Under direction
of National Artis of Ukraine

Vadym
Yelizarov

Sevastopol
academic

dance
theatre

Dance school

Social dances

Teacher:
Voloshin Sergey
Education:
Kiev branch of the Kharkov International Slavonic
Speciality:
choreographer, ballroom choreography
Title:
Honoured Artist of Ukraine

You can't sit while listening to another groovy Hip-Hop hit? Your body is eager to move? You want to feel the Hip-Hop music by every cell of your body? You need to learn how to dance Hip-Hop!

A hip-Hop class includes such areas as Locking, Popping, Waving. This and much more you will learn under the watchful guidance of our professional trainers. Here you can learn how to transfer all the emotions with the help of your body, how to merge into the rhythm. Hip-hop dance can be a form of entertainment or a hobby. It can also be a lifestyle: a way to be active in physical fitness or competitive dance and a way to make a living by dancing professionally. So now you sure you need to join Hip-Hop classes!

A bit of Hip-Hop

Hip-hop - one of the leading areas of modern dance, raised by the culture of the city. Hip-hop dance is a broad category that includes a variety of urban styles. The older dance styles that were created in the 1970s include uprock, breaking, and the funk styles. Breaking was created in The Bronx, New York, incorporating dances that were popular in the 1960s and early 1970s in African-American and Latino communities. Breaking at this period was not primarily floor oriented as seen today; it started out as toprock which dancers perform while standing up. An influence on toprock was uprock which was created in Brooklyn, New York. It looks similar to toprock, but it is more aggressive and looks like a fight. Uprock is done with partners, but in toprock, and in breaking in general, each person takes turns dancing.

At the same time breaking was developing in New York, other styles were being created in California. The funk styles refers to several street dance styles created in California in the 1970s that were danced to funk music. These styles include roboting, bopping, hitting, locking, bustin', popping, electric boogaloo, strutting, sac-ing, dime-stopping, etc. The most popular and widely practiced of the funk styles are locking and popping which were created by African-Americans Don Campbell and Sam Solomon respectively.

The dance industry responded with a studio based version of hip-hop—sometimes called new style—and jazz-funk. Classically trained dancers developed these studio styles in order to create choreography from the hip-hop dances that were being performed on the street. Because of this development, hip-hop dance is practiced in both dance studios and outdoor spaces. The commercialization of hip-hop dance continued into the 1990s and 2000s with the production of several television shows and movies such as The Grind, Dance 360, Planet B-Boy, Rize, StreetDance 3D, America's Best Dance Crew, the Step Up film franchise, and The LXD, a web series. Though the dance is established in entertainment, it still maintains a strong presence in urban neighborhoods which has led to the creation of street dance derivatives turfing, krumping.

Hip-hop dance has a particularly strong influence in France, South Korea, and the United Kingdom. France is the home of Juste Debout, an international hip-hop dance competition, and Battle of the Year, the largest team-based breaking competition in the world. South Korea is home to the international breaking competition R16 which is sponsored by the government and broadcast every year live on Korean television. Like France, the UK also hosts two international competitions: The UK B-Boy Championships and the World Street Dance Championships.

What distinguishes hip-hop dance from other forms of dance is that it is often freestyle (improvisational) in nature and hip-hop dance crews often engage in freestyle dance competitions, colloquially referred to as battles. Crews, freestyling, and battles are identifiers of this style.

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