Intermediate Hip Hop | Teens & Adults

Starting DateSeptember 14, 2019

Ending DateMay 9, 2020


Ticket Prices$176 / Semester

Time 12:45 PM - 1:45 PM

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Event Description


12:45 – 1:45 p.m.

Dance Studio

Fee: $176/semester

Requirements: athletic clothing, clean tennis shoes (no specific shoes required until recital time)

Instructor: J-Sun Noer

Requires Instructor Approval for Placement

Dance program classes begin September 8, 2019, second semester begins January 19, 2020. 


Hip hop encourages movement that has elements of popping, locking, and breaking, as well as freestyle movement to give students the opportunity to develop their own sense of style. Hip hop is high-energy, diverse, urban, complex, and always evolving. Beginning classes will introduce students to the basic movement vocabulary and style. Intermediate hip-hop will build on the foundations learned in beginning hip-hop while introducing more complete across the floor combinations and choreography. Advanced classes will move at a fast pace, while challenging students with a high-level class that incorporates dynamic choreography and athleticism in the movement. Students must complete each level in order to advance to the next level. It is common to stay in the same level for two or more years.


J-Sun Noer is a long-term practitioner of several street dance forms, which he teaches, choreographs, and performs. He received the 2017 Artist Initiative Grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board and is the artistic director of the Mixtape series at the Cowles Center. J-Sun is a Ph.D. student in the Theater Arts and Dance Department at the University of Minnesota, as well as a co-disciplinary head of the new Urban and Street Dance track. His most recent publication is Music, Moves, and Mind-Sets: Theorizing Hip Hop History and Pedagogy Through Break(danc)ing (Second Edition). He believes in being accountable to community, challenging tradition, and that artistic collaboration is a key element of social change. His current choreographic work focuses on agency, vulnerability, and resistance through a mover’s lens. 



Register in person at the Phipps Center Administrative Office Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. You may also register by phone with a credit card by calling (715) 386-2305, or online at Fees are due at time of registration. Payment plans can be set up if students are taking multiple classes. Contact the Administrative Offices for registration and payment arrangements.



  • The dance program this year runs 32 weeks.
  • Dance program classes begin September 8, 2019, second semester begins January 19, 2020.
  • Ballroom and Latin quarters begin September 8, November 3, January 19, and March 15.
  • We do not have classes November 25 – December 1, December 22 – January 4, March 23 – 28, April 12.


Phipps Dance Policies


  • Classes cancelled because of inclement weather will not be rescheduled.
  • Instructor’s approval needed for placement unless it is a Beginning or Foundations class.
  • It is common to stay in the same level of a class for two or more years. Instructor approval is needed in order to advance to the next level.
  • An instructor may decide to move a student to a more appropriate class.
  • New students are not accepted after November 1, except for Ballroom & Latin.
  • Dancers must be the specified age by September 1, 2018


Registration and Payment

  • Dance fees are billed on a semester rate, except for Ballroom & Latin and Dance Companies, which are billed on a quarterly rate. The full dance year consists of two semesters, and we assume that students will continue second semester unless notified otherwise.
  • All class fees must be paid in advance to attend class. If needed, contact the office to arrange a payment plan.
  • New students are not accepted after November 1, except for Ballroom & Latin.
  • All class and costume fees must be paid in full to participate in the recitals.
  • Dance terms begin on September 9 and January 19. You are responsible for making sure your fees are paid for the next semester before the class begins. We will send billing notices before the fees are due, but you are responsible even if you don’t receive the notice in a timely fashion.
  • A student will only be allowed to attend class if payment has been made.



  • If a student tries a class and does not wish to continue, the student may withdraw by notifying the office within 8 weeks of starting and receive a refund for the remaining weeks. No refunds will be given for classes quit after 8 weeks, except in cases of injury, long-term illness, or extraordinary circumstances.
  • In order to withdraw from a class, you must notify the administrative office, and not just your teacher.


Class Policies

  • No gum, food, or drinks, except water, are permitted in the dance studios.
  • Do not wear street shoes in the dance studios.
  • Remove jewelry and secure hair back, if needed.
  • Turn off your cell phone prior to class.
  • Do not leave valuables in the hallway.
  • Parents may wait outside the classroom but are not permitted in the dance studio during class, unless invited by the instructor.


Costumes / Recitals

  • Recital costumes are ordered in early December. If you do not intend to participate in the recital, you must notify the Administrative offices in writing prior to November 1. If you do not notify the Administrative Offices, a costume will be ordered, and you are responsible for paying for it.
  • All class and costume fees must be paid in full to participate in the recitals.
  • Preballet/Tap recitals will be May 13.
  • All other recitals will be on May 16 (ages 8-12) and May 17 (teen and adult classes). There is also a mandatory dress rehearsal on May 15.

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