Beyonce “Before I Let Go” Dance Challenge

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Well, if you didn’t know… Beyonce released her latest “Homecoming: The Live Album” two weeks ago, and with it, a new song titled, “Before I Let Go.”  Then, she created a  DANCE CHALLENGE to that song.  Beyonce invited her fans to come up with their own dance moves to match the lyrics in her song, specifically the lyrics near the end.  For us dancers, I broke it down to 8 – 8 counts:

1st 1234     Ooh (To the left)

1st 5678     I just wanna have a good time (Turn around)

2nd 1234   Turn around, kick, then slide

2nd 5678   And twirl that ass to the right, now

3rd 1234   Ooh 

3rd 5678   Bunny hop, bunny hop, drop, pop

4th 1234   Cross your legs, turn around and clap

4th 5678   Shuffle to the left, let’s glide now

5th 1234   Ooh

5th 5678   Drop it down, drop it down low, low

6th 1234   Low, low, low to the floor, floor

6th 5678   Bring it up, clap, then roll, roll

7th 1234   Step on ’em, step on ’em, step on ’em, step

7th 5678   Step on ’em, kick on ’em, stomp, then you step

8th 1234   Swag the right, surf the left

8th 5678   Work the middle ’til it hurt a little

OF COURSE I had to choreograph a #StopDropAndDance routine to this song, but the challenge was how to simplify the choreography so that I could still match the lyrics and make it easy enough to learn in the 4 minute full length song.  For those of you not familiar with my #StopDropAndDance class, basically my intention is to make the choreography friendly enough that I can play songs back to back and never have to stop the music to break down counts and choreography (visit my YouTube page for other videos).

Alright, so check it out.  I made a few mistakes myself, but whatever.  It’s about having fun, staying healthy, and making dance accessible for EVERYONE!


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