Private street dance lessons
Beyonce, The Pussycat Dolls, Alexandra Burke, The Saturdays, George Michael, One Direction…
Our street and Hip Hop dancers have worked with almost any artist you can think of.
Now they’re here to teach YOU!
Street Dance is an all encompassing umbrella which can mean any of the styles below.
Street Dance is widely used today in pop music video’s and mainstream culture, and groups like Diversity and Flawless (Who also teach with us!) Have brought these styles to a much wider audience.
This is what most people think of when they hear “Street Dance”, the sort of thing you see in today’s music video’s and television shows.
Originally made famous In the late 1970s by a popping group called Electric Boogaloos from California, Popping is one of the most popular Street syles danced today. Popping as a technique, basically means to quickly contract and relax muscles to create a jerking effect (a pop or hit) in the dancer’s body. The overall style of Popping also encompasses styles such as Robotics, Waving, Tutting, and Ticking, that all come under the same umbrella.
Locking is a dance created by Don Campbell in the early 1970s, and was made famous around the USA through a television show called “Soul train”. The style originally came about because Don couldn’t dance the funky chicken, and so did his own mimicking version, and this humour still exists in locking today. It is typically recognisable by arm movements that “lock” into a position, and are held for a moment. Don Campbell also created a group called “The Lockers”, who are the pioneers of this dance style and widely recognised and admired around the globe.
Breakin’ consists of top and up rocks, footwork, power moves, and freezes. B-boying came from the Bronx in NY, and the term “B-boy” or “B-boying” was created by Kool Herc who was a DJ playing at block parties at the time. B-Boys stood for break boys, and they were called so because they danced to the break in the music. (B-Girls is now also a widely used term, although there weren’t any around at the time of the creation of the name.) Although people tend to pick up and want to learn only power moves, real b-boying encompasses all of the above elements, and true b-boys & girls show their style and individuality by footwork, style, and combinations.
Remember we allow up to four students in each private street dance lesson, so why not get together a crew of your own!