Is Hip Hop the next Disco - Evolution in Popular Dance Music Changes the Industry
New York, NY March 3, 2011
For those who remember disco, you might recall that the 70's favorite dance music style could be heard practically everywhere. And love it or hate it, you would have been hard-pressed to predict it was going to disappear all togehter at the turn of the decade. Enter Hip Hop.
Just when it seems like Hip Hop is here to stay, some people have been asking themselves is Hip Hop realy here to stay.
LearnclubDance.com owner Paul Bolotovsky, who sells vidoes that teach folks how to dance to hip hop music says that "Hip Hop has been changing subtly for the last couple of years. Most songs, especially club remixes have much more electronic music built into each song."
When asked what his company sees as the future for Hip Hop and Club Dancing, Paul says that "club goers are becoming more and more influenced by old school partner dancing moves that come from swing and the blues. People are moving away from grinding all night and brining back swing type moves."
The reason? Aside from the natural evolution that most dance styles take, LearnClubDance.com thinks its the popularity of dance shows on television like Dancing With The Stars that have once again popularized ballroom dancing.
The influence of dance music from Latin America and the Caribbean should also be noted and salsa can be heard in nightclubs across the country. LearnClubDance.com says it will meet new consumer demand as club dance music changes and will teach people how to dance to salsa and electronic music if hip hop gets overtaken as the club style dance music of choice.