Freestyle is spontaneous and individual. There are no required or structured movements that must be learned. It is an extremely popular form of dancing both for recreational purposes and as a highly competitive sport. This is a dance style enjoyed by boys and girls.
Freestyle Dancing (High Energy Freestyle Dancing), originated from the early disco days and
began in the 1970s on street corners and public places where dancers would show off their improvisational skills. Los Angeles and New York were important locations for the evolution of freestyle dancing.
Although some performances are choreographed, or partially choreographed, improvisation is the main force behind freestyle and many people prefer the freedom of Freestyle dancing to other conventional types of dancing. Freestyle dancing allows for individual expression and dancers are encouraged to create new moves and develop a personal style.
Freestyle dance classes are funky, modern and fun. Itís all about freedom to express movement to the wide variety of music trends. Classes should start with a warm-up and students should learn this dance form in a fun, energetic, yet hard working and disciplined environment.
High energy Freestyle dancing involves many different types of dancing, dance moves and dance steps, and leaves the dancer free to mix & match and move in any way desired. A dancer can e.g. do a hip-hop move followed by something jazzy or borrowed from modern dance and can even throw in a cha-cha-cha step.
Freestyle dancing is popular with dancers who like to express themselves. It gives them the freedom to throw their arms up in a joyous gesture if the song makes them happy. It gives them the freedom to let the whole body dance, even the head and fingers.
As with all dance forms, freestyle dancing has many health benefits.
Dancing improves, self-esteem, co-ordination, creativity, attentiveness and communication skills.
Dancing can also reduce stress and anxieties.
Dancing increases self awareness and enhances social interaction skills.
Freestyle dancing is a performing art and cultural activity.