Year 5 are embracing Hip-Hop Dance as part of their Juilliard Dance Curriculum this year.
They have been exploring how hip-hop dancers’ stage names reflect their distinct personalities and movement styles. Hip-hop artists often go by a made-up name — a stage name, an alias, or a.k.a (“also known as”). A stage name is a promotional tool that captures something unique about the dancer or hints at a special movement they are known for. In this activity students created movements inspired by stage names of dancers from the legendary Rock Steady Crew, a hip-hop group that originated in The Bronx, New York, in 1977.