Hip Hop (10-14)
Boys and girls both will enjoy learning hip hop from some of Vega’s best choreographers, and dancing to their favorite music. We will break down the choreography, clean their movements up, work on style and hip hop flavor, as well focus on positivity. Dancers will be encouraged (expected) to clap and cheer for their classmates and help each other out in team work sessions. Sometimes break dance exercises will be incorporated into the warm-up and conditioning at the beginning of class.
Jazz includes many styles of technical dance, from edgy and contemporary, to Broadway musical theater. It’s stylized, and the dancers will be encouraged to find their body awareness and personal expression. Classes will consist of conditioning exercises, warm-up, technique exercises across the floor and learning choreography that is level-specific.
There is often some confusion about what is Lyrical, vs. Contemporary. For the sake of mutual understanding, here at Rise, they are basically the same. Sometimes the choreography will lean to the emotional expression of the lyrics in the song (lyrical) and utilize the technique-based aspects of ballet, jazz and modern. The students will be included in a discussion about the meaning of the music, and what the theme is for their movement that day. This style pushes the dancer to explore their feelings and demonstrate them while dancing. Here in the older age group, the students will be asked to relate to the choreography by drawing upon their own experiences in some way. This will encourage growth and emotional strength as a dancer. Taking jazz in conjunction with this class is suggested, but not necessary.