Intro to Breaking with Ivan ‘Heat Rock’ Cofield
Break it down with Ivan ‘Heat Rock’ Cofield! Heat Rock first premiered his style at The Church during LayeRhythm’s Jam Session this past January and has returned to lead an introductory course on the fundamental movements, styles, and ideas behind Breaking. Classified as a style of street dance, breaking evolved from the hip-hop movement of the early 70s and is characterized by the four main movements of toprock, downrock, power moves, and freezes. From its origins in NYC, Breaking has grown into a worldwide phenomenon, recently making headlines for its inclusion as a medal sport in the 2023 Summer Olympics.
Each session will include detailed group instruction by Heat Rock, demonstrations of movements and style, and access to a lecture on the history and development of Breaking. The lecture portion of this workshop has been strategically placed between the two sessions so that both groups may attend.