Spring 2017

Contemporary Dance Technique: Hip Hop

Listed in: Theater and Dance, as THDA-122H


Shakia F. Johnson (Section 01)


This class is designed to focus on the movement aspect of hip hop culture. Dance in the tradition of B-Boys and B-girls while learning a wide variety of hip hop movement. From the old school "bronx" style to commercial hip hop, learn a wide range of hip-hop vocabulary in a course emphasizing group choreography, floor work, and partner work. No previous dance experience is necessary. Class will incorporate funk, street, b-boy/b-girl, and house elements to stretch and tone the body. Class will include across the floor and center combinations which will ask the dancers to find their relationship to musicality, athleticism, dynamics, and articulation of the body.

Spring semester.


Artistic Practice


2022-23: Not offered
Other years: Offered in Spring 2014, Fall 2014, Spring 2017, Spring 2018, Fall 2018, Fall 2019, Fall 2020, Fall 2021