Hip Hop workshop with Amirah Sackett

Event Type
Event Description

Join Amirah in an energetic journey through the styles associated with hip-hop dance including: top rock, breaking, popping, and locking. Learn the history and the physical expression of hip-hop culture in this one hour workshop. All ages and levels are welcome.

An internationally recognized hip-hop dancer, choreographer, and teacher, Amirah Sackett explores and embodies her Muslim American identity through combining hip-hop movement and Islamic themes. She reached viral video fame after being featured on POPSUGAR Celebrity, The Huffington Post, AJ+, and Upworthy. Amirah was named one of "17 Muslim American Women Who Made America Great in 2016" by The Huffington Post. Sackett was honored to be a TED speaker, guest lecturer and teacher at Harvard University, and a cultural diplomat with the U.S. State Department in Bangladesh, Malaysia, Kuwait, and Romania. She had the honor to represent the U.S.A. as a cultural performer, in United Arab Emirates, at the Expo 2020 Dubai, the S.W.A.N.A.'s region's first World's Fair. Based in Chicago, Amirah continues to teach the next generation and encourage emerging artists to use hip-hop culture as a way to uplift, inspire, and create social change.

Running Time
60 minutes
Dance Styles
Hip Hop


Old Town School of Folk Music

4544 North Lincoln Avenue
Chicago, IL 60625