Performing Arts

Urban Dance

Category Performing Arts

Grades 5-12 (full-day)

Curriculum Connections Dance, Social Studies, Canadian & World Studies

From street to stage, Urban Dance presents new ways to move! Your students develop their own urban dance vocabulary, and become acquainted with a method of expression through movement and discovery.

Your students will learn about the rich historic and cultural roots of various dance forms, experiment with dance techniques and culminate with an expressive, collaborative piece.

Key Inquiry Question:  How can the evolution of urban dance styles influence your personal expression?

Programme Objectives

By the end of the programme, students will:

  • Explore a wide range of Urban Dance Styles including Break Dancing, Hip Hop, Crumping and Stomp, Pop and Lock and House Dance
  • Demonstrate basic movement skills in one or more world dance forms studied, and identify the terminology associated with each
  • Identify commonalities among various dance forms (e.g., steps, patterns, choreography) by creating a collaborative piece

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