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50¢ Dance Class Day: Clas/Sick Hip Hop | Yerba Buena Center for the Arts

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Saturday, February 18, 2017 - 11:00 am to 3:00 pm | Cost: 50¢
Yerba Buena Center for the Arts | 701 Mission St, San Francisco, CA

50¢ Dance Class Day | Yerba Buena Center for the Arts

jesse hewitReady for a day full of dance for just 50 cents? The 50 Cent Tabernacle is a series of open, mixed-level dance classes with some of the Bay Area’s foremost masters of the craft. For 50 cents, you can join in on several different 60-minute classes.

Curated by the YBCA Young Artists at Work program, the 50 Cent Tabernacle transforms the YBCA Forum into a creative, energized space for all.

Yerba Buena Center for the Arts

This month’s Tabernacle is inspired by Clas/sick Hip Hop, an evening of hip-hop culture, paying homage to the influence of females and female form on the movement. Enjoy dance classes that explore the depth of genre.

Schedule of Activities

  • 11 am: Rhythm is a Dancer by Amy O’Neal
    What is your personal relationship to rhythm? Do you desire a deeper connection to it? Do you want to be a better dancer at the club, get better at picking up choreography in class, get out of a freestyle/improvisation rut, bring something new to the cypher, or improve your physical sense of musicality? The class begins with a structured warm up to get the body ready to respond to guided improvisation that will challenge how you listen to, interpret, and physically communicate music. You will witness many interpretations of the same concept through dancing with and for each other.
  • 12 pm: Alltereign by MozesLateef
    Lateef started dancing at a very young age and frequented the dance floor as if it were his journal of movement. The individual theoretical movement journals have old language that thread into new ideas. This freestyle HipHop/Character evolution exploration is based on the idea of being able to move in and out of structures to HipHop music and using character to express or mirror emotion. Lateef uses natural techniques that an individual already knows as a starting point and a catalyst towards evoking imagination.
  • 1 pm: Versatile Styles by Michael O’Neal Jr.
    Class draws movement from Michael’s Hip Hop influences (Breaking, Popping, Locking, and Party dances), as well as from other styles he has watched or trained in such as House, Commercial/Studio Hip Hop, Ballet and Modern dance. The point in his style is to blend the different genres and show how they can be used together a unique way. Michael’s movement is heavily influenced by the beats, tone, and lyrics of the music used, while still allowing for people to add your own personal individuality to the choreography. Come ready to be yourself, have of fun, and challenge yourself.

Event Details

Cost: 50¢
Categories: *Top Pick*, Dance, Lectures & Workshops
Address: 701 Mission St, San Francisco, CA
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