Hip Hop

Hip Hop is an urban, funky, street style form of dance that is becoming more and more popular. It isn’t traditional like the other styles of dance. Students are taught to bring their own style and flare to the movements, whilst keeping with the strong hip hop technique. We use the latest Hip Hop and R&B tracks as well as some of the old school hip hop from the 90s. We are very careful with the music and choreography we choose and ensure that it is all appropriate for children. Please click here for more information. Hip hop is very individual and also a good form of exercise for these active kids.

Similarly to all our other styles of dance, we start our classes with a cardio warm up and strengthening segment to ensure the body is warm and to avoid injury. Strength is also important for the cool freezes and tricks the students will learn. Next is isolations and stretching. Isolations teach the students body awareness and how to appropriately move and isolate different sections, eg, ribs and hips. Isolations also help with practicing the basics that are then built on when we learn routines. We also practice different dynamics, such as fast and slow, strong and soft isolations. After that, we stretch, stretch, stretch! In some of our classes, students are taught the basic freezes and breakdancing steps of hip hop such as ‘6 step’, ‘helicopter’, ‘shoulder stand’ and ‘baby freeze’.

The students love working on their routines for the mid year concert and end of year concert. All our classes are centered around the students having fun and dancing safely to age appropriate music.

The attire for Hip hop is the studio uniform and white high tops (see attire page). Our classes are kept to manageable sizes so that the students can have one-on-one time with the teachers, to really get the most out of the lesson.

Hip hop is commonly seen in video clips for Hip hop and R&B music, concerts for these artists and on ‘So You Think You Can Dance’. It is such a cool art form and is becoming more and more recognized and appreciated for the hard work involved. Send your kids along for a trial, they will love the fun atmosphere!

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