Week 4: Urban Dance

Part A: take part - Arts Award Bronze

Week 4: Urban Dance

I learnt about various dances influence by the rhythms and techniques of funk and hip-hop music, such as threading, b-boying and freestyle. This involved me using my body to make different shapes and designs. I did a swan by holding my left arm straight up from the elbow and curving my hand. My right arm connected with my left arm. I then rotated my hands and arms around. I also did freezing, spinning, twisting, jumping, a corkscrew and many others. It is all about movement and connection.

I enjoyed trying something new, as I have not done dancing like this before. I enjoyed doing this with my dance instructor Ben, as he breaks things down and makes it very easy to understand. I felt afterwards like I had achieved something.

I learnt to start with the easy urban dance moves, before eventually progressing on to the advanced moves. My skills did improve as I learnt you can train your body, and you can make shapes with your body through dance and creation.

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Cameron Austin

Cameron Austin

Cameron attends a performance based youth group called Sprungsters. The weekly workshop uses physical theatre, to develop his imagination and creativity. Cameron combines Drama, Speech and Movement to produce a physical performance. Cameron has gained a lot of confidence from attending Sprungsters. He also enjoys working with others, trying new things and gaining experience in the performing arts industry.

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1 Comments

  • Luke Taylor

    On 3 April 2017, 09:02 Luke Taylor Voice Reporter commented:

    Sounds like you had a great time!

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