Our Hip Hop dance classes are fun and set to the latest hip hop and urban music as seen in many music video clips – particularly those of Urban performers.
Hip Hop choreography often uses components and techniques of other forms of Urban Dance such as Popping, where the dancer contracts and relaxes different muscles in the body to create a “popping action” or “hit” as they dance, Locking where the movements are usually quite exaggerated and often incorporate movements to interact with the audience such as pointing or “high fiving”, Breaking which uses several dance techniques sporting names such as toprocking, power moves, freezes, and martial arts like Capoeira an Afro-Brazilian dance form.
A regular Hip Hop class will start off with a short warm up including stretching and isolation exercises. These exercises teach dancers to move different parts of their body separately. The final, and largest, section of the class consists of a routine where choreography (dance moves that match the music) are taught and put together to form a short routine, which is then put to music and danced through.
If you’re looking for a great class to get your youngster moving to music, and improve confidence and fitness, Hip Hop could be a perfect place to start!