About Commercial Hip Hop
Learn the freshest street moves like the ones on popular TV shows and Crews and traditional Hip Hop elements & styles. Classes will consist of Commercial & traditional Hip Hop style routines.
Commercial dance refers to dancing performed in pop artist live shows, music videos and movies. It is a modern style of Dance that can incorporate a mix of genres and sub styles, in particular Jazz & Hip Hop.
Choreography is usually to Modern and Sassy Music. Commercial Dance is a fun, hard hitting style of Dance that is great for those who love the idea of film clip dancing, back up dancing in shows.
Students learn Hip Hop technique and routines for fun and for performance.
Suggested Experience Needed:
6-8 weeks of Beginner Hip Hop recommended
Jazz Funk, Pop Jam, Reggaeton, K-Pop, Bollywood Funk
Darian is a Bay Area native growing up in the ‘fog’ since he was born. He started his dance career sophomore year of high school being personally recruited into Funk Beyond Control a hip hop team led by Darnell Carroll. He has trained with So You Think You Can Dance award winning choreographers Phoenix and Pharside Jennings while on the youth team of Academy of Villains. Darian is an avid choreographer for social change and has participated in many Mental Health Awareness performances with Str8jacket for the San Mateo County. During his time in high school he was a lead in his school plays as well as Director of Dance for the rally committee. His training started with Hip Hop but he later dabbled in Contemporary, Lyrical, and Jazz Funk. Darian recently finished back up dancing for the TNT Boys World Tour in 2019 while working on his marketing degree at SF State. His goal is to inspire his students to gain more confidence and help them tell their own stories through dance. If you could sum him up in a few words it would be funny, corky, and creative.