HIP HOP FUNDAMENTALS
with Lex Ramirez
Wednesdays | 6:00 – 7:00 PM
In this class, you will learn hip hop history, fundamental movements, and social dance grooves. We’ll start with a warm-up to old-school hip hop music, then wrap up with a combo using fundamental hip hop movements to contemporary hip hop, pop, and r&b music. This class is a good fit if you are a beginner to hip hop dance or if you have done choreo and want to learn movement origins and cultural context. All experience levels and drop-ins welcome!
Note: This is a hybrid class. Velocity handles registration for Zoom and Lex Ramirez handles registration for in-person. Please visit www.lexramirez.com to register and find out more info on in-person classes.
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Lex Ramirez (she/her) is a Latinx teaching artist, performer and choreographer from Oakland, CA now based in Seattle, WA. She has been teaching and choreographing for the past 15 years. Her main mission is to cultivate a fun, supportive community where dancers of all experience levels can thrive! Her experience includes teaching classes and workshops in Seattle for the past 6 years; leading Drop Squad Crew , a Seattle dance crew open to all experience levels; founding an all-girls hip hop social justice program at Denny and Aki Kurose Middle Schools; and choreographing for Archie the Shycon who recently performed at Capitol Hill Block Party and opened for Zara Larsson; and providing a platform for new instructors to gain teaching experience while being fairly compensated. Lex is also created and runs the Young Ambassador program for Seattle Theatre Group (STG), an arts non-profit she was introduced to through a project with Latin percussionist, Sheila E. She values community, authenticity and equity above all else.