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. By applying technique, terms, and dance history from the realm of street dance, my students get to plant their feet in proper foundation. It's about taking Hip Hop beyond "combo-of-the-week".
This material 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, Breaking, 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, educationfor each age group.
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.
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
Over at www.thecomixmethod.com you'll find a certification for Hip Hop dance teachers! This program is a gigantic course on Hip Hop history and the relationship between core techniques & dance education. Furthermore, once you certify you'll have access to a library of videos and files for your continued Hip Hop education! Click the "Go Beyond" link and check the whole program out!
The Essentials Store
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Videos: Hip Hop Part 2
This workshop video is a followup to the original "Essentials" hip hop part 1 video. In this video we discuss new ideas and philosophy on hip hop dance class, brand new terms and techniques to use, further exploration of choreography methods, and more tips and concepts made to extend your vault of information.