INTENSIVE PROGRAMS

3-MONTH PROGRESSIVE PROGRAMS. 2HRS A WEEK. YOUR STAGE AWAITS.

Join a community of dancers who LOVE all things street dance and want to grow into a more versatile and creative dancer! Our goal is to help you build a stronger foundation of knowledge and technique to be applied to your personal dance style- whatever that may be.

Train in small groups of 15-20 dancers over the course of 3 months with your lead instructor, as well as a selection of guest instructors. All our programs meet 2hrs per week, focusing on street dance technique and choreography. We’ll finish the term off with a performance showcase at Fortune Sound Club! No audition required.

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FALL SCHEDULE

MONDAYS LEVEL 1.5 | Urban Hip Hop & RnB

Instructor: Steven Salinas
Classes: Mondays 6-8pm
Dates: Sept. 9 - Dec. 2, 2019
Location: W Broadway Studio (1401 W Broadway St.)
Guest Instructors include Hayden Fong (Contemp Fusion), Rina Pellerin (Waacking), director Chris Wong.
*Subject to change.

 

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THURSDAYS LEVEL 1 | 90’s Hip Hop & RnB

Instructor: Chris Wong
Classes: Thursdays 6-8pm
Dates: Sept. 12 - Nov. 28, 2019
Location: BC Dance Studio (877 Hamilton St.)
Guest Instructors include Steven Salinas & Francesca Parma (House).
*Subject to change.

 

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THURSDAYS LEVEL 1.5 | House & Hip Hop

Instructor: Francesca Parma
Classes: Thursdays 7-9pm
Dates: Sept. 12 - Nov. 28, 2019
Location: W Broadway Studio (1401 W Broadway St.)
Guest Instructors include director Nina Castelblanco (Dancehall Fusion), & Stu Iguidez (Breaking), & director Chris Wong.
*Subject to change.

 

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THURSDAYS LEVEL 2 | Old School Hip Hop

Instructor: Chris Wong & Guest Instructors
Classes: Thursdays 8-10pm
Dates: Sept. 12 - Nov. 28, 2019
Location: One Thousand Rivers Studio (54 E 4th Ave.)
Guest Instructors include Squidjit (Popping), Rina Pellerin (Waacking), Stu Iguidez (Breaking), & director Chris Wong.
*Subject to change.

 

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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. 3-month program.

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 (movement, style, and culture)
2. Feel confident in picking up and performing choreography
3. Comfortably follow freestyle exercises and challenges

No audition required. 3-month program.

Culturally Defined Hip Hop Training Programs

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. 3-month program.


FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

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.