Hip Hop dance has developed from jazz, rock, tap, and American and Latino cultures. It includes a wide variety of popping, locking, and breaking techniques that has stemmed from the dance crews of the 70's. Through improvisational dancing or "free-styling" dancers can express their own style without limitations.
For dancers of all experience levels, dancers will learn basic new age Hip Hop and beginning Breaking techniques. Hip Hop allows dancers to perform with energy and freedom of movement while staying true to their own style and personality.
Hip Hop classes are broken up into age groups:
Dress Code for Hip Hop
Hair must be properly secured back away from the face
· Any class appropriate fitted athletic top or t-shirt
· Elastic bottom sweatpants
· Hip Hop shoes are required to be purchased from Applause Dance Academy
Applause Dance Academy
2000 Hwy 16 East
La Crosse, WI 54601
Located between La Crosse and Valley View Mall
Jazz: May 24 - June 28
Modern: Aug 2 - Sept 6
Drop in adult classes are $10 or you can purchase a punch card with 12 classes for $100!
Our barre workout class will focus on your whole body using movements based in ballet, Pilates, yoga, conditioning, and stretching. Classes focus on posture, strength, alignment, core work, and flexibilty.
We stock ballet, tap and jazz shoes as well as tights and leotards. We carry various sizes in our retail area at our studio.