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Choreography: Tips for Soloists

March 14, 2013 Caroleeena DancehoopdanceUncategorized

Before the show, arrive early, go on stage, pick a spot at the farthest point, in the middle, to spot on and anchor. Project your energy there! Take the Stage. When you take the stage, make an impression. Don’t wait til your music starts. Take the stage like a professional. Leave the stage like a […]

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Choreography: Finding Your Hook, Crafting Your Dance

March 12, 2013 Caroleeena DancehoopdancehoopdancePoiUncategorized

Dance tells a story through movement. When choreographing a dance, we are making decisions about which story-telling devices to include, how to order our story, where to start, and how to end. For this piece we will deal specifically with the first aspect of choreography, deciding which story-telling devices to include. In other words, finding […]

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Creating Lines in Hoopdance

December 9, 2011 Caroleeena hoopdanceUncategorized

In hoopdance we don’t often think of creating lines. Hooping is round and we tend to relate to it with a round mindset. There are many ways we can utilize lines in hoopdance though. We can travel in lines, we can create lines with our posture, our arms, our legs, we can even imagine lines […]

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Playing with Beat Punctuation (and Pah!)

November 25, 2011 Caroleeena hoopdancePoi

When I dance with my hoop, I emphasize different places in the music with my hoop or my body. If the tempo of the music moves from fast to slow, my movement moves from fast to slow. Where the melody rises and falls, I also tend to rise and fall. And in those percussive places […]

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