Level: All levels
Instructor: Tarikh Campbell
Hip Hop is a culture created by Black and Hispanic youngsters in The Bronx, NY during the 70s. It is composed of four pillars: DJing, Breaking (also called break dancing), Graffiti, and MCing. During the 80s, a new dance style emerged from the New York party scene called "party dance," which is today known more commonly as Hip Hop dance. Though still a young genre, Hip Hop dance has created many legends, including the Elite Force crew's Buddha Stretch, LINK, Ejoe, and Caleaf. Today it spans the globe, with dance festivals and battles on nearly every continent. It has even influenced additional popular styles of street dance, including Memphis Jookin and Litefeet. In this class, we will explore the basic elements of freestyle Hip Hop dance, from the bounce and rock to the party dances built on top of them. Through the class, students will be coached on how to interpret music through their movements and exercise creativity to develop their unique style.
Location: Harvard Dance Center, Studio 1
Attire: Workout wear or anything comfortable to move in. Students may wear socks, sneakers with socks pulled over them, or sneakers that have never been worn outside. Street shoes are NOT allowed in any studio.