UNLEASH

YOUR INNER
DANCE BEAST!

Learn in an empowering and inclusive Street Dance tribe

PREPARE FOR THE POSITIVE ENERGY

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WHAT IS HIP HOP DON’T STOP?

Hip Hop Don’t Stop is a unique Street Dance camp unlike anything else you’ve experienced. When you attend Hip Hop Don’t Stop you will transform your confidence and significantly improve your Street Dance ability. We cherry pick from Europe’s most inspirational Street Dance instructors and bring them together under one roof. Our goal is to make sure you experience an electric, empowering environment so you can’t help but feel free to express your true self.

: OUR PROMISE

WHY COME TO HIP HOP DON’T STOP?

We know that your holiday time is precious and needs to be spent wisely, doing the activities that put fire in your belly and a spring in your step. Your passion for Street Dance has led you this far and we know you’re eager to unleash your inner dance beast! We want you to be able to do that in a supportive, judge free zone. With instructors who appreciate where you are in your journey and have the ability to bring out the best in you.

: OUR SECRET SAUCE

After your first day…

Picture yourself coming home, brimming with enthusiasm, energy, and eager for more tomorrow. A smile crosses your face while you reflect on everything you’ve experienced. You’ve danced, laughed, got creative, expressed yourself and connected with good people, you feel exhilarated and inspired.

Using our unique educational approach ‘The R.E.A.L Method’ you’ll feel at home in our encouraging and empowering atmosphere. Helping you to feel completely at ease so you can fully express yourself, and be celebrated for doing so. “The 3 step Foundation Formula’ will ensure you are nurtured when you need it and challenged when you want to aim higher. You’ll enjoy authentic Street Dance and get a depth of understanding in a range of Street Dance styles you wouldn’t have experienced before.

After Hip Hop Don’t Stop you will enjoy:

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A solid grasp of Street Dance foundations, allowing you to feel like the real deal every time you dance

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Having the confidence to freestyle on your own with the self-belief that you are not only looking good but more importantly feeling good

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Brand new choreography and foundational variations that your friends and family will be begging you to show them

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New friendships that were developed through an unforgettable shared experience, that will support you through thick and thin, inside, and outside of the studio

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Feeling accepted by an encouraging community of like-minded dancers, making you feel part of the Urban Strides tribe and enjoying a strong sense of belonging

Claire Palmer

Maidenhead

“It was an amazing can’t miss opportunity to learn and have a blast with awesome people. All fantastic, inspirational, down to earth people willing to share their knowledge. I got a deeper understanding of what Street Dance really is and where it came from. I grew in confidence and learnt to push myself. I loved the dance, the laughs and fun. Sharing it all with other people who love the same thing as me made it all worthwhile. If someone was thinking about coming I’d tell them they’d have to experience it for themselves. There are no words!”

NEW TO HIP HOP DON’T STOP?

WATCH WHAT OUR 1ST TIMERS HAVE TO SAY…

: A DAY IN THE LIFE

YOUR TIMETABLE

At 9:30 am you’ll be introduced to your new instructors for the day. Then the party vibes start with a whole event warm up! At 10 am you’ll begin your workshops in your ability group. You will have 3 x 90 min workshops with different internationally recognised instructors teaching you new moves and different Street Dance styles.

Each instructor will be focussing on a different area of your development so by the end of the week you will have covered the most essential areas to transform your dance ability. You will have plenty of break time in between your workshops to ask questions and practice any steps you particularly love. The workshops finish at 4:30 pm then we all come together to share, jam and see the instructors throw down some nasty solos! The day wraps up at 5:30 pm

What our instructors have to say…

Bagsy

International Masterclass Teacher, Battler & Judge

“I had an amazing couple of days at Hip Hop Don’t Stop, Urban Strides are doing an amazing thing in the UK. I have so much love and respect for Urban Strides for training the next generation of Street Dance ninjas! Training in mind, body and spirit is vital to ensure the culture and styles of Street Dance are taught properly and Urban Strides have it down to a tee. If you want to gain the right Street Dance knowledge, then come to Urban Strides! Thanks so much for having me I’m honoured to be a part of it all”

Mark “Swarf” Calape

Animanics, Got to Dance, Cirque Du Soleil Las Vegas

““Andy Instone’s passion drew me to the event. I saw Andy’s work and how passionate he was about educating the truth about Hip Hop. In Hip Hop dance there’s so much dilution of the culture out there, so when I see an organization like Urban Strides who are teaching the truth and are committed to helping the art form then I want to help support the Urban Strides movement. If I can be a part of that then I feel privileged. I found everyone so welcoming and open it was just pure love! You don’t get that at many workshops. At Hip Hop Don’t Stop you get to really share and exchange with the students, With the quality of instructors you’re getting at Hip Hop Don’t Stop I’d come as a student and learn! There’s too much knowledge here!”

