Hip Hop Style and Pop and Lock! FREE masterclass

Please join the HES Department for a free masterclass with Natalie Marrone on Sunday, 1/27, 4-5:30pm, in the Dance Studio in Carmichael Gym. There is no pre-registration required for this class.

This masterclass will introduce students to the West Coast hip hop style Popping and Locking. Created in the late 70’s by Boogaloo Sam and Don Campbell (aka Cambellock). These styles were popularized on national television by Soul Train and the hit comedy What’s Happening. Now synonymous with b-boy and b-girl styles, students will learn the basics of popping and locking as a unique and independent sub genre of break dancing.

Natalie Marrone has an MFA in dance choreography from the Ohio State University where she started the Hip Hop dance program in 1996. Originally from Hoboken NJ and born to immigrant Italian parents, Marrone learned hip hop in the late 80’s and has continued to be an advocate for Hip Hop in academic dance programs her entire career. Ms. Marrone’s award winning dance company the Dance Cure, combines street dance forms with Italian folk forms, modern and jazz dance and her choreographic research has been presented in Asia, Europe, and throughout the United States. The recipient of numerous awards and grants, Ms. Marrone was most recently the winner of the 2012 North Carolina Dance Alliance choreographic fellowship. Ms. Marrone has choreographed national commercials, live television events and currently teaches hip hop as well as other dance forms at Duke and Elon Universitites.

Questions or additional information please contact beth_fath@ncsu.edu.