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How were you introduced to House Dance?


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My first exposure to House Dance was from my older cousins. They lived in the Bay Area, and at the time rave fashion was popular. They would dress in a style known to me as "Housers", and the style they danced I realized later was House Dance. The second exposure to me was from the game Bust-A-Groove, one of the characters named Gas-O was a House Dancer.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VXYhNQqnZrE

The third exposure to House Dance was when I started going to raves in the late 90s. A style I used to see alot in the Central Valley was Rebel Step, which was an offshoot style of House Dance mixed with Wacking/Vogueing I beleive. With the popularity of the internet, I started seeing videos such as these on various dance websites.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yw21xI0uOO0

A few years later I came across Jardy's tutorials, and tried to self learn but never really got anywhere. With these online courses that I enrolled in, Ive improved leaps and bounds than what I did trying to learn on my own!


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CharlesTumbaga
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I guess I can share my experience. I first saw house dancing on MTV Grind when they featured a dance group using Madonna's house remixed song Secret https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=35U3shZWR80 . The dancers took turns doing solo moves and I saw dance moves that I had never seen before and I was a dancer. I believe the year was 1993. In 1994, I started going to club in San Jose, CA called Hollywood Junction and house dance was booming there. In 1995, I transitioned from New Jack Swing type dancing to popping and house dancing. I'm still a fan of Classic house!

I do remember the Rebel style of dancing and I took part but hard house did not last that long and I followed the disco house as well, but kept some original type house dancing moves. I was taking some classes in SF at City Dance studio but the pandemic changed all that. Jardy's videos are fresh and I decided to revive my house dancing wit him and joining is the best thing I have done in a while. 


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Dude that's awesome! I have vague memories of my cousins in the early 90s dressing in the "houser" style and wearing baggy clothes. It didn't occur to me till I got into raves later that they were basically dressing like Ravers haha.


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I have always been around house dance since House music is my favorite. So Id always go to parties and Id see someone doing it. I learned about it that way. Its been 10+ years since I have have been fascinated with it and finally its my time to learn. 😍 


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HelenaInSpace
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I've been listening to House since I was about eleven or so .... I'm an 80's baby!!!

In Ireland we love house music but no one seems to house dance . It is something for me that has always been a missing link within the scene . The scene was more for music two stepping and drugs . For me the music and that dance are the same thing and I would love at some stage to offer house dance to people here . 

I went ot my first house dance class in Portugal in 2016 with Leo Orchidacaea as I love her style and the minute I seen she also teaches House I was there immediately. 

I took some online classes with her last year as everyone seemed to move on line and now I am here !!!! I have found my way and this is exactly the training I was looking for <3


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