This co-curricular dance class series develops a diverse understanding of hip-hop’s foundational forms. With an emphasis on physical techniques, the class exposes dancers to the many dance forms that exist under the umbrella of hip-hop. Through the sessions, 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. All experience levels welcome.

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Class Schedule

  • September 17 — Liam Lynch ’21
  • September 24 — Liam Lynch ’21
  • October 1 — Omari Wiles: Afrobeats
  • October 8 — Emily Pietruszka: Popping
  • October 29 — Liam Lynch ’21
  • November 5 — Liam Lynch ’21

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!

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COVID-19 Guidance + Updates

Per Princeton University policy, all guests must either be fully vaccinated, or have recently tested negative (via PCR within 72 hours or via rapid antigen test within 8 hours of the scheduled visit) and be prepared to show proof if asked, or wear a face covering when indoors and around others.


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About the Guest Artist

liam lynch balances on one leg with arms outstretched, seen from below

Photo by Mariah Crawford ’22

Liam Lynch grew up in New Jersey, where he learned to dance by cyphering with friends in the hallways of his high school. At Princeton, his passion for dance grew as a member of the Dance Department and as a member, and then director, of diSiac Dance Company.

Along his dance journey, Liam has trained with choreographers including Rob Bynes, Chris Martin and Candace Brown, and he has practiced house, hip hop, popping and contemporary under artists like Sekou Heru, Raphael Xavier, Sun Kim and Cameron McKinney. He currently lives in New York, where he performs with the group BOLD Dance Company, regularly attends battles and sessions and continues to choreograph and teach.

Liam cares deeply about passing on his knowledge to the next generation of Princeton dancers and is excited to watch the Princeton dance community continue to grow and flourish.

Presented By

  • Program in Dance