Hip Hop refers to social or choreographed dances performed to hip-hop music, or music that evolved as part of hip-hop culture. It can be loose and relaxed or intense or energetic. The Hip Hop Basics course is primarily focused on assisting students with rhythm, and freestyle dancing. Chido teaches students basic moves or steps, and what is known as ‘party dances’ which students can then incorporate and ‘make their own’ on the dance floor. Chido values the historical and cultural significance of Hip Hop dance and emphasises this in the class.
These classes are ideal for those looking to gain more confidence on the dance floor in a social setting and are ideal for people with absolutely no dance experience.
The course runs for 6-weeks, consisting of one 75-minute class per week, and is $132 for the course.
Each class builds on from the class before it (hence why term enrolment is required) teaching the student the core fundamentals of that style. We do not allow casual attendance in this class as attending class sporadically will not enable students to really understand the basics, and develop the skills needed to progress and enjoy a Beginner or Elementary class.
After completing a Basics course, you should have the skills to give you the confidence to join an Absolute Beginners class, or a standard Beginners/Elementary Class. You can choose to do a BASICS course as many times as you like, until you feel confident enough to progress to another level. We advise that you speak to your teacher regularly to touch base on your progress and see when you will be ready to move up. Please remember that everyone learns differently and at a different pace. It is important not to compare yourself to others, and just be patient with yourself, and trust in the process. We welcome you to experience our adult ballet classes in a welcoming, non-competitive atmosphere.
Chido has trained and taught at numerous Perth studios in addition to performing at a host of concerts supporting artists such as DMX, Boyz II Men, Ne-yo and Demarco. Chido was the only female member of the Hip Hop crew “Mamas Boyz Waht” who competed on the Channel 10 series ‘Everybody Dance Now’ in 2012. Her thorough and extensive knowledge of Hip-Hop has been consolidated through the opportunity to learn from many of the industry’s legends such as Luther Brown, Buddha Stretch, Tweetie and Sho-Tyme, just to name a few.