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Accelerated Street Dance Styles

Dance College of Fine Arts and Communications

Course Description

Studio course facilitating accelerated skills, freestyle movement, and surveying of various street dance and hip hop traditions including breaking, poppin, lockin, and party dances. These skills will be addressed mainly through physical practice in class and includes readings, viewings, listening, and an off-campus community event to understand the cultural context of hip hop dance. Classes will perform tasks and battle in each evaluation, as well as in the final exam.\n

When Taught

Fall and Winter

Grade Rule

Grade Rule 8: A, B, C, D, E, I (Standard grade rule)







Other Prerequisites

Instructor Approval

Learning Outcome

Students will be able to identify and embody foundational movement vocabulary from several street dance and hip-hop styles.

Learning Outcome

Students will be able to improvise within street dance style frameworks and vocabularies at an intermediate-advanced level and express one’s own personal style.

Learning Outcome

Students will be able to interpret movement vocabulary, qualities, and musicality into a personal movement style that is revealed in freestyling and cyphers.

Learning Outcome

Students will recognize and identify significant people, places, and events within the communities that contributed to the evolution of street dance and hip-hop.

Learning Outcome

Students will synthesize and evaluate implications of culture, race, appropriation, and community as it applies to street dance styles through a personal research project and presentation.

Learning Outcome

Students will reflect and articulate body, mind, and spirit connections