Hip Hop

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Hip Hop Schedule

GDSC’s  hip hop program consists of the following classes:

Performance

Spring

Pre-Hip Hop (Ages 5-7): Wednesday, 4:30-5:30 p.m.
Hip Hop 1 (Ages 8-10): Wednesday, 5:30-6:30 p.m.
Hip Hop 2 (Ages 10-12): Wednesday, 6:30-7:30 p.m.
Hip Hop 3 (Ages 12+): Wednesday, 2:30-3:30 p.m.
Hip Hop Fusion (Adult): Wednesday, 7:30-8:30 p.m. *Ten-Week Series starting April 3
Beg. Hip Hop (Adult; Invitation-only for Teens): Monday, 6:15-7:15 p.m.
All-Boys Hip Hop (Ages 8+): Monday, 7:15-8:15 p.m.
Beg./Int. Breakin’ (For a description, see Additional classes): Monday, 8:15-9:15 p.m.
Int./Adv. Breakin’ (For a description, see Additional classes): Tuesday, 7:45-8:45 p.m.

Our Fall/Spring performance classes focus on hip hop skills via two choreographed pieces for our December Recital and June Recital. For our Adult classes, this may vary–please confirm with the instructor.

Summer

RECREATIONAL 4-WEEK SERIES

Our Recreational 4-Week Series starts the week of July 15 and ends August 9.

Hip Hop (Ages 5-7): Tuesday, 5:00-6:00 p.m.
Hip Hop (Ages 8-10): Wednesday, 500-6:00 p.m.
Hip Hop (Ages 11+): Wednesday, 6:00-7:00 p.m.
Hip Hop Fusion (Adult): Wednesday, 7:00-8:00 p.m
Hip Hop (Adult; Invitation-only for Teens): Tuesday, 6:00-7:00 p.m.
All-Boys Hip Hop (Ages 8+): Monday, 4:00-5:00 p.m.
Breakin’ (Ages 8+) (For a description, see Additional classes): Monday, 5:00-6:00 p.m.
Pop, Lock & Beyond (Ages 8+) (For a description, see Additional classes): Monday, 6:00-7:00 p.m.

Our Summer performance classes focus on hip hop skills via technique and combinations. While these classes are listed under “Performance,” they do not perform in a “Summer” recital. Rather, they prepare students interested in joining us for the Fall or Spring.

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Technique

Spring

Beg./Int. Hip Hop Technique: Monday, 4:15-5:15 p.m.
Adv. Hip Hop Technique: Wednesday, 7:30-8:30 p.m.

Hip Hop technique is required for Competition Team and Performance Company Hip Hop dancers. 

PLEASE NOTE: Though our technique classes do not typically perform, we may receive requests to do so and will therefore accommodate based off a majority need. Please contact admin or the appropriate instructor to confirm.

Summer

HIP HOP TECHNIQUE SERIES

August 13
Studio A
Int./Adv. Hip Hop Technique: 3:30-4:30 p.m.
Int./Adv. Hip Hop Combination: 4:30-5:30 p.m.
Int./Adv. Hip Hop Freestyle: 5:30-6:30 p.m.
Studio C
Beg./Int Hip Hop Technique: 3:30-4:30 p.m.
Beg./Int. Hip Hop Combination: 4:30-5:30 p.m.
Beg./Int. Hip Hop Freestyle: 5:30-6:30 p.m.

August 15
Studio A
Int./Adv. Hip Hop Technique: 3:30-4:30 p.m.
Int./Adv. Hip Hop Combination: 4:30-5:30 p.m.
Int./Adv. Hip Hop Freestyle: 5:30-6:30 p.m.
Studio C
Beg./Int. Hip Hop Technique: 3:30-4:30 p.m.
Beg./Int. Hip Hop Combination: 4:30-5:30 p.m.
Beg./Int. Hip Hop Freestyle: 5:30-6:30 p.m.

Required for Competition Team and Performance Company Hip Hop dancers.

Our hip hop technique classes address crucial aspects of the art form, which include strength, flexibility, body awareness and placement.

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Register

Spring

Summer

Our Instructors

Ashley Gaona
Ashley Gaona
Pre-Hip Hop, Hip Hop 1, Hip Hop 2, Hip Hop 3, Hip Hop Fusion (10-Week Series); Hip Hop (Ages 5-7), Hip Hop (Ages 8-10), Hip Hop (Ages 11+), Hip Hop Fusion, Hip Hop Technique
Ashley Potts
Ashley Potts
Beg. Hip Hop, Int./Adv. Hip Hop, Hip Hop Technique; Hip Hop (Adult)
Walt Sullins
Walt Sullins
All-Boys Hip Hop, Breakin’

FAQs

What should I wear to Technique?2018-05-28T18:04:47+00:00

The answer depends on what discipline you are attending.

For Acro, see the Acro dress code FAQ.

For Ballet, see the Ballet dress code FAQ.

For Hip Hop, see the Hip Hop dress code FAQ.

For Jazz, see the Jazz dress code FAQ.

For Tap, see the Tap dress code FAQ.

What should I wear to Hip Hop?2018-09-05T20:14:34+00:00

Hip Hop

Girls: Dance-appropriate attire (i.e., comfortable and breathable, easy to move in, no jeans); required hip hop shoes–see update below.

IMPORTANT UPDATE: The Black “Gia Mia Hi-Top” sneakers are being discontinued, as the company that makes them is going out of business; therefore, current availability is very limited. If you have already purchased your black “Gia Mia Hi-Top” sneakers, fantastic! You are one of the lucky few; however, if you are struggling to find a pair, not to worry! We have found a similar style: Black “Pastry Pop Tart Grid Hi Top” sneakers. Click here for youth sizes; Click here for adult sizes. (DISCLAIMER: Hip hop shoes run smaller than street shoes. Pay close attention to the sizing instructions.)

Boys: Dance-appropriate attire (i.e., comfortable and breathable, easy to move in, no jeans); Black “Pastry Pop Tart Grid Hi Top” sneakers: Click here for youth sizes; Click here for adult sizes. (DISCLAIMER: Hip hop shoes run smaller than street shoes. Pay close attention to the sizing instructions.)

Breakdance

Dance-appropriate attire (i.e., comfortable and breathable, easy to move in, no jeans); Black high-top shoes (i.e., Converse)

Shopping Recommendations: GDSC suggests Encore Dance Supply if you’re interested in shopping locally. If you don’t mind online shopping, Just for Kix and Discount Dance Supply are also great resources for dance apparel.

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