For Dance Education
Digital training material for established and upcoming 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.
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!