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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.

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Workshop Videos

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.

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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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!

 

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The  Essentials Store
 

Shop here for all currently available products. Each video & e-book are available as digital downloads which will be sent via e-mail associated with the order usually within 24 hours of purchase. The products are dropbox downloads, however you do not need a dropbox account in order to access the link to the item. Service products include digital media that is customized to your order and you will be provided with further information on production time.

Dropbox links are sent to the e-mail associated with the initial purchase unless a request is made for an alternative e-mail. Links are not to be shared with other individuals and any request to access a folder containing a product will be denied unless confirmed to be  an alternative e-mail from the initial customer.

 

 

Webinar Series: Judging Hip Hop 4-11-24

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This webinar(originally aired 4-11-24) is tackling the ongoing battle between competition adjudication and Hip Hop authenticity. The course takes a look at Hip Hop and related styles through the lens of an observer in order to find the right language for adjudication and scoring. Topics covered will include:

  • Misconceptions: Moves that are mislabeled, dance terminology that doesn't belong in Hip Hop critiques, & dance technique that doesn't apply to Hip Hop.
  • Corrections: The most common steps you see in a Hip Hop routine, what they're called, and how they look when done PROPERLY!
  • Common dance steps in styles like Breaking, Popping, Locking, and what to look for.
  • Language: Expanding your adjudicator vocabulary so you can say more about what you're seeing.


Why should judges AND choreographers take this course?

In an effort to get more educators on the same page regarding Hip Hop, these lessons are meant to show everyone what proper form and performance structure can look like. Judges will learn how to observe Hip Hop better. Choreographers will learn how to maintain authenticity in their work!

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If you purchased a custom curriculum, fill out this form to get a head start & provide me with some additional information on your request. I may be in touch to confirm information given in order to properly produce your request. If you are looking for multiple curriculums for different class levels, I recommend filling out this form before purchase in order to discuss my format as well as discounts I offer for more than one custom order.

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