Intro to Hip Hop



6-week Series | Classes once weekly

Pitch Studio | 5300 4th Ave S

Series Price: $120

NOV 7 – DEC 19
Mondays | 7:30 – 9 PM

[No class NOV 14]


Learn to move and groove with just the basics. Learn today’s hottest hip-hop moves with an occasional old skool flare including progressions across the floor. This high-energy, intense class is sure to get you movin’ and groovin’ and not to mention…sweatin’!

Dress comfortably in non-restrictive clothing and sneakers.

Photo by Geo Xeal


Jaret Hughes (he/him) has over 25 years of dance experience, with Hip Hop being his specialty along with training in Modern, Jazz, Ballet and African. Jaret has over 20 years of choreographing and teaching experience with all ages, including over 21 years at Elizabeth’s Dance Dimensions in Kirkland, Washington, over 10 years at Velocity Dance Center and over 5 years as a guest instructor at Pacific Northwest Ballet. Jaret’s choreography credits include the L.A. Clippers Spirit Dance Team (guest choreographer), Seattle Supersonics Dance Team for 5 years, founder of Twisted Elegance from Seattle and LA’s debut of 2wisted Elegance with the help of his good friend Joey Cooper, Modazz Competition Teams at Elizabeth’s Dance Dimensions, Elite Dance Camps, co-choreographer and dancer for EVE in LA, and assistant choreographer / assistant Artistic Director for the “Invitation Feedback” YouTube video contest submission for Janet Jackson and guest choreographer for The Purple Lemonade Collective. Jaret has shared his choreography expertise with various high school and college dance teams throughout Washington, California and Idaho.

Photo by Jim Coleman


Limited full tuition waivers are available to self-identified TBIPOC dancers.
In an effort to shift power to Transgender and BIPOC communities, Velocity offers limited TBIPOC tuition waivers (100% discount) for most of our current in person class series and ongoing in person and online classes.

We know this does not fix the problem of white supremacy in the performing arts world. It is one small step toward rebalancing the power structures in our educational programming. Limited waivers are available for self-identified Black, Indigenous, People of Color as well as all Transgender, Non-Binary and/or Two-Spirit dancers. However you do not need to be ‘all of the above’ to receive this waiver. Please email with any questions and to apply:
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