On Thursday 27thJune, selected students from Astor College took part in a hip hop/whacking master class taught by Yasmin Chadwick of Dance Company ‘Urban Steps’ and arranged by Miss Stacey Cloke. Nearly 25 pupils participated after school, ranging from Years 7-10 and included boys and girls. Yasmin started off by teaching them the basic steps of ‘House Dance’ which then progressed into ‘hip hop’ and ‘whacking’ which all the students enjoyed tremendously. They were encouraged to freestyle in groups of 3 during which everyone cheered and supported each other and the class culminated in a complex sequence involving fast arms movements and intricate timing.
We hope to invite Yasmin back again next year as the class proved to be very popular and was a great success!