Chris Wong Jojo Zolina
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.
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.
Chris Wong Jojo Zolina instructs the following:
House dance is a footwork based movement primarily danced to house music that has roots in the clubs of Chicago and New York. Great for all levels looking to sweat and learn new steps, comfortable footwear and sweatpants is highly recommended!
House music arose from the ashes of disco in the mid-80's and began as a relatively small faction of club culture at underground functions. The genre of dance that developed is a stylized footwork oriented movement known as "house dancing". While house dancing is highly reminicent of it's early dance predecessors like swing, lindy hop, jazz and tap, it is a genre of dance infused with Latin American and West African cultural influences.