Class Descriptions

 

Introduction to Hip Hop

 

This introductory-level Hip Hop class provides a structured method of learning various Hip Hop dance movements in a fun-filled and vibrant class environment, and offers a new set of combinations and routines every time.

 

This is an Open-Session class.

 

Students can also attend this class at discounted rates with the Hip Hop Class Pass

 

Prerequisites: No prior dance experience necessary.

 

About Hip Hop

The term "Hip Hop" greatly limits the scope of a typical Hip Hop class.

 

From R&B and House to Club and Pop, Hip Hop classes utilize upbeat music from various genres, in addition to the latest Hip Hop hits.

 

The resulting outcome is an energetic class that not only teaches you Hip Hop movements and technique, but also instills rhythm and precision in your muscle memory.

 

As for the workout, a one-hour Hip Hop class can burn anywhere from 250 to 650 calories. For a pure workout experience, however, check out the Hip Hop ( Fitness) class.)

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Hip HopBeginner

(Technique & Choreography)

 

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About Hip Hop

The term "Hip Hop" greatly limits the scope of a typical Hip Hop class.

 

From R&B and House to Club and Pop, Hip Hop classes utilize upbeat music from various genres, in addition to the latest Hip Hop hits.

 

The resulting outcome is an energetic class that not only teaches you Hip Hop movements and technique, but also instills rhythm and precision in your muscle memory.

 

As for the workout, a one-hour Hip Hop class can burn anywhere from 250 to 650 calories. For a pure workout experience, however, check out the Hip Hop ( Fitness) class.)

This Hip Hop class provides a structured method of learning various Hip Hop dance movements in a fun-filled and vibrant class environment, and offers a new set of original combinations and routines every time.

 

This is an Open-Session class.

 

Students can also attend this class at discounted rates with the Hip Hop Class Pass

 

Prerequisites: No prior dance experience necessary.

 

Suitability: This class is suitable for beginner students, as well as those with up to 11 months of previous class experience as it offers enough challenging combinations for the more seasoned dancer.

 

This class does not culminate in a stage performance.

 

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Watch a video below of Hip Hop classes

 

You may also like the following classes:

 

Hip Hop Fitness

Bollywood (Fitness

Break Dance-Beginner

 


 

Hip Hop—Intermediate

(Technique & Choreography)

 

In this Intermediate-level Hip Hop class, students will progress into learning more advanced technique and choreography pieces, drawing on the movements taught in the Beginner classes.

 

This is an Open-Session class.

 

Students can also attend this class at discounted rates with the Hip Hop Class Pass

 

Prerequisites: 12 or more months of prior Hip Hop class experience.

 

Suitability:  This class is ideal for students with at least 12 months of prior Hip Hop dance class experience, but may also be suitable for students who have experience in other dance styles, or students who have a natural aptitude for learning choreography fast.

 

This class does not culminate in a stage performance.

 

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Watch a video below of Hip Hop classes

 

You may also like the following classes:

 

Hip Hop Fitness

Bollywood-Beginner (Technique)

Bollywood (Fitness)

Break Dance-Beginner

 

 


 

Hip Hop—Advanced

(Technique & Choreography)

 

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In this advanced-level Hip Hop class, students will progress into learning more advanced technique and choreography pieces, drawing on the movements taught in the Intermediate classes.

 

This is an Open-Session class.

 

Students can also attend this class at discounted rates with the Hip Hop Class Pass

 

Prerequisites: 24 or more months of prior Hip Hop class experience.

 

Suitability:  This class is ideal for students with at least 24 months of prior Hip Hop dance class experience, but may also be suitable for students who have multiple years of experience in other dance styles, and/or students who have a natural aptitude for learning choreography fast.

 

This class does not culminate in a stage performance.

 

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Watch a video below of Hip Hop classes

 

You may also like the following classes:

 

Bollywood-Intermediate (Technique)

Hip Hop Fitness

Bollywood (Fitness)

Break Dance-Intermediate

 


 

Hip Hop Sensual Series: Tease

 

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Inspired by artists such as Beyonce, Janet Jackson and the Pussycat Dolls, this class will help unleash your inner Diva!

 

You will learn tantalizing routines and combinations that embody the sensual side of Hip Hop dancing, while incorporating elements of Burlesque and Exotic Dance, thus creating a sensual and sultry class experience with enough technique to keep the avid Hip Hop dancer challenged and the new dancer inspired.

 

If you liked our Video Vixen or Pussycat Dolls class, you're going to love this one.

 

Prepare to also get a fun workout while getting in touch with your salacious side! 

 

Female students only. Heels are recommended.

 

This is an Open-Session class.

 

Students can also attend this class at discounted rates with the Hip Hop Class Pass 

 

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Prerequisites: No prior dance experience necessary.

