Roots before Branches: The Story of Body Rock

by Kevin V. Nguyen BodyRock: the Shangri-La of urban dance. The urban dance Super Bowl few witness live, and even fewer step upon. Every year, talented dancers from across the globe converge on BodyRock’s hallowed ground, to give to the dance community a spectacle of movement through music. When we think of BodyRock, we think of the masterful performances that made …

In The Mind: #2 – TJ Andaya

by: Tad Racca   What’s up everyone! We are back with In The Mind having our SECOND interview! This is Tad Racca, representing On One Studios, and I’ll be conducting these interviews regularly with our future choreographers. This blog series is dedicated to getting an inside look in the mind of a choreographer. We’ll get to see how their choreography creation …

In The Mind: #1 – Jasmine Santos

by: Tad Racca   Hello and welcome, new readers! This is In The Mind, an “On One” blog series dedicated on getting an inside look in the mind of a choreographer and see how their creation process works. We’ll be sitting down with special choreographers and talk about highlighted pieces they have created. What is the piece about? Why did you …

From the Ground Up: The Challenges of Directing a Dance Team

“Whatever good things we build end up building us.” –Jim Rohn Some believe that the director receives all the glory in a team’s success, but that is never the case. Success is only accomplished when the team feels that they have done it themselves. A true director values the opinions and beliefs of his teammates, while dealing with the challenges …