Musicality is one of the best aspects of Modern Jive - we can dance to the widest range of music from slow to fast, latest chart hits to retro, rock to acoustic, and even 6/8 (Waltz) time signature music!
When you learn how to add musicality into your dancing you don’t need to learn any more moves! You can use the same moves you already know and give them life with every song for every dance partner. It may even be enough to know how to let your partner be musical and they will love dancing with you.
This workshop will show you many ways to incorporate musicality, and even if you just learn to recognise the way your partner is dancing is musical, you will both enjoy your dancing more.
Everybody should do this workshop and many people have so much fun they do it more than once.
Musicality is sometimes known as dancing outside the moves and allows us to interact/play with various aspects and properties of a song such as:
- Basic Timing
- Genre, Mood, Melody, Lyrics
- Phrasing, Breaks and highlights
- Bridges / middle 8's
We can group all these aspects into one and simply say "The music made me do it" to explain why we might dance to a particular song in a particular way.
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