Soul Studios offers a hip-hop class exclusively for boys.
Choreographer Kris Powell teaches seven hip-hop classes at Soul Studios. Having loved dance throughout childhood, Powell recognized the lack of boys attending dance classes.
Through Soul Studios, Powell and studio owner Jamie Davis came up with the idea to start an all-boys dance class, called B.O.S.S., or Boys of Soul Studios. He hopes the class will help boys appreciate dance at a young age and learn what it really means to be a male dancer.
"They’re at that age where boys are going to act a certain way around girls," says Powell. "This creates an environment where they’re comfortable. It’s all about confidence when they freestyle and do their own thing."
Entering its second season, the class has grown so much that Soul Studios rearranged the dance class schedules to accommodate B.O.S.S., which she says now includes 20 students.