DANCE STYLES & CLASSES

CHOREO CLASS

Previously referred to as L.A. Style or Urban Choreo and also known as Street Jazz. These classes were originally the fusion of street/underground styles with the precision of modern jazz. Today many have their own unique style, but common is the focus on detail, precision timing and synchronization as well as increasing reference to underground styles. Seen in many music videos and choreography competitions and usually danced to popular hits, hip hop or R&B.

COMMERCIAL

Also known as jazz funk, a dominant style in the dance industry. It has an emphasis on power, performance and often a feminine touch. Music is usually popular hits but other genres are also used.

LADIES CLASS

A heels class with wedges. Inspired by the sensual and feminine choreographies that currently dominate many videos by prominent singers like Beyoncé, Rihanna, JLO etc. Let go, be hot and feel like a strong, independent woman.

ALL STARS CLASS

An advanced level class in hip hop, commercial or choreo with different local and international teachers.

HIP HOP

Originally a mix of classic hip hop styles and social dances approached in a new way and combined with newer moves and techniques as well as bounce. Continuous development has led to many creating their own unique style within the dance.

BREAKING

The original style of hip hop is a dynamic dance both on top and down on the ground. It is deeply connected to hip hop culture. Music of choice is usually funk, soul, break beats and hip hop.

POPPING

Has many different techniques from grooves to isolations, systems and mechanical movements. Usually danced to funk, g-funk and more recently dubstep.

HOUSE

The original style of hip hop is a dynamic dance both on top and down on the ground. It is deeply connected to hip hop culture. Music of choice is usually funk, soul, break beats and hip hop.

DANCEHALL

From Jamaica with original steps and an emphasis on grooves and feeling. In Jamaica, dancehall is connected to a way of life but in the west often seen through music videos.

DANCEHALL FUSION

Traditional Dancehall is at the core, but other music genres and inspiration from other styles is also used in class.

AFRO COMMERCIAL

An energetic, powerful and dynamic class inspired by African dance styles, as well as inspiration from commercial, dancehall and hip hop.