Focus on Freestyle: Face

Facial expressions really set some competitors apart from the crowd. Dancing is about storytelling, so it makes sense that not staring blankly- or, even worse, scrunching up your face while trying to remember choreography, would be a huge tool towards improving your dance.

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You cannot exaggerate your facial expressions too much when you dance

Remember to make everything much larger than life- you have to really put effort into your expression. If it is a performance, wearing makeup is also important. Make sure your face matches both the music and the story you are trying to tell.  For more resources, see the links below:

http://www.ruric-amari.com/shimmy-online/daily-practice/facial-expression-happy-sad-etc

http://www.rockettes.com/dance/facial-expressions.html

http://www.danceadvantage.net/7-secrets-of-super-performers/

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  1. This is great! After taking Tracee Kafer’s freestyle workshop over the weekend, last night in class we worked on our pole face! 🙂

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