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SUNDAY, OCTOBER 24th / POPPING w/ MISS VEE
7-9 year old @ 12:30 - 2PM / 10 & older @ 2:30 - 4pm
What you will learn: This masterclass will help build and strengthen the beginner dancers isolation, rhythm, timing and muscle control. All foundations of Popping.
What is Popping?: Popping is a style of dance that started in the late 1960’s and 70’s and is characterized by sudden tensing and releasing of the muscles, otherwise known as "hitting," to the rhythm of beats in music. Several key moves in Popping such as Animation, The Boogaloo, The Robot, Dime Stops, and Gliding are fundamentals of Hip Hop dance.
About Miss Vee: Originally from Vancouver, Canada, Ms Vee started making her mark in the NYC dance scene in 2003. Vee is currently a company member of Ephrat Asherie Dance. She’s also had the pleasure of working with such distinguished choreographers as Buddha Stretch, Rennie Harris, Luam, Maria Torres, Bradley Rapier, and Soraya Lundy. Amongst her numerous TV, film, and stage credits, highlights include: ‘Hideaway’ Video by Kiesza, The Detour, VH1 Dear Mama TV special, Step Up 3D, Rennie Harris’ Legends of Hip Hop, Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival, Sadler’s Wells Breaking Convention, Guggenheim Works & Process, Lincoln Center Out of Doors, New York City Center Fall For Dance, The Joyce Theater. Ms Vee is also a celebrated teacher, holding degrees in Kinesiology and Education. She is on faculty at Broadway Dance Center, Pace University’s Commercial Dance BFA Program, and in 2017 became the first Hip Hop teacher at the world-renowned The Juilliard School.
SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 14th / FREESTYLE w/ TRIX
7-9 year old @ 12:30 - 2PM /10 & older @ 2:30 - 4pm
What you will learn: This class will help the Beginner & Advanced Beginner build confidence in their freestyle to help them build sets and stand-out on the dance floor.
What is freestyle?: Freestyle dance is one big improvisation session. No choreography, just your body's natural reaction and flow to the music. The best part? There is no wrong way to freestyle. It's your interpretation of the song, unique choices of movement, and the freedom to choose yourself that make freestyle one of the most important elements of Hip Hop and a way that many dancers choose to express themselves on the dance floor.
About Trix: “TRIX" is a very talented hip hop choreographer and performer with over 14 years commercial dance experience and 12 years of teaching experience. Trix has appeared on Bet's Hit Show "106 & park" several times as a champion contestant and as a dance weekly guest performer. He was a finalist on "So You Think You Can Dance Season 9.”
Trix has had the pleasure of working and performing at Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida across all theme parks. From theme parks to the basketball court, he choreographed a half time performance for the Orlando Magic Dance Team.
Trix is currently a guest faculty member at Broadway Dance Center and Peridance Company. In addition to those well renowned schools, he is a master instructor for the Joffrey Ballet Summer hip hop program in multiple cites across the US and participates in the audition tour recruiting talent from all over the United States.
SUNDAY, DECEMBER 12th / GROOVES w/ CASIE 'TYNEE' GOSHOW
7-9 year old @ 12:30 - 2PM / 10 & older @ 2:30 - 4pm
What you will learn: This class will help the Beginner/Advanced Beginner dancer build a strong vocabulary of some of the most important grooves needed to build a strong foundation of Hip Hop movement. Remember, Grooves before Moves ;).
What are grooves?: In music groove is defined as a sense of recurring rhythm, with specific musical elements playing in recurring cycles of time. Translated to Hip Hop, grooves are the recurring (or more common) movement patterns that have come to define its unique style.
About Casie: Casie "Tynee" Goshow is a hip hop choreographer and break dancer, who has been teaching both hip hop and break dancing for the past 15 years around the country. She is originally from Harleysville, PA and went to college at Penn State University. At Penn State she became President of the hip hop dance club, R.A.M. Squad. While there, she trained extensively in popping, locking, and breakin’. Casie helped elevate the annual all-styles/b-boy battle at Penn State called, “Rhythm Spotlight.” She was, also, on staff for Penn State’s continuing education program as a hip hop dance educator and brought many well-known dancers in the industry to host workshops on campus for students to gain more knowledge into the commercial dance world.
Since graduating with her Bachelor’s Degree, has lived in both New York City and Los Angeles to continue her training and work in the commercial dance industry. Casie has worked side by side with various artists and organizations such as Karmin, TT The Artist, Chris Porter, Chris Brown, Lil John, PSY, French Montana, Beats Headphones, the NBA, Adidas and was a Las Vegas Season 12 Street Finalist on So You Think You Can Dance.
Currently she is touring around the country teaching kids of all ages at studios, conventions and competitions. Casie has worked for Excel In Motion, Joffrey Ballet's Summer of Hip Hop Intensive NYC/LA/Las Vegas, Shake the Ground, Alvin Ailey, Legacy Dance Championships, Turn It Up, In The Groove, EQUINOX and more over the years. She has started her own mentorship program in NYC, where she now resides, and she personally mentors young dancers in street and commercial dance. Casie owns her own clothing line, Goshow Yourself, which was created in response to the bullying occurring around the country. She wanted a clothing line that inspired people of all ages and walks of life to have the courage and confidence to be themselves (www.goshowyourself.com).