4th Way to Redefine Yourself: Hip Hop with Jenny at Joy of Motion/Atlas

Joy of MotionI was excited to take a hip hop class for day four of my 10 day dance challenge. Although I initially started my dance ‘career’ as a ballerina, I mostly take hip hop classes now and consider it my strongest style. Tonight, I headed to Joy of Motion/Atlas for Hip Hop with Jenny Mayo. About 15 students dropped in for the beginner level class. Jenny started off with a basic warm up that included head isolations, stretches, sit ups and push ups. After warm up, we actually switched rooms because another class was canceled. It gave us more room to spread out and learn the combination Jenny had in store.

Jenny taught a combination to Rihanna’s “What’s My Name?” It was a combination she had taught the previous week and at the end of class said she might add on to the following week. While teaching the choreography, Jenny broke down many of the steps by first showing the feet then later adding the arms. She also gave students plenty of opportunities to ask questions and encouraged us to speak up if we were having trouble with any of the moves. We ended the class by performing the choreography in two groups then doing the combination one last time altogether. If you’re looking for a fun beginner hip hop class, try one of Jenny’s classes.


About Cecile
Cecile Oreste is an arts marketing and public relations professional living in Los Angeles. Follow her on Twitter @cecileoreste.

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