Students will gain insight into the foundation of Hip-Hop dance and culture, while exploring ways in which individuals affect the development of history. Hip-Hop emerged as a vehicle of positive self-expression from a community of young people who felt ignored. It was their experiences within this dynamic environment that shaped and inspired creativity in people who became pioneers of the Hip-Hop movement. Through interactive movement exercises and discussions, the assembly program prompts students to use critical thinking skills to identify experiences that have shaped them into unique individuals and also explore the joy of creativity and self-expression. Key concepts include embracing individuality and respecting diversity. Students will learn fundamental dance movement/terminology and utilize creativity in a freestyle dance circle, and learn more about the role Los Angelenos have played in the creation and evolution of Hip Hop dance and culture.