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 . . .
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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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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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
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Warm Up Party
5 x 5 Group House Battle
Screening: Rockwell: To the Depths of Hell
Panel Discussion with Conrad Rochester, Conway & Kim Holmes
10:00AM – 11:30AM
HUSTLE with Mary Ann & Luis Rosa
11:30AM – 1:00PM
House with Conrad Rochester
1:00PM – 2:30PM
Waacking with Alyssa Chloe
4:00PM – 11:00PM
10:00AM – 11:30AM
Vogue with Nunney Karma
11:30AM – 1:00PM
House with Shuho
1:00PM – 2:30PM
House with Brian Green
4:00PM – 12:00AM
Group House (5×5)
12:00AM – 4:00AM
· 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
Competitors should demonstrate strength and diversity in technique, spirit and vocabulary of House. Fluidity and dancing on beat are key.
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.
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
Be creative and tell a story in your movement. Please dance on beat.
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.
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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