As part of the Program in Dance’s spring 2021 co-curricular dance offerings, Toyin Sogunro leads a class on House.

Curated by Princeton alum Lauren Auyeung ’19, this class series develops a diverse understanding of hip-hop’s foundational forms. With an emphasis on physical techniques, the course exposes dancers to the many dance forms that exist under the umbrella of hip-hop. Through the course, students will understand the basics of hip-hop’s form and will also be challenged to synthesize elements of groove, musicality, texture, footwork, and personal expression in their own individual improvisation.

These classes are open to all University students, alumni, faculty, and staff.


To take advantage of our unique class offerings and virtually train with professionals outside of coursework, visit the Co-Curricular Offerings page for more information on each class. Participants will need to log in to the Hip-Hop class page with Princeton University ID to get the Zoom link.

Princeton alumni who wish to participate should email Cindy Rosenfeld:


If you are in need of access accommodations in order to participate in this event, please contact the Lewis Center at 609-258-5262 or email at least 2 weeks prior to event date.




toyin with hands framing face with blue paint designsBorn and raised in the D.M.V. Oluwatoyin, better known as Toyin, is a dancer, dance educator, choreographer, and cultural ambassador of African American social dances. She is also the creator and director of the collective Nefer Global Movement, a group of influential women in the street dance scene, geared towards empowering women.

As an internationally established dancer, Toyin is dedicated to preserving and cultivating the hip hop dance culture and community. She has gained the respect as one of the best House dancers of this generation and is perhaps most well-known for earning the distinction of winning and judging some of the top dance competitions in the world, like Juste Debout, Summer Dance Forever and I Love This Dance, to name a few.