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Exhileration of Hip Hop Performances

For better or worse, Hip Hop at Stanford is tied to performance whereas Social Dance is not. For example, Ronnie’s Fall quarter classes  at Stanford typically does a Halloween flashmob to Michael Jackson’s Thriller. Continue reading “Exhileration of Hip Hop Performances”

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Why I Still Like Social Dance

I wrote about the benefits of hip hop for social dancers, but one part I missed in Hip Hop was the social aspect of Social Dancing. Since I didn’t sign up for Hip Hop with friends, I didn’t know anyone coming into class. As an introvert, I would easily end up with no interactions with anyone else for the entire class. Continue reading “Why I Still Like Social Dance”

Benefits of Hip Hop for Social Dancers

About a year ago, I ventured from social dance classes into hip hop class at Stanford. I signed up for History of Waltz with Richard Powers and wasn’t sure if it was a dance class or a history class, so I also signed up for Hip Hop with Ronnie Reddick to make sure I was really doing some dancing. (Spoiler: History of Waltz is a dance class that teaches different Waltz from the past 200 years and includes very practical variations that can be used for social dancing in the real world.) It turned out to be a great combination that allowed me to dance every weekday. Continue reading “Benefits of Hip Hop for Social Dancers”

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