DANCE 9: Beginning Hip-Hop

DANCE 9: Beginning Hip-Hop

Summer Session A (June 24 - August 2, 2024)

Instructor: Leigh Foaad

MW / 3:00 - 4:30 PM

Kaufman Hall Studio 1000

This course is a Beginning study of Streetdance, focusing on the foundation and technique of Hip Hop (party dances) and Locking (also known as Campbell Locking). This level course will focus on the basic grooves of each dance style, while also exploring rhythmic isolated muscle movements & movement precision for several vocabularies. The history and understanding of these Street Dance Styles will be discussed in class to fully understand the essence of all styles learned and its importance and connection to community, specifically how it all began within the POC communities in the USA.

Note: The overall approach in this course is inspired by the Lecturer’s personal philosophy, research and professional experience as a dancer, choreographer and participant in the field of Streetdance/Hip Hop dance culture. Leigh Foaad aka Breeze-lee has been an active participant of this culture for over 20 years.