Hip Hop is a high energy, expressive, and fun street movement as seen in music videos by artists like Justin Bieber, Justin Timberlake, and Usher. Hip hop has a range of styles from breakdancing to pop-’n’-lock to krumping. Vail Valley Academy of Dance offers 2 terrific hip-hop classes exclusively for boys that really lets them show their stuff.  New this year, we are offering Hip-Hop for girls ages 8 to 10!

Junior Boys Club  age 8+

High energy, fun introduction to Hip Hop basics, targeting physical fitness and co-ordination. Each class begins with a callisthenic warm up session, followed by across the floor progressions with Jumps, Indy grab leaps, and break dance moves such as: Side-Swipes, Windmills, Six-step, Brooklyn Rock step, Hand plants and Flips. The Boys then learn a basic routine connecting their break dance steps with rhythmic transition steps. This is for younger boys or those with no previous hip-hop dance experience.

Teen Boys Club  ages 13+

This high-energy intermediate to advanced level class is focused on musicality, integrating pop-lock, street Funk, flares and stylistic versatility. All the basic break dance progressions are fine-tuned with the intensive callisthenic warm up and across the floor progressions. We will work on  freestyle moves, improvisation, the ability to turn and extreme fitness. Each student is required to have had training in B-boy breaks if they have not participated in Junior Boys Club. The break moves included in this class include: Rock steps, CC’s, Broncos, Boston Grab, Bunny Hop, Cannon Ball, Crab, Crazy legs, Coffee Grinders, Floats, Hand Glides and Helicopter.

Beginning Hip-Hop for Girls

High energy, fun introduction to Hip Hop basics, targeting physical fitness and co-ordination. Each class begins with a callisthenic warm up session, followed by across the floor progressions with Jumps, Indy grab leaps, and break dance moves such as: Side-Swipes, Windmills, Six-step, Brooklyn Rock step, Hand plants and Flips.

Dress Code

Black hip-hop sneakers, t-shirt, loose pants to dance in. Should be street legal and rad.

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