INSPIRING YOU TO LOVE WAACKING
BUILDING COMMUNITY, CONTINUING THE LEGACY
The Waack Dancers Training Program is a comprehensive curriculum that is specifically designed to develop professional waack dancers. The program incorporates a thorough exploration of the history and origins of waacking as a key component of the syllabus. To enhance the training experience, weekly homework assignments and challenges are provided to encourage ongoing practice and development outside of class. Additionally, students will be required to complete assignments and quizzes to prepare for their midterm and final evaluations.
The program emphasizes the development of fundamental waacking techniques through a series of focused exercises. Repetitive patterns, poses, and combinations that move across the floor will be used to build endurance, strength, and muscle memory. Through this process, students will gain a deep understanding of the mechanics of basic waacking techniques, allowing them to create their own patterns with confidence.
An in-depth study of the historical background of Waacking is integrated into the curriculum. Students will learn about the inspirations and origins of the dance, the social climate of the time, and the people who created and pioneered the dance through the 1970s, 1980s, and 2000s. Historical examples will be provided through clips of "Soul Train," "The Outrageous Waack Dancers," "Tyrone Proctor," and other relevant sources.
The program provides a new approach to music analysis and an understanding of how to recognize and anticipate instrumental patterns in music. Students will learn to understand and interpret the music rhythmically and emotionally to become the living embodiment of the music, all the while applying their own natural abilities. This training will give students the skills to interpret music while freestyling and react spontaneously, using creative and honest movement to illustrate what they hear.
Theatrical exercises will teach students how to tell a story while freestyling, making their dancing entertaining and captivating. The freestyle aspect of Waacking explores the development of each individual's physical capabilities within the dance. Students will learn how to illustrate emotions, embody characters, and communicate through their movements, all the while being a precise visual representation of the music.
Waacking is a journey of self-discovery. To waack, one must have confidence. Through this dance, transformation is inevitable. The training program aims to empower students to develop their own unique style and to express themselves with confidence and authenticity.
LEARN AT YOUR OWN PACE
Through this training system, you will work your way up to becoming a professional. After 16 weeks you will have the opportunity to graduate to the next level of training. If training sessions or homework assignments are missed, graduation might not be possible. Once you have completed the Rhinestone level, you will have a chance to be considered for the company and become a Fabulous Waack Dancer.
We believe in making dance accessible to everyone. As part of our commitment to inclusivity, we are offering:
2 Full Scholarships: Open exclusively to LGBTQ+ BIPOC community members, providing a chance to dive into waacking without financial constraints.
2 Half Scholarships: Another opportunity for LGBTQ+ BIPOC community members to embark on this transformative journey at a reduced cost.
This scholarship is dedicated to individuals within the BIPOC LGBTQ+ community, as an initiative to honor the roots of waacking and give back to the community from which it originated. Waacking, a dance form deeply rooted in the Gay Black Community of 1970s Los Angeles, holds a unique place in history. This scholarship is a testament to our commitment to inclusivity, diversity, and the celebration of cultural heritage.
If you identify with the BIPOC LGBTQ+ community and share our passion for waacking, we invite you to apply for this scholarship opportunity. We aim to create a space where your creative energy and dedication to this art form can flourish, and where you can contribute to the rich tapestry of our dance community.
Work-study positions, allow you to contribute your skills while benefiting from discounted tuition. It's a chance to be part of the Waack Dancer Training Program team and immerse yourself in the dance community.
Do you have any of these skills?
VIDEO EDITING / GRAPHIC DESIGN
Be part of a vibrant community, explore your creative potential, and hone your dance skills under the guidance of industry professionals.
Ready to join us? Apply now. Spaces are limited, and we encourage you to secure your spot early.