Tag: hip hop

How Flavor’d Flow Studio Is Keeping the Culture of Breaking Alive in Columbus, Ohio

Preserving the culture of breaking is what is important to James Alexander, founder and director of Flavor’d Flow Studio—the first hip-hop-culture-based dance studio in Columbus, Ohio.  Alexander, a Columbus-native, remembers when breaking reemerged in the 1990s and underground hip-hop events started popping up, which is where he was first introduced to the art form. “I […]

Rennie Harris University Is Empowering Hip-Hop Teachers to “Tell Their Own Stories”

When Rennie Harris University (RHU) launched earlier this year, it was a long time coming. Like, 20 years long: Harris first had the idea for the street dance teacher certification program in early 2000, and it sat on the back burner as Harris prioritized the many other projects on his impressive resumé—from his Rennie Harris […]

Stacie Webster Chooses Soulful Music, Old and New, for Contemporary Jazz Class

While contemporary jazz teacher Stacie Webster keeps her choreography rooted in traditional jazz, she likes to incorporate soulful music in the studio. “I gravitate toward deep house music because it’s a mixture of house, jazz, funk and soul,” says Webster, who has taught for the Broadway Dance Center Children and Teens program since 2007. “It […]

4 Ways d. Sabela grimes is Making the Case for Hip Hop in Higher Ed

Ask anyone at the University of Southern California’s Glorya Kaufman School of Dance how they feel about assistant professor of practice, d. Sabela grimes, and they automatically begin to sing his praises. Not only is he one of the department’s most beloved and dynamic educators, he is among the most respected and innovative facilitators of […]

This Dancetastic Music Video Is Pure #FridayFeeling

Warning: “Get Stupid” is about to be stuck in your head—again!—and you’ll love every second of it. Remember the uber-catchy song in that Samsung Galaxy S9 commercial from back in February? No big deal if you don’t, because that infectious track—Aston Merrygold’s deliciously danceable “Get Stupid”—is back, and this time there’s an incredibly dancy music […]

Só Dança Is Taking Musical Theater to the Next Level

Looking for your next audition shoe? Shot at and in collaboration with Broadway Dance Center, Só Dança has launched a new collection of shoes working with some pretty famous faces of the musical theater world! Offered in two different styles and either 2.5″ or 3″ heels, top industry professionals are loving how versatile and supportive […]