STILETTO: Stiletto dance is inspired by dance routines you see in pop and hip-hop music videos - those ultra-feminine, passionate, candid, uncompromising and vibrant dances created by choreographers whose names you don't recognize and whose moves you love and want to learn. These are the music video choreographies that pop stars have trouble learning, and video editors cut into bits featuring hair flips and body parts closeups, but as you are watching the music video, you know it's the routine performed by the backup dancers on those high heels that gives it its pulse, and life, and takes it to another level. And that's your stiletto dance, baby.
Stiletto dance is a blend of dance forms that feature dynamic footwork (jazz, ballroom, Latin dance, go-go dance, club dancing, street dance), styles that focus on body isolations (belly dance and hip-hop), and sexy dance styles (mostly exotic dance) that bring in bold and sensual body language. It also borrows footwork and carriage from fashion runway modeling, and, of course, it's the fashion images and culture that inspire the use of stiletto heels.
GO-GO: Learn the original go-go dance! As a term, go-go has become the synonym of sexy dancing: in the 21st century any slinky sexy dancer on high heels performing free-style in a dance club is a go-go dancer, but the original style was born in New York City in the 1960s, and it had a well-established vocabulary of dance moves that emerged as a fusion of many dance forms popular in that era - Latin, disco, hip-hop, belly dance, burlesque, and more. So many styles and inspirations blended to create the original New York City go-go dancing... juicy hip work, dynamic foot work, crazy hair flipping, lots and lots of attitude and a care-free spirit of celebration.