[Sticky] ROLL CALL! Where are you from?
My name is Boris, I live in NYC. Started dancing a year ago with breaking at EXPG and did that for 6-8 months before the physical/dynamic toll of the practice burned me out. Mind you, I've had a physical practice that evolved around gymnastics, rock climbing, capoeira and yoga for 7 years now. I was mostly interested in the top rock aspect of bboy anyway, so when the practice evolved into performing cool tricks and being aggressive, I was no longer interested. I'm naturally a chill, "go with the flow" dude so when I took house with Huu Rock, it matched my personality perfectly, and I felt like I was actually dancing to music with such a rich complexity of rhythms that you can never get bored. There also feels a better integration with all the other skills and modalities I've acquired.
Looking forward to getting a more complete picture of house dance and footwork so I can go to the club and freestyle. Thank you Jardy!
My name is Ying. I'm from China and live in Brisbane, Australia. I started hip hop dancing about two month ago and love it. While doing a beginner hip hop dance course, my teacher showed us some of the basic moves in house dancing and mentioned that if you want to learn more, go ahead to Jardy's Youtube channel. Since then I practiced a few moves based on Jardy's tutorial online and it is quite helpful! Jacking is so hard at the beginning but I think I'm improving over the time.
Looking forward to improving with everyone. Cheers!
I’m Sophie (Chinese name Yusi, maybe hard to pronounce for you) from China. I grew up in Sichuan but now live in Shanghai. I’ve been taking street dance classes for about 3 years in dance studios in Shanghai (ironically, We don’t dance in streets......). At the beginning, I was fascinated by the cool moves in popping. But soon I came across house dance and really enjoyed the feel when I dance it (after a lot of trial and error of course!）
Unfortunately, there aren’t so many people dancing house as hip-hop, popping or other styles. The choices of house classes are really limited here (no more than 3-5 teachers really capable of giving house lessons, I think) despite of master classes from time to time. Currently, we’re experiencing an epidemic of the new corona virus. That’s why I decided to take the opportunity to enroll in Jardy’s lessons. Hope we can make progress here together.
peace & love
All the best to you, Shanghai and China! Hope the situation will get better soon!!!
Thank you for your encouragement. Actually the epidemic was one of the reasons why I registered for this program. Maybe I won’t be able to dance with my friends in studios for a couple of months (people contact is discouraged since this could increase chances of infection). But I thought it could be an opportunity to try this online program out. If it were not for the virus, I wouldn’t know you guys and your dance here!
Aloha classmates, my name is Percy and im from Hawaii. My exposure to House dance was playing the game Bust-A-Move/Groove, where one of the characters Gas-O utilized alot of House Dance. I started going to raves in San Francisco and fell in love with the House dance style there, but eventually fell into djing. I love all rave dance styles, and specialized primarily in Liquid. I wanted to learn House dance because I love how free flowing it is, and joined Sensei Jardy's first online iteration. I had to take a break from the online class for a few years, and here I am now!
My name's Antti and I live in Finland. I'm 35 and my first contact with house dance was about three years ago when I started taking dance classes for the first time in my life. Before going to class I searched online for different dance styles and house was the one that appealed to me the most, largely thanks to Jardy and his youtube videos. 🙂
There was (and still is) only one house dance class in my city and it's open level. For a total beginner with no dance background whatsoever it was a bit too difficult. So I started out with a beginner-level street dance class and after doing that for a year I finally felt comfortable going to the house class.
I have been taking classes for about two years now and I've learned a lot, but freestyling still gives me trouble. I want to become better at it and that's why I'm here!
My name is Mohit. I live in India. I am a student and currently giving exams to get into an college...
I don't know if house is my favourite style but grooving to house music and bouncing along with it is just so relaxing. I don't attend regular dance classes. I just learn whatever comes up on youtube. I was introduced to house dance by watching a video of choreographer Sambo Mukherjee. He looked really cool and then I thought "I wanna do that".
I'm Helena and I'm from Ireland. Nice to be here grooving with you all !
my name is John and I'm from Bonn, Germany. Any more German people here? 🙂
My name is Sameegh and I'm from Cape Town, South Africa :]
Dance has always been something I've admired from afar and something that I've wanted to explorer. For many years I'd be inspired by dancers I'd see online. I have a vast appreciation for various styles and the culture that seems to be so organic with dance as an art. What attracts me to house dance is the he fluidity and movement that seems to be at its center. It feels like there is a freedom in movement that experienced dancers seem to find in music, I'd like to understand and experience that one day so I figured I'd take the plunge and here I am.
I'm Ash and I'm from Vancouver.
I first heard of house dancing a couple years ago when I started searching on reddit for help "learning how to groove to music".
I've never really been a dancer at all, so one of the toughest things for me was learning to actually hear the music, but for some reason when I started listening to House music I felt like I could actually keep time and groove to it.
I'd seen Jardy's courses/videos for awhile but I didn't really take the plunge until I got some mirrors in my room a month or 2 ago.
Probably just putting off the hard work of actually dancing but I ran out of reasons to procrastinate (haha).
Having a really good time with the music and actually feel like a "dancer" for the first time in my life.
Only crappy thing for me is that it doesn't feel like there is much of a house scene in Vancouver so I'm quite sure how I'll go about finding a community once the pandemic is over.
Anyway, looking forward to seeing everyone's progress as the course continues.