Overcome social dance fears by learning how to groove with Hiphop dance moves!
“Get Groovy" is a course designed to help you better understand how to embody rhythm using Hiphop dance concepts and vocabulary. After this course, you will obtain the tools to build your confidence and rip it up on any dance floor. No longer will you have to be inhibited by your insecurities. Join me on this journey and open the door to becoming a stronger, healthier, and more confident you!
Quilan, Nikki, and Louis show the physical practicalities of a down groove.
Audio lecture with thoughts on how to get passed the mental blockades we put up for ourselves and how to let go to fully express ourselves through movement.
Quilan, Nikki, and Louis are back to showcase the kinesthetic concepts that create an up groove.
Students will gain a better understanding of how to vary the moves that they learned thus far in order to develop their own individual style.
Quilan, Shannon, and Louis showcase different aspects that make up a bounce groove.
Students will learn different social dance moves that primarily are used with the bounce groove.
Bounce Groove Combination! Students will see how they can combine the movements they learned in order to create a structured dance. (Tutorial)
Bounce Groove Combination! Students will see how they can combine the movements they learned in order to create a structured dance. (Tutorial and Full Dance)
Using the bounce groove, students will gain a better understanding about how to use their weight to vary the moves they've learned thus far.
Quilan, Shannon, and Louis show some concepts that create a drop groove.
Students learn dance moves that are conducive to the drop groove concepts learned in the previous lecture.
Drop Groove Combo! Students will be able to see a way in which the drop groove moves can be used in combination with each other.
Students will gain a better understanding of how to manipulate their own range of motion using the drop groove.
Quilan, Cailin, and Brea showcase the concepts that create a Rock Steady groove.
Students will use their Rock Steady groove concepts to rock out some new moves.
Combination time. Students will learn a way in which different rock steady moves can combine with one another. (Tutorial)
Combination time. Students will learn a way in which different rock steady moves can combine with one another. (Tutorial and Full Dance)
Students will gain a better understanding of how to vary their movement using spacial concepts in conjunction with the rock steady groove.
Interview with Louis Halley that allows students to have a better understanding the difference between listening to music and feeling the music.
Interview with Rob White that delves a little bit into how students can gain confidence in order to share their full selves with others through movement in social settings.
Quilan “Cue” Arnold is a dancer, performer, teacher, videographer, and scholar. He currently holds faculty positions at Towson University in Baltimore, as well as Gibney Dance Center in New York City.
Quilan holds a BA from Penn State University. During his tenure there, Quilan focused on how the foundations of euro-centric technique applied to a deeper awareness of the body within Hip-hop dance. In this pursuit, Quilan was able to perform domestically and internationally as a way to showcase his embodiment of a euro-afro technical hybrid.
Quilan is a recent MFA graduate in Dance at The Ohio State University. In his research there, he considered identity and representation of the black male in the United States through a Hip-hop lens. Simultaneously, Quilan focused on pedagogically combining academic and vernacular dance structures in order to cultivate stronger relationships between studio and street environments. Quilan’s research is explored through the embodiment of Hip-hop culture, the choreographic process, dance film, and the lessons conjured from his teaching of Hip-hop dance.
Outside of teaching, Quilan’s most recent credit involve performing with the NY Philharmonic and traveling to Salvador, Brazil in order to further his research.