Queenz of Hip-Hop

Queenz of Hip-Hop (QHH) uses Hip-Hop arts, including breakdance, graffiti, DJing, and emceeing, to empower and inspire the next generation toward social justice. As a collective, QHH brings a wealth of experience and skill, ranging from early childhood education to fashion design to movement therapy. The group offers a variety of unique artistic experiences for its participants.

QHH began as an idea in 2009 to honor Women’s History Month with a Hip-Hop themed event. The Denver chapter of Hip-Hop Congress organized an event called “Queenz of Hip-Hop” as a platform for female emcees, grafiiti writers, DJs, and b-girls in the local community. In the aftermath, it became clear the event itself was simply not enough; Queenz would soon evolve to become a collective of women in the Hip-Hop community organizing workshops, events, and performances throughout the year.

Program Offerings:

Our program offerings reflect the diversity of talent within our collective. The following are only a sampling of the broad range of programming we can accommodate.

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Queenz of Hip-Hop is available for full or part-time residencies.

Queenz of Hip-Hop is available for professional development.


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Explore: Dance, Music, Performing Arts, Visual Arts, Choreography, Graffiti, Hip-hop, Songwriting


Pricing:

Individual workshop and performance prices are determined by each artist. Please contact us for performance and workshop pricing for a particular artist. Visit our Pricing page for other pricing information.


  • Queenz of Hip-Hop Performance Troupe

    Performance for grades K through 12th

    Queenz of Hip-Hop has a number of dynamic performances available for school assemblies, events, or group gatherings. Combining live rap and breaking, our members deliver a powerful and exciting performance pleasing for all ages!

  • Breaking 101

    Workshop or Residency for grades K through 12th

    This class will introduce students to the dance form breaking, commercially known as “breakdance.” Through contextualized movement, participants will develop basic skill in the form as well as a deeper understanding of the social, political, and economic climate that led to its creation. This class encourages students to experience Hip-Hop’s historical context through multiple learning modalities.

  • “The Wall:” Art, Space, and Meaning-Making

    Workshop or Residency for grades 6th through 12th

    Through the study of graffiti, students will be able to demonstrate knowledge of artistic themes including perspective, color sense, and scale. Additionally, they will gain an ability to connect the purpose of street art, including the reclamation of spaces and meaning-making through art.

  • Rhyme-Writing

    Workshop or Residency for grades 6th through 12th

    As an introduction to the art of emceeing, students will experiment with a variety of lyrical tactics to create their own rhymes. Students will be encouraged to both write and perform their own pieces, offering the ability to experience their art through multiple forms.