HIP-HOP CLASSES IN OAKLEIGH MELBOURNE

Integrating Gymnastics & Dance for Over 30 Years 

HIP-HOP DANCE CLASSES FOR KIDS IN MELBOURNE

We offer classes in all genders, ages and skills levels.

Hip Hop for Kids 5 – 8 years – 45 mins

The children’s hip hop program is fun and exciting and allows for self-expression, movement improvisation as well as, teaching structure dance steps and tricks. The class begins with a lively warm up, a short stretch, some corner or moving steps either on diagonal or down the room and the learning of a progressively taught routine.

Hip Hop for Tweens 8 – 13 years – 1 hour

The tweens hip hop program is a cool mix of moves and energy. In this age category, the students are sped through an exhilarating class jam-packed with awesome dance moves and snazzy tricks.  The class begins with a lively warm up, a short stretch, some corner or moving steps either on diagonal or down the room and the learning of a progressively taught routine. This class may compete in local and national competitions.

Hip Hop for Teenagers 14 – 18 years – 1.5 hour

The teenagers hip hop program is about enjoying fitness and popular music.  Any teenager who wants to get fit but is not that keen on a gym visit should check out this class. The class begins with a lively warm up, a short stretch, some corner or moving steps either on diagonal or down the room and the learning of a progressively taught routine. This class may compete in local and national competitions.

About Hip Hop:

Hip-hop dance refers to street dance styles primarily performed to hip-hop music or that have evolved as part of hip-hop culture. It includes a wide range of styles primarily breaking which was created in the 1970s and made popular by dance crews in the United States. The television show Soul Train and the 1980s films Breakin', Beat Street, and Wild Style showcased these crews and dance styles in their early stages; therefore, giving hip-hop mainstream exposure. The dance industry responded with a commercial, studio-based version of hip-hop—sometimes called "new style"—and a hip-hop influenced style of jazz dance called "jazz-funk". Classically trained dancers developed these studio styles in order to choreograph from the hip-hop dances that were performed on the street. Because of this development, hip-hop dance is practised in both dance studios and outdoor spaces.

The commercialisation of hip-hop dance continued into the 1990s and 2000s with the production of several television shows and movies such as The Grind, Planet B-Boy, Rize, StreetDance 3D, America's Best Dance Crew, Saigon Electric, the Step Up film series, and The LXD, a web series. Though the dance is established in entertainment, including mild representation in theatre, it maintains a strong presence in urban neighbourhoods which has led to the creation of street dance derivatives Memphis jookin, turfing, jerkin', and krump.

1980s films, television shows, and the Internet have contributed to introducing hip-hop dance outside the United States. Since being exposed, educational opportunities and dance competitions have helped maintain its presence worldwide. Europe hosts several international hip-hop competitions such as the UK B-Boy Championships, Juste Debout, and EuroBattle. Australia hosts a team-based competition called World Supremacy Battlegrounds and Japan hosts a two-on-two competition called World Dance Colosseum.

What distinguishes hip-hop from other forms of dance is that it is often "freestyle" (improvisational) in nature and hip-hop dance crews often engage in freestyle dance competitions—colloquially referred to as "battles". Crews, free-styling, and battles are identifiers of this style. Hip-hop dance can be a form of entertainment or a hobby. It can also be a way to stay active in competitive dance and a way to make a living by dancing professionally.

In our Hip Hop classes, we break down the ABC's of hip-hop dancing, so all participants build confidence, rhythm, style and strength in their dance moves.

We combine the grace and skills of classical ballet training, include various styles of dance, folk dance, lyrical jazz, modern, and contemporary. Infinity Gymnastics and Dance in Melbourne initially began as a platform for Rhythmic Gymnastics training from Glen Iris and has since developed into an interdisciplinary program offering a range of classes including training in ballet, hip hop, lyrical jazz, modern, contemporary, stretching & flexibility.

Hip-Hop dancing can be a great physical outlet for kids who might not otherwise be into sports, and it is growing in popularity with children of all ages in Melbourne. Infinity Gymnastics & Dance offers classes created for the absolute beginner with no dance experience whatsoever are a lot of fun.

girl dancing hip hopAt our classed in Melbourne we offer basic warm-ups, some trick steps, reggae steps, and a progressive program in which you will be taught new original choreography to a hot song as we build on. We provide young movers the premier training to achieve their full potential as artists. We deliver the finest all-around dance experience for your student by offering a wide variety of styles and levels, performance opportunities, and the highest quality dance instruction.

So, for those of you who ever wanted to learn how to dance hip hop but felt hesitant due to shyness or lack of confidence, this is the class for you! Leave your inhibitions at home and bring your two left feet to our friendly classes! For more advanced dancers who want to work on their craft, we are preparing to launch our elite classes which move at a faster pace at a more intermediate level.

