Who said that staring at youtube for hours on end was going to give you square eyes? Well, if you’re spending hour after hour watching cat videos, maybe! But as a learning tool, you might just find a key to unlock your next hidden talent!
Meet Adilyn Malcom, who at 12 years old and at the early stages of her dance career is teaching herself the art of popping and locking by watching YouTube videos of dancers, dancing to dubstep. Adilyn says that she may have watched the videos “millions” of times, rewinding and playing them over and over whilst dissecting the subjects dance moves.
Such wise words from Adilyn, “you can do anything, if you have a passion for it.” Inspired by a report she saw about Michael Jackson, Adilyn searched for things like “How to Dubstep” and “How to Pop and Lock” and started to learn by example from there. This style of Dance isn’t for everyone though and neither is Dubstep as a music taste but you really can pick your flavour and have a search. Or pick a few, no one’s going to call you greedy!
This can sometimes be a great learning technique for some people. Personally, this is the way I learn and places like YouTube are a great platform for it. It doesn’t suit everyone though but give it a try, you might find that’s the style for you!
Of course, practising in your own room isn’t going to require any special equipment, that’s the beauty of it, you can get online and start right away. But as you get a bit more serious and try some more advanced moves you should really protect those ankles with a stylish pair of dance sneakers! Protect the ankles and you’re good to go. Some baggy trousers, shorts and a t-shirt. As long as you stay warm, express your look as you do with your dance however you want.
Your next dubSteps
Why don’t you have a try and see what you can do. We love the track to this video, Flava Mood by Emmanuel Olsson, turn up the volume and pop away! Remember if dubstep isn’t for you there is literally a lifetimes worth of videos on YouTube so get that imagination rolling!
What will be your next tutorial? Let us know on Facebook or in the comments.