Heels 2


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.

Nathan Fadear

Nathan Fadear grew up in Salmon Arm, British Columbia, but knew from a very young age that living in a small town wasn’t going to be a big enough stage. Nathan started dancing at the age of 14 and trained in various styles at Just For Kicks Dance Studio. Once graduating high school he moved to Vancouver hoping to pursue a career with dance. In 2010 Nathan performed in the Opening Ceremony for the Winter Olympics. Following the Olympics Nathan trained under the direction of Heather Laura Gray at the "Industry" dance training program of Vancouver and Moses Christen in Lux Dance Company. Nathan has performed on cruise ships for Princess Cruise Lines, in music videos, tv shows and most recently travelled to Sweden to perform for the International Diabetic Conference with Kip John Productions.

MJ Lee

Born and raised in Vancouver, Mj Lee is an ambitious, driven individual in both the creative and business sides of life. She graduated from the prestigious Ivy League’s Dartmouth College, and has worked in some of the top event coordination and design firms in New York, working with many high profile clients such as Tommy Hilfiger, New York Model Management, and IMG Models Inc. It was not until after she finished her B.A. degree, however, that she realized that her passion for dance was her true career pathway. Mj has since performed in many live performances and music videos with artists including Pusha T & Fabolous, Meek Mill, and Five Alarm Funk to name a few. She has trained with the Vancouver Scholarship Program, SOULdiers Dance Co., Kill The Lights Co., StilettoEttes, and the Vancouver Circus School. Beyond any performance or job, her ultimate goal is simply to spread inspiration and passion for dance.
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.
 
Level 2 is Advanced.

Upcoming classes:

  • Tue May 02 8:30 pm - 9:30 pm with CJ Damaso
  • Wed May 03 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm with Nathan Fadear
  • Tue May 09 8:30 pm - 9:30 pm with CJ Damaso
  • Wed May 10 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm with MJ Lee
  • Tue May 16 8:30 pm - 9:30 pm with CJ Damaso
  • Wed May 17 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm with Nathan Fadear
  • Tue May 23 8:30 pm - 9:30 pm with CJ Damaso
  • Wed May 24 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm with Nathan Fadear
  • Tue May 30 8:30 pm - 9:30 pm with CJ Damaso
  • Wed May 31 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm with Nathan Fadear
  • Tue Jun 06 8:30 pm - 9:30 pm with CJ Damaso
  • Wed Jun 07 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm with Nathan Fadear
  • Tue Jun 13 8:30 pm - 9:30 pm with CJ Damaso
  • Wed Jun 14 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm with Nathan Fadear
  • Tue Jun 20 8:30 pm - 9:30 pm with CJ Damaso
  • Wed Jun 21 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm with Nathan Fadear
  • Tue Jun 27 8:30 pm - 9:30 pm with CJ Damaso
  • Wed Jun 28 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm with Nathan Fadear
  • Tue Jul 04 8:30 pm - 9:30 pm with CJ Damaso
  • Wed Jul 05 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm with Nathan Fadear


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