This workshop is for students at a beginning or advanced beginning hip hop dance level. The workshop will begin with a dance warm-up that concentrates on building stamina, improving strength and flexibility, body conditioning and rhythm isolations. Students will then learn different styles of hip-hop movements along with short combinations and across the floor exercises that pertain to those styles. Hip Hop styles learned will include Lock n Drop, Electric Boogie, Krump, Breakdance, Bboy/Girl Break, and Commercial style. The dance portion of the session will conclude with learning choreography to be presented at the end of the workshop.
3:00PM to 4:00PM
Hip Hop Mentor
J.Static (Jay Williams) is a local instructor, performing artist, and choreographer who has been dancing since high school. He found his love for dance while dancing in his high school’s Show Choir group, and he has continued on to choreograph and instruct other show choir groups throughout Virginia. Since 2013 he has been choreographing and performing culturally diverse dances with the Latin Ballet of Virginia. Other highlights from his performing career include dancing and battling with legendary dancers from So You Think You Can Dance and Beyonce’s dancers Les Twins.