HOTSTEPPER DANCE STUDIO
Dance Lives Here
A leading hip hop and urban dance organisation founded in 2002 by
Joel De Andrade and Karen Galsgaard. Hotstepper is home to many of Dk’s finest and has grown into a recognised brand with international activities, events, clothing and sponsorship.
Powered by passion as we explore and research authentic dance and culture, share and translate our experiences into a platform for dancers to grow, events that sustain the dance community and a clothing brand by artists from the culture.
To be a platform, gateway and reference for hip hop and urban dance.
ENGLISH VERSION OF THE SITE FOR SEASON 2019/2020 STILL BEING UPDATED
L.A Style (8-12 yrs) Sitthichai
Hip Hop (5-7 yrs) - Laura O.*
Vogue - Laura R.
All Stars Class II/III -
Hip Hop II - Anastasija
L.A. Style I - Thomas
Experimental I/II - Anastasija
L.A. Style II - Thomas
Break I/II/III - Emilio/Santana
L.A. Style II - Nora
Dancehall Fusion II - Sibine
Urban Contemporary I/II - Marie
Hip Hop Styles (8-12 yrs) - Natasha
Break (8-12 yrs) - Emilio/Santana
Ladies Class II - Sibine
L.A. Style II - Artit
Pop Commercial I/II - Cathrine
Hip Hop I/II - Brice
House I/II - Brice
Pop Commercial II/III - Pernille
Afro Vibes I/II - Amy
L.A. Style II - Julie Marie
L.A. Style (8-12 yrs) - Cathrine
L.A. Style II - Ryan
Hip Hop (8-12 yrs) - Sofie
Dancehall (8-12 yrs) - Anna
L.A. Style I/II - Sitthichai
Popping I/II - Malthe
Dancehall I/II - Anna
Contemporary I/II - Raphaël
AGE: kids 5-12 years Teen/Adult 13+ years
LEVEL: I: Beginners II: Intermediate III: Advanced/Pro
*Starts 17.00 - 45 minutes
PRICE & MEMBERSHIPS SEASON 18/19
Discount: 10% for brother/sister and for Nørrebro residents
*Week pass allows unlimited classes for 1 week.
**Class card is personal, has to be used on at least 2 different classes within 2 months.
We are proud to have some of the freshest new talent as well as established
MEET THE TEAM
Dancing since 1989. Finalist at the first UK Bboy Championships, winner of the first Scandinavian Battle Of The Year. Experience ranges from theatre and shows to battles and international judging. Founded Hotstepper during master degree studies.
Dancing since 1998. Winner of the first Scandinavian Battle Of The Year. Experience ranges from shows to battles and international workshops. Founded Hotstepper during university studies at CBS.
Partner and Representative
Dancing since 1996. Co-founder of the world famous Tsunami All Stars Crew. Winner of Battle Of The Year Brazil and 3rd place at International R16 – one of the worlds biggest breaking battles. Experience ranges from TV and film to theatre and battles.
DANCE STYLES &CLASSES
also known as street jazz was originally the fusion of street styles with the precision of modern jazz. Many have their own unique style, but common is the focus on detail, precision timing and synchronisation. Seen in many music videos and choreography competitions and usually danced to popular hit music and R&B.
also known as jazz funk, is a dominant style in the dance industry. It has an emphasis on power, performance and usually a diva touch. Music is usually popular hits but other genres are also used.
An advanced level class in hip hop newschool or L.A. style with different local and international teachers.
From Jamaica with original steps and an emphasis on grooves and feeling. In Jamaica, dancehall is connected to a way of life but in the west often seen through music videos.
The original style of hip hop is a dynamic dance both up and down on the ground. It is deeply connected to hip hop culture. Music of choice is usually funk, soul, break beats and hip hop.
Has many different techniques from grooves to isolations, systems and mechanical movements. Usually danced to funk, g-funk and more recently dubstep.
A footwork step based style danced to house music. The dance is connected to the clubbing culture of house.
A fusion of contemporary with urban and hip hop styles. Contemporary incorporates techniques from other styles like modern, jazz end even African dance. Contract and release, floor work, improvisation, changes in rhythm, speed and direction characterise the dance.
originally a mix of classic hip hop styles and social dances approached in a new way and combined with newer moves and techniques as well as bounce. Continuous development has led to many creating their own unique style within the dance.
A heels class with wedges. Inspired by the sensual and feminine choreographies that currently dominate many videos by prominent singers like Beyoncé, Rihanna, JLO etc. Let go, be hot and feel like a strong, independent woman.
An energetic, powerful and dynamic class inspired by African dance styles, as well as inspiration from dancehall and hip hop.
Traditional Dancehall is at the core, but other music genres and inspiration from other styles is also used in class.
Originally inspired by model poses from Vogue magazine and Egyptian hieroglyphs, and is known for emphasis on lines, symmetry, grace, exaggerated feminine movements, walks, dips and floor work. It received major mainstream exposure in Madonna’s video “Vogue”.
An artistic style based in its approach, where often hip hop and contemporary techniques are fused in an experimental way to more underground music.
Mixed Styles Drop-In
There is so much talent in Copenhagen and Hotstepper is also visited by many international teachers. This class offers a selection of local and international guest teachers in different styles from hip hop to house, locking, waacking, popping etc.
DID YOU KNOW
Over 100 international dancers have taught at Hotstepper like Mr Wiggles, Les Twins, Marty Kudelka, Kapela, b-boy Neguin
Several Hotstepper teachers have high caliber credits like the EMAs, Eurovision, winners of Hip Hop International DK and artists like Justin Timberlake and Justin Bieber
Famous Danish artists like Medina and Christoffer have had private rehearsals at Hotstepper