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Thread: Hip Hop a choice for Junior Short Dance next season

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    News Hip Hop a choice for Junior Short Dance next season

    It appears Hip Hop will be a choice of Rhythm in the Short Dance for juniors next year. Should be interesting! Of course it would have been exciting to see the senoirs try it out.

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    Pattern will be Blues, I believe.

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    Profanity in the hiphop section is forbidden. I'll be interested to see what the juniors choose. Probably just do all blues

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    Quote Originally Posted by Serious Business
    REQUIREMENTS FOR SHORT DANCE SEASON 2012/13

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    Junior: Blues or Blues plus one of the following Rhythms: Swing, Hip Hop.

    So alas, it's not a requirement to do hip hop, which would be exciting. But I'm sure lots of teams will still opt to put some hip hop into their programs. That rhythm and style has really pervaded popular music for the last two decades. And the dance style (along with pop jazz) is really the dominant dance style in the world for just as long. It's what most competitors grow up with. I'm looking forward to it!
    In 2010, Belbin/Agosto had wanted to use hip hop as their folk dance. They ended up doing the Moldovan dance...

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    I don't think hip hop will work. I'm still traumatized by Tara Lipinski's Hip Hop Special. Hip hop and gliding smoothly is an oxymoron.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dragonlady View Post
    Hip hop and gliding smoothly is an oxymoron.
    It's the same with Irish step dancing and Flamenco, but how many times have we been subjected to Riverdance, Lord of the Dance, Carmen, Malaguena, Mala-Carmen, etc?

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    Oh dear God... all I can think of is that horried exhibition that Ben and Tanith tried in 2008 to Hip Hop... dear God NO!

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    Just... no. I really don't want to see the junior ladies in booty shorts trying to be Beyonce.

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    at three of the last four comments.

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    If someone will do a good hip-hop, great, but I fear most will be more like what Tanith and Ben tried. I give them credit for attempting it, but it didn't really work for me... maybe if they attempt lyrical hip hop and not the more popping and locking and that sort... but who knows.

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    Didn't Tanith and Ben skate to Justin Timberlake and called that hip hop? I like Timberlake, but he ain't hip hop.

    Trying to find a hip hop piece without profanity ought to be interesting. It might be good for skaters who can actually dance, but I fear a lot of the programs might be cringe-worthy.

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    there's different styles of hip hop dance... and it is commonly used with Timberlake's music... I think they skated to Sexy Back?

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    Most hip-hop songs have radio friendly edits, so I don't think that'll be too challenging. Timberlake considers himself hip hop.

    At the very least, it should be better than the Yankee Polka.

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    Ah, but Toni & I both like the YP!

    And it will be awesome with some decent polka music rather than the ISU CD.

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    I like the ISU CD for Yankee Polka!!!!!

    here's TanBen's Sexy Back... it wasn't sexy http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=87QB_hFYstA

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