Dance on the DL offers Hip Hop & Breakdancing classes for students ages 4 and up.
2021/22 Hip Hop & Breakdancing Class Schedule
Before Registration: Please make sure that you have a Mindbody account and that each one of your children that you will be registering has been added to it under "Family Members" by going to this link. If they are not there, simply click the "Add Family Member" link and follow the steps.
Registration can ONLY be done via the web link below. PLEASE DO NOT ATTEMPT TO USE THE MINDBODY APP. IT WILL NOT WORK.
- Sign into your Mindbody account.
- Under "Service Categories" at the top select "Hip Hop" or "Breakdancing" depending on what you are signing up for.
- Please scroll down to find the class that you would like to register your son or daughter in.
- Select "SIGN UP"
- If you are registering only one student please choose "2021 Fall/Winter Semester" as your pricing option.
- If you are registering only one student, you can check out from here.
- If you are registering more than one student, please select "Continue Shopping" and repeat the steps to find your next class.
- If you are registering 2 students, please choose "2021 Fall/Winter Semester" for your first child and "2021 Fall/Winter Sibling 1" for their sibling.
- If you are registering 3 or more students, please choose, "2021 Fall/Winter Semester" for your first child and "2021 Fall/Winter Sibling 2" for all other children.
- If you are registering for 2 classes, please use the PROMO CODE: MCD-FW21 when you check out to receive your 10% discount. Please only use this code for a multi-class discount.
Our classes run in two semesters, Fall/Winter and Spring/Summer.
Registration Dates: July 5th - September 12th
- Fall/Winter: September 13, 2021 - January 21, 2022*
- Spring/Summer: January 31 - June 10, 2022
*Wednesday, Thursday and Friday classes will end the week of January 24th.
- Single Semester: $595
- Full Year*: $1,070
$25 Registration fee/family (paid once/year)
$20 T-shirt fee/student
*Full year tuition includes a 10% discount. The full year registration discount of 10% will be taken off of the Spring/Summer during priority registration and will total $476.
Costume Fees: $75 or less*
Costumes are sourced as we enter our Spring/Summer semester for our end of the year showcase. All costumes are yours to keep after the show.
*Does not include sneakers/footwear.
- Sibling Discount
- 5% Child 1
- 10% Child 2+
- 10% Multi-class Discount
Refunds & Credits
A request for refund one month or earlier prior to class start will receive a full refund, less registration fee.
A request for refund 29 days to two weeks prior to class start will receive 50% refund, less registration fee.
A request for refund two weeks to two days prior to class start will receive a 25% refund less registration fee.
There are NO REFUNDS OF TUITION for any cancellation requests made two days or less prior to class start and once classes are in session.
In the case of a medical emergency, condition or injury that would prevent a student from continuing his or her classes, Dance on the DL reserves the right to treat any tuition reimbursement on a case by case basis.
Masks: DL Studio will continue to monitor the updates and guidance regarding masks from the State of CT as well as the CDC and the WHO. As we arrive closer to the start of the fall season, we will provide guidance on our mask policy for the year.
Closures: As we all hope to not have any repeated closures due to COVID in this next season, DL Studio will follow the below protocols as noted below.
In the instance that DL Studio is mandated to close down before the start of the Fall/Winter Semester, DL Studio will postpone semester start up to 3 weeks and will add those 3 weeks of classes to the end of the Fall/Winter semester.
In the instance DL Studio is mandated to close down due to a secondary statewide or national COVID-19 shutdown after the Fall/Winter semester has started, classes will transition to Zoom for up to one month’s time. If classes are unable to resume after one month’s time, DL Studio will refund all untaught classes back to you and move to a modified on-line schedule with a separate fee schedule. If DL can resume classes with more than 3 months time left in the semester, DL will offer a re-registration process for all students.
THE 5 ELEMENTS OF HIP HOP
Hip Hop is more than just music and a style of dance, it's a culture. In addition to teaching students the fundamentals of Hip Hop dance, Dance on the DL helps educate students about Hip Hop culture through review and conversation around the 5 Elements of Hip Hop; MC'ing, B-boying/girling (or Breakdancing), Graffiti, DJ'ing and Knowledge of the Movement.
MC'ing: More commonly referred to as rappers, MC's are sharp-tongued and fast-talking. They are THE storytellers of hip hop culture and music.
B-boy/Girl (Commonly referred to now as Breakdancing.): In early hip hop parties, DJ's created what are termed "break beats." DJ's would find the breaks in music such as drum loops and pieced them together to create irresistible beats and rhythms.
B-boys or Break boys and girls came to be known because of the way they would move to these break beats in the music, experimenting with different styles and types of movements.
Graffiti: Some say "If MC'ing is what hip hop sounds like, then graffiti is what hip hop looks like." It is loud. It is expressive. It is bright. It tells a story, and it most definitely makes a statement. DL Studio has several pieces of graffiti art up in our studio from some of our favorite street artists including Banksy, Frank Morrison and Mr. Brainwash.
DJ'ing: Imagine walking into a club without a DJ or not hearing a mix that has been so expertly crafted that you have no choice, but to nod your head and start moving and grooving.
DJ Kool Herc (Clive Campbell) is credited for the creation of Hip Hop music. In 1973, Herc hosted a "Back to School" party in Bronx, NY. It is here where he developed and perfected his skills of creating break beats and giving all those who attended and generations to come a reason to hit the dance floor.
Knowledge: Tupac, Notorious B.I.G., Run DMC. They didn't just create catchy songs, their lyrics tell a story and give anyone who will listen an understanding of what life is like growing up in the inner cities of America. You hear about life, death, triumph, tragedy, joy and pain. And if we listen closely, there are many lessons to be learned.