HIP HOP DANCE

WHAT IS HIP HOP?

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. it is often freestyle(improvizational) in nature and hip-hop dancers frequently engage in battles—formal or informal freestyle 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. hip-hop dancing evolved from breaking and the funk styles into different forms. Moves such as the “running man” and the “cabbage patch” hit the mainstream and became fad dances. The dance industry in particular responded with studio/commercial hip-hop, sometimes called new styleor L.A. style, and jazz funk. These styles were developed by technically trained dancers who wanted to create choreography to hip-hop music and to the hip-hop dances they saw being performed on the street. Due to this development, hip-hop dance is now practiced at both studios and outside spaces.To some, hip-hop dance may only be a form of entertainment or a hobby. To others it has become a lifestyle: a way to be active in physical fitness or competitive dance and a way to make a living by dancing professionally.

In this category we will teach:

  • Start with basic dance steps
  • Music sense (Recognizing music, Counts and following the rhythm)
  • Styling
  • Floor works