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The dance Experience
Spanning the U.S.A. and Canada. Professional dancers, competitive dancers and students of all ages have trained under me, adopting my unique methods to form an identity while learning hip hop and street dance. Choreographers and teachers as well have trained with me to practice effective methods for educating within hip hop without diluting the styles in a dance studio setting. Those who I have not yet met still consult with me and take lessons and concepts into their own classrooms even as far as Europe and Australia.
What makes this program so different is its approach to education. Starting from scratch, I took time to rethink everything I did in a dance studio. I took a major step back from my hard hitting approach. There is a never ending struggle to inform people when their work might not fall in line with hip hop or another street style. It's important for every teacher to find their method and their audience. develop their own identity and philosophy with the information they've absorbed over time.
So what is MY philosophy?
a form of music
a style of dance
Most importantly, it is an invaluable and extraordinary environment for growth, self-empowerment and success.
What are the essential ingredients of a street dancer?
A strong, well educated street dancer should be able to trace their movement back to the proper foundation. Without realizing it, many dancers end up with movement that has a foundation closer to jazz, ballet or other styles. My dancers are trained to understand a range of street styles in their pure form first. Creative approaches and fresh musical influences evolve their vocabulary from the starting point of actual hip hop or street dance. Students of mine understand these styles through and through. That is our starting point to create modern choreography. Work that abides by the rules of the genre, and work that is honest when it is only influenced by it to be something else.
All my dancers learn to create. You can't talk hip hop without self expression. It is imperative that my dancers value freestyle above all else. That is why my classes are very frequently filled with creativity exercises, and again why we emphasize technique. The ability to make movement happen freely and truly connect with the music is the earliest and most important aspect of a street dancer.
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To bring me in as a guest, simply send a message to me via the box below to get a price quote on single or multiple day classes. I work with students of all ages, levels and learning environments. My classes for dance students are made to be a challenge and a positive experience . One that teaches dancers how to take themselves seriously while enjoying yourself. My students feel safe and comfortable learning in my learning environment.