Category Archives: Dance Battle
9/21/20 O&A NYC HOLLYWOOD MONDAY: Hellzapoppin’ (Lindy Hop Scene In Full Color)
Lindy hop is the granddaddy of all swing dances, a blend of African and European dance influences that is both uniquely American… and now spans the globe. Lindy hop takes its name from the Charles Lindbergh’s flight to Paris in 1927.
If Tango is sultry, and Ballroom dancing is aloof, lindy hop is joyful and playful. Lindy has a grounded, flowing style that closely reflects its music — from the late 20s hot jazz to the early 40s big bands. Harlem, New York, and in particular the Savoy Ballroom (“The Home of Happy Feet”) is where the dance was developed and innovated from the 1920s onward. Based on earlier dances such as the Charleston, the Black Bottom and the Breakaway, the dance evolved and spread over the decades along with the new swing music.
Hellzapoppin’ (In Full Color)
And while the dance continues to evolve today, contemporary lindy hoppers still strive for that same spirit, inventiveness, and musicality of the pioneers of lindy hop like Norma Miller, Dean Collins, Frankie Manning and many more.
8/10/20 O&A NYC DANCE BATTLE: G-Nerd vs Lil Buck – Memphis Jookin Battle 2
G-Nerd and Lil Buck turn out the Memphis Jookin Battle held on September 14, 2011 at The Moxie, Memphis, Tennessee.
7/27/20 O&A NYC GOING BACK TO ARFICA WITH WaleStylez- AFROBEATS WEEK: Oil It
Choreographers Wendell Bullen and Royal G blow out Mr. Killa’s Oil It. Continue reading
7/13/20 O&A NYC HOLLYWOOD MONDAY: Paris is Burning – Deleted Scenes Outtakes
Paris Is Burning deleted scenes and outakes including interview with Marcel Christian and footage of Avis Pendavis and Dorian Corey battling. Continue reading
7/4/20 O&A NYC ITS SATURDAY- ANYTHING GOES: Legendary: 30 Years of Philly Ballroom (Full Documentary)
An inside look into the effort to preserve Philadelphia’s ballroom scene, a black LGBTQ safe-space that has endured for 30 years. A film produced by The Philadelphia Inquirer’s Emmy-winning video team. Continue reading
6/3/20 O&A NYC WALESTYLEZ DANCE PARTY: J Smooth (USA) vs Inox (ESP) | Exhibition Battle | Marksman Vol. 3
Marksman Vol. 3 , Precision Of Styles presents an exhibition battle with two amazing dancers, J Smooth USA and Inox ESP. Marksman Vol.3 is organized and supported by NicHolas Ho,WTT Apparels. Continue reading
5/30/20 O&A NYC ITS SATURDAY- ANYTHING GOES: Legendary- Series Premiere (Full Episode)
Legendary, a new HBO Max competition series draws its inspiration from the underground ballroom community.
4/22/20 O&A NYC WITH WALESTYLEZ DANCE PARTY: G-Nerd VS Venom | DA MODD 5 YEAR ANNIVERSARY 2020
Two well respected individuals of the Art Of Feet went at it with a four round contest.Yes the only battle to 4 rounds. G Nerd definitely challenged Venom and gave hime a run for his money while putting up a fight. In the end Venom was declared the winner.Da Modd fifth year anniversary was epic. Continue reading