Hip Hop

A style of dance that incorporates street dance. A strong emphasis is placed on body isolations and working close to the floor on the downbeat. It redefines and reinvents many early standard jazz dances and movements in a street style. Hip-hop is backed up by popular music and projection with attitude is important.  Register

Students should be at least 8 years old to participate in Hip Hop

FALL CLASSES (by placement)

Junior Division ages 8-12

Hip Hop I – Tuesday’s 4:30pm or Wednesday’s 6:15pm
Hip Hop II – Monday’s 7:00pm or Wednesday’s 4:10pm
Hip Hop III – Wednesday’s 5:00pm

Senior Division ages 11+

Hip Hop I – Thursday’s 7:00pm
Hip Hop II & III – Thursday’s 8:00pm

What to Wear

  • Loose, comfortable, stretch clothing that allows for free movement
  • No belts, buckles, or zippers
  • Sneakers for indoor use that are not worn outside
  • Hair must be pulled back off the face

Hip Hop Terminology

Break dancing: a form of solo dancing that involves rapid acrobatic moves in which different parts of the body touch the ground; normally performed to the rhythm of rap music

Popping: Technique of quickly contracting and relaxing muscles to cause a jerk in the dancer’s body, referred to as a poptick or a hit. This is done continuously to the rhythm of a song in combination with various movements and poses.

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