Hip-hop lessons offered at Rockville Library

By Steve Smith - Staff Writer
Vernon - posted Thu., Aug. 18, 2011
Lee, 9, participates in a hip-hop dance class, taught by Lynn Grossi, at the Rockville Public Library children's reading room on Aug. 16. Photos by Steve Smith.
Lee, 9, participates in a hip-hop dance class, taught by Lynn Grossi, at the Rockville Public Library children's reading room on Aug. 16. Photos by Steve Smith.

In what has become an annual event, Lynn Grossi of Grossi Dance Academy taught a hip-hop dance lesson to kids at the Rockville Public Library Children's Department on Aug. 16.

Grossi's lessons were easy to follow, and even the youngest students (around age 3) were able to grasp and repeat the moves.

After learning to count to eight in a repeated rhythm, the children were able to isolate body movements, such as shoulders, and then incorporate steps and moves into increasingly longer and more complex routines, until they were able to perform for each other in subsets of the group.

“In dancing, you have to look like you know what you are doing,” Grossi said, “even when you don't.”

Children's Librarian Shahla Zarinejad said the class has become very popular. “The children come and love to dance,” Zarinejad said.

For more information about children's programs at Rockville Public Library, visit www.rockvillepubliclibrary.org.


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