Nigel Discusses the Challenge of Hip Hop Dancers

Over the next couple days I’m going to post some of the remaining videos that A Chance to Dance put out that we weren’t able to post in our coverage of it. Plus, these videos all have universal appeal to those interested in dance. So, this will be a good way to enjoy the SYTYCD off season.

In this video Nigel discusses the challenge of Hip Hop dancers in a company with Michael Nunn and Billy Trevitt. Gives you an interesting view on how Nigel looks at Hip Hop on SYTYCD.

One thing I’ve found interesting about this subject is that they’re totally comfortable having a Hip Hop dancer with no training in contemporary get on stage and do something that’s so far above their head. Why not have a contemporary dancer get up and do popping and locking? I get why they don’t have them do b-boy work. That’s dangerous. However, I think they could do more dances that are a stretch for contemporary dancers as well. It would make the show more entertaining if they did.

Check out the full season of Chance to Dance streamed online in case you missed it.