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Hip Hop Create 9–12 years

We will be confirming terms for the Summer Term as soon as we can, but at the moment we're not in a position to open bookings. Please keep checking the website for further details. To receive a reminder email, join our Courses and Classes mailing list.

This is the perfect class for people who want to learn inventive, high energy Hip Hop and Street Dance routines, but are also interested in how to generate their own creative and unique movement.

You will learn about the relationship between dance and music, timing and space. There will also be opportunities to perform and get advice from professional dancers on how to develop your ideas further.

  • This is an open level class suitable for all children aged 9-12 years. The class is not suitable for any other ages.
  • This is a 11-week course between Sat 6 Jan - Sat 24 Mar. No session on half term (Saturday 17 February).
  • Our children's courses are very popular, so we would strongly recommend booking in advance of the first class.
  • We ask that parents and carers leave their children in the class so they can engage in independent learning.

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Emma Houston

Emma Houston is a versatile artist with a keen interest in all kinds of movement and choreography. After gaining a first class honours contemporary dance degree from Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance, she joined the Greenwich Dance team as a dance teacher.

Emma is mostly known as a Hip Hop dancer and Bgirl and uses her contemporary training to create her own style of moving and creating. Most recently Emma has danced for the artist Years and Years, been Nickelodeon's 'Skills crew' featured Breakdancer, represented Warner Brothers at the TV Licensing awards as a performer and has presented her own work in Breakin Convention's Open Art Surgery. Emma was also a featured artist in this year's Freestyle Funk Forum (Breakin Convention 2016).

As a former member of Boadicea, an all female all styles crew, Emma reached the finals of Got To Dance, performed as a part of the Got To Dance Supercrew, been featured on Ashley Banjo's secret street crew and performed on the main stage at Breakin Convention as well as nights such as Collabo and Move It. Emma has also worked as a dancer for Ella Mesma Dance Company and Cultured Mongrel Dance Theatre.

In terms of Breaking, Emma competes nationally and internationally, reaching the IBE Bgirl 2v2 finals in 2014 and taking home the win in the 2015 competition named 'Blind Date battle'. Emma has learned from many influential mentors, Bboys and Bgirls from around the world such as Dj Renegade, Ken Swift, Freeze and Storm.

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