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Re: Is ballroom or hip hop dancing harder to learn
Posted by O.K.
9/11/2013  5:23:00 PM
When you say Ballroom Dancing you mean Waltz Foxtrot and so on. Latin is also classed as Ballroom. To divide the two the powers that be decided to call Waltz Foxtrot and so on The Standard Style and Latin as Latin. Anybody who is competent in Latin would have no trouble turning to Hip Hop. But for Hip Hop turning to Latin, except for the Jive, would find that Hip Hop would be of no help in any way.
Re: Is ballroom or hip hop dancing harder to learn
Posted by nloftofan1
9/12/2013  8:20:00 AM
In my opinion (only my opinion), it's harder for a hip hop dancer to learn to dance ballroom than vice versa. When you watch the TV show "So You Think You Can Dance," you see ballroom dancers, contemporary dancers, etc. dance hip hop choreography well, but many of these (mostly) highly trained dancers have trouble with Foxtrot or Rumba. I think (again, my opinion) that is because of the type of partnering (leading and following, etc.) required to dance ballroom well. When two hip hop dancers perform a routine they may be perfectly synchronized, but they are not dancing TOGETHER in the same way that a couple dancing Waltz in closed hold are.
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