Dance on the DL offers Hip Hop & Breakdancing classes for students ages 4 and up.
HIP HOP & BREAKDANCING REGISTRATION
Our classes run in two semesters, Fall/Winter and Spring/Summer. Our current registration period for the Spring/Summer semester is closed. Registration for Fall/Winter will open this summer. DL classes are separated by grade level. To be the first to know when registration opens, head here to be added to our email list. Dance on the DL offers priority registration to all current students for the next semester.
CURRENT SEMESTER CALENDAR: Please review all class dates on our semester calendar.
SPRING/SUMMER '21 TUITION & FEES:
Current Student (re-enrolling from Fall): $680 / New Student: $725 (includes $25 tuition fee and $20 tshirt fee)
Costume Fee: We make every effort to keep costume fees down throughout the year. While we cannot commit to a set price, average costume fees range between $75 – $100 (or less).*
Sibling Discount: 5% multi-sibling discount will be applied to siblings.
Multi-Class Discount: 10% discount will be applied to any student who registers for two classes.
IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENTS & COVID-19 STUDIO UPDATES / PLEASE REVIEW ALL GUIDELINES, TERMS & CONDITIONS & REFUND POLICY HERE.
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.