POP&UNLOCK ONLINE COURSE IS HERE!
💃Calling all lovers of Dance & Movement!
🎆Adrian Lobo's first comprehensive Online Dance Course is now officially here!
☯Pop&Unlock: The Energy Within Volume 1
✔With 30+ Videos on Pure instruction + Bonus Material
✔over 6.5 Hours of Material
✔This course is designed to get you started on the Popping & Animation Dance Path with clear & concise instruction so that you have the proper foundations and fundamentals.
✔The Path is clearly laid out for you in such a way so that you have a bird eye view of the dance in its entirety while also giving you a chance to choose where you want to go with it.
✔This course is designed for the absolute beginner with no experience to the intermediate dancer who wants to polish up their skills.
✔You will also be learning a new yet ancient approach to the Dance that fuses it with ancient wisdom and a holistic philosophy
☯Get your foundations through Yin & Yang (FREE)
-Yin: the Groove w/ Grooving Drills
-Yang: the Move /w Dimestop Drills
-Yin: the Groove w/ intermediate warm up
Yang: the Move w/ Isolation Drills
🌍Enter the 5 elemental mother styles and learn concepts such as:
The Arm Wave, The Body Wave, and the Trace Wave
The King Tut, Box Tuts, and the Grid Tuts
🔥Fire-Popping & Boogaloo:
Hitting, Popping Angles, and Boogaloo Basics
Heal & Toe Drills, Gliding, Slides, and Footwork Combo's
Robotics, Advanced Isolations, Ticking & Strobing
✔Click the Link below to learn everything you need to know about the course, pricing, and how to get started!
May the Dance Force be with you,
See you in the Dojo,
Dancing with the 5 Elements
In my upcoming Online Jedi Dance Academy (Launching in 5 more days!!!) I teach you ways to bend and move with the 5 elements of Nature. We begin with this:
The Dancer is the Mover of Energy.
Through this knowing, we can understand that Energy is manifested in 5 spectrums known as the Elemental Forces which guide, direct, and create life as we know it.
The Dancer can then choose which element to play with and infuse their movement these forces, that being: Fire, Earth, Water, Wind, and Lightning (depending on the system of thought used).
In the Tao-Pop Dance system, the 5 elemental forces of nature are manifested through the 5 Mother Styles that comprise all of Popping & Animation dance styles. They are:
Water-Waving: an illusional dance that creates continuous waves traversing through the body. It utilizes liquid like isolations and undulations to create a very flowy and watery effect through the body.
Wind-Tutting: A geometric dance that utilizes the body to create patterns of straight lines, 90 degree angles, geometries, and many other shapes. Tutting moves along the Grid, a geometric plane consisting of the x, y, and z axis which naturally sounds everything in creation. The Tutter is the artist of the Grid.
Fire-Popping/Boogaloo: the original & traditional dance-form of popping that utilizes the continuous “hitting” technique. Hitting is what creates the Pop like effect in the body by utilizing the quick contraction and release of various muscles in the body, thus generating a high amount of internal heat. The boogaloo style is the funkiest of the dance styles and generates the most "soulful" feeling in the dancer.
Earth-Footwork: a lower body dance style that is not specific but in reference to the world of footwork and ground dancing. Footwork in popping ranges from stepping patterns, marches, slides, balancing, spins, glides, moving along the ground on knee, or lying completely on the ground.
and Lightning-Animation: Animation styles are considered to be the most "unreal" and "animated" looking of the styles. Its foundational style is the Robot, which is a highly technical dance that mimicks the movements of robotics, mechanical engineering, and other forms of technology. It utilizes various isolations, high body control, and gimmickry to capture the look and feel of a robot.
These styles are not limited to the associated elements, but are simply the archetypal manifestations of these Natural Forces. In higher advanced training we learn to fuse multiple elements together to create more advanced movements.
If you are interested in learning more about these 5 elemental mother styles, I will be releasing an online course that will cover the basics and fundamentals for each style on August 19th, 2018.
