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Hip Hop: Fundamentals of Breaking

from The Cowles Center for Dance and the Performing Arts

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Get ready to move in this energetic and engaging class on one of the most popular American dance forms. Trace the evolution of Hip Hop culture from its roots in New York City to its present place in the music industry. Through spinning on the grounds, kicking in the air, and top rocking the dance floor your class will discover what real Hip Hop is all about.

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About This Program


By Request: $175.00
By Request Premium: $150.00

An invoice will be sent once the program is requested and confirmed through CILC. For questions regarding your invoice, please email Hannah Elias, helias@thecowlescenter.org


55 Minutes

Target Audience

Education: Grade(s) 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, Parent, Adult LearnersPublic Library: Library Patrons, Library Staff

Minimum participants:


Maximum participants:

30 (depending on space)

Primary Disciplines

Community Interests, Social Studies/History, Fine Arts, Health/Physical Education, Career Education, Performing Arts, Character Education Dance

Program Delivery Mode

Videoconference - H.323 (Polycom, Cisco/Tandberg, LifeSize, etc...)

Booking Information

This program is available Monday-Friday between 9:00-4:00 PM Central Time.

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For more information contact CILC at (507) 388-3672

Provider's Cancellation Policy

We will not charge for programs cancelled due to nature i.e. snow days as long as you notify us of the cancellation at least 12 hours before the session. In all other cases, the full fee will be charged to sites that cancel with less than 48 hours notice.

About This Provider

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The Cowles Center for Dance and the Performing Arts

Minneapolis, MN
United States

The Cowles Center is the flagship center for dance in Downtown Minneapolis, dedicated to providing a performance, rehearsal and administrative home to more than 15 Minnesota arts organizations and educational resources statewide. Integral to the Center’s mission is providing high-quality arts education to students throughout the State of Minnesota.

Elyse Chambers

Program Details


1. Artist begins with a warm up and muscle isolation exercise
2. Artist demonstrates several basic breaking moves
3. Students work on learning breaking movement
4. Connect all movement into a dance phrase
5. Conclude with a dance cypher that involves all dancers and the teaching artist.


1. Explore the basic movements of breaking
2. Discover the origins of hip hop through fundamental movements
3. Discuss the pioneers of hip hop

Standards Alignment

National Standards

National Standards:
Content Standard: 1: Identifying and demonstrating movement elements and skills in performing dance
- Students accurately identify and demonstrate basic dance steps, positions, and patterns for dance from two different styles or traditions
- Students describe the action and movement elements observed in a dance, using appropriate movement/dance vocabulary
Content Standard: 5: Demonstrating and understanding dance in various cultures and historical periods
- Students competently perform folk and/or classical dances from various cultures; describe similarities and differences in steps and movement styles