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Pones: Laboratory of Movement

Ladies Respect and Hip-Hop

Curriculum: Dance, Social Emotional Learning

We use hip-hop as a tool to discuss and discover how empowerment and respect are valuable parts of being a young woman. How do these ideas go together? Hip-hop is all about respect and we will focus on celebrating womanhood, each other, and lifting each other up versus tearing others down.


Example: Each week we will work with a different theme/topic, for example: building up others. As we talk about supporting one another, we will employ exercises such as imagining you are mentoring someone younger than you or playing the ‘Paper on the Back’ exercise. We will then start to build a dance about these compliments, using about the ideas of a ‘build’ or group pose in dance and brainstorming some poses that they could build upon as a group for the dance.


Recommended Grades: 4-12

Maximum Audience: 30

Length: 60 minutes

Cost: $85 per workshop
For 2020-21: $100 per workshop (recommended 2 workshops minimum)

Max #Sessions per Day: 3