Heels 1


This class is taught by:

CJ Damaso

CJ is one of the most captivating female dancers to hit the Vancouver dance scene. Since dancing at the the age of 3, in genres of ballet, jazz, lyrical, she was always that dancer that stood out and showed great potential. Hip Hop became her forte and first love around her junior high years, and has escalated since. Originally from Edmonton, AB, she began teaching, training more, and creating more. She was one of the most elite dancers in 3rd Street Beat, an all hip hop dance company. This granted her many scholarships and awards at competitions. Also bringing her opportunities to take part in the Grey Cup, Muchmusic, and open up at club events for such artists as Chris Brown, Lloyd, and Rihanna. In 2007, she made the move to the big city of Vancouver, and has been blessed with experiences since.
These include KTL dance company and 247 company; performing in local choreography showcases like The Main Event and Urban Alchemy; opportunities to train and perform in Seattle, WA, San Francisco, CA, and Beijing, China in 2010; Additionally being able teach at Harbour Dance Center, Studio 604, and Danzmode Productions.
In 2010, she created a female dance project "Cassie Jackson," where they competed and were finalists in Artists Emerge 2010&2011, a national hip hop competition in Edmonton, AB, and performed a production piece she directed, at World of Dance Vancouver 2013. And in 2014, she performed in a piece choreographed by Jose "Hollywood" Ramos.
CJ has innovated into a style of hip hop that best suits her. Definitely making a name for herself in the city. Most may describe it as street jazz, or jazz funk, or commercial choreography. But all will say its full out! Despite the dispute of "real hip hop," she believes in the new innovations of the genre. She also believes in staying inspired. "My biggest inspirations besides the top choreographers of today, and the youtube stars, would be the stars I get to dance with everyday- my friends. They are the biggest influence to the dancer I am today." CJ encourages uniqueness, being able to step out of your box, and living/dancing to your fullest. She hopes to not only teach movement, but the purpose of it, and inspiration behind it. CJ continues to "step out of her box" training under top choreographers in the city. Her love for dance and performing is evident throughout her everyday life- work, studio, or stage. She is proud to represent for Vancity dancers, all female dancers, and being the best dancer you can be.

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

 

Heels is an awesome mixture of urban hip-hop and commercial-style street jazz. The choreography is sexy and Beyoncé-like. Sneakers or heels for footwear. Open to all genders
 

Upcoming classes:

  • Tue Sep 26 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm with CJ Damaso
  • Tue Oct 03 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm with Jojo Zolina
  • Tue Oct 10 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm with Jojo Zolina
  • Tue Oct 17 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm with Jojo Zolina
  • Tue Oct 24 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm with Jojo Zolina
  • Tue Oct 31 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm with Jojo Zolina
  • Tue Nov 07 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm with Jojo Zolina
  • Tue Nov 14 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm with Jojo Zolina
  • Tue Nov 21 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm with Jojo Zolina
  • Tue Nov 28 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm with Jojo Zolina
  • Tue Dec 05 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm with Jojo Zolina
  • Tue Dec 12 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm with Jojo Zolina
  • Tue Dec 19 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm with Jojo Zolina
  • Tue Dec 26 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm with Jojo Zolina
  • Tue Jan 02 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm with Jojo Zolina
  • Tue Jan 09 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm with Jojo Zolina
  • Tue Jan 16 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm with Jojo Zolina


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