Indians are passionate about dance, music, and various art forms. When it comes to dancing, Freestyle Dance moves exist in almost every Indian. And it is the most cherished and performed dance style across India.
Freestyle Dancing has many tremendous benefits, allowing you to explore creative ideas for dance movement, making your body flexible & you feel comfortable in your body. Freestyle Dancing is fun expressing as it drives away all worries of your life and makes you feel relaxed.
In this blog, we will walk you through handy tips to become a freestyle dancer and polish your freestyle dancing so you can flaunt it at different dance competitions & events.
What is Freestyle Dancing?
Freestyle Dance was born in the early 1970s from the streets of the U.S., where dancers exhibit their freestyle dance skills on the streets & different public areas in the city. Jamaica has played a significant role in enhancing freestyle dancing through the incarnation of Reggae seen in various freestyle dance forms.
Freestyle is an improvisation of dance movements & footsteps of an individual dancer, which comes out naturally without any pre-planning, choreography, or rehearsal. All the moments are spontaneous & intuitive, creating a breathtaking original dance experience. Dancers react to the music and pour their feelings through the musical tunes & beats.
Freestyle Dancing is all about building an algorithm in your body & mind by comprehending the basics of movement and amalgamating it with your natural dance styles and grooving instantaneously.
Through the decades, Freestyle Dancing has evolved to be intense, competitive, and tougher with street battles & dance competitions in place, allowing dancers worldwide to flaunt their freestyle dance talent.
It has given birth to various freestyle dance forms, such as Hip-Hop, Contemporary, Jazz, Salsa, Krumping, Breakdancing, and popping & locking.
Effective Tips to Become a Freestyle Dancer
The first and foremost tip for Freestyle Dancing is to start moving. Put aside your shyness and groove on music beats. You shouldn’t care if you can’t dance well. Gather courage and start making body & hand movements, tap your feet, and try flips to achieve body flexibility.
This tip will get Freestyle Dancing in your mind, instil positivity, drive away fears, and help you explore your unique moves as you continue dancing more.
Freestyle is all about swiftly understanding music beats & getting their rhythm and tempo inside your mind, and allowing your body to take out the grooving steps accordingly to the song’s mood & tunes. It will set your freestyle pace and create your dance layers.
We recommend paying attention to other rhythm patterns by actively listening to music to feel every beat and breathing it in your soul to get into a fantastic rhythm. You can even switch up your freestyle dancing by hitting 1s and 2s in the song.
Focusing on Freestyle Dance Styles
It is highly recommended to focus on a single or couple (2-3) freestyle dance style, which will be straightforward to master every piece of it. It is crucial to train your basic or foundational freestyle dancing styles, which other dancers are grooving on, and the popular musical tunes & beats.
You can take influence from streets, clubs, or social settings/gatherings where dancers express themselves via freestyle. Over the decades, the techniques have evolved and shaped choreography accordingly.
Popular Freestyle Dance styles in the contemporary world are popping, locking, breaking, party dancing, house, electro-funk, techno, dubstep, and krump. Once you have picked your style, gravitate it inside your mind & practice its techniques regularly to get it in your soul.
Play with Combinations, Dynamics, and Textures
After the selection of the freestyle dance style, the next thing we recommend doing is playing with combinations of moves, dynamics, and textures. For dynamic freestyle dancing, it is suggested to experiment with various variations of your dance moves.
E.g., doing an arm wave or backflip in numerous ways to broaden your creativity and dynamics. You can add textures to it by mixing different speeds & power levels, placements, landing, and other aspects to ace your dancing skills from ordinary to magnificent.
Discover your default moves, which everyone has naturally inside them, and repeat them after finding them. You can make that move more challenging from the viewers’ viewpoint by combining them with other body parts movements to add flavour & spice to your standard moves. These are vital tips to skill up your freestyle dancing as a beginner.
After reading the blog, you will be on your feet grooving to dance beats to explore your natural freestyle moves. You will have a fair comprehension of freestyle dancing and the tips for beginners to start freestyle dancing.
By implementing the recommendations, you will excel as a pro freestyle dancer in a year or two. All you need is regular practice which you can do by joining a dance class, dancing on the streets, at clubs, at social events, or watching freestyle dancing to create your style on the same music beats. For more guidance, feel free to contact us.
At India’s International Groovefest (IIGF), we bring hidden talented dancers to the global stage by giving them a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to showcase their dance moves in front of an International audience.
We have successfully organised four seasons of IIGF in the last five years, coming up with 5th season this year in November. The final & Grand Finale will be held in Sri Lanka on the 18th and 19th of November.
If you are a Freestyle Dancer looking for an International stage to flaunt your moves, participate in our Freestyle Dance Competition at IIGF 2023. Take the first step by enrolling through an Online Dance Audition process.
For any questions regarding participation or the dance competition, call us at +91 9920720488 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.