Performing Arts

Urban Dance

Category Performing Arts

Grades 5-12 (full-day)

Curriculum Connections Performing Arts, Social Studies, and Social Sciences and Humanities

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.

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.

Key Inquiry Question:  Explain various influences on the evolution of urban dance

Programme Objectives

By the end of the programme, students will:

  • Explore a wide range of urban dance styles including break dancing, hip hop, krumping 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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