3-7-2013 - Jefferson Students Learn History of Hip Hop (Caldwells Patch)

Jefferson Students Learn History of Hip-Hop

Dancers of Illstyle & Peace demonstrated that by perseverance and paying attention, you can reach your highest goals

 

 
 
 
Students at Jefferson Elementary School in West Caldwell attended a lively presentation in February on the history of hip-hop dance in honor of Black History Month.

The dancers of Illstyle & Peace demonstrated that by perseverance and paying attention, you can reach your highest goals. Tracing hip-hop dance styles form the late 1960s through today, this acclaimed ensemble taught positive messages, including “Think It—Do It—Become It.”

The performance celebrated the art and movement of hip-hop and included a funky blend of locking, breaking, popping, tap and house dancing, vocal percussions, DJing, and modern and traditional dance forms.

Students learned how hip-hop utilizes similar steps to those found in ballet, modern and traditional dance forms. Jefferson students and teachers alike got in on the action, demonstrating their moves while celebrating the joy of dance. 

Related Topics: Black History MonthCaldwell-West Caldwell Schools, and jefferson elementary school