B-boying or breaking, commonly referred to as breakdancing, is a style of dance that was created, and evolved as part of hip-hop culture among African Americans and later on Latino American youths in New York City.
Breaking includes four primary moves: toprock, footwork, freezes and power moves.
One who practices this style of dance is called a bboy, bgirl, or breaker. The word bboy was first used by Kool Herc giving the name to all the early 70's dancers and the name stuck with them as an elite group of dancers that got down in Kool Herc's parties
Locking (originally Campbellocking) is extremely funky and sociable dance. Created by Don Campbellock, locking generally describes the action of Lockers when they "lock" in position; Locks, Points, Paces, Claps and Twirls.
The movements are generally large and exaggerated, and often very rhythmic and tightly synced with the music. Locking is quite performance oriented, often interacting with the audience by smiling or giving them a high five, and some moves are quite comical in nature.
Waacking focuses mainly on dynamic arms movements, extensions as well as various poses.
It is a dance style which was originated way back in the 1970s. However, it only gained its popularity only in the recent years.
Now, Waacking is not only danced to House music alone. Many people are Waacking to Hip Hop music as well as incorporating this dance style with other dance styles such as Locking, House and Hip Hop.
However, there is a misconception that Waacking is too feminine for men. That is not true. Add in your own flavour. This style is open for everyone!\
Popping is a dance style and one of the original funk styles of dance that came out of Fresno, CA in the 1970s.
It is based on the technique of quickly contracting and relaxing muscles to cause a jerk in the dancer's body, referred to as a pop, tick or a hit. This is done continuously to the rhythm of a song in combination with various movements and poses.
Popping is also used as an umbrella term to refer to a group of closely related illusionary dance styles and techniques that are often integrated with popping to create a more varied performance, but it is distinct from break-dancing, with which popping is often confused.
Hip hop is a cultural movement that originated in the working class communities of New York City, United States, in the late 1970s.
DJ Afrika Bambaataa first outlined the five pillars of hip-hop culture: MCing, DJing, breaking (bboying), graffiti writing, and knowledge.
Initially only Bboying, Hip hop dance has evolved along with its music counterpart. Progressing when different styles and flavour carried influences from other genres, each style has gain popularity and followship and started to branch off as being its own style.
Often associated with high-energy dance steps from music videos, techniques consist of basic bounce, grooving, isolations and even adaptations from funk styles, breaking and also house dancing.
Ever tried explaining to a friend how your favourite tune sounded like? Or wondered how is it possible to sound like a Disc Jockey, spinning away at his records?
From live percussion bands to jazzy trumpets, learn the basics & passion behind Beat-boxing with our Instructors.
Students will be introduced to the basics of Beatboxing, from basic beats & rhythm (beat patterns), forming basic beats & freestyling, together with the basic techniques & its variations, worksheets & homework, before advancing into intermediate and advance classes.
Enjoy vocal lessons with a twist, & start your road to becoming a One-Man band, with the basics & foundations of Beat-boxing.
K POP DANCE
For fans of Korean pop music, loving their songs are not enough. We want to move & dance like our singing & dancing idols too. The result is K Pop Dance classes whereby everyone gets to learn to dance like their idols!
Each class is filled with fun & laughter, with everyone loving K-Pop music culture. Together with our approachable & friendly faculty, students get to dedicate various songs to our faculties & choreography from the song’s music video will be used in class.
Learn to groove & dance like your favourite Korean Pop Stars in our K Pop Dance classes!
Infusing Jazz together with other street styles such as Hiphop & Waacking in a structured yet fun manner, Street Jazz classes bring out the character of each & every song danced to. Students get to develop their showmanship skills, confidence level & each of their unique characters, projecting & interpreting every songs with their turns & techniques.
If you like Lady Gaga, Britney Spears & other Popstars’ music video choreography, you will surely love the Street Jazz classes.
DANCEHALL (JAMICAN DANCE WITH REGGAE MUSIC)
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