Harlem Dance Club will have a cameo dance performance at the famed Delacorte Theater in the Public Works' musical adaptation of Shakespeare's "Twelfth Night." We are seeking dance lovers of all backgrounds and adults of all ages (18 and over.)
REGISTER HERE by filling out the short questionnaire. We will send you a confirmation email with the complete rehearsal schedule attached in the next few days.
Arrive by 6:15pm on Tuesday July 12th (be sure to let us know in advance if you are coming late due to work or school.) You do not need to prepare anything for the audition. You will learn some across the floor combination, freestyle to funk music, walk the runway, and memorize some group choreography.
Wear comfortable clothes. Take it there.
Bring your calendar with your personal agenda so we can review specific dates if needed.
Rehearsals take place Tuesdays 6:30 - 8:30 & Saturdays 1:00 - 4:00 July 12th until August 30th.
Dress rehearsal and performances are evenings of September 1 - 5.
Each performer will receive one pair of tickets. Additional FREE tickets will be available for all shows via first come first serve and lottery per all Shakespeare in the Park performances.
Info about PUBLIC WORKS on The Public Theater's web site.
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Afro-Fusion is a mix of traditional African, Salsa, Merengue, Samba, and Rumba dances, mixed with the contemporary. Different musical rhythms and vocabulary will inspire your body to move fluidly and energetically, and you'll explore cultures through dance - from the Old Malian empire to the Southern Hemisphere. You'll learn footwork and choreographed sequences, for a learning experience that will be soul-freeing, fun-filled, and energy-building.
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This class will introduce students to the history of Hip-Hop culture with basic moves for the novice dancer. The style encompasses the movements of break-dancing and body- popping with a concentration on footwork. The focus of this class is to build a solid foundation to execute popular dance moves to original choreography. Warm up includes isolations, hard- hitting exercises and a breakdown of the highly energetic routine to build stamina and increase musicality. This is our most basic level hip hop class, no previous experience necessary.
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The Mozambican traditional dances are joyful and energetic, often with a challenging footwork to fantastic rhythms from the southern parts of the African continent. The participants will work intensively with both technique and style in a 90 minute class. This class would be suitable for dancers at all levels, beginners to more experienced dancers, we dance together but to one's own ability.
JAZZY J (aka Boog SoulFire) was MICHAEL JACKSON and JANET JACKSON's dance teacher/choreographer for years! He danced in MJ’s landmark 3D short film CAPTAIN EO directed by F.F. COPPOLA and produced by G. LUCAS for THE WALT DISNEY COMPANY. He helped J. JACKSON to reach prominence as a choreographer and dancer in ALRIGHT, NASTY and many more! Jazzy J is a member of the legendary ELECTRIC BOOGALOOS, the THIRD GENERATION OF LOCKERS, and creator of the LA CITY ROCKERS. He is a master and pioneer of POPPING and LOCKING and incorporates foundations of Hip Hop, B-Boying, Punking and Waacking. Jazzy J has extensively toured in Japan, France, England, Canada and India. He has taught at Regina Dance Studios (LA), Broadway Dance Center (NYC), Djoniba Dance & Drum Centre (NYC), Yale University (CT), and Peridance (NYC).
Early in his dance studies, John starred in the feature-length dance film "Girl Walk // All Day." This Official Selection of the SXSW Film Festival made TimeOut New York, Critereon, and The San Francisco Film Critic's list of Best Films of 2012. His choreography and solo work has been shown at The Public Theatre, The Brooklyn Museum, Ailey Citigroup Theatre, Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art and Brooklyn Masonic Temple.
Dister is a product of NYC and its melting pot. His years of experience has taken him around the world, as a Dancer, Choreographer, Artist, DJ and more importantly, Teacher. By definition, his classes are a learning experience and dialogue about Hip Hop as a culture.
MAMBO ROCK is not a fusion class. Instead, it is a light into the nuances of the Mambo era in New York City during the 1970s. We will be exploring the precursors to Hip Hop dance and its culture by playing with the same sounds of the times; Mambo, Rock, Breaks and Disco.
Korie Genius was born in Kingston, Jamaica and grew up in Brooklyn, New York. He has been studying dance for many years and is well-versed in many styles including hip hop, dancehall, flexing, krumping and popping. Korie’s roots in the culture of dancehall has led to a career in this art form. He has been teaching the style for over 5 years at studios including Brooklyn Dance Project, Broadway Dance Center and Peridance both on his own and with his group, Blackgold. Genius has choreographed for and performed with many well-known artists including Mr. Lexx and Mr. Vegas and has been featured in many music videos including Bunji Garlin’s “Brrt” and Rebel Star’s “Look What I Can Do.” He has also choreographed for Syabrite and Sirens After Dark in New York City.
