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Hip Hop Education Workshop with HipHopForChange, Inc. | Hosted by More Than Movement

Updated: Jul 29, 2021

Learn the important history of Hip-Hop, how the classic staple dance grooves transformed over the years, and of course, get some dance practice in. This is a FREE workshop for dance lovers of all ages.

DATE: Sunday, June 27th, 2021 | 1:00 pm-3:00 pm PT | Tickets are FREE | In-Studio or Livestream

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About the workshop:

HH4C’s education department is dedicated to providing THE MC: Theory of Hip hop Evolution, Music and Culture; an experiential curriculum that details the history, culture, societal impact, and power of Hip Hop through engaging and interactive presentations and workshops from grade school to university level. Coming out of this program, students will be able to think more critically about the world and how their racial identities reflect the historical economical structures around them. Rae Studios is also extremely thankful for HH4C creating a special portion of our workshop specifically for our community to learn (and practice! Yes! Of course, we will be dancing!) the Hip-Hop grooves that helped transform the popular social dance moves we all teach/use in choreography today.

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About HipHopForChange, Inc.:

HipHopForChange, Inc. uses grassroots activism to educate people about socio-economic injustices and advocate solutions through Hip Hop culture. They raise funds for local causes that enrich marginalized and historically oppressed communities.

To enhance opportunities for marginalized people in the Bay Area, HipHopForChange Inc (HH4C) is reclaiming Hip Hop culture as a vehicle for education, empowerment, and cultural innovation. Out of displacement and neglect, inner-city neighborhoods birthed Hip Hop as an outlet for oppressed people to address socio-economic injustices and validate their experiences through music, artistic expression, and storytelling; however, this beautiful cultural art form has been co-opted. Read more on their website.

Featured Speaker: Marlon Richardson AKA UnLearn The World,

Education Director, Hip Hop For Change, Inc.



-Hip Hop Educator

Having been raised and groomed in the Culture, Music, and Movement of Hip Hop in New York City, UnLearn has toured internationally and has released several recording projects over the course of 20 years in the music industry.

UnLearn has always understood and revered Knowledge as an essential 5th element of Hip Hop. This understanding is the core motivation behind UnLearn being one of the more active and prominent Hip Hop teaching artists in the Bay Area; lecturing, presenting, and leading classes on EmCeeing/Rapping, Beat Making, DJ’ing and the history of Hip Hop in traditional school settings as well as Juvenile detention centers. He is also an adjunct professor of a Hip Hop sociology class at Holy Names University.

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About Rae Studios

Founded in 2012, Rae Studios is a dance & fitness center, overlooking San Francisco's Union Square. The studio is located on the 7th floor of the Native Sons of Golden West building, a historic preservation and organization founded in 1875. With wall-to-wall mirrors, high ceilings, stretch bars, state-of-the-art sound system and our electrifying in-house dance & fitness instructors, Rae Studios is the perfect solution for group and one-on-one training exercise.

Our mission is to merge the ideologies of popular dance culture by bridging fitness gym and traditional dance studio mentality into a place that welcome all levels of dance & fitness in a healthy progressive environment. Our goal is to provide San Francisco dance seekers with community, growth and participation through artistic outlets of music + movement. Our culture is simple; create a space for dance and community to thrive, water the roots of our passion, fuel our dreams by action, and inspire others to do the same.

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About More Than Movement:

At Rae Studios, we believe to be a dancer is to be an artist of movement. To be a teacher is to be an uplifter. Not just in our bodies and in our spirits, but in our communities as well. Becoming a leader on and off the floor begins with educating ourselves. Our professional development program provides various opportunities for Rae Studios instructors and staff to grow their artistry, leadership, social advocacy, teaching skills, and knowledge of dance history and culture.

Our Commitment to Education of Hip-Hop

Hip-Hop is a culture. Rae Studios recognizes our responsibility as artists and guests in Hip-Hop to educate ourselves, each other, and our students, to actively participate in anti-racist work, and to uplift the Black community. So much of dance is also indebted to the Black community. The Black community has been and still is the most harmed in our country, and this is one of the many actions we can commit ourselves to in the ongoing fight for social justice. We recognize the responsibility that we have to honor the communities that have innovated Hip-Hop long before us where it all started. Hip-Hop was created by the Black community, specifically African Americans and Afro-Caribbeans, and the Latinx community specifically Puerto Ricans in the South Bronx, New York. Read more about our commitment here.

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Event Details:

Spotlight Artists: HipHopForChange, Inc.

Date / Time: Sunday, June 27th, 2021, 1:00 pm - 3:00pm | Hip Hop Education Workshop by HH4C

Location: In Person at 414 Mason Street 705, San Francisco CA 94102 or Livestream via ZOOM

Ticket Options:

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  • Donations welcome through Eventbrite

Registration is required for this event.

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