HIP HOP POP
Hip Hop Pop boasts 2 extremely popular dance schools, offering street dance: Our Harlow Dance School and our Bishop's Stortford Dance School and now at our Virtual dance school online
"The BEST dance school in the area, and arguably one of the BEST in the country"
said the press
Hip Hop Pop are an award winning dance school, we have been leading the way in street dance classes in Harlow and Bishop's Stortford for more than 18 years. More than 20'000 aspiring street dancers; children, teens and adults alike, have put their trust in our street dance classes.
"HIGHLY RECOMMENDED STREET DANCE CLASSES"
"This is not just a dance school in Harlow, this is a community. The directors of Hip Hop Pop are two of the kindest, talented and most generous people I have ever had at the pleasure of meeting. It does not matter your level of technical ability, this school fosters team working, social skills, pride, confidence and resilience in all of its students. I can honestly say they're supportive of all their students regardless of age, gender, race and other discriminatory factors which plague society.
Students have opportunity to participate in a range of activities; dance showcases, productions, workshops led by professional dancers. Their adaption to being virtual continues to amaze me. Virtual and live classes, team events and performance opportunities via social media, mean their ingenuity cannot be faulted. Not only do my daughter and I enjoy being part of the team, we highly recommend them to anyone who wants to improve their dance skills whilst feeling part of something."
Nicole - adult student attending our street dance classes in Harlow since 2014
STREET DANCE CLASSES
We train students of all ages and levels. Classes from age 3 beginners, teaching basic movement, improving motor skills and understanding rhythm, to classes which training professional level advanced adult dancers, growing foundational knowledge and delivering choreography with depth. We have a street dance class for everyone!
Plus, students of all ages and levels are given countless opportunities to perform on stage, take workshops with guest tutors from around the world and take part in online dance video projects, we're not just a dance class, we're membership to a dance school with unlimited dance and performance possibility.
We're currently offering an incredible online service packed full of live street dance classes and a library streamable online street dance classes, along with plenty of bonus content. It's suitable for current students and we welcome new ones too.
If you want a straight up dance school, no 'fluff', real street dance in an encouraging environment then look no further than Hip Hop Pop. We're an awarding winning dance school, whom the press claim to be 'one of the best in the country', our founder and head tutor is one of the top 5% of qualified tutors in the UK, and studnets stay, some for 10 years+ because we are more than just a street dance class, we are a street dance family at Hip Hop Pop.
"THE TEACHERS ARE INSPIRATIONAL"
"In my opinion Hip Hop Pop are the best dance school in the area... and Essex, offering a place where children and adults can flourish and grow. The teachers are inspirational. All led by and amazing duo, they create a fun friendly vibe through all classes. Try it! From age 3 to 103, you won't be disappointed."
Tracy - parent of student attending our street dance classes in Harlow since 2014
STREET DANCE IS FOR EVERYONE
NO MATTER WHO, WHERE, WHEN OR WHY!
Don't let anyone tell you different!
At Hip Hop Pop we welcome everybody. Hip Hop Pop Dance Schools in Harlow and Bishops Stortford, equality and accessibility in opportunity is at the forefront of everything we do. Whether that be our street dance classes in-person in Harlow or Bishop's Stortford, our online classes, our shows, workshops, crew teams or anything else, equality and accessibility for all are two of our highest values.
An adult student at our Harlow Dance School, Nicole said this (re Hip Hop Pop):
"I can honestly say they're supportive of all their students regardless of age, gender, race and other discriminatory factors which plague society."
We are also proud to be a dance school where members of the LGBT+ community can feel safe to attend classes where they and learn in a place of equality and no judgement. Did you know Hip Hop Pop adult team have proudly supported and performed for Essex Pride for the last 7 years too?
All ages are welcome at our Street dance classes in Harlow, Bishops Stortford and of course now online. You can learn street dance with us at Hip Hop Pop at any age from 3+. If you're 103, you're welcome too! It's NEVER too late to join our dance school, it's never too late to learn to dance, it's never too late to get fit, it's never to late to have fun at Hip Hop Pop in our classes!
