HIP HOP SOCIETY
Hip Hop Society is open to all DMU Students to participate, learn and eventually compete in Hip Hop Dance. This means you can be an absolute beginner in Hip Hop Dance or you can have a world of experience behind you!
Our aim is to give the students of DMU the opportunity to learn, create and perform in many styles. We aim not only to teach dance, but the culture of Hip Hop, including the history, foundations and rules.
We offer weekly lessons in a variety of styles our main ones being Popping, Locking, Crump, Hip-Hop, House and Commercial and its culture, contributing to the growing popularity of dance in and around Leicester.
THIS YEAR WE ARE NOW OFFERING 2 NEW STYLES... BREAKING & URBAN CHOREOGRAPHY!!
We also bring in external artists from all over with different styles and experiances to share with you.
Our teachers and Committee include:
Shaq Shadare: President and Teacher. Shaq has been dancing and training for 12 years. He has training in "General Hip Hop, Krump, Locking, Popping, House, Breaking, Urban Choreography, Lyrical Hip Hop and Commercial".. from schools such as ED Academy and Footworkz and choreographers such as MJ Davies and Adrian Hansell. He has been teaching advanced classes and teams since he was 16 and choreographing for external parties and events since aged 15. He has danced back up for Essex former girl band D'luxe and has performed for events across Europe, co written productions and directed dance videos. He is the 2019 BDO British Streetdance Champion and is a member of Code Crew who are 2019 BDO British Champions and 2019 Soar European Champions.
Jordan Lukwago: Vice President and Teacher. Jordan is self taught since aged 12 from youtube videos. His dancing has been inspiered by George Sampson and Akai. HE especially loves popping and freesytle. He is curently a member of Code Crew
Aidan Yau: Health and Safety Officer and Teacher. Info COMING SOON
Eduina Henriques: Treasurer. Info COMING SOON
Leah Brooker: Events Offiicer and Teacher. Leah has been dancing since she was 9 yars old and trainded at her local dance school. She has taken classes at Shockout, Rare and Pinapple and is currently studying a dance degree at DMU. Leah's role includes working with other societies to creat group projects and incourage our members to meet new people.
Serena Jivan: Social Media and Teacher. Serena has been dancing for 14 years and in that time taken aclasses with Honey's, Saponey, Breakout Dance Company and Code Crew. Serena started off as a Bollywood dancer then went on to train in Contemporary and Hip Hop. During her time dancing she perfromed in Wembely Stadium, the O2 and Disneyland Paris. Serena will help orginise our events and also you help you with anything you need.
Beth Donaldson: Social Sec. Info COMING SOON
Olivia Harris: Social Sec. Info COMING SOON
Joyce Adeyanju: Troupe Leader and Teacher. Although Joyce has been dancing since birth she only started training aged 13. She trained at her local dance school Charlwoods Perfroming Arts Academy and since then gone on to choreograph for Mardi Gras London competision. Joyce has also danced at Her Majesty's Theater and Sadlers Wells Theater. Taken classes with Dean Lee, Matt Steffanina, Wildabeast Adams and Dana Alexa. Joyce's role includes keeping all our social media up to date with class information, photos and videos.
Abs Mansaray: Troupe Leader and Teacher. Has been dancing since age 11 and currently training with Dipset UK and Code Crew. Abs has had training in many styles inclusing House, Krump and popping around London. Last year he perfromed at Hyper Japan, BDO and ScarioFunk
We hope you can join us, whether it is regular lessons to have some fun and learn some routines, whether its just for the freestyles jams or whether its to compete and perform with the Hip Hop Society!
If you want to get involved, simply buy a £10 membership and come along to class.
If you have any questions, don't hesitate to ask!