The purpose of this course is to explore the origins of Hip Hop and its culture. We will further explore the influence the broad culture of Hip Hop has on the genre of dance. We will distinguish between various types of Hip Hop, develop an understanding of the terminology used, and identify basic choreographic principles that are used to create Hip Hop choreography. This course will also explore music and its important relationship with Hip Hop. As students advance through the Hip Hop program they will perform concentrated studies on some of the more prevalent genres of Hip Hop and choreographers throughout the ever evolving style of Hip Hop dance.