We are a multi-activity day-camp and the Street Dance workshops are for some holidays and are 40 minute intensive sessions for each age group during the mornings. We tend to have either Drama or Street dance each holiday.
Of all our offerings at Holiday Academy, kids seem to really love our street dance sessions, as a great way to get moving, learning some cool moves!. Hip hop and rap have become such an integral part of the music scene today that it is being taught in schools and we embrace children being in contact with so many different styles of music at Holiday Academy day-camp. Bboy/Bgirl, Old Skool, New Skool and Freestyle are the ones taught by our Streetdance teacher Monica Dhinn (choreographer and dancer – credits include Major Lazor, Beyonce, Arctic Monkeys, iPod, Glastonbury). She has wowed us many times at Holiday Academy with her ability to connect with all age-groups with great results in a short space of time. She has worked with us since 2013.
We are amazed at the reception we have received to date and the sheer numbers of parents who want to sign their children up for the street dance workshop for kids. Parents and children alike love to move to some of the current chart busters and it is a great way to get out all that pent up emotion! What better way than to move to the feelings coming out of their little bodies?
Although you will recognise some traditional classical types of movements your children are learning, the focus is on hip hop and break dance that kids enjoy so much. Moving to the beat is as normal for children as breathing and walking in sync and soon your little people will be entertaining the family at gatherings and family dinners.
We do want to put a disclaimer here that we select the music very carefully with the young psyche in mind. Our ambition is to teach children to act out responsibly through movement, expressing their feelings to the beat so that music infiltrates their very being. If there is an especially popular song we may use a trax as opposed to a version with vocals, but you can be assured that all music is chosen very carefully indeed.
As well, we aim to have a ton of fun with the kids so we will not sponsor competitions. The music is set to inspire them to get up and get moving with authentic hip hop and break dance steps. The Holiday Academy street dance camp for kids is fun, educational and healthy but not competitive. We are not a dance studio yet your kids will learn the same moves and routines that many of those street dance camps teach.
We offer street dance workshop for kids in half terms and the main holidays, but not every holiday so watch this space and get your registration in early. This is one holiday camp that is sure to fill up quite quickly. One thing we know, Britain’s got talent and you’ll soon see just how much your children have. Let the dance begin!