Hip-Hop, Vogue, Waacking & House
HIP HOP Juniors
TUESDAY / THURSDAY
19:00 – 20:00
MONDAY / WEDNESDAY
20:30 – 00:00
MON / WED
19:00 – 20:30
TUE / THU
20:00 – 21:30
HIP- HOP Kids ( 6-8 godina)
HIP HOP Juniors (ages 9-13)
Hip hop was born in New York in the mid-1980s as a combination of party and social dances. The original name of this dance style is freestyle hip hop because it is, like all street dances, mainly based on improvisation. The main element of freestyle hip hop is bounce. It is combined with different styles of popping, keeping the characteristic groove of rocking. The course explores not only hip hop, but other street dances as well (waacking, house and vogue). Street dance is a common name for different dance styles developed in the United States of America from the late 1960s to the early 2000s. Most of them were born in the street (therefore the name) and at parties, and some of them in clubs, but they are still considered street dances. Most street dances have their roots in the social scene, which was under the strong influence of the fight for human rights of the 1960s. At first, social dances were not competitive; their main purpose was socializing and having fun. That meant fellowship and cooperation, and respect for everyone you danced with, from your dance partners to those you only shared the dance floor with.
A hip hop class includes warming up adjusted to hip hop technique, exercises which encourage creativity and innovativeness, individual and group work, and creating and rehearsing of a chreography.
As a club dance, waacking has its roots in the Los Angeles club scene of the late 1960s. It is inspired by the movies of the golden age of Hollywood, movie stars of the period and their posing.
Waacking is danced to disco or sometimes funk music, and its main characterstics are quick arm movements, posing, femininity and gracefulness. Waacking puts a strong emphasis on musicality and interpretation of the music and its rhythm by energetic movements of the arms to the beat, which alternates with elegant, graceful posing.
A waacking class includes warming up adjusted to waacking technique, waacking basics and drills, exercises which encourage creativity and innovativeness, individual and group work, creating and rehearsing of a choreography and use of the acquired knowledge and skills in group visits to clubs.
House dance has roots in the mid-1980s clubs of New York and Chicago. It is a combination of hip hop, step, Latin dances, African dances, breaking and capoeira. House dance was primarily danced to house music that has roots in the clubs of Chicago. „House“ stands for Warehouse, the club in Chicago in which house music was played. The clubs which played house music attracted more and more dancers from different ethnic groups and social classes, who brought their own dance styles. Thus was House dance born, in an unprejudiced environment characterized by fellowship and passion towards music.
The main elements of House dance include footwork, jacking and lofting. Footwork is exactly what its name says, lofting includes quick forward and backward movements, and lofting all floor work. Some of the typically House movements are farmer, stomp, sidewalk, crosswalk, salsa step, salsa hop, loose legs, kriss kross, scribble, swirl, dolphin dive, tip tap toe, pas de bouree etc.
A House dance class includes warming up adjusted to house technique, house basics and drills, exercises which encourage creativity and innovativeness, individual and group work, creating and rehearsing of a choreography and use of the acquired knowledge and skills in group visits to clubs.
Teacher: MATEJA MIKOVIĆ
Mateja Miković was born on the 21st August 1990 in Velika Gorica. She has been active in urban dance styles since 2007, mostly in hip hop, house, waacking and vogue. As a choreographer and dancer she collaborates with different dance studios (Nina, Edita Cebalo, Pinokio, Tala, Funkadelik) and has danced in many dance performances (WooMan, La femme, Writing Poems, #notreal, Recurrent Measures, Step Into My World, The Road, Paxos, D-Construction). She studies fashion design and costimography at Profokus School of Fashion and Design. She designed costumes for the musical Cinderella and for most of her dance pieces.