INTENSIVE PROGRAMS

Get a taste of the CD Crew experience in our short term intensive programs! You will be introduced to fundamental hip hop and street styles such as popping, locking, house, waacking, party grooves. Our goal is to help you become a more versatile and creative street dancer by building a stronger foundation of knowledge and technique to be applied to your personal dance style- whatever that may be. At the heart of street dance, freestyle plays a huge part of the culture and history and we will explore it throughout our classes.

Each program has a lead instructor, who will teach weekly and guide you through the 8 weeks. Join the fam! We recommend our training programs to all dancers who are looking to improve and add valuable training to their belt. With levels 1, 1.5, and 2, we have courses directed at all levels of experience.

SUMMER SCHEDULE

 
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LEVEL 1

This program is designed for dancers new to hip hop and street styles. At a beginner-friendly pace, each rehearsal will be focused on understanding grooves, practicing balance, coordination, and rhythm through training in hip hop, party grooves, and house footwork. We’ll introduce you to the rich hip hop culture that we love, and show you the ways that your training can be implemented in your dance style- in class or on the dance floor.

GOALS:
1. Comfortably understand and follow grooving and basic footwork
2. Discover the culture of hip hop and party grooves
3. Feel confident in your movement and performance

No audition required. 8-week program.

WEDNESDAYS 7:15-9:15pm at Raincity Dance (165-555 W 12th Ave)
Classes Jul 3-Aug 21.
Lead instructor: Steven Salinas

25 dancers capacity.


LEVEL 1.5

In this program, we begin to build up our street styles technique at an intermediate level- exploring shapes, levels, strength, and footwork. You will train in street styles such as popping, waacking, and house which all carry strong history and have become large parts of the hip hop dance culture. The focus of this course is to learn how to apply the movement into your personal style of dance and implement these techniques in freestyle and choreography.

GOALS:
1. Have a basic understanding of the street styles (their movement, style, and culture)
2. Feel confident in picking up and performing choreography
3. Comfortably follow freestyle exercises and challenges

No audition required. 8-week program.

MONDAYS 6:15-8:15pm at W Broadway Studio (1401 W Broadway St.)
Classes Jul 8-Aug 26.
Lead Instructor- Steven Salinas

16 dancers capacity.

THURSDAYS 6-8pm at W Broadway Studio (1401 W Broadway St.)
Classes Jul 4-Aug 22.
Lead Instructor- Francesca Parma

16 dancers capacity.


LEVEL 2

Level 2 is directed towards dancers with good street styles experience, and who are looking to expand their dance vocabulary. We will take a more personal approach, focusing on elements in your movement such as texture, dynamic, and precision. Classes will contain street styles technique training (popping, locking, waacking, and house), freestyle training, choreography and performance training. You can look forward to feedback from instructors and peers in order to create a comfortable space for dancers to share and learn from one another.

GOALS:
1. Have a well-rounded understanding of fundamental street styles and its culture
2. Confidently execute choreography and add your personal style
3. Be able to incorporate fundamental street styles into your freestyle

No audition required. 8-week program.

THURSDAYS 8-10pm at W Broadway Studio (1401 W Broadway St.)
Classes Jul 4-Aug 22.
Lead instructor: Chris Wong

16 dancers capacity.


FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Are these programs progressive or is each class drop-in style? 

All programs are progressive training programs; classes will build upon each other while you explore different styles of hip hop and street styles. They are not drop-in classes. 

How will the classes be structured?

Every class starts with a 15min warm up featuring high energy exercises, social activities, and stretching. The first hour will focus on training street style fundamentals (grooving, popping, locking, house, waacking, etc.). The second hour will be a mix of freestyle training and choreography.

I’ve completed one term of training with CD and am interested in moving forward, what should I do next?

Read through the 3 goals of each level as stated above- If you found your course level to be challenging, we highly recommend that you take the same level again until you feel confident about meeting each goal. Each term is organized with different focuses and instructors so that you can retake a course while still building on your repertoire. If you can’t decide, feel free to ask your instructor for advice! We’re here to help.