New or Returning to Hip hop?
We understand that starting dance classes as an adult can be daunting, especially when you’re joining a class of students who have already been learning for weeks. To help overcome this, we run a 6-week Hip Hop BASICS course tailored specifically for adults with little to no dance experience. You can join our Hip Hop BASICS courses comforted by the knowledge that others in the class are also novice dancers like you.
The BASICS courses are designed to break things down to the bare basics, starting with concepts like posture, the names of the different positions, and how the steps relate to each other. Each course is a complete 6-week term, consisting of one 75-minute class per week.
Each class builds on lessons from the class before it (hence why term enrolment is required), progressively teaching you the core fundamentals of Hip Hop dancing. Casual attendance is not permitted in this class, as attending class sporadically will not enable students to develop the skills needed to progress and enjoy our Beginner or Elementary Hip Hop class.
After completing a BASICS course, you’ll have the skills to join an Absolute Beginners Hip Hop Class, or a Standard Beginners/Elementary Hip Hop Class. You can do the BASICS course as many times as you like, until you feel confident enough to progress to another level. We advise you speak to your teacher regularly to check on your progress and see when you’ll be ready to move up. Please remember that everyone learns differently and at a different pace. It’s important not to compare yourself to others. Aim to be patient with yourself, and trust in the process.
Hip hop BASICS COURSE
Born and raised in Zimbabwe, Chido has been dancing since she was able to walk. Growing up, Chido trained as a Rhythmic Gymnast and competed at a national level for 6 years.
We have a timetable of casual drop-in classes from Beginners to Advanced levels. Dancers are welcome to join these classes at any time without any long term commitment.
We have a full schedule of classes. Our daytime classes run Tuesdays–Saturdays from 9:30am, as well as evening classes Mondays–Thursday from 5:30pm.
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Hip Hop refers to social or choreographed dance primarily performed to hip hop music. This type of dance evolved from Black-American culture in New York. It includes a wide range of dance styles that can include top rocking, popping, breaking, and locking. It can be loose and relaxed or intense or energetic depending on the music.
The “Hip Hop” classes listed on our timetable are primarily focused on teaching students a piece of choreography to a specific piece of music. In contrast, the Hip Hop BASICS class is a “Grooves Foundations” course to assist with rhythm and free style dancing through basic moves and steps, which students can then use to make up their own moves. Both our timetabled classes and the Hip Hop BASICS course are ideal for anyone wanting more confidence on the dance floor.