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Jardy Santiago
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...and how did you discover House Dance?  ? 

Hey there! Jardy here. I'm from the Bay Area, California, and I've been living in Tempe, Arizona since July. Long before I got into house dance, I was hip hop dancer. I first started noticing house dancing in compilation dance videos that were shot in Japan. Often, the house dance parts were mixed in with hip hop dance clips with the original music dubbed over, so I didn't even realize at first that house dance was a separate style. I had a couple of crew mates at the time that got into house dance right before me, so I decided I'd try it out too. This was right around the year 2000. Well, needless to say, I fell in love with the style and never looked back. You can read more about my journey as a house dancer by clicking here. I'd like to hear your story too! 

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Jacob
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Raised in Houston, Tx and still live in the area. 

First saw a mixed crew of bboys and house dancers at a quincenera in ‘96. I was instantly hooked and started to bboying. The house dancers and hip hoppers were lumped together and had their own thing outside of bboying.

House dance wasn’t something I really picked up on until 1999 while I lived in Chicago and 2000 when the rave scene blew up in Houston. That began my real exposure to a variety of styles of house music and where I fell in love with the music.

We danced to house music but it wasn’t really a traditional house dance style. Approximately 5 years ago I really started to seek out knowledge and teachers to learn true foundation. 

Currently I feel as though I’m still in the infancy stages of growth as a house dancer. My hope is too build my skills and confidence to the point where I can move to house music in the same way that I feel it.


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tallcity
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originally from Long Island NY. first started dancing in my living room to "We Built This City" and years later figured out six step on my own during PE wrestling class in junior high. was kind of a party dancer through high school, and went to NYC when drum n bass was the thing, and ciphered at Rocksteady and Tomkins Square jams, but never took classes  back then it was mostly about having fun and energy.

moved to Colorado last decade, was part of a samba crew, spent two years in China, and played around with house dance. back in Colorado now.

observers say my style is random and sporadic but impossible to look away, so I'm trying to build on that, in an energetic and spontaneous vibe, without looking choppy. 

taking classes at On the Break in Colorado Springs, so my headspin and windmills are coming slowly. at first got written off for house dancing  but house dance seems to be spreading so i see bboys integrating more and more. 

also involved in art, poetry, photo and music scenes here. 

 

Chris Bullock 

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Hi, 

My name is Tine, born og raised in Norway. I am 55 years old, do I win the "age-competition"? 🙂 I am running a lot, hopefully I will run my 9th Marathon this year. I have been "dancing" hip-hop and shuffle. Have some experience in Charleston/jazz, so I was really happy to see you did the cowtail in your last YouTube video, Jardy! I have been watching YouTube for Hip-Hop moves, but suddenly I discovered House Dance and Jardy Santiago, I was very impressed and from then on it has been House! Sorry for my broken English. Look forward to school start.

Regards and peace

Tine 

 

 

 

 

 


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Grant
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Hi!  My name is Grant Baker and I'm from the mountains of western North Carolina.  I've been living in Asheville since '02.  I was first exposed to house dance when a good friend of mine taught me the loose legs maybe 3 years ago, and it turned out he had learned the steps from Jardy.  Since then most of my house dance education has been from lurking and learning from Jardy's vids online as I've yet to find many other house dancers in my hometown. 

My style is really homegrown, and I'm hoping with this course to refine (and correct where necessary) what I know, learn new material, and become more stylistically succinct.  I'm also an avid poi spinner, poi juggler, and poi manipulator, and I try to incorporate my dance moves into my object manipulation practice too.   

I've been on a family trip since the class started, but hope to really start diving into the material and posting early next week.   Thank you Jardy, I'm really looking forward to this class!  

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shizzmatic
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Hello all,

My name is Sean and I live right next to Boston, MA. I was introduced to House dance around 2007-08, and have been going down the rabbit hole ever since. 

After learning from many of Jardy’s free vids, I became his online student in 2014, and have stayed connected since.

For those new to the course, you’re in for a great time!


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jasey.me
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Oops, I thought I filled this out already. 

I'm Canadian born, but I'm currently living in Sydney, Australia. 

I've been primarily a Hiphop dancer over the years, but wanted to side step away for something different. 

House was something that I struggled with initially, until I moved to Japan and started to immerse myself in classes, and workshops. Ejoe's voice "House is not hard" somehow was a God send, and then everything came in then. 

At the same time, Jardy incepted his first online lessons and I became a student. For someone who has been taking these online lessons, there's a lot of value for what you get - so I hope you will grow as much as we did. 

