It takes time to change position of an object from one place to another place, and it takes time to change velocity to go, say, from zero to sixty miles for a car. Does it take time for acceleration to change from zero to a finite amount? Isaac Newton and all the physicists since Newton for the past three hundred years have not clearly answered this question. The Jumpulse Dance is an empirical proof that it does NOT take time to change acceleration from zero to a finite amount; if it does take time to change acceleration, the Jumpulse Dance would not be possible. The jumpulse applied to slide the feet must be a finite force in order to overcome the strong static friction force. The concept of jumpulse is initially invented as the solution of touch or collision without bounce and the solution of prolonged contact in sports.
The Jumpulse Dance takes the advantage of the sliding and takes into consideration of the artistic movements of past great dancers to choreograph a dance suitable for young and old. Its basic movement is the slide, which is a traits usually acquired by most experienced dancers after years of practice in non-sliding dances. The Jumpulse Dance has three No’s: No turning, No Jumping, and No Touching, and, thus, can be danced safely by the very young and the very old, say, from 8 to 80. It can have sliding backward, sideways, obliquely, and forward. During the slide, it allows the dancer to capture the micro-beats in the textured music of the Top 40 songs.
In the past three years, the Jumpulse Dance has help rekindle the dancing culture in nightclubs, starting with the clubs in the San Francisco Bay Area. It also help revived the two old dances, Running Man and Shufflin, whose movements are not as efficient as the linear sliding of the Jumpulse Dance. A recent video based on Shufflin even reached number one in Top 40 songs.
The Jumpulse Dance is designed for nightclub Top 40 music. The basic idea is anti-gravity and to make the dancer appear to float on the dance floor, using the newly invented concept of jumpulse. Jumpulse is a sudden change of force. In common terms, motion starts from a finite force, not zero force. All motions start with zero or rest position and zero velocity, but finite, not zero, acceleration or force, and this finite force is jumpulse. Learning from past great dancers, the essence of the Jumpulse Dance movement is sliding. A jumpulse is needed to propel the body from rest against the friction force in sliding.
The primary foot motion of the Jumpulse Dance is sliding: sliding backward, sliding sideways, and sliding forward. While one foot is sliding, the other foot can aid the balance by kicking out. Designed for dancers from 6 to 66, the Jumpulse Dance has three No’s: No Turning, No Jumping, and No Touching. For seniors, turning, jumping, and touching, which force the dancer to move with one’s partner, can cause undesirable effects.
One of the basic movements of the Jumpulse Dance is the Treadmill, where the feet execute a treadmill motion without a treadmill. The Treadmill can be practiced anywhere, as an equal or better exercise than the actual treadmill exercise, without the trouble of having a treadmill. One main point about the Treadmill and about most other movements in the Jumpulse Dance is that the beat comes at the end of the slide. In most other dances, the beat generally comes at the stepping down or the end of a tap. But, in the Jumpulse Dance, the motion is a slide, not a stepping or tapping. Thus, the logical time for the beat is at the end of the slide. As soon as you start to catch the beat in the Jumpulse Dance, you will start to look good!
A good nightclub dance should start with a noraml human movement to avoid being conspicuous. The Jumpulse Dance can start with a Swagger, which is an extension from the regular walk. As it name implies, the Swagger adds a swagger to the walk with the feet twist around without moving, one foot at a time. An Advance Swagger is to press down the foot on the floor, and when one foot twist, the other foot bounces up from the pressing down force. The bouncing up should use a jumpulse, to make the movement looking sharp.
One professional movement of the Jumpulse Dance is an extension of the Advanced Swagger. It is the Swaggerkickslide, which not only kick out one foot, but also slide back the other foot simultaneously, while swaggering. To be professional, the Swaggerkickslide should be done in a relaxed swaggering fashion, which requires far more twisting energy and practice than done in a up-tight fashion. Please contact us when you have perfected the Swaggerkickslide; it could mean money. In comparison to other dances, this professional move adds a simultaneous backward and sideward slide to the kick, which is already quite good looking. The Swaggerkickslide movement when done with power can make the dance seem to be flying instead of just floating.
