Like any good dance fan, I’ve spent endless hours watching dance videos on YouTube, drooling over choreography and inspired by everything from tutting to ballet to bellydance. With the conveniences of the Internet, thousands of dance videos are readily available with just the click of a mouse. With the large amount of high-level quality dancers performing today and the easy accessibility of dance videos, the dance world can be competitive in winning over its viewers and keeping their attention. Some videos keep us glued to the screen while others loose our attention after just a few seconds. Of course dance videos don’t do their actual live performances justice, but even when seen in person, some choreographies just shine above the rest.
So what’s the secret to keeping an audience captivated? There are a variety of factors that can make a choreography entertaining and watch worthy, but there is one factor that is essential to making a dance excellent. Keeping it clean! There’s a big difference between watching a dance that’s performed sloppily and watching a dance that’s well prepared, thought out and executed.
Teaching weekly at Bella Ballroom dance studio in Costa Mesa has given me the opportunity to write dance blogs and explore dance topics as such in depth. This week I explored tips and tricks for cleaning choreography that can be used for any style of dance performance. Take a look…
Ziva Emtiyaz is an award winning International Dance Artist excited to share her knowledge and life experiences about the big world of dance!