...to be a part of Project B
We are issuing a challenge to boys and men all over the world to be part of Project B. The RAD believes that dance is for everyone, regardless of age, sex or ability. Project B sets out to inspire boys and men of all ages to try dance and to dance regularly through simple, fun and masculine choreography.
In his capacity as Global Male Dance Ambassador for RAD, Iain Mackay, Principal at Birmingham Royal Ballet, has created choreography to engage boys and men of all ages and abilities with dance. This draws on his experience as a dancer, a teacher, and as a father.
Iain has adapted the ballet vocabulary, drawing inspiration from classical ballet movements to other aspects of popular culture. New moves include: ‘the dab’, ‘Ronaldo’, ‘The Transformer’ (see below), and ‘Rock Guitar’ among others. These make dance accessible and suitable for all ages and abilities, from complete beginners to those with experience.
The choreography is free to view via the Seenit Capture app as a series of clips showcasing dance moves, specifically for guys.
We want to invite you to be part of our Project B community. Film yourself learning the moves in the choreography and upload it via the app. You might feature in our video we'll be creating later in 2017. We’d love to see your progress, and hear about what or who has inspired you to dance via Seenit.
Don't wait - download the app now to access the Project B choreography, and make sure you enable push notifications so you'll be notified of any updates!
Step by step guide to using the app
- Download the Seenit Capture app (iOS & Android)
- ‘Sign up’ (if you do not have a log in already), or ‘Log in’, tap the menu icon on the top left and click ‘+Join new project’
- Enter project ID RADProjectB
- Follow the prompts down the screen to share your moves
- Tap on the Feed icon at the bottom to see the RAD guidance clips
SEE IT IN ACTION
More than 50 young male dancers took to the floor at Kings Cross Station in London, UK on Saturday 21 October to celebrate male dance. See our choreography in action as these boys wow the crowds. Watch the video here.
60 Australian students enjoyed putting their own spin on the choreography during Boys DANCE 18 in January 2018 in Adelaide. Using the Iain Mackay choreography as a starting point and then showcasing their talent in each of the four dance genres (ballet, contemporary, tap and hip hop) that they were enjoying workshops in at Boys DANCE 18, these boys showed their parents their passion for dance. Watch the video here.
READ ABOUT OTHERS
The following are articles from the Dance Gazette archive featuring male dance: