Hobbies: Skiing, dancing, parkour,
gymnastic, traveling, wake-boarding, ballroom/social dancing, working
out, fitness, football, softball, baseball, basketball, outdoor life.
Love/Passion: nightlife, dancing,
Disc Jockeying, all types of music
Favorite Clubs: Club Shelter
- NYC, La Boom - Cancun, Saturn (no longer in existence) - Philly,
Daddy O's- Cancun, Pulsations (no longer in existence) - Glenn Mills,
Sound Factory - NYC, Evolution (back in the day) - Philly, Living
- Montreal, Home - Sydney, Australia
Would Like to Visit: Love Parade
- Berlin, Ibiza - Spain, Gatecrasher
Future Plan: Own and
operate his own dance studio, music store and nightclub
Signature Moves: "The Fry", The Mike Fry (Breathless)
- The Series
Outside or inside weekly dance sessions:
Location(s) and times:(New York City, Hoboken, Central Park and
Private and group dance lessons available.
Bi Monthly dance sessions:
West Chester, PA and surrounding areas.
tips, Techniques, Implements & More:
Videos, Photos & More:
In this video are some sample footwork and steps to add into your routine, which will increase your dance skills, footwork, steps, style, cardio and more.
You will also see some sample signature footwork, steps and more.
Choreographer, teacher, and dancer, began dancing at the age of thirteen years old. At the age of sixteen he was introduced to the underground dance styles and scene after going to clubs in Philadelphia. After mastering his own unique dance style, Michael began featuring his ability in the underground scene known as the circle (circle dancing) as well as in the commercial scene on stage. Soon Michael began showcasing his ability to choreograph and dance for featured artists and established entertainment firms within the Philadelphia area. It was the talents of fellow dancers along the way that inspired Michael to develop his own dance crew known as Mesmerizing Motions. A dance crew that incorporates innovated, improvisation and freestyle dancing, along with other dance styles and entertainers. Mesmerizing Motions continues to perform in front of a live audience at corporate events, private parties and fundraisers.
After Michael finished school, he started traveling around the world showcasing his many talents. In the year 2000, he founded the company “The Floor Is All Yours” and the www.thefloorisallyours.com an entertainment, service, promotional and reference company for individuals in the entertainment and fitness industry which he presently continues to operate and expand. Most recently, Michael has added a motivational portion to the company where he personally provides motivational tools such as dance videos, blogs, write-ups, sample workouts and more to the general public geared to all ability levels and personality types.
Currently, Michael is still dancing and teaching, working privately and with groups. He continues to collaborate with other dancers and fitness experts to form meet-ups, share ideas, and to continually grow and evolve himself. Michael continues to build The Floor Is All Yours and his career as a dancer and fitness instructor by incorporating various dance styles and cardio routines crossing the dance world over to the fitness industry, known as Mesmerizing Fitness. As you can see Michael is not close to stopping and is always looking for the next evolution in movement to expand his library and vocabulary so he can share his expertise with others who want to do the same.
Dance is a form of unspoken communication that frames the artwork of one’s inner self. Dance allows individuals to express their emotions, discover new worlds and seek acceptance in ways they may have not thought obtainable. The art of dance, as well as the instructor, provide the avenues needed in class for students to feel the freedom of movement, expression and creative voice. It is the instructors responsibility to provide an uplifting, safe and inspirational environment with the foundation needed for all students, no matter the ability, to reach their full potential while building their confidence and trust along the way. The ultimate goal is for all of these avenues, emotions, movements and new found freedoms to allow students to inhale the breath of enthusiasm in order to exhale their own unique dance voice.
Beginner, intermediate, advance:
This class incorporates, innovation, improvisation, hip hop, funk and house. You will be taught various dance styles, footwork, steps, and spin routines. You will use different tools such as expression, body movements and self-confidence to improve your dancing. You will move to various choreographed routines where the uplifting beats will help you obtain muscle memory. You will walk away with the tools needed to apply your dance skills to all genres of music. Besides learning you will be supported in an established inspirational environment where you will discover a blue print of yourself and obtain the confidence needed to show everyone that the floor is all yours.
Michael Fry is a self-taught
innovated freelance and freestyle dancer, and has been dancing
since 1993. He works on footwork, steps, dance moves, spins,
effects, cardio, self-confidence, new ideas, body movements,
stretches and much more. Mike has respect for all types of dancers
and is always giving acknowledgment to those who are trying;
he knows that there are a lot of great dancers out in the public
eye. Mike is far from great, so he takes advantage of his free
time to practice and create one unique style.
