How to Dance Like Popping John

What I Learned from Popping John

Hey what’s up Youtube? This is El Tiro. And today, I’m going to give you awesome knowledge for today’s popping dance tutorial Thursday. About a couple of years ago, I took a workshop of Popping John. And I was in Warsaw, Poland. It was an awesome experience and I learned a ton. And today, I’m going to teach you one thing that I learned from the workshop which has really really helped progressed as a dancer in my freestyle.

So the concept I learned from Popping John when you freestyle, when you practice, to challenge yourself by limiting the options in which you can move… limiting the options in which you can move. For example, imagine you’re about to freestyle right now but you can only leave your arms in this position, kind of cross arm like this. That’s the kinds of tools and concepts that Popping John works with all the time. He can dance using these arms and keep them right here for like 15 minutes or more. It’s an endless style.

So that concept of kind of limiting the options in which you can move is something that has really changed the way that I kind of practice. So by practicing, it isn’t just, “Oh turn music, you know, dance in front of the mirror for a couple of hours and done”. You know, I’m trying to work in kind of new elements in challenge myself continuously.

So that is my task and my challenge for you guys is stop watching this video, practice for an hour or two if you can today or tomorrow or the next day before next tutorial Thursday. And use the concept or controlling or limiting the options. Maybe it’s only dancing with… using your left arm. Maybe it’s you know, not dancing with moving. You’re always standing in one spot. I mean the possibility is endless. All you have to do is challenge yourself using control and picking of kind of isolations of body parts. And then try to focus around there to think outside the box and your dance is going to explode. It’s going to excel. I guarantee, I promise you that. So good luck. Stop watching this video and start practicing.

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