Dance 133 - Introduction to Breakin'

Introduction to Breakin'

Andres Ramirez

MW 01:45PM-03:00PM

Mount Holyoke College
Kendall Hall/Sports Complex ST3
In this course we will learn about the history and foundation of Hip Hop culture from its birth to both the current underground and commercial scene. We will work on foundational techniques and dynamic movements to continue to develop the growth within each student. Documentaries shown in class will inform the students about the underground battle scene and its evolution to the big-stage events like the Olympics. Students will learn battle etiquette and, as community engagement, the class will attend a local event where they can showcase what they've learned and be in community within the Hip Hop culture. Students will also be prepared for commercial work by practicing choreography in class that includes auditioning techniques and working on-stage presence. The goal of the course is to physically train and educate students in Breakin' as well as prepare them for any path they want to follow in dance.

Repeatable for credit.

Permission is required for interchange registration during the add/drop period only.