Adult Hip Hop
Temporarily on hold due to AHS COVID restrictions
Learn Adult Hip Hop at Foot Notes! This fun and upbeat training program that will get your feet moving and your heart pumping to all the best beats. Learn the foundations from ol’ school to new school while learning party dances and choreography. In addition, Instructor Carla B will lead you through the routine from start to finish!
Register Now! $119.00/ 8 hour course
Participants and their instructor will maintain physical distancing, and instructors will wear PPE where required. Participants are not required to wear masks or gloves and are encouraged to enter the studio with the bare minimum required to take the course. Personal items not required, should be left in your vehicle. There will be assigned chairs for changing shoes and storing personal items. All contact surfaces will be sanitized before and after each individual lesson.
This is in keeping with Alberta Health Services “Covid 19: General Relaunch Guidelines (June 2020)” as well as guidance for “Live Music,
Theater and Dance” (June 25 2020) and “Sport, physical activity and recreation (July 20. 2020)”.
To view the original guidance documents, visit https://www.alberta.ca/guidance-documents.aspx#stage2
Ever wonder about the origins of Hip Hop? You can read about it on Wikipedia – Origins of Hip Hop…here’s a little excerpt: “..The Bronx hip hop scene emerged in the mid-1970s from neighborhood block parties thrown by the Black Spades, an African-American group that has been described as being a gang, a club, and a music group. Brother-sister duo Clive Campbell, a.k.a. DJ Kool Herc, and Cindy Campbell additionally hosted DJ parties in the Bronx and are credited for the rise in the genre…these elements were adapted and developed considerably, particularly as the art forms spread to new continents and merged with local styles in the 1990s and subsequent decades.
Even as the movement continues to expand globally and explore myriad styles and art forms, including hip hop theatre and hip hop film, the four foundational elements provide coherence and a strong foundation for hip hop culture. Hip hop is simultaneously a new and old phenomenon; the importance of sampling tracks, beats, and basslines from old records to the art form means that much of the culture has revolved around the idea of updating classic recordings, attitudes, and experiences for modern audiences…older culture and reusing it in a new context or a new format is called “flipping” in hip hop culture. Hip hop music follows in the footsteps of earlier African-American-rooted and Latino musical genres such as blues, jazz, rag-time, funk, salsa to become one of the most practiced genres worldwide.