Hip Hop Dance Classes
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What is Hip Hop Dance?
Hip Hop dance is a style of danced which typically involves Hip Hop music and culture, including moves from Breaking and Party Dancing. Break dance focuses primarily on ground moves executed close to the floor, Party Dance is mainly performed whilst on your feet.
If you’re in love with listening to strong beats from your headphones, then you know this is for you. Hip Hop dance often involves dancing to the consistent beats playing in the instrumental of any song. Ask about the types of moves you’ll be learning – they’re endless. From Old School to New School, breaking to popping, there are too many styles which Hip Hop has its origin from. Keep in mind though, all styles of Hip Hop generally involve using different parts of the body to execute bounce grooves and isolation techniques.
Father of Hip Hop
DJ Kool Herc used to throw bloc parties in the Bronx New York. Broke down Hip Hop into what is known as the 5 elements today.
- Deejaying (Turn Tabling)
- Emceeing (Rapping)
- Breaking (Dance)
Hip Hop Dance Culture In Sydney
The Sydney Hip Hop Culture is still relatively a young community. A combination of local hip hop role models and overseas talent coming and teaching in recent years, has really helped solidify and grow Sydney’s hip hop community. The growing of this community is also aided by student associations in universities and high school to really help develop a new generation of Sydney hip hop dancers. Typically you’ll find regular jam circles at Darling Harbour, International Convention Centre. One of the most popular places for dancers of all types and skills to gather to share in their love of dance. Below are some of the more recent influences of the Sydney dance community who are also teaching in various dance studios in Sydney.
Sydney's Featured Hip Hop Dance Teachers
James Deane has extensive experience performing both nationally and internationally. He has judged in both local and national dance competitions such as World Supremacy Battlegrounds in Australia and the Solomon Islands, Hip Hop International, K-pop World Festival and Australian Dance Crew Championships. James has also been selected to dance for Willow Smith and Jaden Smith and has worked with international artists such as Enrique Iglesias, Terry Crews, Henry Fong and many more.
James’ focus for his students is to make sure they have fun and also to learn new things with him. He strives to include new movements in his choreography every week but also keeping it easy enough that you don’t feel intimidated as someone new to dance.