Hip Hop Intro

This class is taught by:

Navid Charkhi

From Iran, Navid moved with his family to Canada where he was introduced to the diverse dance industry. He quickly fell in love and began training in hip hop, popping, boogaloo, jazz, locking, house and RnB dance. He has been noticed for his polite manner, his determination, his drive to become a better dancer, and last but not least, his silly personality.

Navid found himself involved with the notable PraiseTEAM studio recognized for their training in jazz, contemporary and ballet technique, as well as their strong hip hop background as seen in their silver-place win in the MegaCrew category at the World Hip Hop International competition in Las Vegas.

Favourite credits include the 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympic Opening Ceremony, Project Soul, KTL Company, We Day Vancouver, Nickelodeon’s movie Jinxed, music videos for Ka.lil, Starlight, and Brooke Turner, and the Disney movie directed by Kenny Ortega- Descendants.

Navid continues to learn and grow as a performer and actor, and feels blessed to share his love of performing both on stage and on camera. He enjoys teaching and sharing his own unique style of hip hop-mixing choreography with different styles of dance.

Jojo Zolina

Jojo Zolina is a Filipino Canadian born in the Philippines, raised in Victoria B.C. and pursued his dance career in Vancouver B.C. Jojo has continually trail-blazed a style and standard that has filtered itself into today’s mainstream dance world. With unstoppable artistry, Jojo has continued to constantly reinvent a technique that has quickly become coveted by several artists, including, Madonna, La Roux, Michael Buble, and Nelly Furtado. His craft has given him the opportunity to travel to continent as far as USSR, Europe, Asia and North America to represent and share his art. He is a well known commodity in the dance industry worldwide earning the respect from the best in the business. Jojo is a dance alchemist, boldly melding elements of ethnic folk dance, hip hop, funk, vogueing, waacking, house, reggaeton, dancehall, contemporary and latin.
He owns Jojo Zolina Productions, in which he has choreographed music videos for Cory Lee and Brock Zanrosso (YTV), and performed with Michael Buble, K-OS, La Roux, and Nelly Furtado. Jojo is currently travelling teaching dance workshop and performing internationally as part of original cast of Spectra's Cabaret.

my vimeo channel = https://vimeo.com/user25226605


JP Tarlit

JP (John Paul) Tarlit is quickly rising to the top as a dancer & choreographer in the Vancouver dance scene. In his career, he has won numerous competitions with his team The Faculty, including World of Dance Vancouver and Artist Emerge in 2011,2012 and 2013, also placing 3rd at the 2013 Body Rody competition in San Diego. JP has taught internationally including in Croatia, Germany and Switerzland and currently teaches drop in classes at both Harbour Dance Centre and Studio604 in his hometown of Vancouver. Always eager to share his passion with the world, JP continues to share with others his love for dance.

Eric Malapad

Eric has taught at Harbour Dance for over 15 years. He is one of our most popular teachers. His love of dance and passion is felt in all his classes. If you want to learn how to dance, give this one a try. Wear Baggy Hip Hop pants to this class....

Sarah Corrigan

Born and raised in Vancouver, Sarah began her love for dance at the young age of 4. She trained extensively at Spotlight Dance Centre for 13 years in ballet, jazz, contemporary/modern, musical theatre, tap, and hip hop. Sarah also began acting early on with credits that include Mattel, Save On Foods, Bubblicious Bursts, and Kitchen Aid.

After graduation, Sarah went on to become a member of The Source Dance Company under the direction of Joanne Pesusich where she was given opportunities to perform around the lower mainland, Kelowna, and the Sunshine Coast. During her year in The Source, Sarah fell in love with hip hop and urban styles which fuelled her decision to focus more on commercial styles and expand her dance knowledge.

Currently Sarah is apart of Kill The Lights (KTL) directed by Ken Yung and Shauna Smith based out of Harbour Dance Centre. Sarah has performed all around the country in shows like Canada’s Got Talent, BC Lions Half-Time Show, and Whistler’s World Ski &Snowboard Festival.

Richie Lubaton

As a multi- talented dancer and choreographer, Richie has been in the dance industry for several years. He discovered his passion for dancing at a later age than most but that didn’t stop him from pursuing various dance styles avidly, including: hip hop, popping, locking, breaking and house. As a part of Vancouvers “Faculty” dance crew (dir: Carlo Atienza) Richie was able to help them win several titles in dance competitions including (Artist Emerge, World of Dance Vancouver and Seattle) He is also a staff member of Vancouver's most prestigious drop in studio “Harbour Dance Centre” where he shares his love of dance with his students every week!
Also a photographer: www.richielubaton.com

Chris Wong

Chris “Wow” Wong is an established director and choreographer in Canada, he was voted 1st runner-up as Vancouver's best dancer in Georgia's Straight 2014. He is professionally trained in all foundations of street dance. His philosophy and curriculum emphasizes on using these techniques to find your identity as a dancer.

As a competitor, he has won 1st place Wild Card, Highest Score at Artist Emerge 2012 and 1st runner up at World of Dance Vancouver 2012. As a performer you have seen dancing as a principal dancer in Official Winter Olympics 2010 events, music videos by Lynx & Kemo and more. You can find him as a judge at many competitions including Vancouver's Top Dancer, Outbreak, High School High and many more. His training includes Advanced Street Style Lab in New York, Souldiers, TwoFourSeven Dance Company, Debbie Reynolds Studio and Millenium Dance Complex.

Influenced by hip hop music and culture, this class introduces the foundations of hip hop movement and popular dance steps. Hip hop encompasses styles including locking, popping, house, grooving and more. Styles of hip hop taught in this class are similar to performances of dancers in you might see in music videos or on tour. (Please bring clean runners to class, no street shoes).

Level Intro: For those with little or no dance background, you'll learn all the basics at this level.

Upcoming classes:

  • Thu Mar 30 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm with Navid Charkhi
  • Fri Mar 31 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm with Jojo Zolina
  • Sat Apr 01 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm with JP Tarlit
  • Sun Apr 02 12:15 pm - 1:15 pm with Eric Malapad
  • Mon Apr 03 1:40 pm - 2:40 pm with Sarah Corrigan
  • Mon Apr 03 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm with Richie Lubaton
  • Tue Apr 04 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm with Sarah Corrigan
  • Tue Apr 04 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm with Navid Charkhi
  • Wed Apr 05 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm with Chris Wong
  • Thu Apr 06 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm with Navid Charkhi
  • Fri Apr 07 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm with Navid Charkhi
  • Sat Apr 08 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm with JP Tarlit
  • Sun Apr 09 12:15 pm - 1:15 pm with Eric Malapad
  • Mon Apr 10 1:40 pm - 2:40 pm with Sarah Corrigan
  • Mon Apr 10 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm with Richie Lubaton
  • Tue Apr 11 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm with Sarah Corrigan
  • Tue Apr 11 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm with Navid Charkhi
  • Wed Apr 12 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm with Chris Wong
  • Thu Apr 13 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm with Navid Charkhi
  • Fri Apr 14 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm with Navid Charkhi


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