Hip Hop and Break Dance
Dunamix Dance Project offers a four-level program that combines high-quality artistic training with conditioning, and jazz technique. Our curriculum requires mastery of listed skills to advance to the following level. The comprehensive set of age-appropriate, outcome-based guidelines provide quality training to dance students of all ages and skill levels.
Dunamix Hip Hop Attire Standards:
Comfortable Hip Hop Swag. All hip hop students must wear sneakers or supportive, close toed shoes. No bare midriff. Modest is Hottest.
The following is an outline of the traditional program of the study of dance. This course can be used as a model for any student who wants to advance their technique. It can be applied to other dance forms as well. If this program is pursued aggressively, it can produce an entry level, professional dancer by the time the student becomes 17-19 years old. The progress of the student is a matter of personal choice and commitment. One does not advance a level by getting older, but by mastering more advanced levels of Artistry & Technique. You can begin dance training at any age. To become a professional, it is recommended that training begin between 6-9 yrs of age, but many dancers who started much later at our studio have received college scholarships for dance and worked in the dance industry. We believe there is hope for every dancer!
Pre-Professional Course of Study for Hip Hop
For the purposes of this schedule, it is assumed that each level will take approximately 18 months- 2 years to complete.
The actual progress of any individual will probably vary from this, based on many factors. If technique regresses for ANY reason, a student may be required to move down a level until they regain the strength to take the more advanced classes.
Level I- Beginning Hip Hop - 1 or 2 classes per week depending on physical coordination or maturity.
Level II- Hip Hop 1- Working on the basics of technique, leaps and turns. The student can expect to take 3 – 4 classes per week.
Level III-Beginning Virtuosity/Artistry-Hip Hop 2-2/3- Working with the music, subtlety of expression and gesture. The student can expect to take 4 – 5 classes per week, plus 1 class in another dance style.
Level IV-Hip Hop 3 Intermediate/Intermediate-Advanced Virtuosity/Artistry- Perfecting technique previously learned and learning advanced steps- The student can expect to take 4-5 classes per week, plus 3-4 classes in other dance styles. Increasing quality, multiple turns, higher jumps, inversions and acrobatics, etc. Solo classes and private coaching are highly recommended.
Our students have been accepted into trainee programs, talent agencies and have been given scholarships for summer intensives and year round dance programs. We are excited to include your dancer into our dancing family. Whatever your goals are for your experience, we want to exceed your expectations!