Experience Pulse Studios Downtown Location
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Dance Style History
Hip Hop was born in the Bronx in the late 1960’s, early 1970’s. There are many versions of the early history but it is generally agreed upon that the culture was in existence before the name Hip Hop was coined by Afrikaa Bambatta, one of the leaders of the Black Spades - a gang that ran the south Bronx. Afrikaa Bambata (known also as Bam) organized the ZULU NATION - based on the ideas of Peace, Love, Respect, Unity, Knowledge and Having Fun, and he tied the Zulu Nation to the emerging urban culture which he later named Hip Hop.
Even though the traditional dance of Hip Hop is breaking, this class will explore the more recent expressions of Hip Hop dance.
Learn the Hip Hop party dances of the 80′s and 90′s including the Alf, Bart Simpson, Biz Markie, and James Brown, as well choreography, across the floor, and the latest dance moves.
· Thursday 4:45 PM - Youth Full Year Hip Hop with Seb
Dance Style History
Breaking is considered the original dance of Hip Hop. It is commonly referred to as B-Boying or B-Girling and NOT breakdance/breakdancing (commerical term) and originates from the Bronx, New York City by African and Latino youth. Elements of Breaking may be seen dating back further than the 1970s but developed as a street dance in the 70s.
This art form is commonly broken down of Top Rock, Go Downs/Entrances, Footwork, Transitions, Freezes and Power Moves. The Breaking classes focus on understanding the style and mechanics of all these elements.
Learn to Windmill, Swipe, Charlie Rock, and Chair Freeze!
· Tuesday 4:45 PM - 10-14 Full Year Breaking with Seb
This session runs September - June for students aged 6 - 12.
This program includes a performace at the Pulse Christmas Party on December 9th, 2018 end a performance at the Pulse Year End Show in June, dates TBA.
$750.00 with GST