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Hip Hop for Beginners

Norris Mini Courses
McCormick Auditorium
Monday, Oct 14, 2019 at 7:30 PM (CT) to Monday, Nov 25, 2019 at 8:30 PM (CT)

Hip Hop for Beginners

Instructor: Gabriela Ortiz

Mondays, 7:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

Dates: October 14, 21, November 4, 11, 18, 25

This course will focus on the techniques of Hip Hop (street/urban) dance styles. Through the introduction of foundational vocabularies of specific dance and their social and cultural contexts, students will develop proficiency in core techniques that are seen across a wide variety of Hip Hop dance styles. Students will practice proper alignment and posture for hip-hop dance, perform hip-hop isolations, grooves, footwork and basic movements—such as popping, locking and waves—and develop rhythmic interpretation of the movements to music. Wear comfortable clothing and sneakers. Come to dance and have fun!

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Current Northwestern students may apply for a subsidy online at Please submit applications by Sunday October 6th. Grant Assistance range from $35-25 off a 4-8 week course.

Information is subject to change. Look for more complete descriptions at No one 15 years of age or under may participate. All enrollment adjustments are handled by the Mini Course Program.

All Mini Courses are 4 to 8 weeks long, unless otherwise listed. You must attend the first class, or you may be dropped from the course without refund. You will receive an email with the location information before the first class. Due to unforeseen circumstances, classes may be cancelled, but may be rescheduled to an additional week. Refunds are not given for any missed or rescheduled classes and classes canceled due to low enrollment. Students may not switch between A and B sections. You must attend the section you are enrolled in.


Refunds for most Mini Courses may be given, minus a $20.00 withdrawal fee, if requested prior to the first class session. The withdrawal fee for the Watercolor Course is $42.00. No refunds will be provided if a withdrawal is requested after the first class session. 

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Norris University Center, 1999 Campus Drive Evanston, IL 60208

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