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Rennie Harris University Hip Hop and Street Dance Certification


 Prospective partners to support, house, and/or endorse the Rennie Harris Street Dance Teacher Certification Program include the Department of Theatre & Dance at the University of Colorado Boulder, and the Philadelphia Dance Company.  Each institution presents the highest quality of professional dance performance and improves the skills of emerging and professional dancers and choreographers in a nurturing environment, while increasing the appreciation of dance among many communities. All are celebrated for their innovation, creativity and preservation of predominantly African-American traditions in dance. 

For the past 10 years, Rennie Harris has been an Artist-in-Residence at the University of Colorado, Boulder.  Over the course of his time teaching in the Department of Dance & Theatre, he has worked closely with Chair of the Department Erika Randall to create and approve a History of Hip-hop lecture and technique course.  The institutional support of the department has been a resource in codifying the technique and history of Hip-hop within academia.  

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  • Can I recieve college credit for Street Dance Certification
    Yes you can. We are partnering with colleges and univerisities across the country that will be able to support the process of recieving college credit. In addition to this we suggest all college students speak with their academic advisors for additional support to sign up for the Street Dance Certification. One additional way would be through independent study, speak with your academic advisor to determine eligibility. We are here to support and think creatively with you through this process.
  • I am a college student does the tution fee include creditation fees?
    College tution fees for other college and univeristies are not included. If you are seeking earned credits any course you must cover all tution fees associated with the accredited courses.
  • I applied, and was told I need additional prerequisite courses, what do I do? "
    Please visit our page, we are always hosting classes, you can take these classes to complete your prerequisite classes.
  • What if I do not get in, can I reapply"
    This is a rigorous certification process, please apply. Contact us we are here to support you through this process.
  • What does the "No Refunds" policy mean?
    Q: What does the "No Refunds" policy mean for the Rennie Harris University Hip Hop and Street Dance Certification Program? A: The "No Refunds" policy for the Rennie Harris University Hip Hop and Street Dance Certification Program states that once a participant enrolls and pays ( paid in full, partial, biweekly, monthly, or any other monetary transactions) for the program, they are not eligible for a refund or monetary reimbursement. Q: Why does the Rennie Harris University have a "No Refunds" policy? A: The "No Refunds" policy is in place to maintain the integrity and consistency of the program. It helps to ensure that participants commit to the program fully and take their enrollment seriously. Q: Are there any exceptions to the "No Refunds" policy? A: In general, the "No Refunds" policy is strictly enforced. However, there may be rare cases where exceptions are made due to extenuating circumstances. It's advisable to reach out to the Rennie Harris University directly to discuss any exceptional situations that may arise. Q: What if I am unable to participate in the program after enrolling? A: If you are unable to participate in the program due to unforeseen circumstances, it's recommended to contact the Rennie Harris University as soon as possible to discuss your situation. While refunds are not guaranteed, they may be able to offer alternative solutions or accommodations. Q: Can I transfer my enrollment to someone else if I cannot attend? A: The transfer of enrollment to another person is generally not allowed under the "No Refunds" policy. However, it's best to contact the Rennie Harris University directly to inquire about any possible options or considerations. Q: What should I consider before enrolling in the Rennie Harris University Hip Hop and Street Dance Certification Program under the "No Refunds" policy? A: Before enrolling, it's essential to carefully review the program details, requirements, and schedule to ensure that you are fully committed and able to participate. Consider factors such as your availability, dedication to the program, and any potential conflicts that may arise.
  • Length of the program for Rennie Harris University Hip Hop and Street Dance Certification?
    Q: How long is the Rennie Harris University Hip Hop and Street Dance Certification program? A: The program is typically designed to be completed within 13 months for students. However, the actual length may vary based on individual progress, ability to advance, and move forward. Q: Why does the length of the program depend on progress and advancement? A: The Rennie Harris University aims to provide a comprehensive and individualized learning experience. The program allows students to progress at their own pace, ensuring they have a strong foundation before moving on to more advanced techniques and concepts. Q: Can the program be completed in less than 13 months? A: While the program is designed for a 13-month duration, exceptionally talented and dedicated students may be able to complete it in a shorter timeframe. The ability to advance and move forward is a key factor in determining the program's length. Q: What if I need more time to complete the program? A: The Rennie Harris University understands that every student's learning journey is unique. If you require more time to complete the program, you can discuss your situation with the university. They may provide additional support, guidance, or accommodations to help you successfully complete the program. Q: How is progress and advancement determined within the program? A: Progress and advancement are typically assessed through regular evaluations, assessments, and demonstrations. The university's instructors will provide feedback and guidance to help students understand their strengths and areas for improvement. Advancement to the next level or phase of the program is based on the student's mastery of the required skills and concepts. Q: Can I accelerate my progress in the program if I have prior dance experience? A: If you have prior dance experience, it may positively impact your progress in the program. The Rennie Harris University recognizes and values prior knowledge and skills. However, the decision to accelerate your progress will ultimately depend on your demonstration of proficiency and the instructors' assessment.
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