We're still students, and we will continue to keep learning and growing.

We are destined for greater things.


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Keiform
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Hello everyone,

My name is Keiko from Japan. I am 52 years old. I’ve just started to learn Hip-Hop 7 months ago. Last summer I discovered that there was a very cool kind of dance. It is the House dance! Since then, I’ve been taking house dance lesson offline as well watching Jardy’s free video. Finally, now I already connected to Jardy’s new course. I am very lucky I could find Jardy! I don’t have much idea about House dance cause I’m a beginner, but really I like his dance style. I’ll continue to learn with you all. Thank you.

Keiko 


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Alicia_yp
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Hi everyone,

my name is Alicia. I'm a swing dancer and instructor based in Munich. I was introduced into house dance by one of the swing dancers I mostly admire, kind of a funny story. I've been taking classes every now and then since 2015. I was very fascinated by the footwook in house dance. In order to dive deeper into the dance, I started learning different urban styles one year ago, which has also helped me a lot to develope my physical strength and stamina.

I came across Jardy's course on the lookout for more structured classes which could hopefully help me to improve my freestyle. I pick up combos and choreos quickly but I still don't feel connected to the music while freestyling, partly because I feel it's so different than dancing to swing jazz music. I also look forward to learning more details about lofting, jacking and other topics.

Excited about next week!


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afedorov
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Hello hello everyone!
I'm Alexander and I live in Voronezh, Russia.

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jmarks90
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Hey everybody!

Jacob here. Super pumped to finally enroll in one of Jardy's classes. I've lived in Northern California for most of my life and currently live a few minutes away from Sacramento, CA. I was introduced to house dance by Gabriel Francisco when I was studying dance in college (2008-2013), and it quickly became one of my favorite dance styles (along with locking, tutting and popping). 

Because of my work as a performance and event videographer, I haven't had much success in keeping consistent with learning how to freestyle. It's just been a mixture of Jardy's videos, and a CoFlo (awesome house dancer in the East Bay Area) class every once in a while, that has helped me keep up any footwork foundation and jacking that I know. Excited to join everybody in developing our skills.


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paul-y
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Hey y'all.

I'm Paul from Sweden. I'm a game developer by day but music has always been a huge passion. Few years ago I tried a local house dance class and have been hooked since doing a few courses here and there. My teacher recommended jardy santiago and I have been partaking in the free vids. This year was the year I felt I wanted to take the plunge and try out the online course. Super exited!

It's almost the 27th in my timezone open access to the materials already!! 😉 


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EscoZG
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I'm Larry. California East Bay Area born and raised, 15-year resident of the San Fernando Valley.

I was fascinated with House since first seeing it in Bust A Groove for the PlayStation back in 1998 but I filed it under "things I'll eventually learn" for 21 years. I studied Capoeira in Berkeley from 1998-2003 and Tap at Pierce College from 2007-2012. After a decade of depression that peaked in the past three years I came out of it with a burning determination to do all the things on my back burner so I'm here now (and learning to play the bass).

"You'd better get on to doing your thing if you're ever going to do it." -Maceo Parker


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cconcreterose
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Hey there! 🙂

I'm Elma and I'm based in switzerland. I'm a biology student and science lover but music and dancing are my passion!! I started dancing hip hop around 3 years ago so I'm pretty new to the dance scene. It was about one year ago when I fell in love with freestyle dancing. Enjoying the music, expressing yourself... freedom.. 6 Months ago, as I was getting more into the local dancing scene I met a guy whom I saw dancing house several times but didn't know what it was. Curious about it I went and took his class and I fell in love with it instantly. Sadly he was only temporary teaching because he returned to his home country.  Since then I took a class here and there but Switzerland doesn't offer much house classes. Im super excited about this course and what I will learn.

Let's do thisss! 

 


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Junaid
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Hey everyone!! I'm Junaid from Oman. Originally an Indian, been residing here since 20+ years..

I was a member of my college dance team for nearly 5 years (around 4 years ago 🙂 ). Not much formal training per say, we used to figure out our own choregraphies, until the last year of my college when we hired a choreographer. He taught us about foundational moves, basic drills, etc. 

House has somehow been my favourite style because i mainly like to use my feet more compared to my hands, i like that bounce and rhythm that comes along with it. I've followed the old videos of Jardy from his Youtube account to quite an extent, and i was very intrigued about this course in getting to learn the basics and foundations, so here i am!

It's only my second day and so far I'm finding it challenging, but I'm here to improve and improve I shall

Cheerio all, good luck with the course.


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