HIP-HOP INVITATIONAL, PRE-TEAM, AND TEAM HIP-HOP
CREO’s Conservatory track for experienced hip-hop dancers includes Hip-Hop Invitational, Pre-TEAM, and TEAM Hip-Hop. This track emphasizes high physicality, athleticism, and individual expression through the hallmarks of contemporary hip-hop movement including popping, locking, tutting, breaking, rhythm, groove, isolation, groundedness, and acrobatic skills. Dancers are accepted through the summer Hip-Hop Skill Builder Audition Camp.
CONSERVATORY HIP-HOP REQUIREMENTS
- Take the conservatory Hip-Hop class for your placement (Invitational, Pre-TEAM or TEAM)
- An additional Hip-Hop or Jazz class
- Acro year-round
- Perform in CREO’s 2022 Nutcracker production (likely)
- Perform at Cathedral Dance Festival (early May)
- Perform in (sometimes multiple) CREO’s Spring Recital(s) (early June)
How do I join the Conservatory Hip-Hop track at CREO?
Summer Hip-Hop Skill Builder & Audition Workshop
June 20, 21, July 18, 19, & August 1, 2 from 7:00-9:00pm
(Audition Date is August 2nd)
- The expectation is that dancers will attend all of the workshop dates to train consistently over the course of the summer.
CONSERVATORY HIP-HOP CLASSES
Hip-Hop Invitational is the environment for intermediate hip-hop dancers to progress their hip-hop training beyond the scope of a recreational class. Dancers build their skill for isolation, groove, personal expression and unified ensemble-work. Hip-Hop Invitational can be considered a stepping stone towards continued concentrated hip-hop study through CREO’s Hip-Hop conservatory track to TEAM Hip-Hop.
Pre-TEAM is the (NEW) step between Hip-Hop Invitational and TEAM dedicated to prepare dancers for the physical rigor expected in TEAM Hip-Hop. Dancers will build strength, endurance, acrobatic skill and work toward mastery of industry-style jazz turns & leaps. While Pre-TEAM is designed to prepare dancers for Participation in Pre-TEAM does not necessarily guarantee acceptance to TEAM Hip-Hop.
TEAM Hip-Hop is the conservatory class where advanced hip-hop dancers begin to integrate even greater physicality and athleticism, such as acrobatic skills and complex group lifts, into ensemble choreography grounded in hip-hop movement vocabulary and aesthetic. Choreography may also draw on influences from industry-style jazz turns and leaps. Dancers accepted to TEAM Hip-Hop are typically in 8-12th grade.