 

Suitability: This class is suitable for beginner students, as well as those with 6 or more months of previous class experience as it offers enough challenging combinations for the more seasoned dancer.

 

This class does not culminate in a stage performance.

 

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Hip Hop Original Series: Dubstep

 

What can we say; Dubstep music has taken the world by storm (listen to a sample Dubstep song).

 

Focusing on Popping and Locking techniques, this original class teaches Hip Hop combinations and mini routines that utilize Dubstep music.

 

If you love Dubstep, come learn how to express it!

 

This is an Open-Session class.

 

Students can also attend this class at discounted rates with the Hip Hop Class Pass

 

Prerequisites: 6 or more months of prior Hip Hop class experience.

 

Suitability:  This class is ideal for students with at least 6 months of prior Hip Hop dance class experience, but may also be suitable for students who have experience in other dance styles, or students who have a natural aptitude for learning choreography fast.

 

This class does not culminate in a stage performance.

 

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Hip Hop Original Series: Slow Jams

 

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In this original series class, students will learn combinations that emphasize slow, sensual and expressive movements. The usual hard hits of traditional Hip Hop will be replaced with more groove and flow.

 

The lyrics of the songs used in class will be the driving force for each movement; the theme of the music will inspire the mini routines and the underlying meaning they seek to convey.  Music selection will include hits from artists, such as Miguel, The Weekend and Beyonce.

 

Ideal for students with some prior dance experience, this class will help refine both your technique and musicality, as it teaches you how to interpret and express the music.   

This is an Open-Session class. 

 

Students can also attend this class at discounted rates with the Hip Hop Class Pass

 

Prerequisites: 6 or more months of prior Hip Hop class experience is recommended but not required.

 

Suitability:  This class is ideal for students with at least 6 months of prior Hip Hop dance class experience, but may also be suitable for students who have experience in other dance styles, or students who have a natural aptitude for learning choreography fast.

 

This class does not culminate in a stage performance.

 

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Hip Hop Original Series: House

 

House dance has its roots in the club scenes of Chicago and New York. In recent years, various music artists, especially Chris Brown, have helped popularize the dance form as it was frequently featured in their music videos. 

 

Improvisational in nature, House utilizes fast and complex footwork combined with fluid torso movements, as well as floor work—known as lofting.

 

Watch Demo Video of House Dance

 

For Hip Hop students with varying levels of experience, this House class will help strengthen your technique and coordination, especially as it pertains to footwork.

 

Technique aside, you will enjoy the upbeat house-influenced top 40 songs featured in the class every week.

 

This is an Open-Session class.

 

Students can also attend this class at discounted rates with the Hip Hop Class Pass

 

Prerequisites: 6 or more months of prior Hip Hop class experience.

 

Suitability:  This class is ideal for students with at least 6 months of prior Hip Hop dance class experience, but may also be suitable for students who have experience in other dance styles, or students who have a natural aptitude for learning choreography fast.

 

This class does not culminate in a stage performance.

 

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Hip Hop Original Series: Street Violin

 

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Hip Hop/pop Violinist Josh Vietti

All images, music and labels shown here belong to Mr. Josh Vietti, and are used for illustration purposes only. No copyright infringement intended.

 

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The newest installment in our Hip Hop Original Series, this intermediate/advanced level class will teach a unique choreography to the violin-based Hip Hop medley: Street Violin, by sensational hip hop/pop violinist Josh Vietti

 

This performance piece will be staged around a "symphony orchestra" theme with instructor Katie Anderson leading the ensemble of dancers in a Maestro capacity!

 

As befitting a song that fuses the disparate worlds of classical music and Hip Hop, this choreography will combine fast beats with slow rhythms and sharp hits with smooth undulations, to create a captivating performance where the dancers will illustrate the powerful music and not just dance it!

 

Watch videos of Hip Hop students perform on stage at our previous shows.

 

This is an Open-Session class.

 

Students can also attend this class at discounted rates with the Hip Hop Class Pass

 

Prerequisites: 12 or more months of prior Hip Hop dance experience.

 

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Hip Hop Original Series: Latin Fusion

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This original class fuses the best of Hip Hop music and choreography with Latin rhythm and movements.

 

Music from the following prominent Latin Hip Hop artists is frequently featured in the class: Pit Bull, Don Omar, Daddy Yankee, Prince Royce and Wisin y Yandel among others.

 

The resulting outcome is an original high-energy Hip Hop choreography.

 

Watch videos of Hip Hop students perform on stage at our previous shows.

 

This is an Open-Session class.

 

Students can also attend this class at discounted rates with the Hip Hop Class Pass

 

Prerequisites: 3 or more months of prior Hip Hop class experience is recommended but not required.