Recently, Korie created a very popular dancehall workshop, “Badda Dan Dem,” which brings choreographers and teachers from all over the world together to share their passion for dancehall.
Korie strives to make his class accessible to all levels of learners by mixing simple grooves and movements with more intricate choreography. He infuses each class with authentic dances that help the student to understand the roots of dancehall. Korie is very passionate about his craft and this shows through in each class he shares with his students. His goal as a teacher is to share his love of dancehall and to help all his students feel confident in the style.
Recently hired as a Diplomatic Ambassador for the United States as a Hip Hop Educator, Deena Clemente had no idea growing up on Fox Street all the great opportunities that awaited her. She lives a culture that changed her life and the world.
Deena was raised in the South Bronx. The Boogie Down is where she developed her love for dance her skills and strong cultural Latin roots in neighborhood house parties, outside park jams, block parties, talent showcases in the Police Athletic League (PAL) and local cable station programs with her 80’s dance crew “The Unique Force” (TUF)
Today you can find her taking her street knowledge, history, culture and experience into the studios from NYC to Abroad teaching her funky signature Hip Hop Dance Fitness Class Snap, Pop n’ Rock: ‘Organic Hip Hop Style for Wellness’, where she combines Mindful Medicine for your Mind, Body, Heart, Soul and Spirit.
For the last 20 years, Kim Holmes has emerged as one of the premiere, influential luminaries of the urban dance movement with unparalleled vibrancy, sensuality, and versatility. This legendary, leading lady and vanguard of Hip-Hop dance culture, has sought to redefine the face of the hip hop/urban dance movement as a heavily sought after dancer, choreographer, and Founder and Artistic Director of the critically acclaimed, Universal Dance Movement.
Along with her formal training in traditional dance forms of African, Ballet, Jazz, Modern, and Contemporary, to name a few, Kim became intensely mesmorized by the pulsating energy of contemporary urban dance as expressed within forms of Hip-Hop and House. Her evolving intrigue in hip hop and house led her to an opportunity to tour and work with some of the top performers and influential artists within the music industry, including Beyonce, Jay-z, Lil Kim, Missy Elliot, Salt n Pepa, Dance Fusion, Full Circle, Elite Force and a plethora of others. Kim’s rise within hip hop with her unique, stand out, lively performances would lead her to collaborate with some of the most prominent choreographers throughout entertainment including Laurie Ann Gibson, Brian “Footwork” Green, Rhapsody James, Eartha Robinson, Marjory Smarth, Conrad Rodchester, Archie Burnett, Mickey Davidson, Rennie Harris, Robin Dunn to name a few earning her the reputation and title as the “Josephine Baker of Hip Hop.”
Chrybaby cozie has been cultivating this dance (litefeet) in harlem for almost 8yrs with a group of talented individuals called “the breakfast club” now spelled “BWRECKFAST CLUB” because of too many similar names. BC has had an immense influence on several people life’s . over 50 ppl today represent BC spending the message of a positive hip hop movement and underground street dance . A person who was greatly influenced by our culture was Chris Brown . Chrybaby was featured in his video “kiss kiss” in 08′ . He’s shown wearing a BC varsity jacket and displaying our hand insignia . also he was featured on a litefeet DVD called “dance or go home” doing his version of litefeet. BWRECKFAST CLUB has been at the helm of litefeet since day one. Through BC Chrybaby created an organization called”LITE FEET NATION” which is the hub of the whole litefeet movement today. In 2011 Chrybaby put together an event featuring some of litefeet nations finest in a team battle that took place at a RED BULL venue in TriBeCa . All of the dancers we’re provided with clothes from SLOWBUCKS and we’re featured on a world renown YouTube channel called Yak Films . Each video featured has well over 100k views . Today litefeet nation has gone global being spotted in France , Russia , Poland and has made a new home in Japan . Even so litefeet Has revived another popular dance movement called the HARLEM SHAKE. Even though it predates litefeet , it’s a dance that was adopted by a litefeet music group Chrybaby was featured in called (Swag Kidz) on a song called “5000″ in 08′. Keeping it alive since then has sparked a immense YouTube phenomena and worldwide exposure from power 105.1 to Mtv’s BUCKWILD .