The newest style of dance, developed in the 1970s, Hip Hop refers to street dance styles primarily performed to hip hop music.  Hip Hop includes a wide range of styles, including but not limited to, breaking, locking, popping & tutting.  Hip Hop is by far a culture unto itself that takes our dancers on a journey and challenges them to articulate movements in the most subtle and the most grand of ways.    

SVAD's Sam Donnelly goes head to head in a dance off with hip hop choreographer Hannah Wintrope at Seattle's DEA convention

Class Elements

  • Warm-ups
  • Technique
  • Across the floor work
  • Dance combinations and performance routines


  • Sweat pants, baggy shorts, baggy t-shirt, jersey , tank top
  • Shoes with good support. Shoes should be just for dance - No street shoes.
  • No jeans, shorts above the knee, tight pants, sandals or bare feet.
  • Hair tied in a pony tail or bun
  • No Tennis shoes or bare feet.


  • Water Bottle

**NOTE:** Students are expected to master the basics at each level before progressing to the next, and are admitted into upper levels only by audition or invitation by the instructors.