Waacking dance class is a high-energy, upbeat class that focuses on choreography and improvisation. Students can expect to learn waacking fundamentals such as arm and hand movements, footwork, and grooving. Expect to bring comfortable clothing, shoes, and a water bottle to stay hydrated during class.
Waacking: Empowerment Through Dance and Music
Waacking is a style of dance that originated in the LGBTQ+ clubs of Los Angeles in the 1970s. It is a freestyle dance characterized by rapid arm movements, fluid wrist and hand movements, and dramatic poses. Waacking was popularized by dancers such as Tyrone Proctor and Shabba-Doo, and was often performed to disco and funk music.
Waacking draws influences from a variety of sources, including martial arts, ballet, and traditional African dance. It became known for its expression of individuality and inclusivity, as it was popularized by LGBTQ+ people of color in the underground dance scene.
In the 1980s, waacking gained further exposure through music videos and films such as "Flashdance" and "Breakin'". It has since continued to evolve and is now practiced all over the world.
Today, waacking remains an important part of dance culture, both as a form of self-expression and as a means of building community. It continues to be embraced by dancers of all backgrounds and is celebrated for its unique style and history.
Waacking Dance Class at City Dance Studio
If you're looking for a dance class that combines elements of disco, funk, and soul with sharp and fluid arm movements, then Waacking might be just what you need. City Dance studio offers Waacking classes with teachers Sandra Saikauskaitė and Karolina Gedrimaitė, who has years of experience as a dancer and choreographer.
In a Waacking class with Sandra and Karolina, you can expect a warm-up to get your body ready for the movements, followed by drills to improve your technique and flow. You'll learn the signature arm and hand movements of Waacking, as well as footwork and musicality.
Teachers will guide you through combinations and choreography that showcase the style's fast and precise movements. They also encourage self-expression and freestyle dancing, which adds a personal touch to the choreography.
No prior experience in Waacking is necessary to join the class, but dancers with a background in jazz, hip-hop, or contemporary may find the movements familiar. The class is open to all genders and ages.
To get the most out of the class, make sure to bring comfortable clothing and shoes that allow you to move freely. Water and a towel are also recommended, as the class can be quite energetic.
Come and experience the funky and energetic style of Waacking with Sandra and Karolina at City Dance studio.