Combining technical aspects of jazz dance with modern hip-hop elements, this class sees students explore the style of dance used in present-day video clips, movies and on dance floors everywhere, while always keeping within the bounds of what's age-appropriate for our young dancers! If your child dreams of dancing her way onto TV, this is the class for you!

The Hip Hop style of dance has become increasingly popular with both boys and girls, incorporating fast footwork, freestyle dance and free-flowing and funky movement. This style is based mainly on street dance styles that have evolved as part of the hip-hop culture. Our street hip hop classes are danced to a wide range of past and present hip hop and R&B music, with all music and choreography being age-appropriate at all times. Too cool for school!

OUR DANCE CLASSES

We combine the grace and skills of classical ballet training, include various styles of dance, folk dance, lyrical jazz, modern, and contemporary. Infinity Gymnastics and Dance in Melbourne initially began as a platform for Rhythmic Gymnastics training from Glen Iris and has since developed into an interdisciplinary program offering a range of classes including training in ballet, hip hop, lyrical jazz, modern, contemporary, stretching & flexibility.

Hip-Hop

Hip-hop is a dance style, usually danced to hip-hop music, that evolved from the hip-hop culture. It includes a wide range of styles primarily breaking.

Jazz

Jazz dance is an umbrella term encompassing several different styles of dance that became popular in the early 20th-century.

Ballet

Ballet is said to be a combination of choreography and art, scenic design, lighting, costume, graceful movements and usually solemn music.

Musical Theatre

Musical theatre is a form of theatrical performance that combines songs, spoken dialogue, acting, dance and emotional content of humor, love and anger.

Tap

Tap dance, style of dance in which a dancer wearing shoes fitted with heel and toe taps sounds out audible beats by rhythmically striking the floor or any other hard surface.

Contemporary

Contemporary dance is a style of expressive dance that combines elements of severaldance genres including modern, jazz, lyrical and classical ballet.

IMMERSE YOUR CHILD IN THE WORLD OF MELBOURNE HIP-HOP & DANCE

Infinity Gymnastics & Dance studio provides serious students the opportunity to immerse themselves in Hip Hop technique and become stronger movers and artists. This is a fantastic opportunity for dancers to get into shape for the fall, and work toward the goals they want to accomplish.

All dancers will be challenged in their areas of strength and musicality and will be encouraged in areas that may test them. They will have the opportunity to learn and grow in all areas of their Hip Hop technique and will receive information on the history of Hip Hop and its journey through time. Students will be inspired, motivated and encouraged to grow.

Tell your kids to be prepared to work hard, get lots of individual attention, have fun and make friends!

Our Hip Hop classes in Oakleigh, Melbourne are an exciting, fitness-conditioning workout taught by highly experienced dance education professionals. Small class sizes ensure that each student gets lots of attention. Class work consists of a cardio and strength building warm-up, stretching and developing a vocabulary of steps and combinations.

All music and movement are age-appropriate. We place a strong emphasis on technique, proper alignment, and safety, taking into consideration the individual physicality of each student.

Our hip-hop classes were created specifically for children who love to dance between the ages of 8 and over! Students will have a lot of fun during our exciting and energetic classes that focus on the most popular dance moves seen today as well as develop coordination, body awareness, build self-esteem and promote confidence.

Learn the fundamental Hip-Hop moves including basic body isolations, precision, performance quality, and choreography.

Our classes are focused on the favorite urban cultural style of dance that will introduce moves featured in today’s popular music videos. This environment allows you to gain confidence and build self-esteem.

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INSTILLING A LOVE OF DANCE AT OUR INFINITY STUDIO

At Infinity Gymnastics & Dance, we strive to integrate all disciplines to perfect coordination, musicality, flexibility, strength, and stamina and believe learning dance should be FUN! Behind the scenes, our programme has been carefully crafted to ensure little dancers are fully prepared for a life of the purposeful movement.

We provide strong foundations of dance, without harming little bodies, and we aim to broaden the love of dance and music in young children by exposing them to a wide range of dance and music. Infinity is the perfect introduction to the world of dance for toddlers and preschoolers!

Your kids will love the chance the explore rhythm and movement in the variety of fun dance classes offered at the Infinity Gymnastics & Dance located in Oakleigh. Kids ages 3-16 years can choose from Ballet, Jazz, Musical Theatre, Tap, Contemporary, Lyrical, Acrobatics or Hip-Hop. Also, for our youngest of dance lovers, join us for the new Little Gym - Bubs class with live music and fun gymnastics & dancing for children ages 4-12 months accompanied by mum or dad. All classes are taught in our spacious dance/gym studio.