H+ | The Hip-Hop Dance Conservatory

H+ | The Hip-Hop Dance Conservatory

 
H+ | The Hip-Hop Dance Conservatory is a multi-platformed non-governmental organization with a conservatory at its core, along with a repertory company, and community service programs founded by Philanthropist and Artistic Director Safi A. Thomas over 28 years ago.

H+ | The Hip-Hop Dance Conservatory is a multi-platformed, non-governmental organization (NGO) with consultative status on the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) of the United Nations since 2017 with the mission to preserve, evolve and proliferate the art-form of Hip-Hop Dance in the United States and abroad.

H+ programming is created under the premise that every artist is a human first. This artist cannot thrive at their greatest potential if their basic human needs are not being met consistently. In turn, H+ programming was carefully crafted to address the needs of our culture and community of Hip-Hop which are in many ways reflective of the needs of the overarching arts infrastructure in the United States.

H+ programming includes; 
 
H+ | Apprenticeship
The conservatory of H+. Trains dancers via The BLADE Dance Technique in Hip-Hop Dance foundational elements, choreographic composition, theatre production, marketing and civic leadership in order to influence the dance community in a positive and productive way.
H+ | Theatre of ThE MIND {TOTEM}
The repertory company of H+. Exists to do what art is meant to do: provoke, challenge, rile, so that the audience exits the aesthetic experience differently than how they entered; that they will walk off with something that has them questioning, has them curious, has them perplexed. 
 
H+ | DanceMart
The pro-bono, dancer-run, grocery supplement program of H+. Dancers need access to healthy food that fuels their body to dance sustainably without having to worry about how to pay for their next meal. DanceMart has served over 7000 dancers with $1.3M worth of groceries since 2015.
 
H+ | SPA
The pro-bono, health and wellness program of H+. While many dancers want to continue their career lifelong, few continue past their first injury, with little exposure to prevention education, no healthcare, and no financial means to cover medical treatment. H+ | SPA provides high-quality services in massage, injury prevention tools, yoga, etc.   
 
H+ | Pimp My Style {PMS} The pro-bono, media service of H+. So dancers are equipped with the tools to develop their personal brands regardless of income, H+ | Pimp My Style is providing a total of $153,000 per year in headshot, resume design and dance video production to over 100 dancers.