We've all encountered those dancers that pick up hip-hop choreography
ridiculously fast. You know the ones that make you feel like you have the mental
capacity of a soft-boiled egg? Yeah, those ones and then the choreographer asks if
they can move on and you're like no please no just one more. One more, 10
times, 20 times, please, thank you, arigato. I've been there, you've been, there we've
all been there. Don't give up Clay, with smarter training
you can push yourself to pick a choreo faster. Here are five tips to help speed
up that process.
Hi I'm Jessie Ma and I'm Clay Doh Boon and today we're going to rant about how to
pick up choreo faster...cuz I suck at it. Tip number one: watch different things at
different times during the class. Some people tend to keep their eyes glued on
the choreographer other, people are just zoned in on themselves in the mirror,
some just look at the floor. First watch the choreographer. When some is teaching,
obviously you want to watch them and mirrorr their movements as closely as
possible. Second, watch yourself. Once you understand what the choreographer is
trying to do, you can start cleaning and checking yourself in the mirror and then,
try not to watch anything at all. Instead of focusing so much on how the piece
looks, you want to focus on how it feels. Tip number two: start practicing the
combo from the previous section. Let's say a section goes from first count to
the fourth count instead of practicing from here, try practicing from here.
That's a pretty good size. Jessie, that's a good size? That will kill you.
Number three: do the move wrong and move along
In class, the choreographer is in control of the pace but sometimes it's just
really hard to keep up. Maybe, there's that one move in the
choreography that you just keep messing up on. Maybe you need to just go over it
a couple times. Maybe it's Maybelline. This is going to drive you perfectionists
crazy, but sometimes it's more efficient to settle for close enough and move on.
You can always come back to a move or a section and polish it later, but if
you're fixated on a move for too long you might miss the next set of
instruction and then the next one and then the next one and then the next one!!!
Tip number four: take multiple classes in a day. Picking up choreography
like any action is a habit and habits grow stronger the more that you practice
them. If only there was some way I can take as many classes as I want, anytime I
want, in the comfort of my own home... man that'd be great, it almost seems like
this is a perfect time for a subtle plugin for STEEZY Studio...Number five!
that's ten. Expose yourself to more styles of dance. It sucks when you get
stuck only because you don't know how to do a certain move so the best way to
supplement this, is to learn various styles and expand your vocabulary. It'll
help your choreography pick up just because you already know how to do the
move so it's almost just plugging it in there. It'd be best for you just learn
these so that when a choreographer brings it up, you ready. You got this. Don't.
You. Girllll. Or boy. Or tree. So those were our five tips to help you improve your
choreography pick up, make sure to like, share, and subscribe this video and also
check out the links below for additional dance resources and if you guys wanted
to put these tips to use, you can take classes online from dope choreographers
anytime anywhere right on steezy studio once again i'm Jessie Ma
and i'm Clay Doh Boon, and thanks for watching our dancer rants, see you guys