Dubstep dance.

My son started dancing almost 4 years ago.  He never had a lesson and is completely self taught.  He placed second twice in two dance competitions.

This is him dancing near his home yesterday.

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Dancing in the storm video!

The other day I posted a photo of my son dancing outside during a thunderstorm. Here’s the entire video he made of himself while dancing to two songs.
Dancing in an open space during a thunderstorm probably isn’t the smartest thing to do, but the effect of the lightning in the background is pretty cool.

My son’s second 2nd place dance performance!

On Saturday night, my son was at a convention for furries in Orlando where he competed in the dance competition. He and his friends worked on this for months. My son did the choreography. Here is the result. Unlike his other dance performances, this one tells a story.
The judges must have liked it since they placed second again!

My son’s dancing this weekend!

My son’s in Orlando, attending Megaplex (a furry convention) and right now I’m following his Twitter account and living vicariously through that, because he’s going to be having so much fun for the next 4 days.

He’s in the dance competition again and will be performing with a friend of his. They’ve been working on it for months. I haven’t seen any practice videos because he wants to keep it a surprise, but he thinks it’s the best dance set he’s done yet.

So please send your prayers and positive thoughts that he does well. I’ll post a video when it’s available. Here was his second place (novice category) performance from a convention he attended in Chicago in November.

Here’s his performance at the same Orlando convention last July, where he was a finalist but didn’t place (awards are only given to first through third place).

Dancing alone on the beach.

That’s what my son is doing here.

My son competing in “Floor Wars” at Furry Weekend Atlanta

My son competed in three dance competitions this past weekend in Atlanta. Unfortunately he didn’t make finals this time in the solo fursuit competition and he says the group performance he choreographed was a mess (I disagree).

He did do well in the “Floor Wars” dance competition, where competitors dance out of costume (which he says is much easier!)

He’s the one in the red shorts. He made it through three rounds into the semifinals (Top 4 out of 32 dancers).

Here is the group performance he choreographed (he wasn’t given a choice–the original choreographer quit and put him in charge!) He was really freaking out about it, but it’s not nearly as bad as he thought it was.

Video of my son dancing

Here is a video my son made of himself dancing.

He is presently leading the choreography for a group of five dancers (himself included) at another convention he’s attending in Atlanta in two weeks. He’ll also be competing in the solo dance competition again. He’s been told he has an excellent chance of making the final three again or even winning.

Watch this Incredible 13 year old dancer.

I just saw this on Twitter. K. J. Takahashi is an amazingly talented 13 year old Dubstep dancer from Dallas, Texas. Even if you don’t like dubstep, this boy’s legwork and fluidity is incredible.

ETA: Quixotic Faith (who has an awesome blog) just informed me this type of dancing is called “animating.”
My son does this type of dancing too, but he’s not THIS good.

Stunning “Narcissus” dance performance

Trailer from the dance film “Narcissus” by Giorgio Madia. Moving and beautiful. I wish I knew where to see the entire film.

My son’s dance competition performance

If anyone is interested, here’s my son’s dance competition entry at Midwest Furfest, held in Chicago, where he placed second in his division (out of 51). He is dressed as “Mex,” the hipster weasel.

Here’s a better video that includes the judges’ comments at the end but they’re hard to hear.

Here is he video where the winners are announced (1st – 3rd place in 3 categories, Novice, Veteran and Group). He said he’s glad he didn’t win because if he had he wouldn’t be allowed to compete in novice anymore and the competition in the veteran category is much stiffer.