Hip Hop, Breakdance & Animation
Hip Hop is a high-energy class with an emphasis on fun, attitude, and the opportunity to develop your own sense of style. The main focus of this class is developing performance quality and musicality. Classes are offered for all ages and genders, including adults, and are taught by some of the best performers and teachers. There are five levels of hip hop ranging from basic to advanced.
Basics of Hip Hop: A class appropriate for children ages 3-5 where they can learn basic hip hop terms and find their own groove Hip Hop 1: A class appropriate for dancers ages 5-7 where dancers will begin to explore hip hop technique and choreography
Hip Hop 2: A class appropriate for dancers ages 8-10, with or without prior hip-hop experience. Dancers will continue to work on technique and skills from Hip Hop 1, but with more challenging and precise choreography
Hip Hop 3: A class for students ages 11+ with prior hip-hop experience. This class will continue to work on hip hop technique and explore different styles while performing challenging and interesting choreography
Hip Hop 4: This class is for advanced Hip Hop dancers 14+. In this class, dancers will continue to work on hip-hop technique while learning challenging, interesting, and precise choreography, as well as developing a personal movement style.
We offer breakdance classes for all ages and levels. From beginning to advanced levels, students will learn the foundation of breakdance, from basic footwork patterns, spins and freezes, as well as choreography.
Placement will be based on prior experience and technique.
Breakdance 1: Our beginner break class welcomes dancers as young as 5 who are interested in learning the basics of breakdancing, as well as acknowledging the heritage and legacy of the first breakdancers.
Beginner/Intermediate Breakdance: A step up from our Beginner Breakdance class, this is a class appropriate for dancers ages 7-10 where they will continue to work on breakdancing skills and begin to fuse it with dance and choreographic techniques.
Ladies Breakdance: This class is for female-identifying dancers 13+ who are interested in learning breakdance. This is an introductory class, but will be adjusted based on the abilities of the class.
Our animation classes are offered at the beginner and advanced levels. Students will learn the basics of animation, that stop motion, robot-like style that adds a new dimension to hip hop.
Animation 1: A class appropriate for dancers ages 7-10 where they will begin working on the principles of animation.
Animation 2: This class is for students 11+ with or without animation experience, but with hip-hop experience. This class continues to build on skills taught in Animation 1 while increasing difficulty and precision, as well as providing a space for individual coaching and independent exploration.