Dickson Mbi

2x UK Popping Champ, Winner SDK, Fiya House, Prototype

“Urban Strides is the ONE! People don’t get this kind of thing in London, these people are soooo lucky! The community vibe is one of the important things that makes Urban Strides…URBAN STRIDES!”

EVENT DETAILS

The next Hip Hop Don’t Stop will be for 3 days from 26th – 28th October 2022.

Book before Midnight Sunday 16th October and save £50!

Wycombe High School, Marlow Road, High Wycombe, Bucks, HP11 1TB, United Kingdom
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We are 30 mins from Central London, parking is available

We are a 5 min walk from High Wycombe station, and just 34 mins into London

We are 30 mins to Heathrow

We have people travel from all over the world to attend Hip Hop Don’t Stop. In order to give something for everyone we have selected a list of suggested accommodation to suit everyone’s budget. Please be aware you will need to book your accommodation directly.

To find out the most local accommodation to the event and some advice on what would best suit your budget please email office@urbanstrides.com.

Hip Hop Don’t Stop is for you if…

You are new to Street Dance culture

If you have never been to a Street Dance camp before and you’re nervous about taking the plunge Hip Hop Don’t Stop is perfect for you. You’ll gain physical confidence and raise your self-esteem within dance. Hip Hop Don’t Stop makes you feel positive and that you can achieve any challenge that gets thrown at you. The positive and passionate nature of our instructors means they understand that we were all beginners once and their support and encouragement ensures you get the best possible introduction to real Street Dance culture.

You’re an Intermediate dancer

Perfect for you if you have dance experience and would like to take yourself to the next level by the most qualified Street Dance instructors in Europe. You will gain exciting new skills and get the moves that “wow” a crowd. Hip Hop Don’t Stop is ideal for you if you have a real passion for dance and you have a desire to take your standard to the next level. You will gain a deeper understanding plus so many new moves it will keep you fired up for months after the event. You’re probably attending other classes right now or have done so in the past but you know you’re capable of more. Now’s the time for you to take the next step.

You’re an advanced dancer or teacher

If you’re 100% committed to transforming your dance ability to an exceptional level then the advanced group is exactly what you need. You will be super passionate about dancing and you’ll probably find you’re absolutely transfixed by everything Street Dance related! It’s likely you’re already a professional teacher or performer or aspiring to be one. You know that you are in need of a whole new challenge and understand being surrounded by the best will help you become the best too. If this is the case it sounds like you’ll fit right in with all of our advanced dancers!

: To be the best you need to learn from the best

Meet the instructors!

One thing we pride ourselves on is the quality of teaching at Hip Hop Don’t Stop. It’s not enough for our instructors to be just great dancers and choreographers. They must be excellent educators too. Our passionate and empathetic instructors understand the journey from beginner to advanced better than most, so wherever you are in your journey they know exactly what you need to take you to the next level.

Alex Mechnikoool

Mechanikool is not only a UK Popping legend but an influential figure to everyone who attends Hip Hop Don’t Stop. He’s proved this by the incredible feedback he’s received which is why he’s asked back time and time again. Alex has worked extensively with Popping Pete from the acclaimed pioneering group the Electric Boogaloos and Popping taco (two dancers that inspired Michael Jackson’s unique dance style). He is also the 2006 and 2011 UK Popping champion. His passion, positivity and energy are an example to us all. It’s a real pleasure just to be in the same room as him, let alone do a workshop.

Yaw

Yaw has competed in competitions such us the UK Hip Hop Championships and various UDO championships. In 2006 he placed 1st the Southern UDO Championships and 2nd in the worlds.

He has since gone on to perform in shows like Move it, Dancers Delight, Breakin Convention, World of Dance and breakout. Having a hand in choreographing in each of the performances and often being the main choreographer. He has taught in various countries such as Spain, Italy, Germany, Denmark, Scotland and Wales.

