FAQ about Kids pre Hip-Hop Dance Class
What is the dress code?
T-shirt or stretch shirt
Shorts or jazz pants
Black Jazz Shoes OR black ballet slippers
For our pre Hip Hop dance class your child needs to wear comfortable clothes that allow easy body movement. T-Shirt and shorts or jazz pants would work fine. Your child should wear black jazz dance shoes or ballet shoes for this Hip Hop class. Most dance shoes and outfits can be purchased at International Dance Design which is conveniently located next door to the studio. Hip-Hop is an energetic dance and involves some perspiration. Therefore we recommend that you bring a change of clothing for your child.
What is “pre” Hip Hop?
Traditional Hip-hop dance is a very energetic form of dance that allows dancers to perform with freedom of movement, adding in their own personalities. Hip Hop is a type of dance that includes a variety of urban dance styles. Hip Hop started as a street dance and later was developed into more formal dance. Hip hop can come in many different styles with a variety of music.
However, many traditional hip hop moves already require children to be quite proficient in dance, have good coordination and musicality. That is why our “pre” Hip Hop class is based on simpler versions of Hip Hop steps that allow young children to develop their skills without frustrating them. Their visual, auditory, kinesthetic, and tactile senses are engaged as they learn about their body and the space around them. This approach allows very young children to develop gradually and later be ready to be challenged by more complicated forms of dance.
This dance class encourages new and beneficial social encounters with their class. Children have the ability to recognize their own uniqueness, as well as the individuals around them. Not only are students sharing a physical space and moving together, but are learning the many different responses to different movement ideas. Students are able to experience participating in a group and engage in defining oneself and their confidence within the classroom.
The brain’s right hemisphere is stimulated through music and creativity, where as the left hemisphere is responsible for the sequential and logical skills that are used in creative movement. Both sides of the brain are engaged during creative movement class that helps to increase memory and communication skills.
Motor and rhythmic skills, strength, flexibility, coordination and endurance flourish when children are given the opportunity to practice them in our pre Hip Hop children dance class.
In our pre Hip Hop dance class Children are introduced to concentration and must determine when it is appropriate to move in certain situations. Not only are they practicing respecting the space of others, but respecting the differences of those around them. Self-esteem is increased and children are empowered by their own competence when they successfully participate and their contributions are valued.
Fees & Billing Questions
How do we register?
You can register for Children's Hip Hop dance classes in several ways. Follow the link on this page and register online. You can also stop by the studio and register in person. This will give you an opportunity to see our facility.
How much dance classes cost?
Monthly cost for Child Hip Hop dance class is $60, which includes 4 once-a-week hip hop dance classes.
When is payment due?
For new students, payment is due upon registration. For returning students payment is due the 1 class of every month. You will receive an email with the link to submit your payment. Alternatively you can pay at the studio cash or credit card. No checks.
Should I expect extra fees?
We do not have registration fees. However, you will need to supply your young dancer with appropriate dance attire such as dance shoes, proper clothing for class and any costumes required for Holiday Showcase.
Is there a fee for Holiday Showcase?
There is no fee for your child to participate in the Holiday Dance Showcase. However, there may be costuming cost involved, depending on what we decide to do for Showcase. Family members are required to purchase tickets to watch the recital.