Hip-Hop 2017-03-15T09:39:01+00:00

Hip-hop dance refers to street dance styles primarily performed to hip-hop music or that have evolved as part of hip-hop culture. It includes a wide range of styles primarily breaking, locking, and popping which were created in the 1970s and made popular by dance crews in the United States. The television show Soul Train and the 1980s films Breakin’, Beat Street, and Wild Style showcased these crews and dance styles in their early stages; therefore, giving hip-hop mainstream exposure. The dance industry responded with a commercial, studio-based version of hip-hop—sometimes called “new style”—and a hip-hop influenced style of jazz dance called “jazz-funk”. Classically trained dancers developed these studio styles in order to choreograph from the hip-hop dances that were performed on the street. Because of this development, hip-hop dance is practiced in both dance studios and outdoor spaces. (Ref. Wikipedia)

Class Level Descriptions

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This open class is designed specifically for teens and adults who wish to master the basics of hip hop dance from beginning through intermediate levels for reasons performance and for reasons of accompanying technique for other dance forms, health and enjoyment.

Prerequisite

None

This class is designed specifically for ages eleven years and up who have mastered the beginning basics of hip hop dance and are ready to put translate these basics into faster and more complicated combination and for reasons of accompanying technique for other dance forms, health and enjoyment. All dancers wishing to enroll in this intermediate level hip hop class are subject to evaluation for readiness by our NCDA staff. No experience is necessary for this class. Just bring your enthusiasm, your style and be ready to dance.

Prerequisite

None

This class is designed specifically for ages 14 and up who have mastered the basics of hip hop dance from beginning through intermediate levels and are ready to take their dance to the limit for performance and for reasons of accompanying technique for other dance forms, health and enjoyment. All dancers wishing to enroll in this advanced level hip hop class are subject to evaluation for readiness by our NCDA staff.

Prerequisite

None

This open class is designed specifically for students 6 years of age to 8 years who wish to master the basics of hip hop dance at a beginning level for reasons of accompanying technique for other dance forms, health and enjoyment. Hip Hop dance refers to non-classical dance styles, mainly street dance styles, primarily danced to hip hop music, or that have evolved as a part of the hip hop culture. By its widest definition, it can include a wide range of styles such as breaking, popping, locking and krumping, and even house dance. It can also include the many styles simply labeled as hip hop, old school hip hop (or hype), hip hop new style and freestyle.

Prerequisite

None

This open class is designed specifically for teens and adults who wish to master the basics of hip hop dance combined with cardio exercise from beginning through intermediate levels for reasons of accompanying technique for other dance forms, health and enjoyment. Hip Hop dance refers to non-classical dance styles, mainly street dance styles, primarily danced to hip hop music, or that have evolved as a part of the hip hop culture. By its widest definition, it can include a wide range of styles such as breaking, popping, locking and krumping, and even house dance. It can also include the many styles simply labeled as hip hop, old school hip hop (or hype), hip hop new style and freestyle.

Prerequisite

None