"HHC is the first Hip Hop organization to officially represent, work with, and support the undocumented inner-city dance cultures of Boogaloo, Robottin' and Strutting from the San Francisco/Oakland Bay Area. HHC understands the importance of preserving the history of the culture for future generations. In 2006, HHC began a special archival project to document what is known as the "The Day Before Hip Hop."
Though many people may have come across the dance styles of Boogaloo, Robottin' and Struttin' across pop culture visually, most people have no knowledge of what they are viewing, or when and where these African American dance styles originated. Together with one of the few surviving members of the original era known as the "The Day Before Hip Hop" -- Lonnie Green aka "The Fillmore Kid"/" Pop Tart" -- HHC is helping to preserve this part of African American culture and history. Through archival footage of video interviews, photos, events, youth workshops, documentary shorts and a full feature length documentary, HHC is preserving the legacy of African American dance and its cultural history for posterity, so that future generations know who to recognize and appreciate for their contributions to the rich cultures of Hip Hop and African American folk dance.
HHC is working with Endangered Ideas (Emmy Award-winning filmmakers who produced KQED’s minidoc “If Cities Could Dance: Oakland Boogaloo”) on a full-length documentary called “Hit and Pose: Hip Hop’s Forgotten Funk Styles,” as well as with award-winning journalist Eric Arnold, lead editor on KQED’s Bay Area Hip Hop History project, a year-long multimedia project documenting the Bay Area’s contributions to hip-hop culture launching in 2023, called "That's My Word".
2020 Strutter's Room Workshop
HHC has sponsored The Annual International Strutter's Room Master Camp in San Francisco since 2017.
SF Mayor's Statement
THE ANNUAL STRUTTER'S ROOM MASTER CAMP
STRUTTER'S ROOM WORKSHOPS & EVENTS
BAY AREA BRS ORIGINALS
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