4 Reasons Hip Hop Dancers Should take a Ballet Class.

In 2012, I began my Diploma of Dance Teaching and Management course. One look at the timetable was enough to give me nightmares. Three 1.5 hour classes of ballet a week for two years and no hip hop! I walked into that ballet studio tentatively, frightened and admittedly a little bit “too cool” for this. 2 years later I walked away as a changed dancer and student. It’s now 2017, I am training in hip hop and urban dance styles full time but I still take at least one ballet class a week and I encourage you, young hip hopper, to do the same. If you can’t take my word for it, read on for 4 reasons why.