Movement Arts

 

Our Movement track encompasses a wide variety of culturally representative dance forms including capoeira (Brazil/Angola), Afro Cuban (Cuba), Flamenco (Spain), Hip Hop (USA), Breakdancing (USA), and many others. Go on a journey around the world with our renowned dance art specialists!

TPC University Subscriptions include access to over 250 pre-recorded asynchronous arts classes in all four arts areas. As a subscriber you will also have the opportunity to access our LIVE zoom classes (schedule soon to be released) at an additional cost.

Kinder & 1st Grade

Mini Breakers with Safahri

Students will be introduced to the classic art form of B-girl and B-boy culture and movement from NYC. The history and legacy of breakdancing will come alive and be activated through stretching, step by step learning of each move, technique, sharing classic footage of breaking legends, and high energy routines that will lead to performances on and off line! Students will also be introduced to the world of breakbeat music and rhythms that have moved the culture of breaking since the beginning!

2nd & 3rd Grades

Beginners Breaking with Safahri

Students will be introduced to the classic art form of B-girl and B-boy culture and movement from NYC. The history and legacy of breakdancing will come alive and be activated through stretching, step by step learning of each move, technique, sharing classic footage of breaking legends, and high energy routines that will lead to performances on and off line! Students will also be introduced to the world of breakbeat music and rhythms that have moved the culture of breaking since the beginning!

 

Capoeira-Dance of Freedom with Branch

Capoeira is the martial art disguised as a dance used by kidnapped Africans to gain their freedom during times of slavery. The purpose of this course is to introduce students to Capoeira’s culture through its history, music through its instruments, language through its songs and ultimately its movements through exploration and play. In this particular movement focused course, students will explore foundational movements of Capoeira in a fun and developmentally appropriate way, pulling from its 2 most popular disciplines of Angola (slower and more grounded movements) and Regional (faster and more acrobatic movements).

4th & 5th Grades

Intermediate Breaking with Marcus

Breakdancing harnesses positive and negative energies. It provides individuals an outlet to express a combination of free flowing creative concepts, these are structured to align the individuals musicality and rhythmic emotion to the movements. This process is to potentially gain and connect a deeper relationship within, which will help to navigate our environments in performance or practice seamlessly while executing dynamic movements. The philosophy is the understanding in the mechanics and science of how the human body can perform and physically respond to the mental connectivity to its vessel.

 

Afro-Cuban Dance with Asatu

This course will introduce students of all dance levels to African derived dance and music styles from the South American country of Brazil and the Caribbean nation of Cuba by exploring the common history, themes, culture, and traditions of the people. In each class, students will engage with the essential questions “How can dance inform me about my history, the history of members of my local and global community? Students will learn techniques and the fundamentals of African dance which is the foundation of Afro Cuban and Afro Brazilian dance. Students will be given multiple opportunities to develop mastery of their new skills by performing weekly choreographies.

Animation Hip Hop & Storytelling with Banks

The purpose of this course is to develop children’s imagination and storytelling through creative movement and hip hop concepts. Children will learn that their basic everyday movements can be turned into dance movements, for example sweeping, opening a door, brushing your hair or even walking can be innovated to moves they utilize on the dance floor.  

6th - 8th Grades

Flamenco Dance with Marina

The course will develop a solid foundation in both Flamenco’s cultural roots and its various techniques: floreo (hand movements), braceo (arm movements), zapateado (footwork), marcajes (marking steps), compas y palmas (rhythms and hand-clapping), giros (turns) and proper placement of the body. Here, students will learn to improvise as well within flamenco’s structure, with the goal of choreographing their own dances.

 

Afro-Cuban Dance with Asatu

This course will introduce students of all dance levels to African derived dance and music styles from the South American country of Brazil and the Caribbean nation of Cuba by exploring the common history, themes, culture, and traditions of the people. In each class, students will engage with the essential questions “How can dance inform me about my history, the history of members of my local and global community? Students will learn techniques and the fundamentals of African dance which is the foundation of Afro Cuban and Afro Brazilian dance. Students will be given multiple opportunities to develop mastery of their new skills by performing weekly choreographies.

Animation Hip Hop & Storytelling with Banks

The purpose of this course is to develop children’s imagination and storytelling through creative movement and hip hop concepts. Children will learn that their basic everyday movements can be turned into dance movements, for example sweeping, opening a door, brushing your hair or even walking can be innovated to moves they utilize on the dance floor. 

9th - 12th Grades

Flamenco Dance with Marina

The course will develop a solid foundation in both Flamenco’s cultural roots and its various techniques: floreo (hand movements), braceo (arm movements), zapateado (footwork), marcajes (marking steps), compas y palmas (rhythms and hand-clapping), giros (turns) and proper placement of the body. Here, students will learn to improvise as well within flamenco’s structure, with the goal of choreographing their own dances.

 

Advanced Breaking with Marcus

Breakdancing harnesses positive and negative energies. It provides individuals an outlet to express a combination of free flowing creative concepts, that are structured to align the individuals musicality and rhythmic emotion to the movements. This process is to potentially gain and connect a deeper relationship within, which will help to navigate our environments in performance or practice seamlessly while executing dynamic movements. The philosophy is the understanding in the mechanics and science of how the human body can perform and physically respond to the mental connectivity to its vessel.

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