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#18421 Colours


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Posted 11 December 2018 - 03:22 AM

Not sure why she's takin' dance lessons in NY. She's already 1 of the best dancers I know. I know that. Especially cos I usually do her MM dances. What else does she really have to learn?

Compared to people who focus on dance as their career at her age when she graduated, she was no where near their level. Not to say she isn't good, but spending 5 years as an idol really slows down your progress while your peers surpass you.


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Posted 11 December 2018 - 03:42 AM



One and Only, on 10 Dec 2018 - 21:18, said:
Not sure why she's takin' dance lessons in NY. She's already 1 of the best dancers I know. I know that. Especially cos I usually do her MM dances. What else does she really have to learn?

In regards to dancing, amongest MM and H!P in general she's one of the best (I would say her along with Ayumi and Manaka are one the best), but the thing is, she wasn't challenged in dancing in the group. Idol dances arent really that hard because the main point is that it should be easy for the audiance and fans to learn, unless your group is more dance focused like Fairies (with some of their songs that is) or any exile group. In H!P, you can only get as good with what you are given and in that case, your skills end up being rusty. For someone like Riho who trained in dance for many years, she didnt progress any further than say 14/16. If your away from the dance scene for long, you end up losing alot of your skill set (ie: flexibility, prescision etc). In that New York video of her dancing with all those people, you can see she was behind the rest of them, and at that point in your age for dancing (17-22) your skills are top notch and ready for anything, at 17 and having stopped taking more professional dances classes (that arent idol related) after 12, she had alot to catch up on since those middle years you should be at your best already. 


Riho going to NY was a good choice on her part, NY is known for the best dancers and dance schools in the world (right after LA) and alot of those dancers end up going straight into Broadway or Off Broadway shows as soon as possible. In NY, you are given so many chances to learn new forms on dance, like contemporary, jazz and so on.


This isnt me bashing Riho on her dancing, but as someone who has been taking dance classes (almost half my life at this point) for a while its understandable to why Riho is went to NY because thats every dancers dream to go their, to study dance.


Sorry if this didnt make any sense, I don't know how to properly write what I really wanted to write so I hope this helped or made sense lol



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Posted 11 December 2018 - 04:07 PM

I understand

MM dances are hard overall IMO, some parts are easier than others of course

The main struggles for me are rememberin' all the moves and keepin' my feet even when I move or turn

When I study my 1st MM dance, even now for other dances, I have to study each move and make the different parts of my body work together. I literally have to pause videos each mini-second to keep up. That Humble dance she does now, I'd have to learn each step 1-by-1 and pause the video continuously

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Posted 11 December 2018 - 06:56 PM

Not to mention idol dances are not AT ALL the style wanted in professional dance. For broadway they want contemporary, jazz, maybe a little hip hop or ballroom, etc. For ballets they obviously want ballet. For contemporary/modern dance companies they want contemporary, jazz, ballet, etc. For music videos they want a mix of everything. Even before Riho joined Morning Musume and if she didn't join I don't think she'd be on track to get into professional dance. The dancers that do are insanely talented. It also seems like the place she went before joining Morning Musume is designed to prepare kids for the Japanese entertainment industry, which has very different standards and expectations than that of the US, so they may have only gotten her ready to work there.


I think it's good for her to take the classes regardless. Maybe she can break into something in Japanese entertainment or use it to further her career in Japan - I remember in the early days MM (maybe just one member?) took some lessons in NY as part of an Asayan special. But I don't think she'll be breaking into any US professional dance, acting, or theater as it stands right now.

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Posted 12 December 2018 - 02:10 PM

^ That was Nacchi who went to NYC and it was to take singing lessons.

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Posted Yesterday, 04:53 PM

 Once again, Matt Swadling subtitled it ^_^



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