This workshop provides an introduction to the dance style of "breaking*" from Hip-Hop culture.
Tristan will introduce the different types of movement and steps found in the style since its creation in the 1970s. The class will include a warm-up and stretch, the history of the dance, as well as the personal stories and experiences of the dancer/instructor. The goal and outcome are for students to see another way they can add creativity into their life while learning how to move their bodies in ways that are unique to them and to the rhythm/beat of the music. The finished result will leave students with; moves that have names they know, how to combine moves together and in sequences, how to count beats and listen for musical cues, and how to freestyle, have fun, and battle (compete).
Covid protocols: For teaching workshops, all school recommended guidelines and procedures for COVID-19 will be followed. The instructor wears a mask, sanitizes hands, and maintains safe-six procedures. Students are also asked to maintain the safe-six, whether they are in bubbles or not, to allow them space to move safely.
|Maximum Class Size||Dependent on class/gym size available with COVID-19 guidelines. Max class size is 20|
|Time Required||1 hour + 30 min prep (class time can be shortened or lengthened depending on the grade level)|
|Material Required||Speak or stereo system ( can be provided by instructor)|
|Language of Instruction||English|
Tristan Inglis-Comeau has been breaking since he was 7 years old. Falling in love with the dance in his youth, he continues to better himself as a dancer.
Tristan competes locally and nationally, and well as performing professionally as a member of Groundwork Sessions Crew and Borealis Soul. He has been teaching dance since he was 14 and values giving back to the community.
He hopes to instill and share his passion for dance with others, and to keep the dance and culture moving forward.