Musical Freestyle Dance at Venice Beach- Gabriel Francisco

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Got a chance to hang out with one of the first people to teach me hiphop dance at UC Irvine- Gabriel Francisco.  He danced with Culture Shock San Diego and now teaches all over Europe.

Gabriel Francisco Freestyle Dance  at Venice Beach.  Pretty great to watch such a free dancer, who mixes alot of different styles.

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Kizomba- My New Favorite Club Dance and Music- Ivo and Shani

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I’m absolutely HOOKED on this style of music and dance from French Caribbean.  Took my first classes this weekend from Ivo and Shani- great Kizomba teachers in Los Angeles, CA.

If you’re in LA come take classes with me Tuesdays nights in Downtown Los Angeles.


See you on the Dance Floor!

-Chi “Club Dance King”

6 Cures for Dance Anxiety

Last night I went to the The Merry Questmas party.  Quest is a group of professional dancers who gained fame through winning MTV’s America’s Best Dance Crew and dancing for Pop sensation LMFAO.

Of course in a party filled with professional dancers and their groupies, a dance circle formed.

For about 15-20 minutes, I stood around watching 20 something year olds freely expressing themselves, reveling in their youth, carefree limberness.

The music was calling me, and I got closer and closer to the center of the circle.  My mind warned me “Hey Dummy, your dancing skill is not up to par with these young bucks, don’t you DARE go in there”

I waited another 8 minutes as the music flowed through my body and consciousness..

I see a young Japanese dude, with free flowing long curly hair, takes to the center with complete ease and confidence.  He absolutely smashes the beat for 2 minutes, then melds back into the outer edges of the circle.

Mike Song, one of the most famous Hip Hop Dancers on the planet (of ABDC, youtube and Ellen Fame steps in and whirls around, destroying the beat with his tuts, and floorwork.

Shit! I definitely can’t go in after NOW after Mike Song, his greatness eclipses all others.

Another bloque comes in the circle, his moves are mundane, yet I marvel at his courage, freedom, and presence.

My ego, can’t hold me back anymore, the music take over and I head into the circle.

I do a few moves, just groovin, there’s always a temptation to throw in prescripted moves, but I just stay chill and boogey my way out of the circle.

I’m finally alive and free now and continue to lets my body flow the next few minutes.

I’m now at the bar grabbing a drink, a guy comes up to me and says “nice moves”

I say “so intimidating with all these pro dancers” and he’s like “nah not at all”

So THERE you have it. The “Club Dance King” also gets anxiety when dancing in a circle. Professional dancers can get performance anxiety and can be in their heads just like a beginner.  Sometimes while dancing even around novice dancers, but especially when dancing around other professional dancers.

Dance anxiety makes us feel fear and our logical mind attempts to keep us from being present in the moment.

The Solution and Lessons that can be learned:


1. Be present.  Be in the moment, experience the environment, and flow within it.

Resist relying on “canned material” and react to what’s going on now.

2. Be courageous.  Nothing risked, nothing gained.  After I went in the circle, I experienced a joy, relaxation, and momentary nirvana.  I allowed myself to be, and was thus rewarded.

Take risks, go after what you want. Throw yourself into the fire.  Life experiences teaches us and help us grow.


3. Seize the moment, often times we get multiple chances in life, whether it be in love, or business.  But often times there are some times/things that we can’t come back from.  Actor Paul Walker passed recently in a car accident.  Prior to his death I had seen his movies, enjoyed them, but was never wowed by his performances. Following his death, I learned about his charity work, and how he truly lived his life to the fulling through racing, and his charity Reach out Worldwide.  People mourn his death, but you can tell and imagine what a fulfilling adventurours life he lived in his 40 years.

Seize your opportunities, our time is short.


5. Fuck your ego.  Your ego is an antiquated membrane from the days we lived in the wild with animals and were at constant danger of being eaten as prety.  Our ego keeps us safe.  Our ego does not encourage us to take risks and try new things; it tells us to stay in the house, and to not stand out and shine.

Acknowledge your ego, understand it’s purpose, then push it aside and don’t be afraid to shine and express yourself.


6. Resistance is futile. Do what you are meant to do and love to do, find your passion and do what makes you happy.

 Merry Xmas! For those of you who missed out on Black Friday Special Here’s another shot at getting the  Club Dance Basics Series HERE

-Chi “Club Dance King”

Free Club/Dance Floor Game Class Wash DC Thanksiving Nov 29-dec 2

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FRIDAY Nov. 29
[Available for Private] 2:00-4:00pm / 4:00-6:00pm
[Available for 1 on 1 Nightclub]

[FREE Group Class] 1:00-2:15
[Paid Group Class] 2:30-3:30
[Available for Private] 4:00-6:00pm 6:30-8:30pm
[Group Club Session] 10:30-3:00 Ultrabar (subject to change)

[Available for Private] 1:00-3:00pm / 3:30-5:30pm / 6:30-8:30pm
[Available for 1 on 1 Nightclub]

[Available for Private] 1:00-3:00pm / 3:30-5:30pm / 6:30-8:30pm


Saturday FREE Group Class Refundable Deposit when you show up
Saturday Paid Group Class $50

Saturday Group NightClub Session $50

Private Lesson/Hour $120

Female Assistant/Hour $30 (If available)

1 on 1 Nightclub Friday OR Sunday $300

Specify which times you want to reserve. You may split privates (at an additional scaled rate of $30/person/hr) if you have a friend, and club at $50/person/night. Call 323.393.3875 for more info

STUDIO Location:

1 Easy Step to Looking Cool Dancing [Beginner Dance Tips]

The secret to looking more interesting right away is to have your movements go from SLOW to FAST.  Alot of beginner dancers look LAME because they move in a very monotone movement. This is the equivalent to speaking in a monotone voice inflection (Think Ben Stein).

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The Secret to Amazing Body Control: Isolations

Body Isolations are fundamental drills you can work on daily to improve your control.  3 major iso’s are Head, Chest, and Hips.  Once you get control you can start connecting different body parts in waves which will look really sick.

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Secret to Moving Your Hips! (Learn Club Dance)

I’m releasing a new series on many of my secrets to dancing.  Will be putting out new videos every Monday!

The secret to smooth hip movement is bending your knees.  Notice if you’re very upright it is extremely difficult to control your hips.

Once you bend your knees, tighten up your quads and core you’ll have much better control of those hips.

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