Bring Hip Hop To Your School



Mission

At PULSE Studios we know that education is critical to preserving the origins of Hip Hop dance and culture that are so often lost in the media’s interpretation of it. It is for this reason that we have developed a series of programs to reach youth and to teach them about Hip Hop and the culture that bears its name. Our school residency program is designed to connect students to the many positive messages inherent in Hip Hop Culture and to educate them about Hip Hop dance by building skills in breaking, popping, locking, Hip Hop party dances and choreography. This high energy dance program is extremely flexible and can meet the needs of elementary, junior high and high school students. We will focus on teaching authentic techniques in Breaking, Popping, locking and Hip Hop within the context of Hip Hop Culture with an emphasis on peace, love respect, unity, knowledge and having fun.

  • Grades: K – 12
  • Featured Show : Something From Nothing (45 Minute)
  • Dance Styles : Breaking, Popping, Hip Hop, House Dance & Locking





Class Description

During the residency we would ideally teach each student every day so that we have the maximum time for instruction. The classes are designed to engage students in a fun, safe environment and to promote the acquisition of skills that are specific to Hip Hop and Street Dance. In most cases the class programming is designed around regular Physical Education classes offered at your school but this can be adjusted to fit the needs of your school as you deem best. A qualified instructor will lead your students through warm up, share history and teach fundamental techniques from a broad range of urban dance styles.

We have several options to consider when booking a residency with PULSE Studios:

  • 1) Half or Full Day Workshops
    • Healthy Body Healthy Mind – A large emphasis on movement through learning Breaking, Hip Hop, House, Locking, and Popping techniques. Ties in with PhysEd
    • Express Yourself – Ties into the Fine Arts curriculum. We explore ways to express ourselves in visual forms by using Hip Hop dance techniques. The program is designed around improvisation, creating dance phrases and learning how to connect our thoughts and feelings with our physical body.
    • Immersion Into Hip Hophis module is designed to connect students to the many positive messages inherent in Hip Hop Culture and to educate them about Hip Hop dance by building skills in breaking, popping, locking, Hip Hop party dances and choreography. This high energy dance program is extremely flexible and can meet the needs of elementary, junior high and high school students. We will focus on teaching authentic techniques in Breaking, Popping, locking and Hip Hop within the context of Hip Hop Culture with an emphasis on peace, love respect, unity, knowledge and having fun.
    • -Sharing assembly on Friday afternoon where parents are invited to see the work that has been done and students share their accomplishments with each other.
      • 1) One week dance residency
        • -1 or 2 qualified instructors (depends on class size)
        • -Every student has 5 classes of Hip Hop Dance
        • -Students will learn age appropriate skills and each class will focus on something different.
        • -Sharing assembly on Friday afternoon where parents are invited to see the work that has been done and students share their accomplishments with each other.
          • 2) Two week dance residency
            • -1 or 2 qualified instructors (depends on class size)
            • -Every student has 10 classes of Hip Hop Dance
            • -Students will learn age appropriate skills and each class will focus on something different.
            • -Sharing assembly on Friday afternoon where parents are invited to see the work that has been done and students share their accomplishments with each other.
              • 3) Two week dance residency focus on choreography with two instructors
                • -Tara Wilson will create a custom show based on your vision that will include all the students in two casts.
                • -Every student has 10 classes to learn and develop choreography
                • -Students will be split into two casts
                • -Each cast will perform the show on either consecutive nights or one in the afternoon of the final day and one in the evening of the final day. (including dress rehearsal)
                • -Instructors will perform a special piece for the show.
                  • 4) Two week dance residency focus on SOMETHING FROM NOTHING
                    • -Tara Wilson and two dancers/instructors from the show will work with students to recreate the show SOMETHING FROM NOTHING to include the students at your school.
                    • -Each student meets with instructors every day and learn a specific section of choreography in the show. Students will dance with the professional cast in the show.
                    • -Students will work with their personal stories of Zero and we will discuss our process with them: learning that we all feel like Zero at some times in our lives and that we all have different ways of moving forward from these moments.You are not alone in feeling this way, students will learn abut the different personal stories of the dancers in the show and that these stories are real: Never feeling good enough, suffering from bullying, not knowing one of your parents, not being able to commit to anything.
                    • -Show will be in the evening outside of school either on the Thursday or Friday night at the end of the residency.





Pulse Studios Featured Show: Something From Nothing

 
Synopsis1

Something From Nothing (SFN) is a 45 minute in school show full of laughter and awe. The show can be performed in theatres or gymnasiums. Don’t miss not having the show at your next school assembly. SFN explores the personal stories of four characters who find their way from zero through storytelling and dance. SFN is inspired by the traditions in Hip Hop culture of creating art from what is around you – including yourself! Becoming the best person you can

be, overcoming your personal obstacles and finding joy and fulfillment are central themes of the show. Not only will you see the dancers share their personal experiences but get ready to see some amazing dancing across the spectrum of what is known as Hip Hop and street dance! We will share music and dance in breaking, popping, locking, house, stepping and stomp!

Written and Directed by Tara Wilson and Lana Skauge
Choreography by Tara Wilson In Collaboration With:
Anthony ‘YNot’ Denaro, Kate ‘Lynx’ Alsterlund, Jonny’Quest” Linton, & Josiah ’Siah’ Go
Stomp Choreography by Troy Sexton




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