Trap Media offer a range of Dance workshops one of the most popular being our Street Dance Workshops. “Street Dance” was a term coined originally to describe dances that developed outside of the studio setting and in a social space like streets, clubs and parks.
Popular forms of street dance & hip hop dance include break-dance, popping, locking and house dance. It is known as street dance because it was developed over the years, by passionate professional and freestyle dancers, at informal dance offs and gatherings on the streets and in nightclubs.
The unique characteristic of street dancing is that it is not strict in its rules as to what exactly should constitute street dance and a street dancer is open to use his own personal style and influences in the steps. Street dancing styles nowadays include everything from break dancing to house and electronic dances to even influences from world cultures.
What Happens in a Street Dance Workshop?
During the Street Dance Workshop our facilitators will teach few common street dance moves for beginners and step by step instructions on how to do the dance moves.
These street workshops are for beginners but we can customise the workshop to be appropriate for all ages. No experience is necessary for the workshop, we do recommend clothes and footwear and you are ready to begin dancing.
Street Dance Workshop – Techniques
- It is the most fundamental move in break dancing. It is a form of downrock which means that the body is close to the ground and is supported by the hands. It starts by being in the push-up position with legs spread apart.
- Lift your left hand and place your right hand in its place.
- Now your weight should be on your right hand and foot. The left leg should now be placed in the right behind the right knee.
- Swing your right leg around and bring it in front of the right hand so that you are in the crab pose. At the same time, move your left hand back to the ground, and your right hand up.
- Swing your left leg in a wide arc and wrap it around your right leg.
- Now move the right leg back to its spot in the first step.
- Now, finally pull your left leg back and place your right hand down to come back to your starting position.
- It is an example of a break dance freeze move, where you place your body parallel to the ground but your hands straight.
- To do this move, lie flat on your stomach and place your hands on your sides.
- Now place your palms, pointing away from your body perpendicularly and lift yourself off the ground. Bend your knees for balance.
Toyman or Tutting:
- This style is very simple but needs good coordination and creative arrangement.
- The main thing you have to do here is to maintain a 90 degree angle in your joints.
- It is a form of popping and you should create the illusion that you can only move at right angles. It is inspired from action figures and Egyptian symbols.
- This is part of popping and gives the illusion that a wave is moving across your body.
- This might need you to practice in front of a mirror. Though this is not physically demanding it can be pretty confusing at first.
- The armwave is pretty easy, and you will have to hold both your arms out, perpendicular to your body and sideways.
- Now, slowly starting with your fingertips, lift and then lower each part, moving from your elbow to the chest which you could move forward or backward, so that it looks like a wave is passing through, until you reach the other hand.
- Make sure the rest of your body is motionless and the only movement is the wave.
There are many more techniques that we can teach so why not book a Street Dance Workshop to experience and explore more?
In our Street Dance Workshops participants will get stuck straight in learning street dance moves and a full-choreographed routine, together with correct technique in preparation for a final performance. We can customise the workshop for any level to suit the age and experience of the group.
Sessions may run from 45mins to 1 hour, depending on the age group, and fit with your timetable where possible.
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