TRAINING PROGRAMS

In these 3-month courses, we’ll give you a taste of the CD Crew experience by getting to know the hip hop culture behind the urban dance scene today. You will be introduced to fundamental hip hop and street styles such as popping, locking, house, waacking, party grooves, and more. 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. 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 12 weeks, complimented by varying guest instructors who specialize in specific street styles. The final 4-6 classes will be focused on rehearsing for a performance piece for our highly anticipated Year End Showcase in June.

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.

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. 12-week program.

THURSDAYS 8-10pm at One Thousand Rivers (54 E 4th Ave).
Classes Feb 21-May 16.
Lead instructor: Steven Salinas

Showcase date: Saturday, June 1


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 learning choreography
3. Comfortably follow freestyle exercises and challenges

No audition required. 12-week program.

MONDAYS 6-8pm at 1401 W Broadway St.
Classes Feb 18-May 20. *SOLD OUT
Lead Instructor- Chris Wong

SATURDAYS 1-3pm at Baza Dance (1304 Seymour St).
Classes Feb 23-May 18. *SOLD OUT
Lead Instructor- Steven Salinas

Showcase date: Saturday, June 1


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. Refine and improve your personal dance style and choreography
3. Confidently freestyle incorporating street styles

No audition required. 12-week program.

MONDAYS 8-10pm at 1401 W Broadway St.
Classes Feb 18-May 20. *SOLD OUT
Lead instructor: Chris Wong

Showcase date: Saturday, June 1


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. 

Will there be a performance aspect to the course?

Yes! For the spring semester, you will be performing one performance routine in our Year End Showcase which will take place one the first weekend of June. Throughout the course, we will implement new material that we've learned into a piece of choreography. Dates will be confirmed by the first week of the course.

How will the classes be structured?

The first hour will focus on street style fundamentals (popping, locking, house, waacking, etc.) and the second portion will be a mix of freestyle training, choreography, or a second style of fundamentals. 

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.