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DANC 276 - Hip Hop

Semester Offered: Spring
0.5 unit(s)

This is an Intermediate-level Hip Hop dance course (prior experience or permission of the instructor is required).  Students learn and master the different elements that make up Hip Hop dance. Hip Hop’s core movement originated from African dance and was developed by inner-city African and Latinx Americans in the Bronx in the 1970s. It has since entered the mainstream dance culture and is performed all over the world. This course covers a wide range of Hip Hop styles and introduces students to the latest street/urban dance moves, including Breaking (Breakin, BBoyin, and BGirlin), Popping, Locking, and House.

Hip Hop dance classes complement the offerings of the Dance department’s Ballet, Jazz and Modern courses, thus broadening the diversity and range of styles offered to Vassar dance students. It is available as another resource for the student choreographers on campus as they continue to develop their unique choreographic voice and vocabulary. Julian Llanos.

Prerequisite(s): Prior Hip Hop dance experience or permission of the instructor.

Two 75-minute periods.

Course Format: OTH

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