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Hip Hop focuses on rhythm, syncopation and stage presence. Derived from a combination of jazz funk and street jazz, this style of dance requires high energy, attention to detail and an understanding of complex rhythms.

This fun and exciting class is an introduction for students who are either just starting out or have minimal hip-hop experience. Each class includes a warm-up which concentrates on building stamina, improving strength and flexibility, body conditioning and rhythm isolations. Students will focus on building a foundation of basic hip-hop movements, across the floor exercises and short combinations to today’s popular music.

Age Requirements: Students under the age of 11 are welcome to attend the class if they are actively participating in one of our other classes.

Apparel: Express yourself! Street clothes that allow for ease of movement (no jeans). Hats are allowed.

Shoes: Tennis shoes, sneakers, or high-tops (free from dirt and gravel).

We are excited to announce that Daniel Swanepoel has joined the family of Passion Dance mentors! He has danced all over the world and trained many world-class dance champions. Daniel is a master in his field and we are honored to have him teaching these classes. (click image for full bio)


Passion Academy is Richmond’s premier Academy for the Arts offering music and dance for all ages. We train, equip and mobilize people of all ages who want to pursue music and dance disciplines. Our unique mentorship environment helps to build strong character that will sustain people where their gifts may lead. Our community of students experience teaching from world-class artists while building essential leadership disciplines. If you have any questions, please email us or call at (804) 412-8100.

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