Dear Certificate Candidate,
We are excited to have you as a potential Candidate for Certification. Once you’ve thoroughly reviewed the Certificate Level and Assessment feel free to register and submit your application. Your application materials must be received by August 1st. The application and materials will be reviewed and assessed. The application will be approved within 4-5 business days of receiving it, if not earlier. After approval of both application and materials the Candidate will be notified. Please note: once you’ve completed your tuition payment for the first semester you will not need to make any more payments until your Certificate Level is confirmed before or at the Cypher Session scheduled (see Schedule & Pricing).
Letter of Intent (100 words or less)
Three letters of recommendation (3)
Assessment Appointment Application Form (fill out)
Completed Prerequisite of fifty hours of Hip-hop dance foundation
Head Shot and Curriculum Vitae
Freestyle sample video (90 seconds or more)
LETTER OF INTENT
The applicant must provide a letter of intent, simply introducing yourself, stating your intent or desire to be considered as a candidate for certification, and any information you believe to be pertinent (100 words or less). Please include contact information and the best time(s) to be reached and notified via email. Be sure to include a mailing address.
LETTERS OF RECOMMENDATION
Three letters of recommendation of approximately 150 words each are required. Please provide one letter from a family member, friend or community leader. The other two letters must be from a professor, teacher, or pioneer in the field of dance, preferably Street Dance. The letters of recommendation should speak of your work ethic, basic knowledge of Hip-hop and Street Dance movement and culture, or desire to learn. In addition, the recommendation letters must convey a strong conviction as to why you would be a great candidate for this certification program.
Fifty hours of Hip-hop dance class (foundation) is a prerequisite to be considered for certification. These hours can be with Rennie Harris directly or with designated teachers pre-approved by Rennie Harris (a list will be provided). Any teacher or mentor of an applicant not listed must seek approval by Rennie Harris and/or advisors. If your teacher’s classes or workshops are not approved by Rennie Harris and/or advisors, the applicant must refer to the list of teachers provided in order to complete the prerequisite hours. If you are notified that this is required of you, you must track all classes in order to verify the completion of fifty hours. To do this, applicants must request a signature from a designated teacher. A hard copy or digital class tracking form will be provided.
500 WORD ESSAY
Each applicant will submit a 500 word essay which should include:
1) Outline of Goals
3) Mission statement (if applicable)
4) Outline why you should be considered a candidate for certification