He is currently the resident locking teacher at Base and Studio 68 Dance Studios in London and runs his own Locking company Funk of the Future.

Kayla

If you didn’t know already, Kayla is a member of Birdgang Dance Company. Her artist credits include Katy Perry, Emeli Sande, Rita Ora, Busted, Nile Rodgers and Mohombi’s world tour to name a few. She has also performed in theatre productions such as Zoonation’s shows; Into the Hoods, Some Like It Hip Hop, Into the Hoods:Remixed and The Mad Hatter’s Tea Party.

James

James started dancing at age 4. At age 7 he was the youngest person to have a solo as part of the Urban Strides Crew, in the opening of The Royal Variety Performance in the presence of Her Majesty the Queen. At age 16 he gained a scholarship at Tring Park School for the Performing Arts. Whilst in his final year he became the youngest dancer ever to perform at the X Factor Live Shows. James has toured with Jess Glynne and was one of only 20 dancers on the Spice Girls stadium tour. He has worked with many other Artists including Eve, Harry Styles and Hugh Jackman. He has done many professional jobs, including commercials, Music Videos, prime time BBC and ITV shows and Films.

Kenji

Kenji never fails to bring something new and challenging to the event. His choreography is like no other which is why he scores so highly on our feedback forms. Kenji is a founding member of Bird Gang Dance Company and has worked all around the world doing film, stage and TV work with artists including Coldplay, FKA Twigs, Rita Ora and many more.

Sasha

Sasha is a UK based performer, dancer, choreographer, and movement artist. He specialises in Street Dance styles; Breaking, House, Hip-Hop and he is a member of the award-winning Floor Crusaders crew. Sasha has worked with artists such as Sean Paul, Kylie Minogue & Boy George to name a few.

Sasha has also toured with the Urban Strides Senior Crew on our 25 date arena tour and has been working as a vital cog in the Urban Strides teaching faculty.

Ginger

Ginger is a founding member of The Waacktitioners (the first ever U.K Waacking Crew). Through Waacking, Ginger fell in love with teaching and performing. Her workshops and classes bring a unique energy and are always a hit. Ginger has also discovered the battle scene through Waacking leading her to compete in Europe and the U.S earning a notable collection of titles along her way. She is now most definitely a battle addict!

As if she wasn’t busy enough teaching, battling and performing, Ginger is also the creator and producer of hugely successful and international dance battle and party night Waack Date. You’ll know Mademoiselle Ginger when you see her: she’s vivacious, passionate and always bringing something new & fresh to Hip Hop Don’t Stop.

Bagsy

Bagsy has been dancing for over 15 years doing many styles including Hip Hop, Popping, Locking, Krump, Waacking & House. He has studied and trained with some of the most prolific dancers of our time. Pioneers including Archie Burnett, Ana Lollipop Sanchez, Brian Green, The Go Go Brothers, Hurricane, Cebo, Caleaf, Tony McGregor and Sekou. They are all masters in their craft and have all helped Bagsy become an incredibly strong performer and teacher.

Bagsy’s workshops contain everything from technique training, freestyle development, drills and foundations, choreography, battle skills, knowledge of the social/club culture, insights into the professional dance industries and understanding in both music and history of dance.

Keron

Keron proverbs is a choreographer from London and a member of the academy of Definitives company & 16th fluur HIP-HOP collective.

He has taught in London studios such as Studio 68, Pineapple studios and currently teaches HIP-HOP dance at Base studio & the Hub studio. Commercially he has worked with the likes of Kanye west, FKA Twigs, Misha B, Chaka Khan, Becky Hill and more.

Kerons’ credits are very impressive, but what is more impressive is his way of making you feel valued in class and leave you feeling inspired at the end of the session.

Rhian

Rhian Duncan trained at Tiffany Theatre College and has worked hard to become a Professional Dancer in the industry. She has danced for artists such as ; Zara Larsson, Rihanna, Rita Ora, Drake, SteffLonDon, French Montana, Black Eyed Peas, EVE, Kiesza, Helene Fishcer, Union J & many more.

She is a member of Birdgang Dance Company and has toured America, Canada, Luxembourg and Africa.

