What To Consider When Selecting A Break Dance Class

Posted on: 25 July 2017

Taking break dance lessons can be a fun way to meet new people, burn off calories, and develop new dancing skills. However, if you have never participated in a break dancing class before, you may be unsure of what factors you should consider before signing up for classes. Fortunately, many studios offer one or two free trial classes, allowing you to get a feel for what is taught and how they teach. Aside from the price of the lessons, here are a few of the other factors you should consider if you are looking to take a break dance class. 

What Style of Break Dancing Is Taught

You may not realize it, but there are different styles of break dancing. Break dancing is typically taught alongside different hip hop dance styles, including old-school and new-school styles, electric, krumping, and mannequin styles. In your head, you may be wanting to learn the break dance moves that are original to the dance style from the 80s and early 90s. Or you may be looking for new-school break dance techniques. Regardless, you have to consider what style of break dancing is being taught and whether it fits in with what you are looking to learn. 

What Stage the Class Is Geared Toward

Another factor to consider when you are selecting a break dance class is what stage dancer the class is geared toward and what stage dancer you are. Some classes are labeled as beginner, intermediate, or advanced classes. Others are labeled as being open to all. However, those that are open to all stages typically are still geared toward the stage that the majority of dancers in the class are at. An instructor does not want to tone things down when most people are advanced and does not want to go too fast when most people are beginners. As such, you may want to take a class and see if it is too easy, too hard, or just right for your dance level. 

If the Class Participates in Competitions

Lastly, find out if the class or school participates in competitions. Many hip hop classes take part in competitions or dance offs. For some people, this is fun and a way to showcase what they have learned. However, other people simply want to take the lessons and not participate in any other competitions or events. Find a school that meets what you are looking to accomplish with the lessons. 

There are many factors to consider when you are looking for the right class to enroll in for break dance lessons. Participating in a free trial will help you decide if the class is a good fit for you or not.