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How to Win a Turfing Battle

Learn how to win a turfing battle in this street dance video from Howcast.


Hello, what's up? This is your boy Jino Fort and I'm going to talk to you about battling the body. Now this subject is a little different, because it goes along the lines of respect, as well as just dancing. So you have to be professional in both your dancing and your attitude, because things can get really raw, if two people have the wrong attitude about battles. I know you've seen it, probably before, a couple fights broken out, arguments, judge call-out battles went wrong. I've seen a couple myself.

When you're battling it's good to - there's a difference between performing and battling. Performing is dancing toward the crowd or whatever you're doing and not looking at the person you're battling the whole time. Judges, probably you wouldn't go for that. Most likely, some do, but most won't because it is a battle. So you have to get at them, but don't get in their face too much, because that's a little annoying, as well. It's not really the thing that everybody does. Like when they take the head off and put it back on, that's old school.

But biting as well. There's two sides for biting; biting and chomping. Chomping is stealing the whole routine from somebody and biting is directly stealing a move from somebody that's theirs. Well, not really their's but a signature move. So when you're battling, while you're watching the other dancer, be still. Don't disrespect other dancers by trying to copy their move that they're doing, at the same time they're doing it. Some judges don't like that and it's also disrespectful toward the dancer trying to battle you.

Now people will say, moves are universal. You could use it dah, dah, dah, dah - that is true, as long as you switch it up and make it your own. Don't try to use directly US stands in another battle that's elsewhere. That's not right. It's very disrespectful and you will lose credit towards yourself from other dancers.

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