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H.Y.P.E. Break Formats


What is H.Y.P.E. The Breaks?

H.Y.P.E. = Helping Young People Energize is the goal behind Hip Hop Public Health's fun physical activity dance breaks!

Designed to make moving fun, H.Y.P.E. offers transitional activities that can be used to break up long periods of sitting, inspire new routines and choreography within PE instruction or can be pieced together for longer workouts (even an incredibly energetic 60-minute dance party!). The series features original music and lyrics set to energizing hip hop dance movements and fitness concepts aligned to national physical education standards.

Check out a sneak peek of some of the videos featuring the legendary Darryl DMC McDaniels of RUN DMC, multi-platinum producer Artie Green, R&B singer Raheem DeVaughn, tips from the “Hip Hop Doc,” and the work of incredible choreographers Marc Santa Maria and LaShawn Jones from NYC.

    1. SLIDE-N-GLIDE
    a. Low impact
    b. Working on cardio fitness
    c. Medium to high intensity – you decide where you want to take it
    d. Progression: (1) Be easy, (2) Now glide/slide, (3) Hype it up
    e. Has a 6 minute version, and more challenging 10 minute version

    2. KICK-N-JUMP
    a. Working on cardio fitness
    b. This is the highest intensity HYPE Break (low and high impact)
    c. High intensity (but you decide where you want to take it)     
    d. Key words: kick, jump, hop
    e. Progressive themes: (1) Tap it out, (2) Off the floor, (3) Get wild!
    f.  Has a 6 minute version, and more challenging 10 minute version

    3. BOUNCE
    a. Working on cardio fitness
    b. Medium to high intensity (you decide where you want to take it)     
    c. Key words: up, down, side to side, bob, bounce
    d. Progressive themes: (1) Just chill, (2) Groove it out, (3) Get that bounce
    e. Has a 6 minute version, and more challenging 10 minute version

    4. FLOW
    a. Low intensity
    b. Improve flexibility
    c. Expand mobility
    d. Progressive themes: (1) Smooth it out, (2) Get deep, (3) Let it flow
    e. Key words: smooth, flow, float, floss, waves, sway

    5. CORE – CHAIR SEATED WORKOUT
    a. Low intensity
    b. Core isolations
    c. Cardio: pump those arms
    d. Key words: push, pull, shift, throw, twist, core
    a. Progressive themes: Focus on your core
Hip Hop Public Health is proud to partner locally and regionally to empower educators, stakeholders and health focused organizations to adopt and adapt HHPH resources and infuse them into youth health and wellness programming and initiatives. All HHPH music, videos, comic books, video games and guidance documents are available for free and can be accessed on the online resource repository. To learn more, please visit www.hhph.org