Our four hip hop levels are dedicated to teaching street dance styles that are influenced by current and popular movements and music. Level four is our beginner class where dancers learn the basic terms and movements. This class is a good foundation for later hip-hop classes. As dancers go through the levels they will continue to learn more movements that are fitting for their class and age. When hip-hop dancers reach level one it is expected that they have mastered most hip-hop technique and are ready to be challenged in a new way. At this level, choreography needs to be picked up quickly as it is a fast moving class. All levels of Hip-Hop learn some break-dancing technique. McCann’s hip-hop classes are a great way to dance to fun music and get down!
Maturity, confidence, and personality are important for this dance style which is why we don’t offer it until we feel a child is ready.
A typical hip-hop class will start with warm up including isolations and stretching. We then move into break-dancing which is followed by crunches, push-ups and planks. Next we do some footwork across the floor. To end class, we do combinations in the center. The instructor will use some class time to work on choreography for the recital.