Hip Hop Home Dojo
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A note from Mr. Vince to all students
Hip Hop is Resourceful!
Youth Hip Hop Dance Students Experience DIY Empowerment
Hip Hop since its beginnings has come from folks who often do not have much. The first Bboys and Bgirls did not learn in dance studios, but rather in their communities: living rooms, garages, rec centers, religious institutions, night clubs and other community gathering places are where Hip Hop was made. The creators were young and spirited individuals that took inspiration from almost anything, such as cartoons, film, sports, other social dances and more. In the visual art world there is a term called found object art which is used to describe artworks that are made from materials that are often not associated with art making, often trash. Hip Hop in many ways is a found object artform. The music in itself was born out of DJ Kool Hercâs innovative approach to mixing two different records. Kool Herc would take something already created and turn it into something new. This type of reimagining and recycling is happening through all of the branches of hip hop ranging from music, artwork to dance.
Movemakers Philly Dancers in Hip Hop Home Dojo are carrying the spirt of Resourcefulness and DIY Empowerment, core values of Hip Hop Dance culture. Our students are doing an excellent job with using the techniques taught to them by their instructors as a baseline for growing their own unique creativity and expression. The students have learned to use us as a springboard primarily. They donât stop with what we give them. Many go in quest of more, whether in the form of researching more ways that they can dance and/or figuring out their own unique techniques and moves. After attaining a solid understanding of Hip Hop Dance principles, the students have the tools and power to explore far on their own. And they do.
For example check out Nate in the clip below. He demonstrates traditional techniques but doesnât stop there. He goes beyond. If he didnât have the drive to go beyond the standard, his dance would be limited to a dry and mechanical output. This is not Nate, or our other students.
Hip Hop practices in themselves teach students the importance of digging deep to go deep. Thereâs only so much that the teachers can offer. What truly matters in the long run is the motivation and ability to Do It Yourself, to craft and independent journey. Movemakers Philly Students love the support that they receive from their teachers. But they are also driven to expand and endlessly build. This is the Movemakers Philly way, the attitude and determination that help to cultivate in our students.
Nate Showing the Work!
The iconic Dance Scene from âFlash Danceâ featuring dancers like Crazy Leg and Frosty Freeze who are very important pioneers in Hip Hop Culture
Kool Hercâs Merry-Go-Round