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Learn Hip Hop!

Intro to Hip Hop Workshop with Grace Carter!
Saturdays 1:30-2:30pm starting March 2nd!

Hip-hop dance is an art form that is welcoming and accessible to anyone! Linking together style, attitude, passion, musicality and athleticism plus the fusion of many different methods, cultures and influences, there’s a reason why hip-hop is so captivating to watch and fun to learn. If you catch yourself watching videos of dance crews, eyeing the back-up dancers in music videos, or you see people dancing at the club and think: “I wish I could move like that…” Get ready— because you CAN! In this 4 week workshop, veteran professional dancer Grace Carter will give you the tools you need to feel confident and at ease in this dance style that isn’t going anywhere soon. You’ll be equipped with 4-5 different base moves that are the building blocks for a ton different old school and new school moves and styles. You’ll be able to pull them out of your arsenal at the club, at weddings, in a freestyle circle, or in your next hip hop class— without overthinking it! By the end of this 4 week experience, not only will you be comfortable with the art of hip-hop but also more at ease and connected to yourSELF.

Workshop Syllabus
Led by Grace Carter

:::Week 1:::
1. Body awareness-
-Focus, Posture, Pictures, Shapes

2. Musicality and Rhythm
-Half time, Single time, Double time
-Whole counts/ half counts
-Down Beats and Up Beats
-Dancing inside of the beat- not on top
-Finding the groove

3. Attitude, knowledge of the self, personal style

4. Grooves Pt. 1
-Up groove
-Down groove
-Down Groove Moves and Combo

:::Week 2:::
1. Speed
-Milking

2. Isolations

3. Awareness of weight shifts
-Transitions
-Connecting the moves

4. Up Groove Moves and Combo

:::Week 3:::
1. Textures
-Smooth vs. staccato

2. Hitting as the precursor to popping

3. Body Rolls, Snaking

4. Grooves Pt. 2
-Rock grooves- up rock, back rock
-Rocking moves and mini combo

:::Week 4:::
1. Bouncing

2. Drop grooves

3. Basic framework for freestyling- it’s not as scary as you think!

4. Let’s put it ALL together– bouncing, dropping, rocking, up & down grooves, attitude, persona, confidence, focus, speed, textures.

Details:
DATES: March 2nd, 9th, 16th & 23rd
TIME: 1:30-2:30pm
ATTIRE: Leggings/long shorts, t-shirt/tank. Recommended sneakers: Adidas Sambas or Superstars, Converse, Air Force 1s, Air Jordan 1s (no running shoes with heavy treads)
COST: $190

Workshop is limited to 12 participants. Enroll now to reserve your spot! No refunds for missed dates.