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IMPORTANT INFORMTION

 

Urban Poetry Dance Classes are normally located at The Odeon Theatre (Norwood), however due to current renovations in place, classes will be held at Hyperdance Studios until further notice. 

Hyperdance - Level 2, 167 Gouger Street, Adelaide. 

The Odeon Theatre - 57A Queen Street, Norwood (Opposite Bath Hotel Carpark)

Phone: 0401 912 119

Email: annejmurray@live.com

Anne Murray

Director / Owner / Teacher

“It's Poetry in Motion” 

Dance (in all forms) comes from within. Whether you’re dancing in the street, in class, at home, with or even without music… What you hear and feel in your mind, your body replicates….thus creating “Poetry in Motion.”

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CLASSES

Urban Poetry Dance (UPD) highly focuses on teaching the technique and foundations of each style and offers a range of dance classes for Kids, Teens & Adults from Beginners to Advanced. At UPD, students are not only taught how to dance, but also how to perform.

 

UPD also teaches students about musicality, not only focusing on the lyrical aspects of a song, but also the beats and back beats. All choreographies produced by UPD allows the students to tell a story through dance.

Each class will be work towards a couple of routines that will be performed at the Urban Poetry Dance EOY Showcase. Some classes may also be called to perform at other events during the year (if the opportunity arises). These performances are not compulsory, however prior notice will be given if this occurs. 

Mini Hip Hop
Suitable for Kids from approximately 4-8 years
Kids Hip Hop
Suitable for Kids from approximately 8-12 years
Kids Jazz / Jazz Funk
Suitable for kids from approximately 8-12 years
Teen Hip Hop
Suitable for kids from approximately 12-16 years
Hip Hop
Suitable for student from approximately 16 years & up
Heels
Suitable for student from approximately 16 years & up
Dancehall
Suitable for student from approximately 16 years & up
Urban Poetry Dance Crew
AUDITION REQUIRED
Int/Adv/Pro Level Only
16yrs & up. Various Styles
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HIP HOP (URBAN CHOREOGRAPHY)

Hip Hop is a popular street dance style that originated from the United States. Today what some people consider as "Hip Hop" is actually a fusion of various Urban genres such as Hip Hop, Funk, Street Jazz, House, Disco, and Dancehall. It's the fusion of these styles that people see in music video's today. In this class students will be learning the technique and foundations of various styles such as Party Moves, Breaking, Popping, Locking, Krump, Tutting, Waacking & More. Students will also be taught the importance of Grooves and feeling  the music. Routines taught will incorporate the the many styles listed above. 

Dancehall is a dance style that originated from the streets of Jamaica.  The popularity of dancehall has spawned dance moves that help to make parties and stage performances more energetic. Many dance moves seen in hip hop videos are actually variations of dancehall steps.  Popular artists like Sean Paul & Elephant Man showcase many Dancehall moves in their videos.  In these classes you will learn body isolations, how to "whine", and dancehall grooves. With Dancehall huge vocabulary, you will learning many dancehall steps from old skool to new. 

DANCEHALL
HEELS

Heels is a fusion of various dance styles such as Jazz, Hip Hop & Burlesque...It's Sexiness with class. These lessons are great for strengthening your core, building confidence and feeling sexy. It not only teaches you how to dance in heels, but also how to walk and move confidently in heels and use your hair to your advantage. You will learn various isolations, body movement, how to pose, use lines and shapes, tipping, and so much more. If you like how Beyonce moves in those videos, then this class is for you. 

JAZZ

Jazz incorporates a broad range of dance styles from street jazz, cabaret, modern jazz and more. These classes highly focus on technique. All classes taught involve a wide range of routine exercises from deep stretching for flexibility to corner and centre work. Students will learn foundational steps including, isolations, turns, kicks, leaps, using extensions/lines and more!

CLASSES ON OFFER

CLASSES

Urban Poetry Dance (UPD) highly focuses on teaching the technique and foundations of each style and offers a range of classes for students from 15 years up to Adults. Students not only learn how to dance, but also how to perform.

 

UPD also teaches students about musicality, not only focusing on the lyrical aspects of a song, but also the beats and back beats. All choreographies produced by UPD allows the students to tell a story through dance.

Each class will work towards a couple of routines that will be performed at the Urban Poetry Dance EOY Showcase. Some classes may also be called to perform at other events during the year (if the opportunity arises). These performances are not compulsory, however prior notice will be given if this occurs. 

Unfortunately UPD no longer offers kids classes.

 

Heels
Suitable for students from approximately 15 years & up
Dancehall
Suitable for students from approximately 15 years & up
Urban Poetry Dance Crew
*AUDITION REQUIRED*
Int/Adv/Pro Level Only
Approximately 15yrs & up - Various Styles
Show More

HIP HOP (URBAN CHOREOGRAPHY)

 

Hip Hop is a popular street dance style that originated from the United States. Today what some people consider as Hip Hop" is actually a fusion of various Urban genres such as Hip Hop, Funk, Street Jazz, Dancehall, House and Disco. It's the fusion of these styles that people see in music video's today. In this class students will be learning the technique and foundations of various styles such as Party Moves, Breaking, Popping, 

Locking, Krump, Tutting, Waacking & More. Students will also learn the importance of "Grooves" and feeling the music. 

Routines will incorporate the the many styles listed above. 

 

DANCEHALL

 

Dancehall is a dance style that originated from the streets of Jamaica.  The popularity of dancehall has spawned dance moves that help to make parties and stage performances more energetic. Many dance moves seen in hip hop videos are actually variations of dancehall steps.  Popular artists like Sean Paul & Elephant Man showcase many Dancehall moves in their videos.  In these classes you will learn body isolations, how to "whine", and dancehall grooves. With Dancehall's huge vocabulary, you will learning many dancehall steps from old skool to new. 

HEELS

 

Heels is a fusion of various dance styles such as Jazz, Hip Hop & Burlesque...It's Sexiness with class. These lessons are great for strengthening your core, building confidence and feeling sexy. It not only teaches you how to dance in heels, but also how to walk and move confidently in heels and use your hair to your advantage. You will learn various isolations, body movement, how to pose, use lines and shapes, tipping, and so much more. If you like how Beyonce moves in those videos, then this class is for you. 

Heels

Suitable for students from approximately 15 years & up