Oct. 31; Nov. 7, 14, 21, 28; Dec. 5, 12, 18
Dancing is Freedom! Hip Hop is a culture that includes rapping, deejaying, graffiti, dancing also known b-boying/breaking/pop locking, art, and style. My class curriculum focuses creativity, confidence, motivation, coordination, repetition, mental agility, body mimicking, core and full body strengthening, and of course, having fun! This class introduces an 8 count or the phrase “5,6,7,8”, which is a countdown to begin a movement collectively at a specific time and a short combination. All music will be age appropriate and mostly music from the 80’s-early 2000’s.
Students must wear comfortable clothes that they can move in and sneakers.INSTRUCTOR: Tamyra Whitehead:
Tamyra Irving (Whitehead) was born and raised in Jamaica Queens, New York. Her love for the art of dance began when she was only three (3) years old. Her dancing journey began with Joan Miller’s Dance Studio (Jamaica Queens, New York), wherein she was trained in Ballet and Jazz. Then, when she was six (6) years old, she was trained in Ballet, Tap, Jazz, Modern, Hip Hop, and West African dance with Gloria Jackson’s Dance Studio (St. Albans, Queens, NY. In addition to those dance studios, she attended several jazz classes at Broadway Dance Center (Manhattan, NY) to study with Jazz Legend, Frank Hatchett.
When she was a senior in high school, she was a member of a hip hop dance company, where she was trained to audition for major Hip Hop and R&B artists’ videos. At that time, her father hired a manager to help to pursue an acting career. She landed a role as an extra in Spike Lee’s movie, “Clockers.” She also landed the supporting role in a low budget film, “Age Ain’t Nothing But A Number.” She then went to Old Dominion University (Norfolk, Virginia) to study Early Childhood Development. After college, she moved to Indianapolis, Indiana to live with her parents and pursued a career as a Paralegal. The necessity to resume dancing, lead her to become a company member in Essence in Motion (Hip Hop), Nyama (West African), and Sancocho (Afro-Cuban) performing all over the city of Indianapolis.
Her love for dance inspired her to become a Zumba Dance Instructor. She has taught in several gyms, schools, hospitals, private events and virtually. She believes part of her life’s purpose is to enlighten adults and children of the physical and mental health benefits of dance. All the while, encouraging everyone to have fun and embrace the feeling of freedom while dancing to be fit. She was a Dance Instructor teaching Hip Hop, Jazz, and Hip Pop dance classes at Interactive Academy in Zionsville, Indiana. Currently, she lives in Indianapolis, Indiana with her 7-year-old son, Titan, an Orchard 2nd grader. Tamyra continues to live in her purpose inspiring and encouraging all to keep dancing with mind, body and soul.
Questions? Feel free to contact Tamyra Whitehead at TlovestodanceNY@gmail.com
Minimum of 4 students/Maximum of 12 students needed to run this program.
Fees: $150.00 for the 8 week sessionPlease make checks payable to: Tamyra Whitehead
Click on the Hip Hop Monday Class link on the Download section to the right of the Class main page to access the registration form. Return completed registration form along with payment to the Extended Programs Office, Attention: Cindy Larsen, The Orchard School, 615 West 64th Street, Indianapolis, IN 46260.