“You can´t dance to metal music” is a widespread popular belief I have heard countless times. Why not, if metal is one of the genres with more rhythm and musical nuances that have ever existed?

Dance to the music that you love most

For many years I have danced several styles like belly dance, tribal fusion, tribal ATS, contemporary dance and others, loving them ut without feeling they are the styles where I feel more comfortable. If you want to read my bio, click here.

I dance to rock-metal music because it is the music that I love, and I want to contribute to the scene with my artistic proposals. I have danced for music bands in music videos and concerts and in many dance fusion festivals and I want to encourage other women (and men, why not) to perform this music genre if it is the one they love most.

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Dance to the music that you love most

How to start

In my website you will find an example of my work and some guidelines if you want to become a rock-metal dancer too.

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Take the highway to hell´s dancehall and enjoy the journey!

Rock-metal dance: dance characteristics

  • Origin: it is a style of dance that comes from the music. Although it might appear that music is the only possible source of dance, this is not true. The starting point may be very diverse: a new style can be derived only from the spontaneous expression of the body or, for example, from an item such as a sword or even a type of clothing. Our job will be to study the nuances of music and choose the best moves depending on its characteristics.
  • Speed: the diabolical tempos handled in the metal music result in very fast movements. The greatest difficulty is cleaning them up, so they do not look poorly defined or run over by our desire to make them fast.
  • Density: metal music is very dense and full of musical nuances. In combination with the high speed, your choreography will require a large number and variety of moves per measure. The result is dense and often baroque, as the music itself.
  • Contrast: high contrasts found in metal music lead us to dramatic movements as falls, jumps or acrobatics. However, although all of them are very shocking movements, they are not essential to create a good choreography. We can achieve contrast in many other ways.
  • Warrior power: rock-metal dance has a lot of warrior power: it is warlike, invasive, fighting and full of fire. Due to that, in the rock-metal dance we will find more straight lines predominate than curvilinear movements.