Edited by Azizi Powell
This post provides an overview of jam skating, features a video tribute to the 2005 American jam skating movie Roll Bounce, and showcases five videos of groups or individuals jam skating at skating rinks throughout the United States. As such, this post is meant to serve as an introduction to jam skating for people like me who aren't that familiar with this movement art.
INFORMATION ABOUT JAM SKATING
"Jam skating (or Jamskating) is a combination of dance, gymnastics, and skating, performed on roller skates. The style of skating has its roots in traditional roller disco, but has been influenced by breakdancing, artistic skating, gymnastics, and modern dance. Successful jamskaters are well practiced in these different forms and must have the ability to translate these movements while on skates.
Jamskating is neither aggressive nor speed skating. This form of freestyle skating is referred to by many different names: toe-dancing, spot-skating, shuffle skating, hexing, rexxing, trucking, shadow skating, crazy leg, boogie bouncing, and disco skating. These names strictly describe the style of skating, not the moves.
In September 2001, the World Skating Association (WSA) became the sanctioning body of jamskating. The WSA was formed to host well organized, skater-oriented events world wide."
ROLL BOUNCE MOVIE VIDEO
Roll Bounce Movie Tribute
Uploaded by POOGIE39 on Feb 19, 2011
I DO N OT OWN THE RIGHTS TO THIS VIDEO, JUST A FAN,
Click http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roll_Bounce for information about the movie Roll Bounce.
FEATURED VIDEOS: COMMUNITY JAM SKATERS
The skaters in these selected videos aren't necessarily the very best jam skaters in the United States. I selected these particular videos because aesthetically they appealed to me and/or because they represent African Americans jam skaters from various states in the United States.
This post is not meant to imply that only Black Americans jam skate.
These videos are presented in no ranking order.
Video #1: Art In Motion Skaters
Uploaded by artinmotion007 on Mar 26, 2007
Golden EyE Dave Roller Skating
Video #2: JB Skating @ The Rink (remix)
Uploaded by caseyjclark on Mar 13, 2009
Video #3: Rolling Wheels of Memphis MLK Weekend '2009'
Uploaded by maria580 on Jan 18, 2009
Memphis getting down!
Video #4: houston rep n dallas skate jam 08
Uploaded by shazee25shanae on Jun 19, 2008
check em out
Video #5: Chitown is doing it
Uploaded by dbra60620 on Apr 21, 2007
My thanks to the performers, and video uploaders.
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