What you'll do
We will meet up at outdoor covered locations and indoor studios. I will step by step teach dance moves from the 1970's up to today that are the essence of Hip Hop. I will share stories of rap battles at The Tunnel and crew dance battles. I am giving guests an insider narrative of Hip Hop Culture while teaching dance moves from each era. History, Culture, & Dance! For example, while teaching a 4 step combination popular in the 1990's, I'll elaborate on how I used that same routine dancing behind Mariah Carey. Or while covering B-Boy Style, how I taught those same steps in Japan. Upon meeting up, we will begin with a brief introduction of myself followed by each guest. This will also be an opportunity to voice any specific dances you may want to learn or aspects of the culture you would like to cover. We will follow with a 5 to 8 minute warm up, consisting of a stepping, stretching, and breathing routine. Once warmed up we will travel the timeline of Hip Hop dance a decade at a time. I will be moving around the group to personally guide each guest. To end, we will form a "Soul Train" line to showcase what guests have learned followed by questions and photos.
My partner Levi and I have 30 years in dance, either as a choreographer, teacher, dancer, or actor. I have performed with Mariah Carey, Joe, Jaheim, Aleese Simmons, and others. I have lived the culture of Hip Hop from a club kid to being a professional dancer. I am patient and nurturing, and enjoying sharing the beauty of Hip Hop Dance & Culture. I am currently teaching children's dance classes at Studio E in Queens, NY. I am a Certified Personal Trainer and Group Fitness Instructor.
Where you'll be
We will meet in a variety of outdoor/indoor locations throughout NYC. Our first location will be Gnr. Grant Nat'l Memorial. Our locations will be places where key moments in the culture happened and I experienced, or performed. Future locations: Marcus Garvey Park, West Harlem Piers, Riverbank State Park, PMT Dance Studio just to name a few. Places tourist would not normally seek and definitely would not know the historical background.
Keep these in mind
Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase.
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Up to 10 guests aged 5 and up can attend.
We will be dancing outdoors in warm weather on paved surfaces, so be mindful of medical conditions, attire, and footwear. Dance instruction is at your pace and skill level. All skill levels welcomed.
Learn Hip Hop Dance with Pro Dancer
£28 / personNew experience
£28 / person