Hip-hop dance refers to 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 by Black and Latino Americans. 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 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—free-styling, battles, and ciphers—are key components of hip-hop dance. (Wikipedia) Hip Hop will be performed at the Spring Recital.

Class Times

Hip Hop 1: Tuesdays 5:15-6:00 pm

Hip Hop 2: Tuesdays 6:00-7:00 pm

Hip Hop 3: Thursdays 4:00-5:00 pm

Hip Hop 4: Thursdays 5:00-6:00 pm 

Rough Ages/Grade Groupings

Hip Hop 1: 1st Grade or ages 6 & up, Hip Hop 2: 4th Grade or ages 11 & up, Hip Hop 3: 7th Grade or ages 12 & up, Hip Hop 4: 9th Grade or ages 14 & up

Hip Hop Dress Code 

Clothing must be comfortable and movable. Hip hop sneakers or tennis shoes required. No street shoes please.

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