DJ Qu, who provided valuable insights to RA on this film, started house dancing around 1987. (He's one of a handful of dancers who went on to become successful DJs and producers, alongside the likes of Joey Anderson and Seven Davis Jr.) Attending clubs like Zanzibar and The Path in New Jersey and Kilimanjaro's, The Choice, Mars and Sound Factory in New York, he was drawn to "the way house dancers incorporated so many different dancing styles to house music, but did it in a way that was super graceful and complimented the music."
"It was a special time for music and dance," he says.
Long before the global pandemic closed down most of the world's nightclubs, house dancing had (mostly) vanished from the club scene. In this film, we look at why that happened, and find out where house dancing ended up.