The year 2020 has been a challenging year so far, to say the least. Prior to the outbreak of COVID-19, we had initially planned to open our new studio at 760 Little Simcoe Street in May. Along with the opening plans being pushed back to late July, several of our community engagement and partnership initiatives were also cancelled until further notice.
Although the uncontrollable circumstances put us in a less than desirable position, we have managed to maintain momentum in continuing to provide educational opportunity to London’s youth through virtual lessons. Aside from the physical training for our students, we have been facilitating conversations with the London dance community on how we can work towards a more culturally diverse city and fight against social injustice and inequality. We believe in the lifelong learning of self and others through hip hop, and everything that came before the said culture.
Breaking (also known as breakdance) is the original form of hip hop dance, which originated in the South Bronx of New York during the late 1970s. This dance has evolved over the last half century taking influences from Native American pow wow dance, salsa, gymnastics and various martial arts. What once started as a means of survival and a peaceful political statement against oppression by a group of youth, is now proposed to be in the Olympics in 2024.
This dance comprises of 4 core elements – top rock, footwork, freezes and power moves. Our instructors take the time to break down the fundamentals every class to ensure that you can execute the moves with confidence and with your own style.
Contact us about our summer programs, we’d love to help you get started on this journey through hip hop!
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