If you've read this far down this page, you're more than likely aware we offer 3 options to join our dance school. But let's recap just incase:
Firstly, you can join our street dance school in Harlow Essex, at the Harlow Playhouse Theatre, this is our head branch and our original branch of Hip Hop Pop dance school that opened in 2002 with just 8 members and 1 class, now we can say we've proudly trained over 20'000 dancers! At our Harlow dance school, we currently run 15 classes a week offering street dance classes to varying ages and levels. Hip Hop Pop are proudly a resident company of the theatre.
Secondly, you can join our street dance school in Bishop's Stortford in Hertfordshire. Our Bishops Stortford street dance classes opened in 2015 at Birchwood High School, and have been very popular ever since. We offer 5 different age group street dance classes a week. Classes are held in a fully equipped dance studio, with mirrors and sprung floor makes for a great home for our newer branch of the dance school. We also offer 1 street dance class a few miles from Birchwood in Sawbridgeworth at Leventhorpe Leisure Centre, late on a Thursday evening for adults who want to learn street dance. Check our our street dance classes for adults on the timetable.
And lastly of course, and most currently, you can join our online virtual studio street dance classes. As this is Virtual - ANYONE around the world can join! Our Virtual Studio is jam-packed full of street dance class genius! Streamable street dance classes anytime, LIVE interactive street dance classes, technique workshops, workouts, meditations for a little mindfulness and much more. We are way more than 'just a dance school' we are a safe place that lifts and builds you, we are your safe, 'happy place'.
We know everyone has a different life-timetable, that's why at our street dance schools in Harlow and Bishops Stortford we offer classes on an array of days and times: Currently Monday, Tuesday and Thursday evenings and Saturday mornings. If that doesn't suit you then there's always our online version of the dance school, offering LIVE street dance classes on a Friday evening and streamable street dance classes you can do anytime day or night! Accessing a street dance class at a time that suits you has never been easier.
Why? This is the big one! Why do you want to learn street dance with Hip Hop Pop? All you need to know is, to us, every 'why' counts! Forget the 'dance school' stigma.. the 'you've got to take dance seriously or don't do it', the 'dancers must be a certain size', the 'dance schools are full of dance mums'. NONE OF THAT EXISTS HERE! Phew! Thank goodness!
It doesn't matter if you want to join Hip Hop Pop's street dance classes to become the most incredible dancer in the world, to become a professional or give you the foundations to progress to full time dance college. Or if you want to attend our dance schools to become an incredible dancer, yet just use your skill just for fun as a hobby, or perhaps attend a class just for fun with no end goal, just fun. Or whether you want to join our street dance classes to keep fit or meet new people. What ever your reason - your reasons counts! Our Street Dance Schools in Harlow, Bishops Stortford and Online, are suitable for everyone, no matter what your reason or goal, you are all welcome to dance with us at Hip Hop Pop.
WE'RE PASSIONATE ABOUT TEACHING REAL STREET DANCE
Our Director and head tutor Jenny, is one of the top 5% of qualified street dance tutors in the UK, who's superior depth of knowledge in the street dance, especially hip hop dance foundations, sets Hip Hop Pop apart from its competitors, making Hip Hop Pop your first choice for Street Dance Classes in Harlow and Bishop's Stortford and the premier street dance school in Harlow, Bishop's Stortford, and now online too.
We bet, at least one of these questions below applies to you, but which one?
Are you a Street Dance beginner, wondering where to begin to learn?
Are you wondering where you can attend a Street Dance class without judgement?
Perhaps you're a parent looking for a safe, fun and educational kids dance class for your child the grow?
Are you looking for awesome Hip Hop dance classes for your kids?
Are your wondering 'Where is the BEST street dance class near me?"
Have you tried Street Dancing classes before and want to progress?
Do you want to grow your general confidence and your performance ability?
