Why We Dance Offers FREE Hip Hop Classes


2012 Why We Dance crew posing for a group shot at the Why We Dance Festival.

Why We Dance will again be teaching classes in the genre of ‘Old Skool’ (misspelling intended) Hiphop. Classes are geared to people who want to learn the history and dancing of an art form that was deemed a fad but has lasted 25 plus years. The influence Hiphop has on society cannot be denied. This class was focus on the positive side of the dancing.

The 2013 season starts Tuesday, January 8, from 7-8 p,.m. at the LeGrande Park Building in Fanwood. Classes are FREE. Why We Dance is celebrating its fifth year. As the director and founder of the program I am so humbled at the support and encouragement I have received from students, parents, volunteers and caring businesses who have supplied school supplies and refreshments.

Why We Dance was blessed to receive for the fifth year in a row a Union County HEART Grant. This is how I am able to bring in seasoned dance professions in various areas of dance to teach classes and facilitate works at  annual dance festival that takes place each March that is also FREE.


Dance instructors Nick Abreu and Joy Jackson demonstrating a battle dance.

As a person who has gone through several downsizing I understand the need to find constructive things for children to do without much expense. Why We Dance has been able to bring about positive change by giving students and outlet to express creativity for FREE.

The classes are open to all and everyone interested in learning about hip hop dancing. Registration is ongoing and can be done by sending an email to whywedance@gmail.com or calling 908.432.2003. 

Please check this site to check for updates on classes, events, guest teacher bios.

This Arts program is made possible by in part by a HEART (History Education, Art Reaching Thousands) Grant by the Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders.