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Neil is an internationally recognized dancer with years of experience teaching to different age groups in varied dance styles. He has taught Hip Hip, Funk, B-boying and Lyrical Choreography. He has taught children of all age groups in dance academies in the Philippines, Singapore and Hong Kong as a dance teacher and as the Director of Programs. He was also the Rhythm Conductor for Guinness World Record Breaking Event where 188 Choir members played 188 Gongs. He is also affiliated to Team Package Makers (2 time VIBE Ph Champions), Legit Status Philippines ( Hip Hop International Gold Medal Winners 2019) and Soulstice Philippines (R16 South East Asia Finalist). He can’t wait to share his passion for dance.

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class plan

Hip Hoppers | 8-13| Progressive

Spring Semester

Week 

Session Topic/Theme

Course Structure

Students will do &  learn: 

Materials needed 

1

Basic Grooves – Down Groove, Side to Side Groove, Forward and Back Groove

  • Intro: Get to know each other: introductions to the class proper and etiquettes 
  • Groove Fundamentals and Timing:
  • Learning how to count and proper timing with the music,
  • Students will be assigned a task for them to do on the next meeting

Dancing Clothes, Sneakers

2

Basic Footwork Patterns – Step Touches, Ball Changes, Pas de Bourree, Square Walk

  • Footwork Fundamentals and Timing: Learning how to basic footwork patterns, and timing it with the music
  • Students will be assigned a task for them to do on the next meeting

Dancing Clothes, Sneakers

Review of the past two lessons: Combining Lessons 1 and 2

  • Review of the Past Two Lessons
  • Basic Grooves + Basic Footwork Patterns 

  • Students will be asked to mix and match what they’ve learned so far during the last part of the class

Dancing Clothes,

Sneakers

4

Basic Hip Hop Movements 1: 

Hop and Head, Kick Ball Change, Body Roll (Waves), Body Rock

  • A quick review of the past lessons
  • Learning a more challenging but still basic and easy Dance Movements 
  • Students will be assigned a task for them to do on the next meeting

Dancing Clothes, 

Sneakers

5

Basic Hip Hop Movements 2: 

Smurf, Reebok, Prep, Body Roll

  • Students will learn proper execution of Existing Hip-Hop Dance Vocabularies while combining these movements with a little element from the past lessons
  • Closing: Students will be assigned a task for them to do on the next meeting; 

Dancing Clothes, Sneakers

6

Review of lessons 4 and 5

  • Review of the Past Two Lessons and Combining each movements that were taught forming new sets of combinations:

  • Closing: Students will be asked to mix and match what they’ve learned so far during the last part of the class



Dancing Clothes and Sneakers

7

Basic Hip Hop Movements 3: The Wop, Cabbage Patch, Square Walk + Criss Cross

  • A Quick Review of the Past Lessons
  • Students will learn proper execution of Existing Hip-Hop Dance Vocabularies while combining these movements with a little element from the past lessons
  • Closing: Students will be assigned a task for them to do on the next meeting

Dancing Clothes and Sneakers

8

Basic Hip Hop Movements 4: Brooklyn Rock, Every Little Step Dance Move, Atl Stomp

  • A Quick Review of the Past Lessons
  • Students will learn proper execution of Existing Hip-Hop Dance Vocabularies while combining these movements with a little element from the past lessons
  • Group Activity: will group students into two and will perform what they have learned during the class
  • Closing: Students will be assigned a task for them to do on the next meeting

Dancing Clothes and Sneakers

9

Choreography Combinations 

  • A Quick Review of the Past Lessons
  • Students will Learn 1st Set of Choreography for their culminating performance for the 12th Session
  • Group Activity: will group students into two and will perform what they have learned during the class

  • Explaining the Concepts and Costumes for their Culminating activity
  • Closing: Students will be assigned a task for the next meeting

Dancing Clothes and Sneakers 

10

Choreography Combinations and Practice

  • Review of the Past Lessons

  • Students will Learn the 2nd set of the Choreography for their culminating activity performance for their 12th session with transitions 

  • Combining 1st Set and 2nd Set 
  • Group Activity: Performance Practice

  • Closing: Giving Pointers for their Performance

Dancing Clothes and Sneakers

11

Practice and Rehearsals

  • Dress Rehearsals and Technical Rehearsals

  • Closing: Giving Pointers for their Performance

Costumes for their Culminating Activity

12

Culminating Activity

  • Performance Day
  • Closing: Checking with the students what they have gained during the course of the progressive lessons,  

Costumes for their Culminating Activity

Hip Hoppers | 4-8 | Drop-In

Week

Session Topic/Theme

Class Structure 

Students will do & learn: 

Materials needed 

1

Fundamental Dance Movements w/ Basic History about each Hip-Hop moves

Intro: Sit down discussion and orientation, Warm up exercises

Content: 4 Dance Move Combinations Choreography (Different Down Groove Variations)

Closing: Dance Activities (Group,Solo Performances) Dance Games

Comfortable Dancing Sneakers,

Lose T-Shirts, Jogging Pants,etc.

2

Fundamental Dance Movements (New Set of Hip-Hop Dance Movements)

Intro: Warm up exercises 

Content: 4 Dance Move Combinations (New Combinations) Basic Footwork combinations

Closing: Dance Activities (Group, Solo Performances) Dance Games

Comfortable Dancing Sneakers, Lose T-Shirts, Jogging Pants, etc. 

Fundamental Dance Movements (New Set Hip-Hop of Movements)

Intro: Warm up exercises 

Content: 4 Dance Move Combinations (New Combinations) Basic Easy to learn Hand Movements

Closing: Dance Activities (Group,Solo), Dance Games 

Comfortable Dancing Sneakers, Lose T-Shirts,Jogging Pants, etc.

4

Fundamental Dance Movements (New Set of Movements ) Locking

Intro: Orientation brief background into Locking, Warm up exercises 

Content: 4 Locking Dance Move Combinations (Twirl, Point, Chicken, Lock) Easy Dance Variations 

Closing: Dance Activities and Games (Group, Solo)

Comfortable Dancing Sneakers,Lose T-Shirts, Jogging Pants, etc.

5

Fundamental Dance Movements (New Combinations) Locking

Intro: Warm up exercises

Content: 4 Locking Dance Move Combinations ( Twirl, Point, Chicken, Lock) (New Easy Dance Variations)

Closing: Dance Activities,Games (Group,Solo Performances)

Comfortable 

Dancing Sneakers, Lose T-Shirts. Jogging Pants, etc.

6

Fundamental Dance Movements (New Combinations) Locking 

Intro: Warm up exercises 

Content: 4 Locking Dance Move Combinations (Twirl, Point, Chicken, Lock)  Easy variations)

Closing: Dance Activities, Games (Group, Solo performances

Comfortable Dancing Sneakers, Lose T-shirts, Jogging Pants, etc.

7

Fundamental Dance Movements (New Combinations) Popping

Intro: Warm up exercises (Orientation brief background about Popping Dance)

Content: 4 Popping Easy Dance move Combination (2 Basic Walkouts variations, Fresno and Robot) 

Closing: Dance Activities, Games (Group, Solo performances

Comfortable Dancing Sneakers, Lose T-Shirts, Jogging Pants, etc.

8

Fundamental Dance Movements (New Combinations) Popping

Intro: Warm up Exercises

Content: 4 Popping Easy Dance Move Combinations (2 Basic Walkouts variations, Fresno and Robot movements)

Closing: Dance Activities, Games (Group, Solo performances

Comfortable Dancing Sneakers, Lose T-Shirts,Jogging Pants, etc.

9

Fundamental Dance Movements (New Combinations ) 2 Dance Styles,

Intro: Warm up Exercises 

Content: 4 New Dance Move Combinations (Hip-Hop and Locking easy dance movements)

Closing: Group, Solo Performances

Comfortable Dancing Sneakers, Lose T-Shirts, Jogging Pants, Etc.

10

Fundamental Dance Movements (New Combinations ) 2 Dance Styles

Intro: Warm Up Exercises

Content:4 New Dance Move Combinations 

(Hip-Hop and Popping easy dance movements)

Closing: Group, Solo Performances

Comfortable Dancing Sneakers, Lose T-Shirts, Jogging Pants, Etc.

11

Fundamental Dance Movements (New Combinations ) 3 Dance Styles

Intro: Warm up Exercises

Content: 4 New Dance Move Combinations (Hip-Hop, Locking, Popping Easy Dance moves)

Closing: Group, Solo Performances 

Comfortable 

Dancing Sneakers,

Lose T-Shirts,

Jogging Pants, Etc.

12

Fundamental Dance Movements ( New Combinations ) 3 Dance Styles

Intro: Warm up Exercises

Content: 4 New Dance Move Combinations ( Hip-Hop, Locking, Popping Easy Dance Moves)

Closing: Group, Solo Performances

Comfortable Dancing Sneakers, Lose T-Shirts,

Jogging Pants, Etc.

Using The Class Plan

Please Note: Both Age Groups (if applicable) will follow the same class plan structure and content. The content delivery will  be tailored to the age group.