Introduction to Hip-Hop Dance

This introductory survey course gives equal weight to scholarly study and embodied practice, using both approaches to explore a range of hip-hop dance techniques, as well as the cultural and historical contexts from which these dances emerged. Special attention will be given to breaking — the most prominent hip-hop form — as a foundation for exploring other forms of movement. By critically exploring these physical and historical connections, individuals will adapt and apply their own philosophies to dance in order to develop a personalized style.


Interview with the Instructor

Learn more about Intro to Hip-Hop Dance in this brief interview with instructor Raphael Xavier.


C01 - Joseph Schloss

Fridays, 1:30-3:50 PM

U01 - Raphael Xavier

Mondays, 12:30-2:20 PM