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