How were you introduced to House Dance?
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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. 😍
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
I was born in '86 and always been a huge fan of House / groovy music since the early 90s.
Dance wise, I actually started with ballet, jazz and contemporary since age 5. I found ballet gives me a good foundation yet a bit too restricting.
With Jazz & Contemporary, the music I loved (mainly UK acid jazz and funk) isn't used much after 2000 onwards. So I lost interest since what I hear since then in a Jazz class is pop music (nothing against it, I just can't vibe with it 😆 ).
Fast forwards yeeaaars later, migrating from Jakarta to LA and now London. I took House dance class nearby in East London. I got hooked and found Jardy after googling "House Dance"! He of course is the king of House Dance SEO 😜 So I signed up for this online course to learn the footwork alongside Bly Richard's class in Hub Studios.
I feel so alive when I dance house and I'm very grateful to immerse myself in it! 😊