Hip Hop 1


This class is taught by:

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.

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....

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.

Richard O'Sullivan

Richard is a multi-talented teacher, choreographer, dancer, actor, singer and model. Besides teaching at several schools throughout the Lower Mainland, he has also choreographed for and performed in many events such as shows for Molson Indy Fashion, Bootlegger, Show of Hearts Telethon, Jr. Black Achievement Awards, Dragon Boat Festival, Tommy Hilfiger and Polo. He also toured extensively with the Japanese singer Anri throughout Japan. His film and video work include Connection with MC Hammer, Rumble in the Bronx, Robins Hood, Jack Place, and videos for Harry Connick Jr., Sara a new German artist as well as a Hip Hop work-out video.

Shauna Smith

Shauna is a professional dancer/choreographer. Her training in Urban & commercial street, Hip Hop, Breaking Locking & Popping & Street Jazz have taken her all over USA and South Africa as a dancer and a choreographer. Her performances in film & video has seen her appear in The Killers Spaceman , Studio 54 Las Vegas and Cinderella Story 2 to name but a few. She is dance ambassador for Lululemon Athletica, director/dancer/choreographer for Kill The Lights dance crew & guest instructor/choreographer for SASAD South Africa.

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 1: Intermediate. For dancers with anywhere from one to four years of experience who enjoy a slower-paced class with less complex dance steps.

Upcoming classes:

  • Tue Jul 25 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm with Chris Wong
  • Thu Jul 27 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm with Eric Malapad
  • Fri Jul 28 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm with Navid Charkhi
  • Sat Jul 29 2:40 pm - 3:40 pm with Richard O'Sullivan
  • Sun Jul 30 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm with Eric Malapad
  • Mon Jul 31 6:15 pm - 7:15 pm with TBA TBA
  • Tue Aug 01 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm with Chris Wong
  • Thu Aug 03 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm with Eric Malapad
  • Fri Aug 04 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm with Navid Charkhi
  • Sat Aug 05 2:40 pm - 3:40 pm with Richard O'Sullivan
  • Sun Aug 06 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm with Eric Malapad
  • Mon Aug 07 6:15 pm - 7:15 pm with Shauna Smith
  • Tue Aug 08 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm with Chris Wong
  • Thu Aug 10 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm with Eric Malapad
  • Fri Aug 11 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm with Navid Charkhi
  • Sat Aug 12 2:40 pm - 3:40 pm with Richard O'Sullivan
  • Sun Aug 13 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm with Eric Malapad
  • Mon Aug 14 6:15 pm - 7:15 pm with Shauna Smith
  • Tue Aug 15 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm with Chris Wong
  • Thu Aug 17 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm with Eric Malapad


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