She has worked also as a Musical Theatre Performer in shows such as Grease The Musical, Exposure The Musical and Blaze The Street Dance Sensation.She has her own class at BASE every week and teaches workshops all over the world such as Dubai, Africa, America and all over the UK.

Fi

Fi is a true Urban Strider. Fi started out at one of Andy’s beginner classes. Since then, Fi trained at every Hip Hop Don’t Stop as she wanted to be the best she could be. Fi worked her way through the ranks and was a significant member in our Senior Crew for 4 years where she performed on 4 UK arena tours. Now Fi has been a part of Bird Gang dance company for 8 years.

Sam

Sam is a Hip hop dance educator and performer with a BA and Masters in Dance. Sam has performed in the Opening Ceremony for London’s 2012 Olympic Games and for four years at Sadler’s Wells for Breakin’ Convention with The Locksmiths Dance Company. She has danced on Britain’s Got Talent and has performed in Saudi Arabia, Italy, Malta, South Africa and St. Lucia. She teaches for The Royal Academy of Dance’s Step into Dance programme as well as for university dance societies in London. She is co-founder of #makemefunky dance classes in London where she specialises in Popping, Locking and 1970’s funky social dances.

Michael

Michael is a multi-disciplined and creative artist. Michael learnt his critical Street Dance foundations at Urban Strides and built on them throughout his dancing career. Michael performed with the senior crew for many years before he went and perused his professional dance career.

Since then, he has performed and choreographed internationally in theatres, arenas, stadiums, TV and film. He’s been featured dancer and Associate Choreographer on the hit West end show ‘Bat Out Of Hell’, taking it to Canada, Germany and New York and also performed in hip-hop theatre shows Blaze, ‘Some like it hiphop’ and ‘Message in a bottle’. He’s danced on The Voice, X Factor, BGT and other TV shows with artists such as Pink, Ellie Goulding, WILL I AM and more. He also danced on the Spice girls Stadium tour, various Netflix films.

Verona

Verona’s Afrobeats Fusion dance class draws influence from a variety of modern and traditional dance and music styles from the African diaspora including Nigeria, Ghana, Angola and much more! Expect to be taken through your paces working closely with polyrhythms, melodic embodiment, percussive and rhythmic steps.

Hip Hop Don’t Stop is Only £197!

Early booking special offer

If you book before Sunday 16th Ocotober you will save a massive £50 and only pay £197

Two ways to Pay:

  1. Pay full amount today
  2. Organise a payment plan with Alison by emailing office@urbanstrides.com

100% RISK FREE GUARANTEE

If after 2x 90-minute workshops on the first day you don’t feel it’s the best dance camp you’ve ever been to, let us know and you’ll get your money back.

FAQ

What do I wear?

We are super chilled about clothing at Urban Strides, our philosophy is be who you are! With that being said we would recommend trainers with a good sole for cushioning, loose-fitting clothing like tracksuit bottoms and a loose T-shirt, so you can move about freely.

What if I can't afford it?

We understand that although Hip Hop Don’t Stop is as inexpensive as we can make it given the economic climate we know finances can be tight. This is why we offer our payment plan. To discover how the payment plan can help you call Alison on 08448 488825 or email office@urbanstrides.com and she’ll give you all the info you need.

I'm nervous about coming on my own

Most people who come to Hip Hop Don’t Stop for the first time come on their own. You should
know that as soon as you walk through the door we will introduce you to people so you can start
to make friends right away. Fact: Most people who come to Hip Hop Don’t Stop for the first time
come on their own.

What do I need to bring?

We would suggest several T-shirts to change into and a towel. Plenty of water and fresh fruit to
keep you going throughout the day and a packed lunch. Oh, and your passion…that’s pretty
important!

I'm not local, where can I stay?

There are several options depending on your budget we have several hotels and hostels available within walking distance. High Wycombe is situated 35 mins out from central London so it’s commutable each day as well. For more info on where you can stay call Alison on 08448 488825 or email office@urbanstrides.com.

What if I don't like it?

If after 2x 90-minute workshops on the first day you don’t feel it’s the best dance event you’ve ever been to let us know and we’ll refund your payment. Simple as that. You have nothing to lose and everything to gain.

How do I pay?

Simply click the link at the end of this page and go through the checkout process. If you would like to set up a payment plan or prefer to pay by BACS or over the phone using a card, please email Alison at office@urbanstrides.com and she will be more than willing to help you with everything you’ll need.