@sinostage_amy wearing the GH cap || 🛒🛍 galenhooks.com/shop or LINK IN BIO . Congrats to Amy for appearing on @theellenshow! The video of her in my class doing River went crazy viral with over 20 million views on IG alone. It was just as impressive watching her do the routine in person. . Thanks for the chocolates Amy- super happy for you!
😓 Phew that was so tough! The winner is.......... . ⭐️⭐️ @kristy_ann_butry || Representing Germany 🇩🇪⭐️⭐️ . 👏👏👏 . Congratulations! Keep an eye out for a DM with next steps! ......... To everyone who submitted from all around the world- this was so difficult to choose and I really truly hope to see so many of you in the future. . It was so inspiring to hear your stories and see how much you love to
When I worked as a dancer in music videos, one of the most exciting parts was going through hair and makeup. I loved seeing the different techniques (anyone remember the phase of airbrush foundation?), having different looks on each project, and seeing how the makeup looked on camera. . Nowadays, I much prefer to be behind the camera and give aspiring dancers tips on how to have the experiences I
⭐️Galen Hooks Scholarship Challenge!⭐️ . Only a few days left! Win a scholarship for any open spot in @thegalenhooksmethod training experience! Tag someone who should submit! . The Galen Hooks Method is transformative, revolutionary training for dancers of all skill levels. Read all about it in the BIO LINK or Galenhooks.com/train . Last year's submissions were so inspiring! ......................
When @camila_cabello comes on in rehearsal 💃|| This is choreography I did for Camila's Much Music performance where the dancers played dolls in pointe shoes! . I did pointe for a brief, brief, period of time (my body is NOT made for it- anyone else feel my pain?? 🙋♀️) but I've had the opportunity to choreography for pointe more times than I thought I would and live vicariously through the dancers
Coooooooool ⚡️|| #fanartfriday by @jessmelx . Choreo @galenhooks Dancer @seanlew Song Kiwi @harrystyles Filmed by @timmilgram
#TBT • Janet Jackson “Rock With You” • . This music video was such a memorable experience because so many friends were in it! If you look back at the cast, it’s insane to see how many people were in it. . The choreography from top to bottom is so good by Ed Moore & Gil Duldulao. . I remember rehearsing it at Ally Kat and having so much fun with all the dancers in one room together. . This is also
🇮🇹 ✈️ 🇬🇧 . Now in London after leaving Rome, and so excited for my SOLD OUT "NIGHT OF DANCE" tonight!! . Can't wait to see everybody! Who's coming???
⭐️Galen Hooks Scholarship Challenge!⭐️ . It's that time again! Win a scholarship for any open spot in @thegalenhooksmethod training experience! Tag someone who should submit! . The Galen Hooks Method is transformative, revolutionary training for dancers of all skill levels. Read all about it in the BIO LINK or Galenhooks.com/train . Last year's submissions were so inspiring! ......................
Happy Birthday Stephen Hawking! Throwback to when I camped out for 14 hours and was the second person in line to earn this ticket to one of his lectures at CalTech. I'd do it all again. And the cherry on top was seeing him with my family! . #stephenhawking
Thank you Rome! Such a fulfilling teaching experience. Every single one of you were right there with me & grew right before my eyes. . It's so encouraging that even in these huge classes I can still feel a very intimate connection with you guys and get some real teaching in. Thank you for listening to my bazillion speeches and for soaking it all in like sponges. . Congrats to all the students who
I went to The Vatican on a day with perfect weather and saw The Pope (!) with two people I love very much. So very thankful. 🇮🇹. That's St. Peter's Basilica behind me! Looks surreal!!
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😱 The "BOTH CLASS" passes are sold out- only single class passes are left!! 😱 || ✨NEW✨ we will be having a mixer after class at @boondocksldn to mingle, dance, and enjoy each others company! Only a 15 minute walk/ 5 minute Uber ride away from the studio! . ✨The mixer will be starting at 10:30 PM for Night of Dance participants only! Free admission, but bring extra money if you’d like to buy drinks
Dancing with @sinostage_amy. I'm pretty sure she's better than me haha. . 8-years old! . It's really insane to see a kid who is so good with musicality and nuance AND understands the general performance quality, how to smile and relax and interact, etc. . Brava Amy! So much different than River! . Song: Crazy Love Artist: Ne-Yo @kinjazdojochina
New vid-LINK IN BIO! Choreo: @galenhooks | Artist @neyo | song #crazylove . This combo is from 2012- I taught it in Korea that year and made it up in my hotel room right before, which is really uncommon for me! . The song is off the LIBRA SCALE album which I was a part of with One in a Million, Beautiful Monster, etc and I fell in love with this song when I first heard the album. I also get asked
Did you know? The Rose Parade that happens in Pasadena every New Years Day dates back to 1890. It was a way for an elite social club (that still exists today) to show off the enviable LA climate to East Coasters. . They would get roses from their gardens and put them on horse drawn carriages and then compete in games, including polo (which I watched a match of last year in LA-they still play here!
