Want To Become A Street Dance
About Street Dance
Do you want to take it serious and
become a street dancer competitor. We will provide you with all the
support you need to achieve this.
At DanceDomain we attend competitions
in Kent, and other areas of the UK, plus you can even travel to European
competitions if you wish, although some require you to qualify in the UK
to represent your country, but its all great fun, for the competitor and
their family who attend to give support.
We will also support you too, you can
dance solo, but other events you can enter on the day at Street
Competitions is Street Doubles where you perform a street routine with a
partner, so we will do our very best to find you the most suitable
partner within our school and this will always be someone from the same
area as you, but on occasions it can be beneficial to dance with a
partner who is maybe from another area branch of the school. Another
area that you could be a part of is being a member of a street group or
street team. A group can be 5 to 7 individuals who perform a routine, or
be part of team that is like a Dance Troop, with many members in it.
What ever you decide to do, how ever old you are your welcome to do what
you feel comfortable doing, so if its just for fun, that's fine!
Good Luck to all those entering competitions in 2009
To Join Simply Turn Up On The Night!
Street Dance Competition Diary 2009
History Of Street Dance
Street dance, also called vernacular dance is
an umbrella term, used to describe dance styles that evolved outside of dance
studios in everyday spaces such as streets, school yards and nightclubs. They
are often improvisational and social in nature, encouraging interaction and
contact with the spectators and the other dancers.
Street dance is also commonly used specifically for the many hip hops and funk
dance styles that began appearing in the United States in the 1970s, and are
still alive and evolving within hip hop culture today: such as breakdance,
popping, locking, hip hop new style and house dance. These dances are popular on
levels, as a form of physical exercise, an art form, and for competition, and
are today practiced both at dance studios and other spaces. Some schools use
street dance as a form of physical education.
Dancers interpret the existing moves freely and even invent new ones to create a
personal style of their own. Improvisation is the heart of most street dances,
though choreography is also seen, mostly mixed with improvisation or used for
Generally, a street dance is based on a unique style or feel that are expressed
through the dance, usually tied to a certain music genre. As new dance moves
evolve based on this feel, the dance is under constant development, and if the
feel starts to change it might give birth to a completely new dance form.
Today, serious street dance competitions are increasingly popular, and a number
of large annual international events are taking place around the world!.
Some of the most famous street dance styles of today, such as breakdance,
popping and locking, began appearing around the 1970s, and hip hop new style and
house dance around the 1980s. Though some of these styles originally evolved
separately, most of them are today associated with the hip hop scene, as they
share many modern street dance elements.
More recently, new street dance styles are emerging that are further inspired by
hip hop and its music. Krumping, with its focus on highly energetic battles and
movements, is an example of such a style that just recently became publicly
known. It's also common to see some characteristics of street dance being mixed
with other more traditional dance forms, creating styles such as street jazz, a
hybrid of modern hip hop styles and jazz dance. Such styles are generally
focused more on choreography and performance and less on improvisation and
battles, and are not always considered pure street dances, though a popular
alternative to the more traditional and classical styles of studio dancing.
These Images show Street Dance
- Hip Hop in the street and in the class.
If you like Modern Music..... Your
Love Street Dance!
DanceDomain will be Promoting Street
Dance Competitions In Kent during 2009
These will be focusing on First Timers - email us for