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Tuesday, January 13, 2004

Hip Hop Workshop

On September 27, 2003, I took a hip hop workshop at Y-Fit taught by Ray Salahuddin. I don't remember very much other than it was a very fun class. Here are the scant notes I took, including the four tenets of hip hop:

  1. Opposition, e.g., low & out to high & skinny; still to movement
  2. Synchronization, e.g., normally teach chorus first because it's easiest. You'll keep participants in the room if they feel successful. Add on 8 counts a time after that.
  3. Formation change, e.g., line vs. circle
  4. Attitude. 'Nuff said.

Other tidbits of information worth mentioning:

  • Music can be purchased at
  • Music typically 110 bpm
  • Teach hardest 8-count first - it will get the most reptition
  • Chorus is symmetrical and easy - cardio focused
  • Last section of chorus is for regrouping

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