Class Description: Intro to Hip Hop
Intro to Hip Hop is a fun class where you’re taught basic grooves and choreography. It is a great class for beginners; it’s totally welcoming. The goal in this class is to learn new ways of using the body, engaging with music while being immersed in a fun, party atmosphere. And of course, there will be a strong fitness component. The convenient aspect to this class for parents is that your kids can hang in our activity room with our staff’s supervision while you are in class.
Instructor Bio: Melanie Cotton is a Philly native choreographer, instructor and performer. She is a staple in the Philadelphia hip hop dance and dance theater community. Her expertise include hip hop and funk styles. In addition to movement instruction she also teaches the historical significance of hip hop culture in relation to dance as well as the vernacular of hip hop movement. Melanie has choreographed and offered her unique movement style to various theater and dance companies like 1812 Productions, Philadelphia Theater Company and Temple University’s Theater Department. She is has a particular interest in working with young women using hip hop dance as a tool for empowerment. Her teaching credits include: teaching artist for The ESF summer program, Girls on the Move art therapy program, Bryn Mawr, hip hop theater workshops with Rennie Harris: Puremovement as well as teaching in studios and facilitating workshops for youth in the Philly/NJ area.
Wednesday, 16 August, 2017
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