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Complete with a warm-up, and a light stretch. Starting out with slower paced movement and steps incorporating “grooving” warming up the, neck, shoulders and hips. Teaching foundation moves.
Fun and faster paced. A interesting mix of styles that end up fun and challenging. Complete with warm-up and stretch. Great for fitness. This class will make the blood pumped guaranteed.
Locking (originally Campbellocking). A style of street dance which is today also associated with Hip Hop dance. It relies on fast distinct arm and hand movements combined with more relaxed hips and legs. The movements are generally large and exaggerated and often very rhythmic and lightly synced with the music.
Popping is another popular street style of today. Its described as the contraction and release of muscles to the beat and rhythm of music, giving a look of animation. However there are other foundational moves and poses covered in the lesson, to create the style, including waving, tutting, hitting (Dime stop),and gliding (aka “moonwalk).
Krump is the newest style to come out of LA (USA) as seen in such movies as Rize and Stomp The Yard. It is and energetic and emotional style of dance, with a definite tribal flavor, that echoes the voice of the ancestors from which we came. A freestyle form of dance, the beginner Krump gives you foundation move “Stomping”,” Chestpops” (beat keeping and breathing technique) and “Armswings” (expression, gestures, and communication). They are to assist you with building your own character in the dance.
This not a class but is done at the end of the class, ‘the Fun Stuff”. The sole purpose is to wind the class but with a big finish. This allows the kids to freestyle, using there “own” or whatever moves, styles or techniques they learn in the workshops.
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