 

Suitability:  This class is ideal for students with at least 3 months of prior dance class experience, but may also be suitable for students who have experience in other dance styles, and/or students who have a natural aptitude for learning choreography fast.

 

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Hip Hop Original Series: Vouging

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The newest installment in our Hip Hop original series, this class teaches femme fatale-style routines that capture the art of “Vouging”, with its signature portrayal of a fierce, confident and dominating dancer.

 

Students will experience a fun urban dance genre that fuses angular body movements and model-like poses to create captivating choreography, rich in technique as well as aesthetics. 

 

This is an Open-Session class. 

 

Students can also attend this class at discounted rates with the Hip Hop Class Pass

 

Prerequisites: 6 or more months of prior Hip Hop class experience is recommended but not required.

 

Suitability:  This class is ideal for students with at least 6 months of prior Hip Hop dance class experience, but may also be suitable for students who have experience in other dance styles, or students who have a natural aptitude for learning choreography fast.

 

This class does not culminate in a stage performance.

 

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About Vouging

Vouging is a highly-stylized, modern house dance that evolved out of the underground Ballroom scene in New York city. It’s characterized by model-like poses that feature angular, linear, and rigid arm, leg, and body movements.

 

Vouging  gained mainstream exposure when it was featured in Madonna's music video for her hit Vogue in 1990. Most recently, the dance genre was revitalized when the dance group Vogue Evolution appeared on the fourth season of America’s Best Dance Crew, as well as when the celebrated House of Ninja performed with Madonna during the Superbowl XLVI halftime show.

 

Vogue has firmly established itself in the urban dance genre with classes being taught worldwide, and crews featuring vogue elements in their routines.

 

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Hip Hop Stage Choreography:

Beginner (Performance)

 

This class provides a structured method of learning Hip Hop dance technique and movements in a fun environment with emphasis on team work and collaboration, culminating in a full choreography piece designed for the stage.

 

Watch videos of Hip Hop students performing on stage at our previous shows.

 

Suitability: The class is suitable for students with no previous dance experience, but offers enough challenging combinations for the more experienced dancer. Further, students with prior dance experience may be assigned the portion of the choreography that is more advanced.

 

This is an Enrollment-Session class.

 

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About Hip Hop

The term "Hip Hop" greatly limits the scope of a typical Hip Hop class. From R&B and House to Club and Pop, Hip Hop classes utilize upbeat music from various genres, in addition to the latest Hip Hop hits.

 

The resulting outcome is an energetic class that not only teaches you Hip Hop movements and technique, but also instills rhythm and precision in your muscle memory.

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Hip Hop Stage Choreography:

Intermediate (Performance)

 

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This class provides a structured method of learning Hip Hop dance technique and movements in a fun environment with emphasis on team work and collaboration, culminating in a full choreography piece designed for the stage.

 

Students in this class are eligible, but not required, to perform on stage at the 13th semi-annual Awaken The Dancer Within Gala on Sunday, June 1st.

 

This is an Enrollment-Session class.

 

Suitability: The class is suitable for students with at least 1 year of Hip Hop class experience.

 

Watch videos of Hip Hop students performing on stage at our previous shows.

 

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Hip Hop Stage Choreography:

Advanced (Performance)

 

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This class provides a structured method of learning Hip Hop dance technique and movements in a fun environment with emphasis on team work and collaboration, culminating in a full choreography piece designed for the stage.

 

 

This is an Enrollment-Session class.

 

Suitability: The class is suitable for students with at least 2 year of Hip Hop class experience.

 

Watch videos of Hip Hop students performing on stage at our previous shows.

 

 

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Hip Hop Sensual Series:

(Video Vixen Choreography)

 

 

This female-only class offers a more sensual and seductive take on Hip Hop by focusing on sharper precise movements that are more stylistic and less “down and low”—all delivered with extra emphasis on sex appeal.

 

Often seen in music videos, especially those of artists Beyonce, Britney Spears and Lady Gaga, this sultry style of Hip Hop is designed to unleash your femininity through artistic expression.

 

As lighthearted as it may seem, the class is technical in nature and will teach intricate movements and combinations full of grace and poise, culminating in a Hip Hop choreography designed for the stage.

 

Students in this class are eligible, but not required, to perform on stage at the 13th semi-annual Awaken The Dancer Within Gala on Sunday, June 1st.

 

This is an Enrollment-Session class.

 

Suitability: This class is suitable for students with 9 months or more of prior dance experience in Hip Hop, Urban Burlesque or Exotic Dance.

 

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Hip Hop Sensual Series:

(Urban Burlesque Choreography)

 

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Learn to channel your own Sasha Fierce and strut the stage with confidence and sex appeal like Beyonce!

