good-at style was 'break-dancing' ... I was a b-boy in the 80s (still dress like one in winter) and quite good at it way back then.
Maybe brining in some Capoeira moves as well, which I have seen a couple of examples of already, as a lot of b-boy'n'girl moves stem from that wonderful art.
I am trying to bring some of my old moves back, rusty being the key word...my dance style before that was The Robot...
Of which forms of dance i like most..impossible call, I love dance as a medium so am drawn to nearly all of it but am SERIOUSLY a sucker for those epic Bollywood dance scenes
(If anyone here hasn't seen it I recommend Slumdog Millionaire, the movie is fantastic and so is the wee treat :o)