This style of dance is a broad category that includes a variety of techniques such as urban “Street dance” and other styles which are primarily performed to “Hip-hop music” or that have evolved as part of hip-hop culture. What distinguishes hip-hop from other forms of dance is that it is often freestyle (improvisational) in nature and fosters self-expression, confidence, and skilled biomechanical coordination. It includes a wide range of styles like “B-boying” “Breaking”, “Locking” and “Popping” that have arisen from mainstream exposure such as television, film industry, and dance crews. The dance industry has responded with a commercialization of studio-based versions of hip-hop – sometimes called – and a hip-hop influenced style of jazz dance called jazz-funk. Funk-style hip-hop led to derivatives of street dance such as turfing, jerkin’, and krumping; all dance styles that have emerged. Classically trained dancers developed these studio styles in order to create choreography from the hip-hop dances that were performed on the street. Because of this development, hip-hop dance is practiced in both dance studios and outdoor spaces. Such styles of dance are a sample of the many that have appeared since hip-hop developed into a distinct dance style. Like hip-hop music, hip-hop social dancing continues to change as new songs are released and new dances are created to accompany them. Dance Virtuosa prides itself on keeping itself on the pulse of new creative styles of movement.
WHAT TO WEAR?
Hip Hop classes are fun and vibrant and we encourage your attire to reflect your style. Fitted or loose fit, provided you can easily move, you’re good to go! Indoor sneakers are a great idea too.
|Junior Hip Hop||Wednesday 4:30-5:30pm|
|Intermediate Hip Hop||Friday 5:45-6:45pm|
|Senior Hip Hop||Wednesday 8:15-9:15pm|
|Adult Hip Hop||Thursday 8:15-9:15pm||Wednesday 8:15-9:15pm|