Beginners Hip-Hop w/ Special Guest Teacher Cannon Mapp. This high energy class will consist of fun, hip-hop moves that are rooted in fluidity, and light footwork. Modifications will be furnished for anyone who has any challenge with the movement. The key is to have fun, sweat, look and feel good. Come equipped with comfortable sneakers with good grip, loose or fitness clothing, and ready to have fun and move! No dance prerequisite required.
Cannon Mapp is an NYC based professional Singer, Songwriter, Producer, Artist, Creative Director, and Arts Based Educator. He has written for and collaborated with the likes of Sean "Diddy" Combs, Ciara, Justin Bieber, Usher, Jaheim, Melanie Fiona, Queen Latifah, Keke Palmer, and Naughty By Nature and many more.
Cannon was a subject in the feature film length documentary The Hip-Hop Project executive produced by Bruce Willis and Queen Latifah.
Be it through the arts/entertainment or philanthropy he believes giving is an essential component of life and one of the best ways to honor his late mothers’ legacy.
A thorough warm-up by Tracy Straus, Artistic Executive Director of Celebrate the Beat, Cannon Mapp, guest artist, will lead us through a unique hip-hop routine. We will end class by sharing smiles and breaths of gratitude. Bija Beat blends art, music, and culture in dance classes designed to help people express themselves through physical activity, and do good in the process.
Shakti Members $35 : Please register in-studio.