Discover the electrifying world of hip-hop dance at our dance class with amazing Nika!
Unleash your inner rhythm, creativity, and self-expression as you delve into the heart and soul of this dynamic art form. Our experienced instructors will guide you through the foundational moves, intricate body isolations, and the power of freestyle that defines hip-hop dance. Whether you’re a seasoned dancer or stepping onto the dance floor for the first time, our inclusive and welcoming environment is designed for all levels. Join our vibrant community of like-minded individuals, connect with the beats of hip-hop music, and embrace the energy of street culture. Come groove, pop, and lock with us – it’s not just a dance, it’s a lifestyle. Sign up for our hip-hop dance class today and let the rhythm of the streets become your own.
How can I join your classes?
Group HipHop Dance Classes
6:15 to 7:15 pm
November 10 to December 15
Online or In Studio
– If you register for the full course but want to leave us for any reason up to 24 hours after the first session, you can get a full refund.
– If we do not meet the minimum registration capacity for each class, we will reschedule the class’s start date. We also offer to refund the full amount or keep the amount you paid as a credit for your next class registration.
– All session times are in the Toronto time zone (Eastern Standard/Daylight Time) and prices are in Canadian dollars.
None of the above works for you?
Let us know and we'll try our best to accommodate in the next semester.
Experience the Joy of Hiphop Dance with Nika
We are thrilled to introduce Nika Behati, a highly accomplished dancer and instructor with over eight years of experience transforming lives through her classes.
My name is Nika Behjati.
I am a dancer, dance teacher, choreographer, official member of the International Dance Council(CID), and founder of Nika Dance Institute.
I started my dance journey when I was 7. I learned Classical Ballet, hip-hop, and Contemporary as my main styles. Also, I participated in different dance camps and workshops in Turkey.
So I decided to share my knowledge and experience with other dance lovers.
Since 2015 till now, I have held different dance classes in more than 20 gyms and studios in Iran. I taught hip-hop ballet and contemporary to hundreds of girls.
Besides, I collaborated with the theaters as a choreographer. The most important one was the Carthage Tragedy which was the first Opera in the history of Khorasan after the revolution of Iran.
In addition, I make dance films. And fortunately, my last dance film was selected in the top 5 movies at the Lightmoves Festival of Ireland.
I feel honored that last year my dance institute and I were certified by the International Dance Council.
Another field of my activities is fitness and body flexibility. I got my physical fitness coaching certificate in Iran. And I held different fitness and body flexibility classes focused on the needs of dancers.
The Dynamic Benefits of HipHop Dance:
Hip-hop dance is a vibrant and dynamic style of dance that originated in African American and Latinx communities in the South Bronx of New York City during the 1970s. It has since evolved into a global cultural phenomenon, characterized by its unique combination of movement, music, and self-expression.
Here’s a detailed description of hip-hop dance:
Hip-hop dance emerged as an integral part of the broader hip-hop culture, which includes music, art, fashion, and language. It was born as a form of creative expression and cultural identity for marginalized communities, and it continues to carry the spirit of resistance and storytelling.
Hip-hop dance encompasses a wide range of styles, each with its own unique techniques and aesthetics. These styles include breaking (breakdancing), popping, locking, waacking, krumping, and more. Each style is characterized by specific movements, rhythms, and energy.
Hip-hop dance is often referred to as “street dance” because it originated and developed in urban settings, on the streets, in parks, and at block parties. It is deeply connected to the everyday experiences of urban life.
A core element of hip-hop dance is freestyle and improvisation. Dancers often engage in spontaneous, unchoreographed movements, allowing them to express their emotions and creativity in the moment. This improvisational aspect is a vital part of the culture.
Hip-hop dance is closely tied to hip-hop music. Dancers use the beats, rhythms, and lyrics of hip-hop songs as inspiration for their movements. The synergy between dance and music is essential to the art form.
Hip-hop dance places a strong emphasis on body isolation and control. Dancers are skilled at moving different parts of their body independently, which creates visually compelling and intricate choreography.
Hip-hop dance is a medium for personal expression and storytelling. Dancers often convey their emotions, experiences, and social commentary through their movements, making it a powerful vehicle for self-expression and social awareness.
Hip-hop dance fosters a sense of community and collaboration. It’s common for dancers to come together in crews or groups to share knowledge, compete, and perform collectively. This sense of unity is an integral part of hip-hop culture.