Be careful when creating a dance piece not to get too literal with its depiction of narrative-driven dances; what looks good on paper may not work when performed live. This is particularly relevant with those that tell a tale through movement.
Sources of dance inspiration may come from anywhere: podcasts, True Crime dramas or even local news and happenings can provide key ideas.
Do Your Dance
Do Your Dance by The Cavemen is their latest single, inviting listeners into its captivating rhythmic allure and emotional depths. Lyrically exploring movement and emotion, Do Your Dance allows listeners to experience this music with its own distinct narrative.
When selecting songs for dance performances, it is essential to consider both your audience and routine when selecting songs. A fast and lively beat will produce more upbeat and energetic routines; conversely a slow and mellow rhythm will produce graceful yet relaxed performances. When selecting lyrics for songs used during performances it is also crucial that they don’t contain inappropriate material such as explicit language that might compromise the experience for audiences and performers alike. So ensure your choreography comes first before selecting songs suitable to it!
Why Should You Wait Any Longer?
Remind yourself when trying something different that there will likely be opposition and resistance – but that should never stop you from going after what you want! Even if things start off a little rough at first, that’s fine – they can only get better as time passes – just keep dancing! (This song can be found on Genius, the ultimate music knowledge community. Community content licensed under CC-BY-SA 3.0.).
Before your rehearsal begins, try repeating out loud the steps you will be performing and counting them to yourself – this will help solidify them in your mind and ease into them more easily.
Word Up was released for recording by Cameo as their debut Top 40 hit single in 1986 and went on to spend ten weeks in Britain’s charts and reach number three on Dance charts. Additionally, this song appeared as part of Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me as well.
“Word up” is an informal phrase that means I agree. The term is thought to have originated in America, most likely hip-hop culture, and popularized through two different 1980s franchises such as Pee Wee Herman shows and movies and Bill & Ted’s show/movies.
This phrase is typically spoken out loud during casual settings such as university campuses or parties, with those speaking usually nodding or smiling when saying it out loud. It should never be used during more serious occasions like workplace meetings or weddings.
This phrase can also be used to demonstrate approval or agreement, similar to the slang expressions “that’s my word!” or “yo word is your bond”. All these expressions indicate that an individual strongly supports what has been stated and stands behind what they said.
Gun made fans nostalgic when they reunited after 14 years to perform six songs at a charity gig for Nordoff Robbins in Glasgow in 2008. Vocalist Mark Rankin had not been active with the group during most of this period, yet agreed to participate by joining guitarist Jools Holland and bassist Dante Gizzi onstage for Word Up (featuring backing vocals from Yung Mil and Static).
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Let’s Get It Started
Today’s music industry can often criticize artists for offensive lyrics; therefore, it would have been easy for Black Eyed Peas to come under scrutiny with their initial title/lyrics of “Let’s Get Retarded”. But the BEPs wisely revised this song only a year after its debut to make it more marketable – resulting in its use for various advertising campaigns (including NBA ads ) and providing them with their biggest breakthrough hit in America.
This song is an upbeat dance anthem that encourages listeners to break free and express themselves freely on the dance floor. According to Black Eyed Peas, carefree dancing is an expression of your inner soul that helps release it.
Elephunk album single “Mystic Train” became an international success and reached the top ten of 20 nations around the globe, winning their first Grammy Award for Best Rap Performance by a Duo or Group and becoming their most successful single in America – as well as receiving nomination for Record of the Year at 47th Annual Grammy Awards (2005).