This co-curricular class series, curated by dance program alum Liam Lynch ’21, develops a diverse understanding of foundational techniques in street and club dance. With an emphasis on physical techniques, the class exposes dancers to a multitude of dance styles including hip-hop, house, and popping. Through the sessions, students will understand the basic techniques of street dance and will also be challenged to synthesize elements of groove, musicality, texture, footwork, and personal expression in their own individual improvisation. All experience levels welcome.

About the Guest Teacher: K’niin Abbrey

Dance artist K’niin Abbrey

Photo courtesy K’niin Abbrey

K’niin Abbrey is a multidisciplinary performance artist specializing in street dance forms, video digital arts and music production. Abbrey has developed a rich understanding of “blending.” Using his unique perspective to inform conversation or flow between seemingly contrasting elements, Abbrey’s passion extends worldwide and has been recognized globally. Abbrey has taken part in renowned international dance competitions as a representative of the U.S. while lending his performance abilities to acclaimed productions such as NJPAC’s Emmy Award-winning Hip Hop Nutcracker, Heidi Duckler Dance Theatre, and Rennie Harris Pure Movement, among others. His mission is to bring powerful, thought-provoking art and perspective to the dance theatre and street dance worlds.

Join a Class

Classes are free and open to Princeton students, faculty, and staff. Alumni interested in participating should email Cindy Rosenfeld at No advance registration required, just drop in!

Spring Class Schedule

  • February 10
  • February 17 — Breaking, taught by K’niin Abbrey
  • February 24
  • March 2
  • March 23 — House, taught by Tatiana Desardouin
  • March 30
  • April 6 — Hip-hop, taught by Buddha Stretch
  • April 13 — Waacking, taught by Nubian Néné (Essence)


Get directions to Ellie’s Studio, located on the second floor landing of the Arts Tower at the Lewis Arts complex.


symbol for wheelchair accessibilityEllie’s Studio is an accessible venue. Visit our Venues and Studios section for accessibility information at our various locations. Students in need of access accommodations are invited to contact the Lewis Center at 609-258-5262 or email at least one week in advance of the event date.

Presented By

  • Program in Dance