He sees a lot of competition in the dance scene and the best
advice he can give to people that are trying to get better is:
Never compare yourself to someone else.
Don't put yourself down.
Give credit where credit is due.
Always admit when someone is better than
Don't make fun of people that are trying.
Feel the music. Let the music move you;
don't move yourself.
Envision yourself on the floor; the more
you enjoy yourself the better dancer you will be.
Be as original as you can.
Mike gets respect from female and male dancers.
Through his years of dancing he has been criticized but he knows
it is sometimes unintentional and only human nature. He tries
his best not to criticize people for how they dance because
everyone has to start from the beginning; and he is always giving
everyone the benefit of the doubt.
Notes: Mike says dancing is an art!Visually and Mentally!
Dancing is also about One Love and A Great Vibe!
Mike has been a backup dancer for "Unique"
Monique Luken's performances. He took some ballroom classes
and is knowledgeable in the basic Fox-trot, Rumba, Cha-cha,
Salsa, Meringue, Waltz, Swing (triple step), East Coast Swing,
Samba, Mamba and Tango. Mike has also danced for Bobby Morganstein
Production for a short time.
Q: How did you get to your level of
dancing and what makes you think you will be dancing until you
die? A: "I would see dancers on TV and imitate them;
then when I was old enough to get in the clubs I saw dancers
doing different moves and styles. Everywhere I went I saw different
things, but they were the same in a way. So I started working
on what I could do; not what everyone else was doing at the
time. There were a few of us that would go to the clubs and
just do our own thing. We didn't get much respect at first,
but over the years we started getting respect. I not saying
that I'm different, but you know how it is, when you are a new
person in the area, and you aren't doing what is popular at
that time people will judge you. I been dancing all over the
world and I see it's better to do your own thing. As a self-taught
dancer my whole life it's hard to have people understand what
I'm doing on the dance floor. Every time I'm on the floor I
am trying something new. I try to keep the audience guessing
on what's coming next. I have a lot of ideas in my head, but
most of the time I am afraid to show it because some people
don't understand. Dancing is my life, and people like me understand
what it means to feel the music. Everyone tells me don't worry
about what people think. I hear this all the time, and I try
to follow those words; but there is a lot of competition out
there. No matter if they think l am better than other dancers;
I'll never admit that I am better than anyone else, because
I'm not. I am just one of many and there are a lot of great
dancers out there. They have to be seen; I seen a lot of them
and I know a lot of them. Right now I would tell you that I
would dance until I die, because all the ideas I have. I want
to show them or when I put a production together other dancers
will show my ideas. I hate to say it; but if something happens
to me where I can't use my arms, legs, etc. I have ideas put
aside, so I can still dance. Which makes me want to teach or
help people with disabilities that love and want to dance. No
matter what, I don't see myself stopping anytime soon. I always
tell everyone one day In the club, I will be dancing and I will
be doing a move and I will pass-over and die. It will be my
best move that I ever did and I will not be able to appreciate
it. Hopefully nothing like that happens in the future. Until
I don't want to dance anymore I will dance forever."
Q: What are some techniques you use
to improve your dancing? A: "Sometimes I sit around and close my eyes and
see the move being done or the style being perform; then I would
try to put it to reality. Some other ways are:
MUSIC: I use different types of music to practice different
styles and moves. For example I might use a jazz sound for a
spin and for a flow type of style. A drum beat for footwork,
and so on.
STRETCHES I might use stretches and cross them over into
PROPS: Using props will help your style, because you
have to concentrate more on the prop; which means you have to
have your style perfect for the prop to work right.
EXPRESSIONS: One of the most important parts of dancing.
I try to express myself from my toes to my fingertips. If I
know the song I will sing it, which helps me become part of
the song. If It's telling a story I will act out the story.
I use facial expressions as well. I might growl, yell, frown,
"There are a lot of techniques I use and
I can list them forever; but the best technique is being original.
To achieve originality I think you should do what you know how
to do first; then work on what you want to do. Ask how a certain
move is done, or how to improve you style. But remember doing
more advance dancing you have to practice, eat right, and have
good cardio. By taking all these different ways, constructive
criticism to the fullest, dancing from the heart and much more
into consideration helps me become a better dancer."
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