2017! What was your favorite combo? . 🌊 "RIVER" . Link in bio to see an INSIDE LOOK into the whole lifespan of this combo (it went on quite a journey!) and the meaning behind the movement. (A fun game- see if you can spot the "cigarette" on the wall behind me when I do the smoking part!) . Pretty much every moment of this combo is intentionally constructed as a teaching tool to push the dancer to
2017! Enjoy the videos from the year 😊 Which one is your favorite?? . 🤖"HUMAN" @sevdaliza_ . Link in bio for an INSIDE LOOK into this routine, the meaning behind it and the people in the video! . I really appreciated everyone being so willing to dive into heavy concepts like this & play robots 😊 Plus, it was really nice to have working dancers in my class who don’t take class often! . And thank yo
(PART 2/2)♥️🧠7 million views on a 10-min long video of a 2-min long combo. This is a routine that doesn't have any of the makings of a popular dance video, but people have been able to connect with it somehow. . It's been taught dozens of times since this 1st class & it is by far the hardest combo from the year. The timing & nuance are really specific & have to be taught quite specifically, but th
(PART 1/2)♥️🧠7 million views on a 10-min long video of a 2-min long combo. This is a routine that doesn't have any of the makings of a popular dance video, but people have been able to connect with it somehow. . It's been taught dozens of times since this 1st class & it is by far the hardest combo from the year. The timing & nuance are really specific & have to be taught quite specifically, but th
2017! What was your favorite combo? . "Shut up and Dance" by Walk The Moon . Good clean fun 😊
✨NEW✨ we will be having a mixer after class at @boondocksldn to mingle, dance, and enjoy each others company! Only a 15 minute walk/ 5 minute Uber ride away from the studio! . ✨The mixer will be starting at 10:30 PM for Night of Dance participants only! Free admission, but bring extra money if you’d like to buy drinks! . ✨Come mingle, drink and snack with Galen and friends! . 🇬🇧🇬🇧LONDON!!🇬🇧🇬🇧 . I
2017! Enjoy the videos from the year 😊 Which one is your favorite?? . "KIWI" @harrystyles . Original caption for the combo: . ❤ @harrystyles for this song! I wanted to do a rock combo for many reasons: . ✅ It's uncomfortable for people- rock is typically outside of dancers' comfort zones, and I don't want my students to get comfortable. . ✅ It was a way to do a heels combo that is not sexy. There
Mood on this chilly holiday evening. . #FreestyleRoulette video. 🎥🖱 LINK IN BIO! . ⭐️I had never heard this song before - this freestyle was my first time hearing this!⭐️ . Try it out 1. pick a song you've never heard . 2. give yourself a parameter . 3. freestyle . ⬆This one features @sabrinaclaudio "Confidently Lost" . ---------- . 🙏I asked for song requests on my @instagram Story and chose the
Christmas in LA 🌴
🎁Happy Holidays from me and some of my @thegalenhooksmethod alumni! Festive photos from a recent reunion, taken by @alissarosephoto, who also took an intensive and was so stunning! . @emma_hauser @macyswaimyy @elliessoto @arielle_libertore @britneyhall @_tinaj_ @tohnnie_jaylor @kristynnurkka @scarletaviram @jenapter @mariahlandwerlen @christinaaalba @rachelhospers @alissa_nigro @_zen____ @taylorga
Top of the world 🌎
Rehearsals in Hong Kong done ✔️. Next year shooting the show in Shanghai! @williamchanwaiting #hbdc . And thank you @ithk for the awesome clothes! @sinostage_koko 👊
Choreography by me, danced with @jillymeyers || #tbt || I love that @nerd is back in action! They've meant so much to so many of us. This combo is off their Fly Or Die album which was (and still is) absolutely everything. . Throwback to this combo from 2008. By the looks of my hair, this was around the time Jilly and I also danced together in @janetjackson Rock With U video? I think? . Anyone reme
#tbt to the very first "ON-SET" intensive I did for @thegalenhooksmethod . This is now only available as part of "IMMERSION" (4-Day experience). . 🖱REGISTER and WATCH THE FULL VIDEO under the IMMERSION tab in my bio link. . APRIL IS ALMOST SOLD OUT! . Industry dancing uses a much different skill set than dancing in class or in pieces you shoot for fun, and this session is where you can learn those
If you zoom in you can see @williamchanwaiting's reflection 😉 . Day 1 rehearsal
❗️ IT'S WORKING❗️You guys- how inspiring to see such a response on an activism post that was made super late at night last night! This is the community at its best! And it's not falling on deaf ears!! . If you didn't see my last post, please check it out. . @dantecorde's situation brings to light the great need for healthcare in our field. Here's what else is at stake for choreographers, their ass
❗️UPDATE! IT'S WORKING! KEEP TAGGING!❗️☝️ Watch and listen and if you feel compelled, tag @sagaftra and @dantecorde to show your support for choreographers having union coverage! . A member of our community @dantecorde was in a tragic car accident over the Thanksgiving weekend and had to have his arm amputated. He is a choreographer and creative director who has worked with everyone from @missymis
#tbt reliving @chrisbrownofficial Wall To Wall Choreography with @rtbrothas! This was almost 10 years later 😱 . I really really really really miss doing choreography like this. . If you don't know who Rich and Tone are, they entered the industry dancing for Michael Jackson on tour as practically babies, and have since directed and choreographed for everyone from Madonna to Chris, were producers on