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Hip Hop

7-18 year olds

Hip Hop movement inspired by street dance and urban culture.  All movement and music is age appropriate. Please note: Sneakers worn on the street must not be worn in the Dance Studios. Socks without shoes are not permitted.in any of the studios.

**We offer online open registration for our entry level classes. Registration in all other classes for all new students requires an evaluation by our Dance Director, Kristen McGrew. Please click here to request an evaluation so that we can ensure your child is placed at an appropriate level.


Jazz Hip Hop 1

For the beginner student – 7-9 years. Explores a variety of jazz/Hip Hop dance styles, from traditional jazz technique, to contemporary music-video style. Class includes vocabulary, warm-up, and center floor work. Children are moved to the next level at the discretion of the instructor. Dress Code: Tank top or T-shirt, black leggings or jazz pants, black jazz shoes or studio-use sneakers. Hair pulled off the neck.

Mondays,  5:00-5:45 pm 
Ages 7-9 
Instructor: Arleigh Rothenberg
Maximum number of students:  12


Jazz Hip Hop 2

9 years and up.  This class will expand on Level 1, with Hip Hop, traditional jazz and theatre dance styles, with emphasis on presentation, proper dance technique, discipline and of course, fun! Students enrolling must have some prior dance experience and are urged to supplement their jazz Hip Hop training with a weekly ballet class. Dress Code: Tank top or T-shirt, black leggings or jazz pants, black jazz shoes or studio-use sneakers. Hair pulled off the neck.

Mondays, 5:45 – 6:45pm
Instructor: Arleigh Rothenberg


Hip Hop for Boys

7 years and up.  This boys-only class is for students who are eager to learn Hip Hop!  Dancers will learn the basic techniques of Hip Hop and jazz.  Class will start with an energetic warm-up and stretching, then will progress to center combinations.  Hip Hop vocabulary will be taught. Dress Code: Sweatpants or shorts you can move in (no jeans), T-shirt, studio-use sneakers. Hair pulled off the neck.

Thursdays, 4:15 – 5:00pm   
Instructor: Anika Tifft

Important Information Regarding Hip Hop Fusion Placement Policy

Students new to the Dance School must audition for a proper placement evaluation. Advancement to each Hip Hop Fusion level is at the discretion of the instructor. Placement and advancement are based on technique, strength and ability. Mental/physical readiness is considered on an individual basis. Each student is thoughtfully placed in the proper level based on progress, not age or school grade-level. We consider each student’s best interest in making placement decisions.

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Hip Hop Fusion 3 & 4

10  years and up.  For boys and girls with at least 3 years’ prior training. Dancers will expand on the basic techniques of Hip Hop and jazz. Class will start with an energetic warm-up and stretching, then will progress to center combinations and continue with traveling steps. It is highly recommended that Hip Hop students take a weekly ballet class to supplement their dance training. Students are moved to the next level at the discretion of the instructor. Dress Code: Tank top or T-shirt, pants (no jeans) or shorts you can move in (not too short or too tight), sneakers for studio-use sneakers. Hair pulled off the neck.

Thursdays, 6:00 – 7:00pm
Instructor: Anika Tifft

Hip Hop Fusion Workshop

13+ by Invitation only

Hip Hop for our most advanced students.  This class participates in the March performance with Westchester Theatre of Dance each year in the Bendheim Performing Arts Center. Dress Code: Tank top or T-shirt, pants (no jeans) or shorts you can move in (not too short or too tight), studio-use sneakers. Hair pulled off the neck.

Thursdays, 7:00 – 8:00pm
Instructor: Anika Tifft