This class will focus on Hip Hop foundation, Grooves, rhythm, concepts, develop concentration & coordination while developing their musicality. The songs and dance steps are age appropriate for the young people and encourage enthusiastic participation by helping build confidence which will encourage creativity and make classes lots of fun.
Hip Hop Choreo is a technique and choreography class that infuses elements of hip hop, lyrical and commercial into choreographed performance-level routines. Students will learn the fundamentals of each style, focusing on coordination, syncopation, isolations, and exploring choreography that combines street & hip hop dance with funk and a whole lot of personal style.
This style originated in the disco scene in Los Angeles in the 70’s. Hugely popularized by Soul Train, it’s a style of dance using intricate arm movements to the music. This class focuses on both technique and freedom of movement. learning correct technique through process of drills, later moving on to either combinations and routines with a mix of hip hop groove. Musicality is taught throughout and student are also given knowledge about the origins of the dance.
Popping dance is a style of dance that started in the late 1960’s and 70’s. This dance style is characterized by sudden tensing and releasing of the muscles (“hitting”) to the rhythm of beats in music. it also has variation of different style such as scarecrow, The Boogaloo, Tutting and many more..
Locking is a style of funk dance, which is today also associated, but not to be confused with hip hop. 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. It relies on fast and distinct arm and hand movements combined with more relaxed hips and legs. The movements are generally large and exaggerated, and often very rhythmic and tightly synced with the music. Locking is quite performance oriented, often interacting with the audience by smiling or giving them a high five, and some moves are quite comical in nature.
House Dance is a social dance that originated in the late 70’s and early 80’s from underground clubs in Chicago and New York. The style was influenced by several types of movement, including Tap, African dance, Latin dance, and martial arts. House Dance is about freedom, improvisation, and feeling the music.
In this class you will focus on learning various foundation which will fuel and provide skills to help for choreography taught and develop the mind set to pick up choreography quicker & execute movement to a standard.
Krump is a style of dance that originated in the African-American community of South Central Los Angeles, California. Krump is characterized by free, expressive, exaggerated, and highly energetic movement involving the arms, head, legs, chest, and feet. Krump started as a way to escape gang life and to release anger, aggression and frustration positively, in a non-violent way.
The Bloc is a improvisation space based in West London (North Acton) will allow dancers to unite and enjoy exploring his/her own way of moving and their own material whilst accompanied by other inspiring dancers. This session will help dancer build confidence and evelove their growth in their art forms.