111. This Episode Hits SO HARD because… Popin Pete

Words That Move Me with Dana Wilson
Words That Move Me with Dana Wilson
111. This Episode Hits SO HARD because… Popin Pete

Today I am talking to the Legendary Popin’ Pete, and you can hear my ear to ear smile in my voice! In addition to being dance history royalty, Pete is one of my favorite dancers, teachers, and straight talkers.  He is the first person I turn to when I am looking for a pointed perspective… That’s probably dramatically different from my own. So, if you want to have your mind blown, or if you’ve ever used the word POP in a sentence, or if you’re interested in having a 40+ year career doing something that you love, then this episode is for you!

Here’s what you’ll learn:

  • How Popin’ Pete learned Popping and Boogaloo from his brother Sam
  • The difference between Hitting and Popping
  • What street dance on the west coast was like 40 years ago
  • The difference between dancers and athletes



Halftime Show Article: https://deadline.com/2022/01/super-bowl-halftime-show-sag-aftra-deal-dancers-payment-1234919864/amp/

Battle with Iron Mike:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8arlQUVRes4&t=301s

Toni Basil’s Swan Lake:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pbBzyTJPt30


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