Hip Hop Dance Classes

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Breaking

Break dance or breaking is one of the core elements of hip hop dance and was developed on the streets of New York by mostly Latino and African-American dancers. It is a street based dance that incorporates intricate body movements, coordination, style, and aesthetics.

Funk

Funk dance is the perfect fusion of styles, incorporating jazz roots into a melting pot of hip hop, break, popping and locking, along with other fashionable dance genre.  It features a mixture of sharp and fluid movements and animated expression.

Pop & Lock

Popping is a street dance and one of the original funk styles that came from California. It is based on the technique of quickly contracting and relaxing muscles to cause a jerk in the dancer’s body, referred to as a pop or a hit. While Locking is a style of funk dance, also associated with hip hop today. The name is based on the concept of locking movements, which basically means freezing from a fast movement and “locking” in a certain position, holding that position for a short while and then continuing in the same speed as before.

Street

Street dance refers to dance styles that developed outside of dance studios on the streets, in schoolyards and at nightclubs. The dancers often improvise the routine as they go, and encourage the crowd and the other dancers to interact with them. It is also used to describe all the hip hop and funk dance styles.

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