Hip Hop Dance
Hip Hop dance is rhythmic, energetic, social and fun. This style of dance originated as part of the greater Hip Hop movement in 1970’s New York City. Hip Hop was a response from the youth of the time to express frustrations and rise above the effects of poverty in their communities. Hip hop culture values originality, creativity, respect and community and has since become a global cultural phenomenon.
“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.”
~ Margaret Mead
Kinder – ages 4-6
Primary – ages 6-8
Mini ages 9-11
Junior – ages 11+
Our Hip Hop Dance Classes
Highly Aerobic & Athletic
Classes are high energy and incorporate grooving to music, footwork combinations & body isolations. Students are able to channel excess energy into their dancing.
As a style, Hip Hop originated as a social dance for the people so it is accessible to anyone who is inspired to dance and doesn’t over value a certain body type.
Inspiring – A Platform for Social Change
Hip Hop tells an important story of marginalized people working through hardship. When students are exposed to these stories they can become more sensitive and empathetic members of society.
Students will be encouraged to free-style in addition to learning choreography. This helps to develop confidence and create connections between the students in the class.
T E S T I M O N I A L
“Although our daughter loves to dance, she was not interested in a traditional, ballet centered path. Gold Dust Dance has allowed our daughter to express herself through dance in her creative and energetic hip hop and contemporary classes. We love that she is able to choose her classes based on her interests!”
~ Susanne Johnson
T E S T I M O N I A L
“Recently we went on a cruise and my 8 year old was on invited on stage with the professional dancers dancing Hip Hop. They actually pulled him on the stage from the floor because everyone was noticing his passion and ability. I was so proud of him at that moment- seeing his freedom and confidence to express himself through dance. At the Spring Showcase all of our friends and family were so impressed with his improvement from last year to this year. They just could not believe how much he had grown from your classes.”
~ Liz Kruger