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About HDI

House Dance International (HDI) is the first Urban Dance Festival dedicated exclusively to the art form of House Dance. The New York based event features face-to-face dance competitions in the categories of House, Vogue Waacking, Hustle, and Experimental as well as the First Group House Battle (5×5), workshops, film screenings, discussion panels and parties.

The art form of House Dance continues to grow worldwide and HDI represents a New York-based mission to bring together the various individuals and organizations that have played a role in the creation and development of the art form. Every year, the International House Dance Community meets in New York City to exchange information, compete, reflect on the art form and properly honor the roots of House Dance Culture.

Over the course of three days, HDI invites you to partake in the seventh annual event in July 2015: whether you are a dancer, choreographer, DJ, house enthusiast or spectator, your participation is welcome at all levels. HDI is a call for House Dancers to unite: to celebrate the art form, recognize its cultural impact, appreciate its history, and help navigate its future . . .

HDI 2015 Team

Conrad Rochester

Growing up in New York City’s Artsy Lower East Side during the early 1970’s and 80’s, Conrad Rochester discovered his passion for music and dance.
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Conrad Rochester

Christine Carvajal

Christine Carvajal, is an artist, design/developer and entrepreneur based in Brooklyn, NY.Read More

Christine Carvajal

Junious “House” Brickhouse

Junious “House” Brickhouse is an internationally established dancer, choreographer, community leader, and cultural preservationist. Read More

Junious “House” Brickhouse

Princess Magnifique Royalty

She is not the one. She’s the Other Other One. She’s VERY THAT! She is a ballroom and clubland LEGEND! Read More

Princess Magnifique Royalty

Brian “Footwork” Green

Brian Green a.k.a. “Footwork,” choreographer, teacher, and dancer, began dancing at 8 years old. He studied Tap, Jazz, Ballet, Modern, and African for five years from Phil Black, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre, and Joefrreys Ballet.
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Brian “Footwork” Green

Alyssa Chloe

Alyssa Chloe is a dance artist, performer, and instructor whose unbridled passion , determination and discipline, has led her to become one of the most distinct dancers to emerge from the NYC dance scene. Read More

Alyssa Chloe

Nunney Karma

Born and raised in NYC Nunney karma has spent the last 11 years refining his natural talent as he works to exceed expectations, broaden horizons and inspire others. Read More

Nunney Karma

Billy Marti

Billy Marti started dancing at the age of 18. He first attended the “Phil Black Dance Studio” in New York City thanks to a work/study program. Read More

Billy Marti

Kim D. Holmes

For the last 20 years, Kim Holmes has emerged as one of the premiere, influential luminaries of the urban dance movement with unparalleled vibrancy, sensuality, and versatility. Read More

Kim D. Holmes

Conway

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Conway

Shuho Chiba

Shuho Chiba is a globally renowned dancer and performer. Having won various international competitions such as House Dance conference 2007 Read More

Shuho Chiba

Luis & Mary Ann

Luis & Mary Ann specialize in Hustle and Theater Arts. In addition to being named the World Hustle Dance Champions in 2004, they hold titles Read More

Luis & Mary Ann

Jaze-art Remote

Jazeart Remote, a very major influence in the house dance nightlife in NYC. Jazeart’s talents are heard everywhere from the dance studios, to the clubs. Read More

Jaze-art Remote

Rissa Garcia

Born and raised in what was once considered the mecca of house music, New York City, Rissa Garcia caught the music bug at a very early age. Read More

Rissa Garcia

Vjuan Allure

“ELITE BEAT!” From the underground ballroom scene to the mainstream – when these words are heard it is an automatic signal that something wonderful and hot is about to be unleashed on the listeners.Read More

Vjuan Allure

Mykael

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Mykael

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2015 Schedule

+ FRIDAY – JULY 3RD, 2015

2:00 PM
Opening Ceremony
Warm Up Party

4:00PM
5 x 5 Group House Battle

6:00PM
Screening: TBA

8:00PM
Panel Discussion

9:00PM
HDI Pre-Party

+ SATURDAY – JULY 4TH, 2015

10:00AM – 11:30AM
TBA
Workshop

11:30AM – 1:00PM
TBA
Workshop

1:00PM – 2:30PM
TBA
Workshop

3:00PM – 11:00PM
PRE-SELECTIONS
House (1×1)
Vogue (1×1)
Waacking (1×1)
Experimental (1×1)
Hustle (2×2)

+ SUNDAY – JULY 5TH, 2015

10:00AM – 11:30AM
TBA
Workshop

11:30AM – 1:00PM
TBA
Workshop

1:00PM – 2:30PM
TBA
Workshop

3:00PM – 12:00AM
FINALS
House (1×1)
Vogue (1×1)
Waacking (1×1)
Experimental (1×1)
Hustle (2×2)
Group House (5×5)

12:00AM – 4:00AM
Hangtime After-Party

The entire experience was incredibly educational and eye opening. I feel incredibly lucky to have danced with and learned from some of the originators …

–Anonymous

Competition Rules

General Rules & Regulations

+ General Rules for ALL CATEGORIES (Please Read!)

· Entry fees per category vary. Contestants may enter more than one category but must pay to register for each category.
· Competition registration includes admission to Pre-Selections, Finals and After Party regardless of whether you advance to the final rounds or not.
· $1000 prize in each category. Prize money is payable by check from The Loft Practice, Inc. and all prizes will be paid on the final day of the event, July 5th, 2015.
· Please read General Rules for ALL CATEGORIES as well as specific rules for each category you are entering.
· Bring your creativity and Individuality
· Contestants may not select or request their own music.
· No routines, sets or choreography. This is a freestyle dance competition. Stay within the category and be yourself in the dance.
· Bring the energy and project your light
· Please dance on beat
· Know your history
· Know your vocabulary in the movement
· Utilize all of your space
· Tell a story in your movement
· Dress appropriately
· Costumes are acceptable and encouraged as long as they are in good taste and suitable for the category
· Presentation is everything

+ House Category Rules

Competitors should demonstrate strength and diversity in technique, spirit and vocabulary of House. Fluidity and dancing on beat are key.

+ Waacking Category Rules

It is recommend for competitors to wear shoes with heels and clothing that is appropriate for this category. Competitors are expected to tell a story in their movement with grace, poise and attitude utilizing the vocabulary of Waacking.

+ Vogue Category Rules

The format for the Vogue Category incorporates all styles of Vogue expression. Competitors are expected to demonstrate all styles of vogue in a free spirit essence. Tell a story within the vocabulary of vogue dance, bring your sophistication, edge, and individuality. Contestants must demonstrate a mixture all styles when appropriate and know when to perform each to gain the audience and judges attention as well as outshine their opponent. Additionally:

· BRING IT!
· No touching
· Keep it Classy
· Wear Appropriate Clothing
· Use discretion in sensuality, keep your dance tasteful at all times
· Don’t half step or play the waiting game

+ Experimental Category Rules

Be creative and tell a story in your movement. Please dance on beat.

+ Hustle Category Rules

Costumes are suggested in keeping with the tradition and authenticity of Hustle Dance. Synchronicity, creativity and the connection between hustle partners is pinnacle. Any movement that stays within the category of Hustle is allowed including tricks and lifts.

+ House 5×5 Group Category Rules

Minimum 3 individuals as a group, Maximum 5. Group competitors should demonstrate a collective strength and diversity in technique, spirit in the vocabulary of House. Synchronicity, fluidity and dancing on beat are key.

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