Hip-Hop Dance - Boys & Girls

Hip-hop dance refers to street dance styles primarily performed to Hip-Hop music or that have evolved as part of Hip-Hop culture. It includes a wide range of styles primarily breaking, locking, and popping which were created in the 1970s and made popular by dance crews in the United States.

Breaking includes four foundational dances: toprock, footwork-oriented steps performed while standing up; downrock, footwork performed with both hands and feet on the floor; freezes, stylish poses done on your hands; and power moves, complex and impressive acrobatic moves. Transitions from toprock to downrock are called "drops."

Popping is an umbrella term also includes floating, gliding, and sliding. These are lower body dances performed with little to no movements in the chest or arms. In floating, gliding, and sliding a dancer appears as if they are drifting across the floor on ice.

Locking looks similar to popping, but they are two distinct funk styles with their own histories, their own set of dance moves, their own pioneers, and their own competition categories.  Locking is more playful and character-driven, whereas popping is more illusory.  The lock is the primary move used in locking.  It is similar to “a freeze” or “a sudden pause”.  A locker's dancing is characterised by frequently locking in place and after a brief freeze moving again.

The class is conducted by Teacher Mark Poh, who has been teaching Hip-Hop since 2007.