I tend to prefer this days to try and label my YouTube videos into mini series, after the 3 day dance event in High Wycombe via Urban Strides I started an Afterburn mini series. This started about Oct 27th and should continue as far up to Xmas as I can go. i learned a lot during those 3 days and found myself short on endurance which was also a problem when I was boxing 6th Oct so now I’m trying to train not just for technique but endurance as that seems to be the main problem.
I will update this page with regular updates & videos with Urban Strides material I was taught and picked up as I aim to be at the April 2019 Hip Hop Dont Stop event – I might refer to this project & series of videos under Urban Strides for now, I’m putting into practice as what I learned. Sometimes it is best to meet other artists and through Urban Strides certainly provides this, which is why I’m hoping & aiming to go back in April 2019 better condition and shape. Stretching & Endurance are 2 things I am going to have to improve upon, from my notes day 2 I struggled. More training, I’m going to document my improvements through this blog, my videos and a dance website I have created that shall be a reference for future development.
At the moment April 2019 seems far away, and the period after does not look good, but still going to try and be there as it will be a good benchmark to see how much I can improve. 6 months seems like a life time, for now I’ll be trying to end 2018 with this Afterburn Mini Series of videos and posts. I’ll be adding static & reference pages and info to that website as time goes by as a series of updates, main mission will be to update myself on MA & improve my dancing as well in stretches and endurance. Bye for now, feel free to read on and you can contact me via FaceBook, YouTube & Twitter under my stage name of Poplock Paul.
I have started a webpage to house my Urban Strides relevant dance journey as I learn from their Instructors and merge it with my own style. http://dance.bognor259.com/
I’m also part of the Urban Strides family and hope to go back in April 2019 to do a follow up & meet my new friends there…
I attended a 3 day dance course ‘Hip Hop Dont Stop’ via UrbanStrides dot Com in High Wycombe about 30 miles from London.
You can see a video where we danced at the end of the day, I belive day 2 and I had to improvise the 2nd part of the dance but this was allowed as I had back & knee injuries from my Security Work that interferred with my ability to get down and do some break dancing moves.
My experience with Urban Strides was a good one, it was hard but worth going, I learned a lot and got to meet and learn from many Artists so by the end of the day there was no excuse to not dance, thats why we are there. I felt like we as individual dancers were pushing ourselves and whilst we are expected or obliged to be at each class and the end session, I didn’t feel pushed or whipped but the dancer inside all of us makes us want to achieve and we worked as a group and some of the members with experience would help us on some things like a step we’d missed or just needing a bit of info like we could improvise rather than not dance, etc.
So after the event I made a routine in the following video to show that I indeed assimilated the new dance moves, grooves & ideas.
I thoroughly recommend going to Urban Strides dot com as it rocks…
28 things I’ll be chasing this last term of 2018, as part of my MA Dance, from now 13th October to 2nd December 2018.
I will be covering some ‘macho’ dances like ‘Uprock’ & ‘C-walk’ which I put into my ‘Caprock’ style which will be my primary objective.
My secondary objective will be the MA ‘Unfolding’ as well as Lunging & Sidestepping, I’ll be adapting some poses or freezes from 1984 over this end term. We will rock the World !!
Uprock, a style used in Street Dancing that was used to simulate a fight between 2 people or groups. It is non contact and the best person to win is usually better moves performed very stylish.
We will rock the World 6 years on, the reason is because I want to show case some old dances we incorporated into our style and let everyone know that men can dance too, there is no reason that any one should not dance and any excuse or threat should not be tolerated.
At 55 years of age I intend to put my Martial Art prowess into my dance style, and soon on 6th October 2018 I shall step into the ring to prove I can still hold my ground against the best in the country and the World if need be. I am not finished yet and a long way off from the funny farm, so I will be rocking the World hard on different levels.