How to win a Dance Battle

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Ich hab kürzlich einen Vortrag gegeben über: `How to win a Dance Battle`. Hier die Slides und meine Recherche Notes. Viel Spaß und Erfolg aufm Dancefloor 😉

How To Win Dance Battle
Did I ever won a dance battle ? – Disclamer: I never did
Did I ever took part at a dance battle ? – Disclamer: I never did

BUT: I’m dancing swing for the last 6 years, used to to a masterclass 2 years ago, got asked for an follow up, today I’ll give you tips for everyday situation.

What’s a dance battle?
Battle = Dance oOff / Jam, History, Break Dance, Street Dance, Capoeira dance, Swing Dance

How to recognize you’r in a dance battle:
Rules, dance floor, dance circle, multiple rounds

Moves, Attitude:
DO: Music, Shine, Respect, Personality, Fun, Rhythm, hit the beats, take your time, Look at the opponent, steal and mimic moves, watch ur opponent, be Cool, be creative, improvise, get ur personal step, Cloth Style.
3Steps: impressive start, solid moves, fancy ending

DONTS:
Don’t take your shirt of, Pointy Fingers, Animal Moves, Hit, punch: http://www.break.com/video/winning-a-dance-battle-with-one-punch-2191470, be aggressive, interfere you opponent, High Heels, Pole

Moves:
rock steps, side step, kicks, freeze, slides, leans, slowmotion, spin, wave, head stand, head spin, backflip, somersault, moon walk, down on the floor, itching, robot (botting) Robo Mad chadd: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_nXMGDcIEbs, roboboys poppin john http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ngUOX2J7AZA
Alphabetic jazz: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pbteWH-3QlY
Insane robo dance: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4YJ3BTKMILw

Examples:
Nola girl jam 2013: http://www.nolagirljam.com/
old school battle: http://www.hopit.de/2013/09/stockholm-oldschool-battle, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e-wx4DqmpxU&list=PLF8B76DEB9F1AE4DE#t=64
Berlin dance battle: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5ZsZQ-zyi-I

Sources:
6yr gel BGRL Terra: http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-504784_162-57572367-10391705/you-need-to-see-this-6-year-old-girl-perform-at-a-dance-battle/
http://topsecret.ning.com
http://www.howcast.com/videos/511761-How-to-Win-a-Turfing-Battle-Street-Dance
how to win a dance off: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_PouqhRIoAg
indian how to dance battle: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-6DWg1v2qdM
http://www.wikihow.com/Win-the-Make-Your-Mark-Shake-It-Up-Dance-Off
kid vs. adult dance: lil boy https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=4Wl-uSwHufk#t=160
Amazing how to dance: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S0yuk45LbeU
Pulp Fiction – Jack Rabbit Slims Twist Contest (Chuck Berry – You Never Can Tell) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-dt6nHTKnbs -> Fun fact: they never won, but stole the trophy
Emergency guide men: http://www.videojug.com/film/dance-moves-an-emergency-guide-for-men

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