Hip Hop Dance

Site: Carmel Unified Moodle
Course: Dance I
Book: Hip Hop Dance
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Date: Thursday, December 2, 2021, 11:47 AM


The Legion of Extraordinary Dancers

Christopher Scot grew up in Maryland. At the age of 14, he moved with his family to Hollywood, CA  and entered the 9th grade at Hollywood High School.  He applied and was accepted into the performing arts magnet program.

Scott has appeared as an actor and dancer in several movies including Step Up 2 and Step Up 3. He has also garnered a number of notable credits as a choreographer Including the 82nd Annual Academy Awards and So You Think You Can Dance.

In 2009, Scott teamed up with Harry Shum Jr. to choreograph the super hero inspired web series The Legion of Extraordinary Dacners, aka The LXD.[7] An experiment in storytelling through dance.

1. Hip Hop

Hip Hop is a broad umbrella term that is made up of many specific styles and techniques. The foundational styles include poppin, breakin, locking and house styles. Hip Hop continues to evolve and encompass many new styles. Newer styles include vogueing, wacking, krump, tutting and animation.


The Groovaloos is a stand out Dance Crew that has been featured on stage, film and television brings historical foundations of Hip Hop to the forefront of their work.

The Groovaloos, not just another award winning dance troupe. Performances weave dynamic elements of hip hop and street dance culture into a refreshing mix of storytelling, powerful movement, synchronicity and captivating individual freestyle.

1.1. Beat Freaks

Beat Freaks is an all girl group of hard core hip hop dancers. They have appeared on America's Best Dance Crew and many members have amazing stand out careers in dance. Many of the members also dance with the Groovaloos. They pride themselves on not using their bodies to be sexual objects but dancing hip hop styles just and good if not better than the guys. ((ADD VIDEO))

1.2. LXD

LXD  The Legion of Extrodinary Dancers is a company that created an innovative webseries inspired by dancers and super heroes with their dance abilities being their super powers. Creator Jon M. Chu took inspiration from comic books, Michael Jackson and the dancers themselves to create LXD.

The company has two main choreographers Christopher Scott and Harry Shum Jr.

Christopher Scott was born in Maryland. His family moved to Hollywood, CA when he was 14. He enrolled in the magnet school for the performing arts, Hollywood High School. He first excelled in tap and then broadened his training. He has been in and choreographed numerous movies including Step Up 2 and Step Up 3. He has garnered a number of notable credits for his choreography including the 82nd Annual Academy Awards and So You Think You Can Dance.


Harry Shum Jr. is known to most of the world by his character on "Glee" Mike Chang. He is a dancer and choreographer known for his mixture of martial arts and quirky humor in his choreography.