A great deal of knowledge goes into the Jumpulse Dance, as are all the inventions of post-science. The Jumpulse Dance has been designed and will continually be improved with all the intellectual capacities of post-science from the invention of the concept of jumpulse to its contribution to Post-Science Medicine, which strongly promotes exercise, especially walking or dancing for longevity, is based on the belief that nature has provided all the means to take care of our health, before we have gained sufficient knowledge of our physical body. From an artistic point of view, the Jumpulse Dance is invented to allow a dancer to dance "Never Ugly" by oneself in a nightclub, as long as one remembers to slide and to catch the main beat at the end of the slide.
The Jumpulse Dance contributes to knowledge by experimentally verifying that motion can be started from rest by finite acceleration or force, where jumpulse is another name for the finite force. In physics, position cannot change from one position to a different position instantaneously; it takes time. And velocity, which is the rate of change of position, must increase from zero velocity to a finite velocity with time; it cannot change instantaneously. However, whether acceleration, which is the rate of change of velocity, can change instantaneously is still an open question. The invention of the concept of jumpulse is for the solutions of touch and prolonged contact. The existence of jumpulse depends on the possibility of instantaneous change of acceleration. Touch and prolonged contact depend on a precisely timed jumpulse. Touch, one of the most common phenomena in physics, would not be possible if jumpulse does not exist.
From a practical point of view, a motion stating from rest with a jumpulse, a finite force, is far more efficient than a motion starting from rest with a zero force. In the Jumpulse Dance, the feet would not be able to move, if there is not the jumpulse to overcome the relatively strong static friction force between the bottom of the foot and the ground. Thus, the sliding of the foot proves that a finite force can be applied to the foot in order to overcome the friction.
According to the classical laws of friction, friction is proportional to the weight of the jumpulse dancer, is the same regardless the size of the shoes, and is independent of the velocity of the slide. The jumpulse needed to overcome the static friction is called traction. The kinetic friction is often smaller than the static friction. This fact makes the jumpulse slide appear more powerful than it would otherwise look.
Modern Top 40 music has combined the finest music skill of the past with the energy of the power rap songs. Many of the Top 40 songs have fine natural texture. The Jumpulse Dance, due to its sliding motion, could be the only type of dance to capture these micro-beats inside the texture of these songs. An advanced Jumpulse Dancer will be able to vibrate during the sliding motion to fit into these micro-beats. Music has been one of the most well-developed areas in human progress. The Jumpulse Dance will help the human feet to catch up with the human lips.
One of the major possible innovations of the Jumpulse Dance is that the foot is never rest in one place; the feet are always in motion. As a counter example, tap dancing could be considered one of the fastest dances, but when one foot is tapping the other foot stands in one place. The constant linear motion is supported by the sliding rather than the standing of the feet. This constant motion of the Jumpulse Dance could turn out to be one of the most important contribution to the art of dancing.
In comparison to past great dancers, mainly, Fred Astaire and Michael Jackson, the Jumpulse Dance imitates and improves upon their extraordinary feats in dancing. One of the characteristics of a good dancer is that there is some sliding motion involved when the movement reaches a professional level. Their sliding motion is genuine. The sliding in the Jumpulse Dance is an artificially created motion to give a beginning dancer the appearance of an experienced dancer; the sliding is faked. Also, Astaire is basically a tap dancer, which has the disadvantage of having to have one foot in place to support the other foot in tapping. Michael Jackson is closest to the Jumpulse Dance, but his sideway sliding has the logic limitation of having the other foot in the way. Thus, his moves, such as the moon walk and the side sliding when done in full motion, must move around the dance floor, while the Jumpulse Dance can be done in just one spot, which is highly desirable in a crowded nightclub.
Thus far, the Jumpulse Dance has revived dancing in nightclubs in the San Francisco Bay Area in the past three years since its inception. It might also have caused the revival of music videos for Running Man and for Shufflin, which is based on the Running Man. The Jumpulse Dance is similar to Rumming Man. Their important difference is that the feet of the Jumpulse Dance move in linear motions, making the movement efficient, and the feet of Running Man move in circular motions, which cause it to be not as crispy as the Top 40 music, which are characterized by very crispy beat and rapping. One Shufflin video even reaches number one in Top 40 Chart, and the last part of its dancing is very similar to advanced Jumpulse Dance movement.