Hip Hop Open
The history of Hip-Hop dance encompasses the people and events since the late 1960s that have contributed to the development of the early hip-hop dance moves, such as uprock, breaking, locking, roboting, boogaloo, and popping—collectively referred to as the funk styles. All these dance styles are different stylistically. They share common ground in their street origins and in their improvisational nature.
More than 50 years old, Hip-Hop dance became widely known after the first professional street-based dance crews formed in the 1970s in the United States.
Parallel with the evolution of Hip-Hop music, hip-hop social dancing emerged from breaking and the funk styles into different forms of Street Dance and Urban Dance of today.
(Source: “History of hip-hop dance” Wikipedia- The Free Encyclopedia)
For Open classes (for adults only), students are taught a different short routine each week with more focus on techniques drilling and body conditioning. Students from these classes will not perform in our quarterly public showcases.
In this course, there will be a 15-minute warm-up at the beginning of each training session. After warm-up, students will be taught a Hip Hop routine incorporating techniques and showmanship. Towards the end of the session, students will break into groups and dance while being videoed to build their self confidence.