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Benefits of Training in Multiple Different Dance Styles

Updated on October 17, 2014

"Dancers and choreographers offer so many great different styles and outlooks on dance choreography. This is what makes the dance world so great."

~Lai Rupe


What Type of Choreography Do You Need?

As a dancer, you are probably aware that most dance choreographers specialize in one specific style of dance and only choreograph for that individual style. This is just naturally found to be common for dance choreographers. The reasoning for this is often because most dancers and choreographers are better at a specific type and style of dance. As in many careers, specialization can come in very handy.

However, on the rare occasions you find choreographers that offer their expertise in multiple dance styles, you may be taken aback, wondering if this choreography will have any quality when the choreographer offers so many different styles. In this article we will review the benefits of hiring a choreographer who is trained professionally in multiple styles.

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1. Diversity

One thing that specialization dancers lack, is creative diversity in their thinking. You will find the exact same style, and the same moves, in every routine they create, because that is all they know. However, dancers who have professionally trained in multiple styles of dance, aren't as close minded when it comes to choreographing. This stylized background allows these choreographers to insert different styles of dances into their routines that other choreographers wouldn't even think of.

If you are wanting a unique, personalized dance routine, these diverse dance choreographers may be the way for you to go.


2. Beautiful Technique

Dancers who have trained in multiple styles, most likely trained in a professional dance studio and took some type of technique classes. This means that with their diverse training, they probably have a lot of technique under their belt as well. Good technique and proper teaching of correct technique is crucial in dance performance and choreography.

Technique is the core to all dancing. Without knowing the proper placements of where the foot should be, how the thigh needs to be turned out and the position of the arms, the dance choreography and dancers will never be competitive.

Dancers who are trained in multiple forms and styles of dance, should have also trained in technical classes that have allowed them to learn the basics, as well as additional genres.

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3. Competitive Edge.

When finding choreographers or dancers who are professionally trained in multiple different dance styles, it will also help your dance company, drill team, studio, or soloist, gain the competitive edge in local, state and National dance competitions. This competitive edge is created because of the diverse choreographic styles that these choreographers are able to offer.

Not only will judges be able to see dance moves that they wouldn't normally see, they are also going notice the unique choreography.Choreography style and song choices that are unique and original will instantly attract the audiences attention. With this refreshing advantage, you will have the competitive edge in all dance competitions.

In Conclusion.

As a professional dancer, you will want to ensure that your dance choreographers are professionally trained in multiple different dance styles, with proper technique too. Lai Rupe's Choreography offers choreography created by dancers who are technically and diversely trained, to offer you the competitive edge.


Have any dance questions, concerns, or topics to discuss? Don't hesitate to reach out to Lai Rupe's Choreography. I am here to spread the beauty of dance.

Also, feel free to check out the article, "IMPROVISATION DANCE TIPS 101," to dive in deeper to become a better dancer.

Thanks for your LOVE and Support!
~Alaina (Lai) Rupe


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      Anya Brodech 3 years ago from 130 Linden St, Oakland, California, 94607

      I agree with you, bain trained in multiplecstyles of dance is really useful because you learn how to move your body in different ways and work your mind in different ways. Its also great for making sure all your muscles stay strong sincevdifferent dancesvengage different muscles.

      In addition, its helpful when you're choreographing routines because you have a lot more ideas, experiences and resources to draw from when creating something, regardless of the type of dance you are doing. Remember "Bring it On" and what they did to stay competitive?

      Keep on dancing!