Beginning Hip-Hop Dance With Web Resource

Beginning Hip-Hop Dance With Web Resource

by E. Moncell Durden


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781492544456
Publisher: Human Kinetics, Inc.
Publication date: 05/21/2018
Series: Interactive Dance Series
Pages: 120
Sales rank: 670,993
Product dimensions: 6.80(w) x 9.90(h) x 0.30(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

E. Moncell Durden is a dance educator and historian who specializes in the cultural and historical context of American Afro-Latin social dance. Durden is an assistant professor of practices for the Glorya Kaufman School of Dance at University of Southern California and has been a senior lecturer of hip-hop at the University of the Arts in Philadelphia. He was also part of the adjunct faculty at Drexel University in Philadelphia, Wesleyan University in Connecticut, Yale School of Drama in Connecticut, and the Eugene Lang New School in New York City.

Durden is a member of the pioneering hip-hop crew Mop-Top out of Brooklyn, New York. He spent 12 years performing with Philadelphia hip-hop theater company Rennie Harris Puremovement. In 2009 he released History and Concept of Hip-Hop Dance, a documentary produced by Dancetime Publications. In 2013, Durden founded Intangible Roots, a program dedicated to the education and preservation of African American intangible cultural heritage. He is a member of the National Dance Education Organization, the Council of International Dance, the Congress on Research in Dance, and the Society of Dance History Scholars. He was a contributor for Jazz Dance: A History of the Roots and Branches and The SAGE Encyclopedia of African Cultural Heritage in North America. He is highly sought after as a guest lecturer and workshop presenter, and he has given performances throughout the United States and internationally.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1. Introduction to Hip-Hop Dance

Defining Hip-Hop Dance

Benefits of Studying Hip-Hop Dance

Basics of Hip-Hop Dance

Expectations and Etiquette for Students

Evaluation of Your Class Performance

Structure of the Hip-Hop Class


Chapter 2. Preparing for Class

Dressing for Class

Carrying Dance Gear

Preparing Yourself Mentally and Physically


Chapter 3. Safety and Health

Studio Safety

Personal Safety

Basic Anatomy

Basic Kinesiology

Preventing Common Dance Injuries

Treating Common Dance Injuries

Warming Up

Understanding Fitness

Nutrition, Hydration, and Rest


Chapter 4. Basics of Hip-Hop Technique

BEATS Approach

Alignment and Stance

Isolation Grooves

Across the Floor

Performance Directions


Chapter 5. Basic Hip-Hop Dance Steps

Dances From the 1980s

Dances From the 1990s

Dances From the Early 2000s


Chapter 6. History of Hip-Hop Dance

Origins of Hip-Hop Dance

Appropriation and Approximation of Hip-Hop

Commercialization of Hip-Hop Dance


Chapter 7. Hip-Hop Dance Forms



Electric Boogaloos and Popping




A textbook for college and university general education and dance students. Also applicable for high schools offering hip-hop dance courses.

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