Digital Training material for upcoming and established dance teachers
Videos & E-books
that detail hip hop dance education
Hip Hop, Breakdancing, Locking, Popping - Terminology, Technique, History,Modern Approach Vs. Classic Style
Warm-ups & Across the Floor - What to focus on, how to build your own, purpose behind key exercises
Discipline - Approaching student behavior in a style of movement that encourages students to be more wild ( Due to the freedom of movement, encouragement of self expression and frequent association with hip hop and their own social environment outside of class)
Structure - Utilizing class time effectively, a guide to the school year, games & exercises
Age groups - Adjusting your movement for various ages. Adjusting your class focus for various ages.
Creative Movement - The basics of choreographing and freestyling. Keeping the "hip hop" in your movement when you create modern work and understanding the rules of classic movement.
Specified objectives - Adapting movement and adjusting focus for boys only classes, special needs, beginners, college prep, auditions, & more.
This is training material for all dance teachers, developed as an easily accessible answer to a wide range of hip hop questions. I aim to heighten the way hip hop is offered in class. We emphasize art, education and the roots of hip hop to restructure class as a place of information, not just choreography. The course is intended to give tools to brand new or established teachers that are in need of new information. In my own classes, I use my understanding of structure from ballet and modern dance class to deliver a hip hop experience that feels educational and authentic. By applying technique, terminology and dance history from the realm of street dance, my students get to plant their feet in proper foundation. These programs cover topics that can help teachers do the same. Information is given in a way that helps teachers build from any starting point.
The Latest up for pre-order!
Releasing November 2019
Manually enter payment on the payment page. Your digital copy will come via email on or before November 1st.
What do you need to know about choreographing hip hop?
This book details many angles of hip hop and street dance choreography. We dig into the history of hip hop dance, some of the rules in hip hop technique, and the elements of dance composition to find the most suitable ways for you to create effective choreography that is a reflection of your class growth. Included in this book:
The history and basics of hip hop, popping, locking, breakdancing.
Dance composition elements as it stands separate from hip hop
Using dance composition to craft your vision in hip hop choreography
Using dance composition to build improv/freestyle in your students
Using dance composition as a class exercises or games
Adjusting your choreography and focal points based on age group.
This book will be made available by November 1st . You will be directed to a separate page to manually enter the $25.00 payment and submit your information to receive the book on its release date.
Each video in this series is jam packed with terminology, technique, advice & concepts. Everything in the video is based on my own method for educating dancers and serves to make hip hop make sense without re-imagining the dance culture it comes from. Every word used has its place in street dance history and no terminology is made with disregard for its original creation. In other words this is real information with real reference points! Join the hundreds of teachers around the United States, Canada, Australia, Europe, South Africa and more places around the globe incorporating this work into their classroom! Videos are currently available as digital media, available for download via email once payment is made. Need a hard copy? Contact me for options!
Hip Hop Edition
The original Essentials training video. Standard information for all class levels. Includes terminology on hip hop, breaking, popping. Also included are Warm-up techniques and the concept of rhythms. Creativity and choreography creation with hip hop terminology also included.
Running Time: 75 Minutes
Price: $79.00 USD
Boys hip hop Edition
Complete class structure, choreography approach, technique, Games, exercises, terminology and other subjects devoted to boys dance education. Highlights fundamentals of Bboy ( breakdancing ) moves to incorporate into your class, as well as hip hop and popping.
Running Time: 2 hours
Price: $89.00 USD
Hip Hop Edition
Be sure to purchase Volume 1 before reviewing this video. highlighted in this volume - updated terminology for hip hop, breakdancing, & popping. In addition, we touch on common issues within dance class, method for Dancers that exclusively take hip hop, proper training techniques, and a look at choreography format and creation and how to use it in hip hop.
(Releasing fall, 2019)
Price: $89.00 USD
The ultimate companion to your school year! Hip Hop teachers around the world commonly request curriculums, advice and anything else they can get their hands on in order to assist in their hip hop classes. This handbook is your e-book guide to everything you need for your school year!
Follow the month-by-month plans listed in this book to help you find the most effective way to not only teach your hip hop class, but structure a program! These methods and tips give you the tools you need to make every class, every level, every week matter .
Aside from the month-by-month planner, entire chapters are dedicated to all the things you want to know about real class structure, authentic hip hop, and how to combine the 2 worlds in an effective way. We dig into everything from warm-ups, to class exercises, terminology and much more. If you are looking for a convenient and cost effective way to learn some of the most important secrets about hip hop education, this handbook is for you!
Due to multiple requests, I crafted this guide to serve studio owners that want a business owner perspective on hip hop teachers. With this as a reference tool, you can learn about the perspective of true professionals in the hip hop field. This guide will allow you to take a look at education techniques, background, and even spot red flags when looking for a hip hop teacher that will put dancers first and expand on your hip hop program. A major highlight being a questions list for both studio owner and hip hop teacher to answer when interviewing for the job.
This material is quite different from the rest of my digital information. With a focus on your hip hop program as an owner and not the educator, we get to concentrate on expectations from your program as a whole, & what it takes to allow a successful hip hop program to grow in your studio.
It has been an absolute privilege to work with so many dance teachers around the world. Since I began my "Essentials" programs, the teachers and studios I have connected with are now in the thousands. Between my curriculum, live seminars, consultation & training videos there are few areas of the globe my methods for street dance education hasn't touched. With these e-books, I hope to reach even more of you, giving you tons of new information. Let us work together so that we can all do our part to preserve street dance culture the way it's meant to be.
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