Essentials

For Dance Education

Digital training material for established and upcoming teachers

This is  training material for all dance teachers. 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. My work is intended to give tools to dance teachers that are in need of new information. In my own classes, I use my understanding of class structure from ballet and modern to deliver a hip hop experience that feels educational and authentic. By applying technique, terms, 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.

 

  • Hip Hop, Breakdancing, Locking, Popping - Terminology, Technique, History,Modern Approach Vs. Foundational 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.

Each video in this series is jam packed with terms, technique, advice & concepts. Everything in the video is based dance education methods I crafted personally.  It 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 lesson is given with disregard for its source.

Workshop Videos

E-books

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 as a pocket guide to hip hop classes. These e-books cover a range of topics as in-depth explanations and tools for education.

The flagship e-book is the "Hip Hop Handbook".  This guide was the first e-book to be developed for the Essentials program and continues to be the best seller of all digital products year after year.

View a page of The Hip Hop Handbook

 

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The  Essentials Store

Shop here for all currently available. products. Each video & e-book are available as a digital download which will be sent to you via e-mail usually within 24 hours of purchase. The products are dropbox downloads, however you do not need  a dropbox account to access the item. Simply follow the link to download. 

 

Service products include digital media that is customized to your order and you will be provided with further information on production time. If you encounter any issues or have questions, please feel free to contact me at any time.

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E-Book: Hiring Hip Hop

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What does it really take to teach hip hop? What does it mean to run a hip hop program? As a studio owner, you may feel out of the loop on the standards of hip hop class. It may be difficult to understand what you should see in your hip hop classes. This E-book breaks down key subjects in hip hop education and exactly what to look for when hiring a professional hip hop educator.

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