Hip-Hop 

Hip hop is a high-energy class that infuses the latest styles of street dancing, breaking, popping, and locking.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kiddos: Age Group 4-7
  • Beginner: You will learn the core basic of hip-hop dance, beginning with the basic counting and learning to go from one step to the next with the pre-basics to basic hip-hop street style movements. (Age Appropriate music)
  • Intermediate: Students will increase their movement with Hip-hop variations (adding in Popping and locking) from the basic steps and increasing their transitions from 16 counts to 8 counts and begin learning how to form expressions. When students reach the age of 8, you will be placed in the beginner class for Juniors. (Age Appropriate music) 
  • Advance: Adding to their vocabulary of Hip-hop dance, students will add more variations to their basic steps and start with basic formation changes during their transitions. To enter this level, you must be age 6-7 or need Permission of Department. After passing Advance class for kiddos or reaching the age 8, you will be placed in the intermediate class in Juniors. (Age Appropriate music)
  • No Elite Class Available for this level
Juniors: Age Group 8-12
  • Beginner: You will learn the basic form of Hip-hop dance and learn transitions from one step to the next, including minimum amount of formation changes. The students will begin to accommodate themselves with the hip-hop style of dance. (Age Appropriate music)
  • Intermediate: Increase in the speed of steps and quicker count changing transitions while adding more formations and variations to the basic steps, as well as adding more pop and lock variations and different styles of hip-hop. When students reach the age of 13, you will be placed in the intermediate level for Teens. (Age Appropriate music)
  • Advanced: Advanced Hip-hop choreography, transitions and formations. Students will start to learning different style of Hip-hop dance (break dancing, floor-work, pop and lock, etc.) To enter this level, you will need Permission of Department. When students reach the age of 13, you will be placed in the Teens Intermediate class. In order to to be placed in Teens Advanced class, you will need the permission of the department. (Age Appropriate music)
  • Elite/DFA Dance Team: Using advance choreography, mastering the Hip-hop style of dance and becoming a performer. The best of the best students at DFA will be placed into this class. You will need the Permission of Department and auditions will be take in order to be placed in the elite class and DFA Dance team. When students reach the age of 13, they will be placed in the advance class for Teens. In order to be placed in Elite/Dance Team, you will need permission of department as well as a teen level audition piece. (Age Appropriate music)
Teens: Age Group 13-18
  • Beginner: You will learn the basic form of Hip-hop dance and learn transitions from one step to the next, including minimum amount of formation changes. The students will begin to accommodate themselves with the hip-hop style of dance.
  • Intermediate: Increase in the speed of steps and quicker count changing transitions while adding more formations and variations to the basic steps, as well as adding more pop and lock variations and different styles of hip-hop (break dancing, floor-work, pop and lock, etc.)
  • Advanced: Advanced Hip-hop choreography, transitions and formations. Students will start to learning different style of Hip-hop dance as well as growing more within them (break dancing, floorwork, pop and lock, etc.)  In order to enter this class, you need Permission of Department. Auditions will be take in order to be placed in the elite class and DFA Hip-hop Varsity Dance team.
  • Elite/Varsity group: Students will take part of the femme-hiphop, hip-hop, breakdancing varsity dance team. This class is a performance based dance level.
Adults: Age Group 18+
  • Beginner: You will learn the basic form of Hip-hop dance and learn transitions from one step to the next, including minimum amount of formation changes. The students will begin to accommodate themselves with the hip-hop style of dance.
  • Intermediate: Increase in the speed of steps and quicker count changing transitions while adding more formations and variations to the basic steps, as well as adding more pop and lock variations and different styles of hip-hop 
  • More levels can be added based on the amount of adults that want to continue to a higher level