Students may start classes at any time of the month. Call in advance to sign up over the phone, or arrive for your class early.
HIP HOP dance refers to social or choreographed dance styles primarily danced to hip-hop music or that have evolved as part of hip-hop culture. This includes a wide range of styles notably breaking, locking, and popping which were developed in the 1970s. What separates hip-hop dance from other forms of dance is that it is often freestyle (improvisational) in nature and hip-hop dancers frequently engage in battles—formal or informal one-on-one dance competitions. Informal freestyle sessions and battles are usually performed in a cipher, a circular dance space that forms naturally once the dancing begins. These three elements—freestyling, battles, and ciphers—are key components of hip-hop dance. Dancers who participate in hip-hop classes are required to wear comfortable clothing that allow the body to bend, move, and groove in every way. Sneakers or jazz shoes are preferred and hair must be pulled back from face.