In the dance community from studio, to commercial, to crews to schools many dancers and dance educators don't have a clue that Hip Hop Dance and other "street dance" styles have history, foundations and techniques.
Hip Hop Dance is often defined as "Music Video" style dance or "Pop 'n'Lock" etc. Routines at studio level often turn out to be street jazz or a combination of twerking and sensual movements from rap music videos. On the flip side in the commercial industry many classes are called "hip hop" but lack the foundational groove, rock and bounce that is hip hop dance.
Now perhaps it is because unlike Ballet, Tap and Jazz hip hop dance has no exams or syllabus (yet) and the knowledge is passed down from generation to generation to those that seek the guidance and mentorship of the OG's (originals). It can be difficult to define what hip hop dance is with so many variations and inaccurate representations.
- Jade Jager Clark, Jade's Hip Hop Academy
Pound It Red Deer
5809 51 ave