Teen Extension Hip-Hop Classes
Summer Term: June 5 – July 31
Weekly Sunday Classes
(No Classes on July 3rd)
For Ages 12-17
There is no placement audition for these classes.
No prior dance experience necessary.
For more information please contact Stacey Spencer-Willoughby at email@example.com or call 212-405-9018.
Level I: 1:00-2:00pm
Level II & III: 2:00-3:00pm
Teen Hip-Hop I is a one hour class focused on the popular urban cultural style of dance that will introduce moves featured in today’s popular music videos. This environment allows you to gain confidence and build self-esteem.
Teen Hip-Hop II & III continues to build upon the basic principles of hip-hop dance and teaches age-appropriate choreography featured in today's popular music videos. Each class focuses on classic party dance moves, popping & locking drills, and basic breaking combos with a touch of new school hip-hop energy. Teens will learn about the culture of hip-hop and all of its elements including basic footwork, freezes and more.
About Keith Alexander
Keith Alexander, native of Virginia, first fell in love with dance at a young age watching the music videos of Janet Jackson and other pop stars. He would intensely study all the dances, and then promptly teach them to all of his friends at school. Keith went on to study acting at Virginia Commonwealth University where movement would find its way back into his life through his acute studies of the Grotowski Method with fight and movement master David Leong.
Keith later found his way to Chicago where he immersed himself in the dance culture. In the Windy City he trained with Lisa Johnson-Willingham, Trey Turner, Karlo Familara, Angelina Grima, Miguel Antonio, Kevin Maher, Luam, Popping Pete. Keith was a company member of the Willingham Project and Design Dance Co.
Keith Joined the Extension faculty in 2011, and co-created the very successful Hip Hop 4 Kids workshop, as well as the first ever Teen Extension Performance Class. Since moving to New York, he has worked with Hip Hop Public Health, Songs for a Healthier America, Hype break dance work out Video, the Dr. OZ show, and choreographed for the New York Department of Education, hip-hop legend Doug E. Fresh, and New York Knicks Iman Shumpert.