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Until next time,
May the Dance of the Dao be with you All,
Adrian Lobo ~
Introducing the Tao-Pop Style
In my upcoming Online Dance School, (Launching August 19th - 6 more days!!!) I am hereby Introducing a New yet Ancient Dance style to the scene. I call it Tao-Pop.
Taoism + Popping (Pop'Lock) = Tao-Pop
This unique methodology and approach to the Popping dance style fuses it with the wisdom, philosophy, and practices of Taoism (pronounced Daoism).
Taoism is an ancient philosophy, having originated from the far East, that values one to live in accordance with the Tao aka "The Way"; i.e the Way of the Universe, the Way Nature operates, the Way God/Creator/Source has designed all of Creation itself.
It teaches us concepts such as Yin & Yang (living in balance and harmony), the 5 elements (understanding the Natural forces of Life), and the I-Ching (understanding the phases and changes of Life).
The Taoist Masters who had obtained the Tao were considered to be Masters of Energy who have achieved incredible abilities such as healing, controlling the weather, flying, teleportation, immortality, and so much more.
Tao-Pop is a system of dance that takes these concepts within Taoism and applies them to the Popping & Animation Dance styles. In my research and experiences I have discovered that the structure of Popping Dance style and the structure of Taoism can seamlessly and perfectly blend into each other.
The following are examples of this, and at the same time, a type of Table of Contents showing the overall structure of the Tao-Pop system:
0: We begin with the Tao. The Dancer empties themself of all thought and emotion. Finding the stillness within movement and movement within stillness.
1: From the Tao emerges the 1, Creator/God/Source. The Dancer invokes the divinity within and aligns with God-Consciousness. Every movement and Dance expression is thus guided by the Tao.
2: Yin & Yang, the Polarities of Life. The Dancer thus explores how Yin & Yang manifests within movement, such as The Groove & The Move.
3. The 5 Elements: The Dancer then explores the 5 elements of Nature and how they express themselves through the 5 Mother Styles of Popping & Animation:
Fire: Popping & Boogaloo
Lightning: Animation & Robotics
4. The 8 Trigrams. The Dancer then studies the 8 virtues of Dance that help one obtain mastery
-Power: Mastering the level of power vs subtelty in movement and being able to maintain energy control
-Creativity: Mastering the ability to be creative and dynamic through dance
-Musicality: Mastering the ability to interpret the music accurately
-Health: Mastering the physical health, stamina, flexibility, and strength of the Dancer's body
-Grace: Mastering the ability to have beauty in movement, balance, coordination, and proper form & structure
-Charisma: Mastering the ability to have character, channel your emotion, and shapeshift into different identities through dance.
-Storytelling: Mastering the ability to tell stories through dance and being able to seamlessly link one move with the next in a way that makes sense.
-Emptiness: Mastering the ability to surrender and let go into the Music. This is the ability to enter the Flow state and eventually "merge with the Tao" through dance.
5. The 5 Dance Paths: The Dancer studies the different Path's one can take on this Path.
The Magician: One who Dances to Perform for audiences
The Warrior: One who Dances to Compete and enter Battles
The Healer/Shaman: One who Dances to Heal themselves and others
The Architect: One who Dances to be in community and choreograph with teams
The Monk: One who studies the history of Dance and is a teacher of Dance
The Sage: One who has mastered All Dance Paths and achieves Enlightenment through Dance
And so here we have the overall structure of the Tao-Pop system. If you would like to learn more and hear me describe the system in more detail, I will be having a Livestream this Saturday August 18th. On the day after, August 19th, I will be officially launching my comprehensive Online Dance School where you can learn the foundations of my unique Tao-Pop System. It is my hope that this unique system and approach to the Pop'lock dance style not only teaches you the proper foundations and fundamentals of the dance, but also leads you into a deeper awareness and experience of dance, movement, and life itself. Stay tuned for more! For each day until launch I will be revealing more about my unique system.
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May the Dance of the Dao be with you~
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