Popping & Strutting Certificate Program (Spring Semester)
Get Trained in Popping Dance
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Summer Semester Begins: Monday, May 22, 2023
This course is 100% online.
Enroll today and get 1 year unlimited access.
Term: 1 Semester ( ~4 Months)
This class incorporates fundamentals of Popping such as:
- Hat Tricks
- 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:
Popping Lv. 1, International Urban Dance Academy
Select next a lesson to sample the course. 👇
StartNatural Footwork (7:41)
StartPopping History Pt. 3
StartMechanical Walk (1:12)
StartRobotic Shuffle (1:26)
PreviewHeel-Toe Pivot (2:59)
StartPivots (Turning) (4:19)
StartPivots (Traveling) (1:18)
StartTraveling (Overview) (1:39)
StartPopping History Pt. 4
StartStep & Pivot (3:09)
Start180 Degree Pivots (3:20)
StartPivots (Overview) (1:10)
StartCreeping & Pivoting (1:09)
StartPopping History Pt. 5
StartVideo Assignment #1
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This course is closed for enrollment.
"If you want to improve your popping and learn about the basics of strutting, you have to get Africano’s online course!"
- Alejandro, Ecuador
"These courses helped give me a deeper understanding of the movements of Popping dance.
I’m still working on it, but I can feel myself improving day by day."
- Takashi, Japan
"Thanks to these courses my dancing has evolved a lot.
Every time I train, I practice what I’ve learned and it's really worth it!"
- Fernando, Argentina
Africano is a native of Charlotte, NC (USA). He is a world renowned dancer, spoken word poet, vocal percussionist and visionary. Africano has opened for artists such as Big Boi, Cornell West, Nikki Giovanni, Rakim, the Cold Crush Brothers and the Universal Zulu Nation's 41st Anniversary. He also performed with Deeply Rooted Dance Theater in Chicago, and venues such as BAM Café in Brooklyn and the legendary Apollo Theater in Harlem. As an active member of his community, he believes in constructively using the arts as a vehicle to bridge the gap between cultures, nations and generations. In 2016, Africano debuted his choreographic and spoken word piece, "Walls to Heaven" at the Breakin' Convention in Charlotte, NC which explored his struggles of finding identity as a bi-racial teen. He is currently on tour, and has shared the culture of hip-hop dance teaching workshops in Trinidad & Tobago, Vietnam, Thailand, Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, Philippines, Myanmar, Kenya, Dubai, Ecuador, Peru, Argentina, Taiwan and served as a resident instructor at the Hinton Battle Dance Academy in Tokyo, Japan. Africano is a member of the international dance crew, Playboyz inc, who are at the forefront of pioneering Bay Area Strutting and Popping to the dance world. He continues to push the boundaries of theater, music and dance throughout the artistic community.