 

This session is all about letting your inner Diva out and seducing the audience with sensual moves of a superhuman flawless goddess. If you aren't sure how to set the air on fire with your dance, moves while keeping it classy like Beyonce, just follow the step by step instructions of Urban Burlesque and Ballroom instructor Dianamaria Adams into a into a choreography that will unleash your sexy superpower!

 

Students in this class are eligible, but not required, to perform on stage at the 13th semi-annual Awaken The Dancer Within Gala on Sunday, June 1st.

 

Watch videos of Hip Hop students performing on stage at our previous shows.

This is an Enrollment-Session class.

 

Suitability:  This class is ideal for students with at least 3 months of prior dance class experience, but may also be suitable for students who have experience in other dance styles, and/or students who have a natural aptitude for learning choreography fast.

 

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Hip Hop sensual series: The Pussycat Dolls

 

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Designed to channel the salacious aura of the world's most iconic female pop group, this class teaches an original choreography piece to various Pussycat Doll's hits, including "Don't Cha", "Stickwitu", "Beep", "Buttons" and "Sway", designed for the stage.

 

Students in this class are eligible, but not required, to perform on stage at the 12th semi-annual Awaken The Dancer Within Gala on Sunday, November 24th.

 

Watch videos of Hip Hop students performing on stage at our previous shows.

 

This is an Enrollment-Session class.

 

Suitability:  This class is ideal for students with at least 3 months of prior dance class experience, but may also be suitable for students new to Hip Hop but with experience in other dance styles, including Jazz or Exotic Dance.

 

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Hip Hop Cardio

 

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This high-energy class provides an intense cardiovascular workout by running fast paced Hip Hop combination sets and mini routines to the beats of the latest Hip Hop, Pop, Club and Dubstep music.

 

With up to 500 calories burned per hour, this class is ideal for students looking to lose weigh, tone muscles and/or increase stamina, all while indulging in a fun-filled dance activity that avoids the monotony of traditional cardio training

 

This is an Open-Session class.

 

Prerequisites: No prior dance experience necessary.

 

Students can also attend this class as part of the:

Summer Dance Fitness Pass

 

About Hip Hop

The term "Hip Hop" greatly limits the scope of a typical Hip Hop class.

 

From R&B and House to Club and Pop, Hip Hop classes utilize upbeat music from various genres, in addition to the latest Hip Hop hits.

 

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Hip Hop Intermediate (Performance):

Music Video Choreography

 

 

 

-Dancers:   Standby

-Music:       Cue in

 

-Cameras:  Roll

 

....and.... ACTION!

 

 

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After the successful debut of our first Hip Hop Music Video Series in Spring 2013 (watch the three music videos we produced), we're excited to launch our 2nd annual Music Video Series for the Winter 2014 class session, featuring three new music video classes with three very talented instructors (Katie Anderson, Jason Cerda and Manny Freeman.)

-Class Structure: Aimed at recreational dancers with solid class and performance experience, each of these two-hour classes will teach a Hip Hop choreography designed for music video production. The choreography will kick off on week #2 of the session, after which the classes will close to new enrollments.

-Video Shoot: Each class will run for 9 weeks (not 10) and will culminate in a music video shoot. The shoot dates may fall on any of the following dates: Saturday, March 8th; Sunday, March 9th; or Saturday, March 15th. The exact shoot dates and locations for each class will be determined a few weeks before the end of the session. All three shoots will be overseen by Stuart Haight, the same talented Director of Photography from our last series.

-Video Release and Premiere Party: As with our last music video series, the videos from the shoots will be edited, produced and released a few weeks thereafter at a Premiere Party, where contests and awards will also follow. The premiere dates will be announced shortly after the shoots.

-Size Limitations: Please note that due to the strong demand for our music video classes, we have to limit the size of each class to a specific number, and enrollment will be accepted on a first-come-first-served basis.

 

-Eligibility Requirements and Process: That said, in the interest of quality and excellence, we reserve the right to ask students to transfer out of the class (with prorated refund issued), or move to another class, if their skill level and experience do not meet the instructor's requirements. While all our classes and programs are aimed at recreational dancers, and "having fun" is our main pursuit, the skill level in a given class must be consistent amongst all students, and on par with the instructor's vision for the video.

We strongly recommend you sign up for the class you want right away to reserve your spot, and after the first day of class, prepare to standby for any input from the instructor regarding your suitability for his/her class, and any recommendations thereof.

-Important Note for the Sake of a Conflict-Free Fun Experience: If you feel this process may be too daunting or emotionally-straining for you (trust us: it's not our intention to reject anyone, but this is a different kind of class), then we advise you to consider the Hip Hop-Beginner classes offered this session, as those do not impose any strict eligibility requirements.

 

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2nd Annual B2D Music Video Series

Two videos debuted on 6/28/14. Watch Below

 

 

1st Annual B2D Music Video Series

Three videos debuted on 7/28/13. Watch Below

 

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