FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

GENERAL

I like what Culturally Defined does- how can I learn to dance with this company? 

Our intensive programs are offered in levels 1, 1.5, and 2 for dancers who would like a taste of Culturally Defined training in 3-month progressives. These are offered in the Fall (September-December), Spring (March-May), and Summer (July-August). Learn more about our intensive programs HERE.

We also offer 10 month programs for dancers who are looking to really advance their skills in a variety of styles over high-intensity training.

I want to support! When and where does Culturally Defined perform? 

Throughout the year, CD Crew performs in 2-3 live showcases, often in collaboration with other local dance events. Our most popular events of the year are our Winter Showcase and Year End Showcase: an evening of street dance performances by CD Crew, Intensive dancers, guest dancers, and a All Styles Battle. To be the first to know about our upcoming events and performances, join our newsletter and follow us on Facebook and Instagram.

INTENSIVE PROGRAMS

How much does the program cost?

The full intensive program includes:
- 12 weeks of weekly 2hr classes with your lead program instructor
- Training with a varied selection of guest instructors
- Live final performance in our highly anticipated showcases at Fortune Sound Club
- Seasonal CD gear

Program cost: $385 +tax.

What are my payment options?

You have two options:

  1. Pay one time- $385 +tax

  2. Pay in 3 installments-
    DEPOSIT $134.75 (tax incl.)
    + BALANCE A $134.75 (tax incl.) Due Week 4
    + BALANCE B $134.75 (tax incl.) Due Week 8

What do the program titles mean?

The breakdown. For example: “THURSDAYS LEVEL 1 | 90’s Hip Hop & RnB”
[Thursdays LEVEL 1] = Program day and level of training
[90’s Hip Hop & RnB] = The music you can expect to be jamming to throughout the program! Music and dance go hand in hand, you just can’t have one without the other. Which one do you love dancing to the most?

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 technique training in a variety of street styles throughout the weeks (grooving, popping, locking, house, waacking, etc.). In the second hour, we work on a combo or choreography applying the training we’ve just worked on in the first hour.

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.