Everyone has the ability to dance if they so choose, but let’s face it—not everyone is very talented. And that’s OK. Dancing should be fun. It’s an enjoyable activity that may also be utilized for exercise and stress relief. It’s also used in school activities, so you can guarantee it has educational benefits as well. If you’ve observed, when people hear a song with a compelling beat, their initial impulse is to sway or bob their head to the music.
Dancing is both literally and metaphorically moving.
The term “happy dance” refers to how children and adults express their excitement via dance. Nothing beats getting up and moving, shaking off the stress and negative emotions, letting go, and dancing it all away. Yet, as we already stated (and this is only presenting facts), not everyone is exceptional at it. That is why it requires tremendous skill to create choreography on the fly, in front of fellow dancers and an excited audience anxious to see what the dancers can bring to the table.
Dancers are given the chance to learn more, meet other dancers, receive constructive criticism and advice from professional dancers, and express their creativity and dancing expertise with the group and others watching at Dancing Geek Productions’ Swingtacular.
The dance production seeks to ‘give current and potential contestants an opportunity to develop their abilities.’
Yet, it is not like a typical dance class where students arrive at a facility, learn, and then leave. Through a training ground with a competitive structure called The Jack and Jill, they are given the opportunity to develop their talents in dance and make overall progress.
For a better grasp of how it works, watch how this couple got up and put on a show to remember. Nick King and Victoria Henk were seated in a row onstage when the announcer read their names off his cue card and announced them as the first couple to dance. The two were just warming up and stretching when the music started, prompting King to look up and act astonished.
Then he took the lead, and Victoria impressed everyone with her fantastic skills.
The audience liked them from the moment they sat on the floor with their legs spread until the moment they started dancing by gently standing up with undeniable style and attitude.
The criteria were that each pair had to dance to two songs, one slow and one fast, and boy, did these two dances! They started with a mellow song and did not disappoint. Nick and Victoria didn’t seem at all concerned about having to jump up and improvise on the spot. They managed to perfectly blend their styles and abilities, creating a riveting performance to witness.
Nick and Victoria were amped and ready to crush it with the fast song, gliding around the floor, swinging their hips in sync with the beat, and executing the odd twirls and dips. As Ciara’s “1, 2, Step” came on, the two dancers knew they had to bring it.
What made it even more intriguing was how the couple just appeared to be having fun dancing.
There was no anxiety or pressure, and the two managed to incorporate a variety of facial expressions that underlined their routine and fun.
Nick and Victoria really set the bar high by including edgier, sexier motions that heightened the atmosphere of the music.
When two dancers get together to do a swing improvisation, there is an instant connection between them. Fortunately for us all, Nick and Victoria delivered an unforgettable performance.
Watch as their fellow dancers stared in astonishment, nodding and cheering them on. We’re guessing that the duo’s charisma and routine screamed style and talent and that they definitely broke the ice and inspired their fellow dancers (those present in the room with them and those watching from home) to remember what the essence of dancing truly is: self-expression enveloped in individuality and creativity.