#katascratch

Our #katascratch challenge is up!
Find a partner and together make the best combination of at least 5 dance moves from the katascratch list of moves, and share it with our community of Bodyscratchers!

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The moves

Katascratch is the collection of Body.scratch basic moves. 7 actions moves and 9 categories moves that match Scratch coding language (see gifs below). Each move has influences from dance cultures and forms such as jazz, hip hop, popping, house and more! Try it out!

HOW IT LOOKS IN SCRATCH

Actions

Categories

7 Action moves

New start
/ Reset

What it does

This movement enables you to start off a new body.code

HOW THE MOVE IS ORIGINALLY CALLED

Turn & Back slide

ORIGINS

Turn & slide variations belong to various styles across dance History. Nevertheless, here we keep the move smooth with a vernacular Jazz feel to it.

Save series of blocks

What it does

With this move you can validate and save a series of blocks in order to start body.coding a new one.

HOW THE MOVE IS ORIGINALLY CALLED

WOAH!

ORIGINS

The WOAH in its current form comes from Dallas, US. Several artists claim to be at the origin of it: Dj Dangerous, Young Deji (and his Dejo dance), 10k Caash. The most certain is that the story started in 2012 in a video clip and blew up with Lil'Uzi Vert bringing 10k Caash to perform on stage in 2019.

Go inside a block

What it does

Now, when possible, you can insert a block in another one to be more creative with your body.code

HOW THE MOVE IS ORIGINALLY CALLED

I'm in

ORIGINS

A front walk variation present in many dance styles that want to bring a snappy feel.

Go outside a block

What it does

On the opposite of "Going inside", this step allows you to go outside of a block to keep on creating.

HOW THE MOVE IS ORIGINALLY CALLED

Nuh fi mi biz'

ORIGINS

This move is inspired by a modern Dancehall step called 'Goodbye haters', introduced in 2019 by the Kenyan choreographer DitrixStev. Dancehall is a culture that started in Jamaica in the 1940's and got more recognition from the late 1970's. In the 1990's Gerald 'Bogle' Levy gave strong foundation to the dance form of the culture.

Go one block up

What it does

You can simply go one block up to create the next one. One jump is one up.

HOW THE MOVE IS ORIGINALLY CALLED

Flamingo jump

ORIGINS

This comes from a common gymnastics leap used already for centuries. Keep it snappy!

Go one block down

What it does

By doing this move you can go down one block. One dive is one down.

HOW THE MOVE IS ORIGINALLY CALLED

Dolphin dive

ORIGINS

This move has been coined after the development of floorwork in Break and House dance in the late 70's in New York city. It requires control and smoothness.

Run the body.code

What it does

As the name indicates, once you agree with the blocks created and want to see the result, with this step you can run the body.code.

HOW THE MOVE IS ORIGINALLY CALLED

Running Man

ORIGINS

The step belongs to a club style developed in New Jersey in the late 90's and popularized by Janet Jackson later on, is pretty much part of the Hip Hop culture.
Today, the new Running Man step started by Kevin Vincent and Jerry Hall (teens from Hillside, New Jersey) through the #RunningManChallenge. It looks very different from the original one.

9 Categories moves

Events

What it does

It allows you to call the 'events' category. After, you can select a specific block from that category with a self-created move.

HOW THE MOVE IS ORIGINALLY CALLED

We just started!

ORIGINS

A front jump that all superheroes started with. We're more ready than ever to move our body.code!

Sensing

What it does

It allows you to call the 'sensing' category. After, you can select a specific block from that category with a self-created move.

HOW THE MOVE IS ORIGINALLY CALLED

Dhalsim slide

ORIGINS

This is a variation of slides that we often find in Hip Hop dance, born from an originally Afro-american culture emerging in the late 70's. The name itself comes from Dhalsim, a character from the Japanese video game 'Street Fighter' that had extendable limbs.

Sound

What it does

It allows you to call the 'sound' category. After, you can select a specific block from that category with a self-created move.

HOW THE MOVE IS ORIGINALLY CALLED

Say what?!

ORIGINS

This is a variation of chest groove that we often find in Hip Hop dance.

Looks

What it does

It allows you to call the 'looks' category. After, you can select a specific block from that category with a self-created move.

HOW THE MOVE IS ORIGINALLY CALLED

Scope afar

ORIGINS

Again, this is a variation of chest groove that we often find in Hip Hop dance.

Control

What it does

It allows you to call the 'control' category. After, you can select a specific block from that category with a self-created move.

HOW THE MOVE IS ORIGINALLY CALLED

Hit Hit Hola

ORIGINS

Here is a specific dance in Hip hop culture called Popping. This street dance's basic principle is to continuously contract and relax muscles in order to create 'pop' and 'hit' effects from the body. Isolation of the limbs is often used to amplify these effects. Popping comes itself from the 1960's Boogaloo style.

Operators

What it does

It allows you to call the 'operators' category. After, you can select a specific block from that category with a self-created move.

HOW THE MOVE IS ORIGINALLY CALLED

Leaaaan...na!

ORIGINS

A beautifully failed attempt to do the 45° lean of Michael Jackson seen in 1987. How far can you go?

Motion

What it does

It allows you to call the 'motion' category. After, you can select a specific block from that category with a self-created move.

HOW THE MOVE IS ORIGINALLY CALLED

Knee stir

ORIGINS

A basic stretching and happy dance move seen in many cultures around the world.

Variables

What it does

It allows you to call the 'variables' category. After, you can select a specific block from that category with a self-created move.

HOW THE MOVE IS ORIGINALLY CALLED

Flossin

ORIGINS

The step shows a fast back-and-forth movement of the arms and hips, similar to the use of dental floss.
The earliest video proof of the step has been uploaded in 2010 by a kid called Ryan Marshall who claims he learnt it from a certain Max Castillo, who himself learnt it from another guy at the NASC.
The step has been popularized by 'The Backpack Kid' in 2017, who claimed and sued the Fortnite game corporation for "stealing his move".

My blocks

What it does

It allows you to call the 'my blocks' category. After, you can select a specific block from that category with a self-created move.

HOW THE MOVE IS ORIGINALLY CALLED

It's me again!

ORIGINS

Again, this is a variation of groove that we often find in Hip Hop dance.

How it works

When we Body.scratch, we do it together!

# 1

Always find a dance partner to make your moves and create your body.scratch

# 2

Together select at least 5 moves from the katascratch collection and make the best choreo out of it. You can repeat some moves if you want!

# 3

Record and share on TikTok or Instagram with #katascratch, tag us and we'll repost your moves!

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