Do you want to learn great dance routines, whilst growing long-term dance skills at the same time?
Do you feel your knowledge of Street Dance foundations is limited?
Are you asking yourself what's a 'street dance foundation'?
Do you want get fitter, all whilst leanring new dance steps?
Do you love hip hop music and want to come to a hip hop class?
Did you google "Hip Hop dance classes near me" and not know which one to choose?
Are you wondering where THE BEST street dance classes online are?
Or do you simply want to learn street dance for fun and to meet new people?
Answer YES to any of these?
Then you're in the right place!
"A FRIENDLY AND WELCOMING ATMOSPHERE"
"Love love love all the classes at Hip Hop Pop. It’s a friendly and welcoming atmosphere from Jen and vic. In the studio , online and live classes really get my passion ,energy and motivation going while having a laugh and fun.
Jen helps us constantly improve on moves, techniques, history and names of all types of street dance. I would recommend anyone to give the classes a go from beginners to advanced and any age."
Siobhan - Adult student and parent of student attending our street dance classes in Harlow
"HIP HOP POP IS A FANTASTIC DANCE SCHOOL"
"Hip Hop Pop is a fantastic dance school, and for me and my daughter we are so glad we found it.
Over the years my daughter has made some amazing friends, many of whom I’m sure she will stay in touch with for a long time and her dancing has come on leaps and bounds under the direction of directors Jen and Vic and the rest of the team.
I too have met many lovely people through chaperoning and have we have both had the privilege of being part of the amazing Hip Hop Pop family"
Tracy M - Parent of student attending our dance classes at our Harlow Dance School
ARE YOU INTERESTED IN?
"What's the difference between Street Dance and Hip Hop?"
"Do you offer Street Dance Classes or Hip Hop Dance Classes, or are they the same?"
These are 2 questions we get asked A LOT!
Firstly, before we delve into the answer, of which there is one of course, there are many interpretations of what that answer is, this is our take:
Here's how we see and understand it from the 18 years of experience teaching dance, from the vast training we've had, the street dance pioneers we've met and the views of some respected advocates of the genre today that we communicate with.
"Street dance is not the same as hip hop dance directly"
Street dance is an umbrella term for a large number of social dance styles, Hip Hop dance is one of them, however 'hip hop' is not solely a dance style - it's a culture (more on this in a moment) . What are 'social dance styles' I hear you asking? These are styles, with many accompanying steps, created organically from a culture, a moment in time, a way of life, by the natural social interaction between people.
"We bet you're thinking - Wow we're getting serious and it's only the home page, but it's satisfying to be the holder of the correct knowledge right?"
Hip hop is a culture, not a dance style on its own, however dance a huge part of the culture as well as music, graffiti and so on. So when we say we offer 'hip hop dance classes' what we mean is we will teach you our knowledge of the dance, and associated music, part of the culture, and do our best to pay homage to the culture, its origins and pioneers along the way in our dance classes, here at Hip Hop Pop Dance School.
At our Hip Hop Pop dance schools in Harlow and Bishop's Stortford, and now online - we teach 'street dance', which as we said, is an umbrella term for social dance styles and dance steps. Styles, other than hip hop, within the street dance umbrella that we teach in our classes here at Hip Hop Pop are: House, Locking, Popping, Breaking, Krump and more, all of which come from different eras, backgrounds, locations and cultures, we do our upmost to respect their origins in our delivery during our street dance classes.
We focus on the dance element of hip hop culture here at our Hip Hop Pop dance schools classes, and we vary the delivery of other street styles into our street dance classes too.
When it comes to the Choreography element of our street dance classes, routines we teach are influenced by these social street styles and their dance steps, then produced with originality; our individual invention of a 'street dance fusion' you could call it, full of creativity, expression and intention.
"There you go, that's the serious stuff on the table - now let's get into the juicy, fun, active stuff, getting yourself and/or your child to a street dance class at our Dance School Harlow or Dance School in Bishops Stortford. Or right now, to our ONLINE virtual studio..."