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.
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 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
  • Tue Jul 11 8:30 pm - 9:30 pm with CJ Damaso
  • Wed Jul 12 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm with Nathan Fadear
  • Tue Jul 18 8:30 pm - 9:30 pm with CJ Damaso
  • Wed Jul 19 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm with Nathan Fadear
  • Tue Jul 25 8:30 pm - 9:30 pm with CJ Damaso
  • Wed Jul 26 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm with Nathan Fadear
  • Tue Aug 01 8:30 pm - 9:30 pm with CJ Damaso
  • Wed Aug 02 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm with Nathan Fadear
  • Tue Aug 08 8:30 pm - 9:30 pm with CJ Damaso
  • Wed Aug 09 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm with Nathan Fadear
  • Tue Aug 15 8:30 pm - 9:30 pm with CJ Damaso
  • Wed Aug 16 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm with Nathan Fadear
  • Tue Aug 22 8:30 pm - 9:30 pm with CJ Damaso
  • Wed Aug 23 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm with Nathan Fadear
  • Tue Aug 29 8:30 pm - 9:30 pm with CJ Damaso
  • Wed Aug 30 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm with Nathan Fadear


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