Programs – Hip Hop & Breakdance
Level 3-9 – 9-18 Years Old – Full Year Program – 1 Hour Class
Boys Only – 9 – 15 Years Old – Full Year Program or 8 Week Terms – 1 Hour Class
Adult Open – 8 Week Terms – 1 Hour Class
Join in the fun, get a good workout, and learn some of the latest dance moves made popular in music videos! Various hip hop styles will be covered in this class. Hip hop dance evolved from hip hop culture beginning in early 1960s New York as breakdance, and taking on new forms throughout the 80s and 90s. These new styles known as ‘new school’ are mostly danced upright in contrast to the many ground moves of breakdance. Hip hop continues to evolve today and is heavily influenced by pop culture. These hip hop students perform in both our December and June performances.
Breakin’ (more commonly known as Breakdancing) is a style of street dance that originated among Black and Puerto Rican youths trying to find a creative outlet and avoid gang conflict in New York City during the early 1970s. The dance, alongside Hip Hop culture, spread worldwide reaching as far as the United Kingdom, Japan, Germany, France, Russia, South Korea and many more. Breakin’ consists several parts, including but not limited to: Toprock, footwork, freezes, powermoves, get downs and backrocks. Breakin’ is typically danced to hip-hop, funk music, and especially breakbeats.
Adult Hip Hop
8-Week Sessions, Offered Consecutively Throughout the Year – 1 Hour Class
An upbeat and fun cardio workout, inspired by the latest hip hop moves! There is no previous experience required for this open level class.