Hip Hop 1


This class is taught by:

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.

Joanne Pesusich

Joanne’s dance career has led her all over the world as both a choreographer and a dancer. Originally from Melbourne, Australia, Joanne has also trained in Vancouver, New York and Los Angeles. Joanne has performed with artists The Backstreet Boys, The Artist Formerly Known as Prince, Kool & the Gang and Alanis Morissette. Joanne was seen on the NAACP Image Awards as a performer and assistant choreographer for “A Tribute to George Clinton”, performing with rap artists Busta Rhymes, Lauryn Hill, The Fugees, and rock band The Red Hot Chili Peppers. She has performed at Caesar’s Palace with STOMP, and at The White House for the President’s annual Easter Celebration. Joanne has performed with Conan O’Brien in “Live at The Roxy AIDS Benefit” in New York as well as on his late night show. Joanne was the choreographer for the feature film, “Saving Silverman” and numerous national & international commercials. Joanne was cast as a dancer on “Kickin’ It Old School” with Jamie Kennedy, as well as “The Cleaner” with Cedric The Entertainer. Other feature film credits include “Scooby Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed” and “White Chicks” with Marlon and Damon Wayans. Most recently, Joanne and her husband Alex choreographed an entire episode of The L Word, working with legends Marlee Maitlin, Jennifer Beals and Pam Grier, among others. Currently, Joanne is director of The Source Dance Company, a semi professional dance company based out of Harbour Dance Centre in Vancouver, BC. The company focuses on training and performance opportunities throughout the year, and offers aspiring professional dancers insight into the professional entertainment world and connections within the industry. Visit their website at www.sourcedanceco.com for more info. Joanne is the Co-Founder of Groove Street Productions- The Dance Convention, and Street Groove, The Hip Hop Convention. www.groovestreet.net

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:

  • Thu Apr 27 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm with Eric Malapad
  • Fri Apr 28 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm with Navid Charkhi
  • Sat Apr 29 2:40 pm - 3:40 pm with Richard O'Sullivan
  • Sun Apr 30 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm with Eric Malapad
  • Mon May 01 6:15 pm - 7:15 pm with Shauna Smith
  • Tue May 02 5:15 pm - 6:15 pm with Joanne Pesusich
  • Thu May 04 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm with Eric Malapad
  • Fri May 05 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm with Navid Charkhi
  • Sat May 06 2:40 pm - 3:40 pm with Richard O'Sullivan
  • Sun May 07 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm with Eric Malapad
  • Mon May 08 6:15 pm - 7:15 pm with Shauna Smith
  • Tue May 09 5:15 pm - 6:15 pm with Joanne Pesusich
  • Thu May 11 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm with Eric Malapad
  • Fri May 12 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm with Navid Charkhi
  • Sat May 13 2:40 pm - 3:40 pm with Richard O'Sullivan
  • Sun May 14 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm with Eric Malapad
  • Mon May 15 6:15 pm - 7:15 pm with Shauna Smith
  • Tue May 16 5:15 pm - 6:15 pm with Joanne Pesusich
  • Thu May 18 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm with Eric Malapad
  • Fri May 19 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm with Navid Charkhi


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