Hip-Hop Culture and Dance

For students of 10th to 10th grade.

Learning Area(s) Dance 	
Band / Year / Class Year 10	
Duration: 1 double lesson, 1hr 30mins
Prior Knowledge: Hip-Hop Dance
Teacher: David Placentino
Unit: Hip-Hop Culture and Dance
Lesson: What is Hip-Hop?

Overview Statement
Students will expand their understanding of Hip-Hop culture and how hip-hop dance has evolved from that culture?

General objectives for Lesson:
-To generate an understanding of the origins of Hip-Hop culture and Dance
-Students to explore Hip-Hop Dance first form of Up and Down rocking 
-Students to start working towards a class composition of old school hip-hop to be performed at the end of term showcase.


ACARA Content Descriptions:
10.8 Analyse and evaluate a range of past and present dances from
Australia and international contexts to explore differing perspectives and enrich their dance making

General capabilities
PSC, CCT, ICT, LIT, ICU

Cross-curriculum priorities
AAEA, SUST

ACARA Elaborations:
10.8.5 Exploring dance from different perspectives, for example, analysing philosophies and ideologies that inform dance making in various societies and cultures

	
Assessment: 

1. Research Essay question 1000 words (develop own question)
Sample questions, What is Hip-Hop Culture and how has it influence Hip-hop dance?
How has Hip-hop culture/dance changed since it began?
How is Hip-Hop different from USA to Australia?

2. Old School Hip-Hop class performance


3. Choice between Choreographed Old School piece in groups of three or Hip-Hop Culture Visual project showing elements of Hip-Hop, Rap(poetry), Dance(video), Graffiti(artwork) and DJ(examples of Hip-Hop DJ’s and MCees)

Lesson Resources:

I-pod with old school Hip-Hop tracks
YouTube video of dictionary of Hip-Hop Dance/culture
Internet Access
Laptop and projecting device
Book Dance Studio

Lesson Outline: 45mins in classroom/45mins in studio

5mins: Introduce topic, brainstorm what hip-hop culture is to them and all the Hip-Hop styles they know? Define Old school from new school

30mins: Watch documentary of YouTube Dictionary of Hip-Hop Dance

5mins: Transition to studio, getting changed

45mins: Quick warm-up using up rock and down moves to gauge level and capabilities, and then stretch for 5mins.

Get students in a circle (cipher) to get hip-hop street feel and workshop up-rocking and down-rocking.

Go through technique; make up a sequence on the spot depending on levels of students.

Last 5mins wrap up and explain homework to come-up with research question and decide if they are going to do composition or project; work out groups. Contingency, if they all seem very enthusiastic, make them all do composition. Explain that group class piece will be choreographed all together, using Up-rock/Down-rock, Break dance, Popping and locking and they will be learning these elements over the next 6 weeks.