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A Brief History of House Dance
Many agree that house music originated in Chicago. American DJ Frankie Knuckles (1955 - 2014) popularized the music in the 1980s and was known as the "Godfather of House Music." Disco was dying out, but people still wanted to dance. Knuckles played at Chicago's Warehouse club on a regular basis, and before long, his music adopted the name of the club and was referred to by the Warehouse's patrons as "House" music.
House DANCE was later popularized in NY clubs. Hip-hop dancers sought places to dance after may hip-hop clubs were closed down. They migrated to the house clubs, and soon after, the dance began to emerge. Today, house dance is taught, practiced, and performed all over the world. House music is influenced by many music genres including Jazz, African, Latin, Hip Hop, R&B, and Funk, and drives a dance style typically characterized by intricate foot steps, fluid torso movements and floor work.
As popular as the dance has become, we must all remember that at its core, House is a FEELING - a feeling created by the DJ (the music) & the movement in response (the dance) within the space we all share (the community).