From party-grooves, funk-styles and social dances of historical hip hop culture to modern-day commercial hip hop and pop movement, these classes are fundamental to the development of well rounded dancer. Hip Hop has seen many forms since being coined a term in the mid 1970’s and the inception of the Universal Zulu Nation by one of its forefathers, Kevin “Afrikka Bambaataa” Donovan. The 4 core elements of Hip Hop culture are introduced; B-Boying/Breaking,  Emceeing/M.C. (rapping), DJing and Writing (graffiti), with a focus on the principles – Peace, Love, Unity and Having Fun.

Dancers will be introduced to the some of the technical aspects and terminology of the dance and how they have become implemented into today’s commercial dance motifs.

Recommended attire: Comfortable/loose fitting apparel and clean-soled sneakers/tennis shoes. Street shoes and boots are prohibited.

Fall 2017 – Spring 2018 : Wheaton Location

HIP HOP2017 - 2018Wheaton
4:15pm - 5:15pmHip Hop Int : ages 9-11Anthony
7:15pm-8:15pmHip Hop Adv. : ages 15+Anthony
8:00pm-9:00pm *Starts Term 2*Hip Hop Int. : ages 12+Lauren
5:15pm-6:15pmHip Hop/Jazz Combo : ages 9-11Gera
7:15pm - 8:15pm *Starts Term 2*Hip Hop beg/int : ages 12+Tiffany
8:15pm - 9:15pmHip Hop int/adv : ages 13+Tiffany
8:15pm-9:15pm *Starts Term 2*Jazz-Funk beg/int : ages 12+Lauren
5:15pm-6:00pm Hip Hop : ages 7-8Andrea
11:30am-12:30pmHip Hop/Jazz beg/int : ages 9-11Jennifer
2:00pm-2:45pmHip Hop/Jazz beg. : ages 12+Jennifer