Memphis Jookin' Certificate Program [Spring Semester]
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Summer Semester Begins: Monday, May 22, 2023
Enroll today and get 1 year unlimited access.
This class incorporates fundamentals of Jookin' such as:
- The Original G-Walk
- Bounce Therapy (Half, Single, Double, & Octo Bounce)
- Buck Jump Variations
- Pacmans (Pivots & Swivels)
- Turns & Spins
- Freestyle Techniques
The skills taught in this program will also prepare students for the professional dance industry.
Why this course?
- Gain credibility.
- Set yourself apart from the competition in a growing and competitive job market.
- Join a community of dance professionals who are taking this dance worldwide.
Our curriculum includes:
- Codified dance techniques and social dances
- Improvisational methods
- Dance History
- Competency Tests (Visual and Written)
Evaluation and Advisement
Certificate Program students are guided and mentored by their course instructor and are assessed regularly in order to ensure they are making sufficient progress.
Satisfactory Progress Guidelines
This program is designed to allow students to meet certificate requirements within 6 months and students are expected to complete 100% of their assignments. Should a student fail to do so, their certificate will be placed on hold until they can complete the necessary assignments.
Upon completion of this program, certificate may be added to your Resumé as:
Memphis Jookin' Lv. 1, International Urban Dance Academy
Select next a lesson to sample the course. 👇
Start3 Qualities of Movement (2:19)
StartG-Walk Rhythm (1:05)
PreviewGangsta Walk Step (2:26)
StartHead & Shoulders (Shampoo) (1:41)
StartCamel Walk / Cross-Toe Walk (3:54)
StartJookin' History Pt. 2
PreviewFull Body Mechanics (Demonstration) (4:57)
StartVideo Assignment #1
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Frequently Asked Questions
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Marico Flake, aka Dr. Rico is a Memphis born hip-hop dancer, founding and leading member of the legendary Jookin crew G-Force, responsible for establishing UDIG Dance Academy, the first Jookin Academy. He is also known for his work in helping promote and develop curriculum for Memphis Jookin, an umbrella term used to refer to styles born from the Memphis Gangsta Walk dance. His credits include being featured on FOX's So You Think You Can Dance, Dancing with the Stars, and grammy nominee for Best Choreography for his work with Janelle Monae on her music video "Tightrope". Dr. Rico has also trained and mentored some of the best street dancers in the commercial dance industry such as Lil Buck, Ladia Yates, G Nerd, Daniel, & Ryan the Mind. Some of his notable performances include Al Capone, Memphis Symphony Orchestra, and the Grizzly Squad. He is also the co-author of "The Jook Book", a book that codified Jookin using ballet terminology. He has toured across the globe in Russia, France, and Canada. Dr. Rico believes in using hip-hop dance to empower others by uplifting tradition and innovating ways to raise consciousness through the arts.