Memphis Jookin' Certificate Program [Summer Semester]

Get Trained in Memphis Jookin'

Master the Fundamentals of Memphis Jookin'


Summer Registration Closes May 31, 2022

Semester begins Monday, May 23, 2022.

This course is 100% online.

Enroll today and get 1 year unlimited access.


Term: 1 Semester ( ~4 Months)


This class incorporates fundamentals of Jookin' such as:

  • The Original G-Walk
  • Bounce Therapy (Half, Single, Double, & Octo Bounce)
  • Buck Jump Variations
  • Stepping
  • Pacmans (Pivots & Swivels)
  • Flight
  • Turns & Spins
  • Slides
  • Glides
  • 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


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Course Curriculum


  Week 6 | Midterm
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  Week 13 | Final Exam
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  Week 14 | Closing Out
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Your Instructor


Dr. Rico
Dr. Rico

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.


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Frequently Asked Questions


When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now and you have access for an entire year! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
How long do I have access to the course?
After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for an entire year - across any and all devices you own.
What if I am unhappy with the course?
We would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact us in the first 30 days and we will give you a full refund.