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Performance | The Hiplet Ballerinas | TEDxSanFrancisco

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Hiplet™ is a ballet group that fuses classical pointe technique with Hip-Hop and urban dance styles. Their classical technique fused with new steps can be danced in pointe shoes.

The Hiplet Ballerinas are the brain child of Artistic Director Homer Bryant started at the CMDC the only contemporary ballet school in the world that teaches Hiplet™, a ballet class that fuses classical pointe technique with Hip-Hop and urban dance styles. Their classical technique fused with new steps can be danced in pointe shoes. Often these steps are misjudged by classical Ballet purists to be incorrect technique. However the steps are carefully thought out to ensure that they are done in a way that is not injurious or detrimental to the student. For example Hip Hop dance is very earthy and requires a lot of bent knees and movements low to the ground. Translated into Hiplet, dancers execute a lot of movement fully on pointe with bent knees and undulating torsos.

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