Contemporary Modern and Hip Hop Dance

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Modern DanceCCA Contemporary Modern and Hip Hop Dance Program of Study for the Performing Arts Center Program

Provides fundamental concepts, knowledge, techniques and skills for various dance techniques. Dance can culturally enrich the lives of the students from the Calhoun County area through better physical fitness and endurance.

Students receive instruction in dance techniques and styles to provide self-enrichment activities, fitness, or professional dance performance skills. Instructors will hone skills in specific techniques to perfect a specific style of dance. The dance instructor instructs, explains, and demonstrates techniques and methods of dance with musical or rhythmic accompaniment to students of all ages. The dance instructor’s job is hands-on, demonstrating methods and techniques for the class to observe and correcting dance students as they attempt to do it themselves, and offering suggestions to students on how to improve their dance techniques.

Hip-hop dance instructors are responsible for teaching dance techniques to students of all ages and abilities. Hip-hop covers a broad spectrum of street dance styles from popping, locking, fusion, free style and street style. A hip-hop teacher may teach one specific style, such as body locking, or several.

CCA Contemporary Modern and Hip Hop Dance provides fundamental concepts, knowledge, techniques and skills for various dance techniques. Dance can culturally enrich the lives of the students from the Calhoun County area through better physical fitness and endurance.

Weekdays Time Cost Per Month
Monday 4:00 am - 6:00 pm *$20
*Monthly fee allows participation in all CCA Performing Arts programs.

Student Capacity: 40 (At Each School)

Tonia Boies and Mike "Mario Tyler: McNeill, Instructors

Tanya and Mike

Tonia Boies is a SCAD Atlanta film grad student, writer, filmmaker, and all around creative artist. With a background in the performing arts, she seeks to combine dance, music and film. Tonia has worked on the set of some of TV's newest shows for networks like ABC and as an extra on many shows for Tyler Perry and USA Network. Teaching children and young adults is a true passion and joy for Tonia; it is her way of giving back the gift of dance.

Mike "Mario Tyler" McNeill is a professional choreographer and dancer currently residing in Georgia. Mario has worked with some of this generation's major music artists such as Jacquees and BSmyth. He has worked on hit television shows and movies such as So You Think You Can Dance, Alvin and the Chipmunks 4, and Tyler Perry's The Haves and Have Nots to name a few. Mario aspires to travel the world inspiring the uninspired through the art of dance, music and painting.

CCA Contemporary Modern and Hip Hop Dance Program is taught in an open group format to a maximum class size of forty (40) students by one instructor for a one (1) hour class period one (1) day a month at a NO cost fee.


The focus of this class will be to train students to:


Goals


The top 4 health benefits of dance:

1. Flexibility

Flexibility is an important part of being healthy. Dance requires a great amount of flexibility. Most dance classes begin with a warm-up including several stretching exercises. Dancers must strive to achieve full range of motion for all the major muscle groups. The greater the range of motion, the more muscles can flex and extend. Most forms of dance require dancers to perform moves that require bending and stretching, so dancers naturally become more flexible by simply dancing.

2. Strength

Strength is defined as the ability of a muscle to exert a force against resistance. Dancing builds strength by forcing the muscles to resist against a dancer's own body weight. Many styles of dance, including jazz and ballet, require jumping and leaping high into the air. Jumping and leaping require tremendous strength of the major leg muscles. Ballroom dancing builds strength. Consider the muscle mass a male ballroom dancer develops by lifting his partner above his head!

3. Endurance

Dance is physical exercise. Exercise increases endurance. Endurance is the ability of muscles to work hard for increasingly longer periods of time without fatigue. Regular dancing is great for improving endurance, especially vigorous dancing such as line and ballroom dancing. Elevating the heart rate can increase stamina. Just as in any form of exercise, regular dancing will build endurance.

4. Sense of Well-Being

Dancing is a social activity. Studies have shown that strong social ties and socializing with friends contribute to high self-esteem and a positive outlook. Dancing provides many opportunities to meet other people. Joining a dance class can increase self-confidence and build social skills. Because physical activity reduces stress and tension, regular dancing gives an overall sense of well-being.

 

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