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"Flexing today is totally different from what it was 10 years ago. Ever since Youtube many dancers sought out to other dance styles for inspiration and nowadays everyone’s style varies. Even myself have looked into other styles of dance for inspiration like HipHop, Contemporary Dance and Ballet.
Dancing is the art of moving rhythmically and to music. With that being said there’s no way that anyone can say Flexing isn’t a form of dancing. Flexibility – not only in the body but also of the mind – is important in Flexing in many ways. It means: being able to test your body’s boundaries and achieve new limits.
Elements of Flexing like Bone Breaking may be difficult to achieve without a natural flexibility but it’s not impossible. I was lucky to be born flexible but I have encountered in my years of dancing, people who learned how to Flex by dedication and training. My aim with this workshop is to not only spread the knowledge of Flexing but to also help expand the mental and physical limits of as many dancers willing to know more about this art form.
I will explain the different stretches needed to achieve different types of Bone Breaking positions as well as body awareness and knowing your limits. In addition I will introduce Gliding and Footwork. My techniques include standing on pointe so I recommend sneakers with good ankle support and hard soles. All participants must bring a towel or sweat rag for training.
ArtistBio: Drew Dollaz