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Hip Hop Dance Culture

Exploration of the vernacular and theatrically influenced forms of Hip Hop dance including but not limited to Breaking, Popping, Locking and Krumping and identifying commonalities and differences within the Hip Hop practices. Focusing on the historical and cultural context and its importance to education in the various schools of dance sectors, students will experience pedagogical approaches, along with approaches to technique, improvisation and cognitive content. Classes will be conducted to Hip Hop, house and dance music from the past three decades. Classes will be begin with a set warm-up and follow with stretching and conditioning exercises. Depending on the week’s focus, there will be across-the-floor progression series and practice techniques of that week’s particular hip-hop dance form. Class will always conclude with a combination that incorporates that week’s dance form and other hip-hop dance forms.

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1 - 3
Music and Performing Arts Professions