Hip Hop is one of those dance styles that belongs to the Urban Dance banner. The most famous of all dance styles, hip hop has become widespread as seen in music video clips especially urban performers. In fact, this dance style has grown so popular, you may even find it in video clips of more mainstream artists such as Britney Spears and Justin Timberlake.
Hip Hop choreography makes use of the same components and techniques found in other forms of Urban Dance. These include Popping, Locking and Breaking. Meanwhile, martial arts dance styles like Capoeira are also looked to for inspiration.
A regular Hip Hop class begins with a short warm up then proceeds to stretching. Once the warm up and stretching is done, the class performs a series of isolation exercises. These special exercises teach dancers how to move different parts of their body separately. The last section of this class is where the teacher puts together a short routine using a choreography that is both distinctive and can be performed along with the music chosen for that set.