Instructor Bio: Mark Wong (known in the Hip Hop dance world as Metal) is proud to be the lead Breaking coach at the MoveMakers Philly. He is also co-founder of Hip Hop Fundamentals, a touring, Philadelphia-based Dance Education company specializing in empowering youth through Breakdancing. He has studied Breaking, the traditional Hip Hop dance, for 15 years, competing with battle crew Repstyles and performing with contemporary company olive Dance Theatre. With Hip Hop Fundamentals, Metal has toured around the United States since 2010, and has been the recipient of multiple grants to implement dance workshops, performances, and artist residencies at schools, studios, and community sites. He was awarded Artist of the Year in 2017 for his educational programming, and he has served as an Arts Integration consultant/lecturer to numerous organizations, including the Pennsylvania Council of the Arts and the Hip Hop Literacies Conference. Metal is currently an artist-in-residence at Asian Arts Initiative, and an ensemble member of the Almanac Dance Circus Theater. He has choreographed and performed numerous solo and ensemble works using Breaking as a contemporary medium. Metal passionately seeks out new avenues to utilize dance as both an educational, community building, and artistic tool.
Class Description: Beginner Breakdance
This class is perfect for those of you who enjoy athletic activities ranging from tennis to CrossFit. This is a great class for increasing range of motion, flexibility, speed, coordination, power and creativity. Our resident break instructors, Mark and Steve from Hip Hop Fundamentals, will guide you through the basics of breaking and provide you with the strength and conditioning needed to support your practice. Don’t worry, you won’t have to spin on your head the first day. But you’ll have the opportunity to squat, move on all fours and learn what it is like to move intelligently with your back and stomach to the floor: completely new and fun movement patterns! This class will empower you for all endeavors in life. Take advantage of this rare opportunity. It is not often that you’ll come across a breaking class for adult beginners.
Friday, 18 August, 2017
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