Hip Hop in Calgary

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Performance Division Hip Hop

Hip hop dance is a subsection of hip hop culture, which was popularized in the South Bronx community of New York City in the 1980s. Hip hop culture stemmed from graffiti art, break dancing, deejaying, and rap music.

Hip hop dance performances are characterized by sharp movements referred to as breaking, locking, and popping, primarily performed to hip hop music. Dancers are often encouraged to show their creativity through improvisation, referred to as “freestyling.”


Our performance division dancers are not required to participate in competitions, but are invited to perform in end-of-year recitals should they choose to. For information on recitals, please refer to the Dance Schedule.

About the Class

At Premiere Dance Academy, our hip hop classes are a fun way to stay active. Our dancers are encouraged to exercise their minds and bodies through freedom of expression, incorporating high-energy movements into planned choreography and freestyle segments.

Our students are invited to participate in freestyle dance “battles” with each other, where they can showcase their skills in a fun and low-pressure environment. Dancers are taught using foundational techniques of jazz dance that are altered to encompass exaggerated street and club movements.

Dress Code

  • No jeans or street clothes
  • Long hair must be up and in a ponytail
  • Dancers that arrive without their PDA clothing will not be allowed to participate, no exceptions
  • Premiere Dance Academy Hip Hop sweatpants with logo
    • Can be purchased from studio
  • Any plain white t-shirt or tank top
  • Black non-marking sole indoor runners

Proudly Serving Calgary for Over 35 Years

Where to Find Us?

Visit Our New State of the Art Facility at The Link at Royal Oak

Location & Parking

We have a private parking lot and are located across from Renert School.


#310 – 19 Royal Vista Link NW
Calgary, AB T3R 0K4


Phone: 403-286-8561
[email protected]

Office Hours

4:30 PM8:30 PM
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4:30 PM8:30 PM

Subject to change due to Covid-19

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