Get Groovy: The Ultimate Guide to learn Hip-hop Social Dance
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Get Groovy: The Ultimate Guide to learn Hip-hop Social Dance

An in-depth look at the foundational aspects of social dance through a Hiphop lens.
5.0 (28 ratings)
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229 students enrolled
Created by Quilan Arnold
Last updated 6/2015
English
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Includes:
  • 4.5 hours on-demand video
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Dance with rhythm using Hiphop social dance moves in a recreational, studio, or club environment.
  • Execute basic Hiphop technique and movement principles within Hiphop social dance such as grooving, rhythm, and musical interpretation
  • Improve awareness of the body as it pertains to weight shifts, isolations, and use of space
  • Exhibit their own personal style within the Hiphop dance vocabulary
  • Tailor individual style with improvisational skill and movement
  • Demonstrate a deeper understanding of rhythmic-body connection to music
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Requirements
  • Students need clothing that they can sweat and move comfortably in.
Description

Overcome social dance fears by learning how to groove with Hiphop dance moves!

  • Learn different grooves in order to show you have rhythm
  • Learn how to let loose on the dance floor
  • Find confidence in yourself and in your body
  • Learn different moves in order to exemplify your grooves
  • Learn how to combine different moves in order to create your own freestyle

“Get Groovy" is a course designed to help you better understand how to embody rhythm using Hiphop dance concepts and vocabulary. After this course, you will obtain the tools to build your confidence and rip it up on any dance floor. No longer will you have to be inhibited by your insecurities. Join me on this journey and open the door to becoming a stronger, healthier, and more confident you!

Who is the target audience?
  • This course is for people who want a sense of rhythm and need basic moves to exemplify that rhythm.
  • This course is for people who are interested in gaining confidence with Hiphop dance moves in social dance settings.
  • This course is for students who desire a step-by-step guide to intergrate individual style within basic Hiphop dance moves
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Curriculum For This Course
27 Lectures
04:25:36
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Introduction
2 Lectures 10:51

WELCOME TO GET GROOVY! Small Introduction to the instructor, Quilan Arnold, and the Get Groovy course.

Preview 03:02

Introduction to basic rhythmical structures within music and different ways to show rhythm within your body.

Introduction to Rhythm and Groove
07:49
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Down Groove
4 Lectures 42:41

Quilan, Nikki, and Louis show the physical practicalities of a down groove.

Down Groove: Breaking it Down
06:57

Down Groove Moves
11:32

Get Down On It: Combo
15:38

Audio lecture with thoughts on how to get passed the mental blockades we put up for ourselves and how to let go to fully express ourselves through movement.

Down Groove Freestyle: Gotta Have Soul!
08:34
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Up Groove
4 Lectures 48:21

Quilan, Nikki, and Louis are back to showcase the kinesthetic concepts that create an up groove.

Up Groove: Breaking it Down
05:28

Up Groove Moves
18:42

Get On Up: Combo
19:09

Students will gain a better understanding of how to vary the moves that they learned thus far in order to develop their own individual style.

Up Groove Freestyle: Variation
05:02
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Bounce Groove
5 Lectures 45:42

Quilan, Shannon, and Louis showcase different aspects that make up a bounce groove.

Bounce Groove: Breaking it Down
03:34

Students will learn different social dance moves that primarily are used with the bounce groove.

Bounce Groove Moves
12:30

Bounce Groove Combination! Students will see how they can combine the movements they learned in order to create a structured dance. (Tutorial)

Bounce Wit'it: Combo Part 1
14:08

Bounce Groove Combination! Students will see how they can combine the movements they learned in order to create a structured dance. (Tutorial and Full Dance)

Bounce Wit' It: Combo Part 2
09:26

Using the bounce groove, students will gain a better understanding about how to use their weight to vary the moves they've learned thus far.

Bounce Groove Freestyle: Weight Shifts
06:04
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Drop Groove
4 Lectures 39:00

Quilan, Shannon, and Louis show some concepts that create a drop groove.

Drop Groove: Breaking it Down
03:05

Students learn dance moves that are conducive to the drop groove concepts learned in the previous lecture.

Drop Groove Moves
09:45

Drop Groove Combo! Students will be able to see a way in which the drop groove moves can be used in combination with each other.

Pop, Lock, 'n Drop: Combo
19:35

Students will gain a better understanding of how to manipulate their own range of motion using the drop groove.

Drop Groove Freestyle: Magnify Your Movement
06:35
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Rock Steady Groove
5 Lectures 44:05

Quilan, Cailin, and Brea showcase the concepts that create a Rock Steady groove.

Rock Steady Groove: Breaking it Down
05:41

Students will use their Rock Steady groove concepts to rock out some new moves.

Preview 09:26

Combination time. Students will learn a way in which different rock steady moves can combine with one another. (Tutorial)

Rock It Out: Combo Part 1
10:58

Combination time. Students will learn a way in which different rock steady moves can combine with one another. (Tutorial and Full Dance)

Rock It Out: Combo Part 2
11:30

Students will gain a better understanding of how to vary their movement using spacial concepts in conjunction with the rock steady groove.

Freestyle: Space Variation
06:30
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Bonus Materials
3 Lectures 34:56

Interview with Louis Halley that allows students to have a better understanding the difference between listening to music and feeling the music.

Listen to Music: Louis Halley
08:00

Interview with Rob White that delves a little bit into how students can gain confidence in order to share their full selves with others through movement in social settings.

Confidence: Rob White
13:55

About the Instructor
Quilan Arnold
5.0 Average rating
28 Reviews
229 Students
1 Course
Dancer

Quilan “Cue” Arnold is a dancer, performer, teacher, videographer, and scholar. He currently holds faculty positions at Towson University in Baltimore, as well as Gibney Dance Center in New York City. 

Quilan holds a BA from Penn State University. During his tenure there, Quilan focused on how the foundations of euro-centric technique applied to a deeper awareness of the body within Hip-hop dance. In this pursuit, Quilan was able to perform domestically and internationally as a way to showcase his embodiment of a euro-afro technical hybrid.

Quilan is a recent MFA graduate in Dance at The Ohio State University. In his research there, he considered identity and representation of the black male in the United States through a Hip-hop lens. Simultaneously, Quilan focused on pedagogically combining academic and vernacular dance structures in order to cultivate stronger relationships between studio and street environments. Quilan’s research is explored through the embodiment of Hip-hop culture, the choreographic process, dance film, and the lessons conjured from his teaching of Hip-hop dance. 

Outside of teaching, Quilan’s most recent credit involve performing with the NY Philharmonic and traveling to Salvador, Brazil in order to further his research.