Dance styles we teach
Our aim in Dada Dance Production is not just teaching the technique of dance but also spreading the Hip-hop culture as a philosophy, life style and knowledge of art. Even though Hip-hop is fresh, it has a long history behind. As we know it today, it stands on four main pillars - breakdance, rapping, graffiti and DJ-ing. More importantly, we teach as many as possible dance styles that Hip-hop influenced with its techniques and moves.
Created as a more commercial and rhythmic version of Hip-hop that was not performed on streets. From a technical aspect, New style involves a lot of radial movements of the hips and feet, flexibility and isolations. It is characterized by moving specific part of body independently from the others.
Deriving from Jamaica’s reggae music style that has become faster and tougher. The significant part of this dance style is the energy and attitude that the dancers bring, not the particular technical skills. Typical is the slow motion called Rocksteady, moving from side to side to the tempo.
As a first Hip-hop dance style, it is one of the four main pillars of Hip-hop. Breakdance is characterized by footwork-oriented steps, posing, power moves and complex acrobatics. This dance styles is often incorporated to other dance styles as an ongoing phenomenon.
Popping is often confused with Locking but is based on contraction and relaxation of muscles to cause a jerk in a body, called a pop or a hit, synchronized to the beats and rhythm of the music.
Born in Los Angeles’ nightclubs; derived from funk and disco music. This dance style consists of the arm movements hitting every beat in the music, posing and footwork to extenuate musicality.
This dance style is a fusion of traditional jazz with other dance styles. In Hip-hop the techniques of jazz are fused with Hip-hop moves such as break, popping and locking.
House dance is about freedom, attitude and celebration. It is characterized by footwork, lofting and jacking. In the end of the 80s a Hip-hop house dance derived from it and the dancers fused the House dance roots with Hip-hop movements and a different, more poppy attitude.
Locking is characterized by fast and changing movements of hands combined with legs and hips. The movements performed are exaggerated to the point that the dance becomes as acting, up to interacting with audience. Typical is a brief freeze or pose that the dancers performs while pausing between fast moves.