Moves for Marking Accents

Posted by Jake on 21st October 2014

This week at Smokestack was all about adding style, musicality and performance value to your dancing.  In the second class we gave you some moves that you can use for musicality.

Here's a video demonstration of how you can use the moves we covered to 'mark the accents'.

Now an accent is basically just something in the music which is emphasised - so to mark this in your dancing, means to emphasise parts of your dancing to suit the music. Some people talk about 'hitting' the music, but that seems a little confrontational to my mind!

Check out the video and see if you get what I mean!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IJ53ONuRo2o

By Jake

Nearly a decade ago, I resolved to run a salsa night the way I thought it should be run and the idea for StreetSalsa was born.  The rest as they say is history..

I've made some of the best friends you could wish for through dancing, and want to share what a life-changing experience dance can be.