Jun
2
1:30 PM13:30

FREE: Fundamentals of Hip Hop with Robin Dunn

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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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Jun
9
1:30 PM13:30

FREE: Dancehall with Korie Genius

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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 five years at studios including Brooklyn Dance Project, Broadway Dance Center and Peridance both on his own and with his group, Blackgold.

Korie 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. He 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.

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Jun
16
1:30 PM13:30

FREE: Roots of Samba / Afro Brazilian Dance with Quenia Ribeiro

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A native of Rio De Janeiro, Brazil has danced and taught for over 25 years, inlcuding 18 years of formal ballet training and extensive exposure to various forms of Brazilian folkloric dance. She has performed at universities, festivals, and theatres in Greece , Brazil , and all over the United States. Since moving to New York more than a decade ago, Ms. Ribeiro has held regular classes at many of the finest dance studios in New York and performed in venues ranging from Radio City Music Hall, to Yale University. She has appeared on television spots for NBC, Fox 5, and Univision. Ms. Ribeiro currently directs and choreographs for her company "Grupo Ribeiro", as well as conducting residencies in schools for children and teens.

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Jun
23
1:30 PM13:30

FREE: Afro'Dance with Angel Kaba

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Angél Kaba came into the world… in Brussels (Belgium). Daughter of a Martinican mother and a Congolese father. She defines herself as a multidisciplinary artist and a lover of mixed arts and cultures in general. She begins her artistic career with ballet at the age of 6 that she pursues over than 13 years. She also studies the solfeggio, music and theatre at the Music Academy of Brussels. Beside her art path, she studies in a Business School and graduates with honors from Marketing in 2005.

In 2006, she starts to work on her first musical entitled “Elya’s dream”, while using her biggest source of inspiration: children. At this time, she has already led her own performance company, Contre-Tendance. Her goal is to train future artists and to create opportunity to express themselves on stage.

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May
19
1:30 PM13:30

FREE: Fundamentals of Vogue: Pop, Dip and Spin with Cesar Valentino

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Cesar has been dancing for over 35 years. He recently celebrated 34 years of vogue dance experience. Cesar has training in many dance disciplines such as modern, jazz, street jazz, Latin Jazz, Afro Caribbean, hustle and salsa. Cesar was a figure skater for many years and when he discovered vogue dance for the first time, he created his own signature style of vogue pop dip and spin with grace and precision, combining traditional military style hieroglyphics with acrobats and spins. In 1988, he walked his first ball in Harlem's Elks lodge where he won and quickly became a fixture in the ballroom scene winning many trophies. Cesar has appeared in music videos with Toni Braxton, Carmen Electra and K7, as well as in the documentaries The House of Tres, Voguing the Message and Paris is Burning. In 1989 he was selected to tour with Malcolm Mclaren on the Deep in Vogue tour. Cesar has taught vogue workshops and judged dance competitions in Brazil, Dominican Republic and Berlin to name a few. He has been coaching models on runway modeling and posing techniques since the late 1980s. Cesar recently appeared in an international fashion campaign in London for Simply Be UK and most recently appears in the Netflix movie The Get Down. Cesar taught vogue at Broadway Dance Center and has been a faculty member at Peridance for five years. He is currently a faculty member of The Alvin Ailey Extension where he teaches the first ever official vogue class in Alvin Ailey's history.

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May
12
1:30 PM13:30

FREE: The Loft Practice with Conrad Rochester

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Growing up in New York City’s artsy Lower East Side during the early 1970’s and 80’s, Conrad Rochester discovered his passion for music and dance. Initially, at the age of 9 with the Hustle, then later as a young teenager, he became involved in the B-Boy Scene. Self taught and motivated through competition, Conrad’s movements were elevated through local battles and inspiration from Martial Arts films. He was enticed by the fruition of this form of dance into Breaking and House through the incorporation of more foot and floor work. It was no surprise that at just 17, he was already accepted and known as a member of the Loft and Paradise Garage Movements.

Through his movement, Conrad has continued to engage audiences on so many levels of life. He has had cameo appearances in several dance films including "Wild Style", "Maestro" and the most recent "Check Your Body at the Door." Conrad has also performed and choreographed for various dance companies and artists including Dance Warriors Project, Vissi Dance Company, Louie Vega, Mr. V, Mrs. Patty, The Martinez Brothers, The Legendary House of Ninja, Niles Ford's dance-umentary "In Search of the Invisible People," and James "Cricket" Coulter's Astral Kinetic Urban Project. He is constantly judging and teaching locally and abroad for various annual events such as Meeting Hip Hop Brazil, Chicken and Beer, Guardians of the Dance, Vibrant Flow Escape and his own weekly practice The Loft Practice. In early 2007, he and his partners launched House Dance International (HDI), the first Urban Dance Festival designed to provide unity and leadership in the global House Dance Community. A year later he along with a set of new partners established The Funk Box, NYC. His most recent venture is the Hangtime Party which is a free event for dance expression and community building.

Conrad is best known for his signature handstands, dives and mesmerizing fluidity. His teaching style incorporates athleticism and an emphasis on free spirit movements.

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May
5
2:00 PM14:00

FREE: Capoeira with Edna Lima

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Edna has been training Capoeira and Karate for over 30 years: she regularly teaches workshops and leads Batizados in Barcelona, Israel, Japan, Spain, and Austria, Germany … she has also represented the US National Karate Team in, Canada, Columbia, Curacao, Japan, Malaysia, and Venezuela. And while she has continued as one of the outstanding Capoeira instructors in the world she has accumulated a dozen Karate titles: five-time Brazilian champion, four-time US Champion, four-time Pan-American Champion, two-time Ozawa International Champion, and Black Belt Magazine Hall of Fame. Edna has developed her own Capoeira Workout® a functional training program based on the movements of Capoeira, which has received worldwide recognition and acclaim as a uniquely effective training method.

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Feb
19
to Mar 1

IOBY & Guest Artist Workshops

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Harlem Dance Club has a Dollar-for-Dollar-Match fundraising opportunity from Partnerships For Parks. Each Dollar you donate to this campaign sponsors our Guest Artist Workshops. Over the years we have brought incredible teaching artists to teach FREE Workshops at the Pelham Fritz Center in Marcus Garvey Park including Angel Kaba Conrad RochesterCesar Valentino Daniel Chrybaby Cozie Holloway Deena Clemente Dister Rondon Jazzy J Boog Soulfire Kim D. Holmes Korie Genius Robin DunnStorenzo Dom. Nando Valoi Ousmane Wiles Tyrone Proctor Brian Henry Cliff Matias & Wandee Candelario.

MAKE YOUR DONATION HERE.

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Jul
12
6:30 PM18:30

AUDITION: Summer 2016 Performance Opportunity

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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 water.
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 with Kim Holmes
Jun
18
2:30 PM14:30

Afro-Fusion with Kim Holmes

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FREE!!! Register here.

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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Hip Hop with Robin Dunn
Jun
17
6:30 PM18:30

Hip Hop with Robin Dunn

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  • Google Calendar ICS

FREE!!! Register here.

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.

Teacher bio.

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Mozambican with Nando Valoi
Jun
16
7:00 PM19:00

Mozambican with Nando Valoi

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FREE!!! Register here.

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.

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Aug
23
2:00 PM14:00

Robot Lock to the POP with Jazzy J

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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).

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Aug
2
2:00 PM14:00

Contemporay/Freestyle with John Clayton Doyle

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.  

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Jul
26
2:00 PM14:00

Mambo Rock with Dister

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DANCE WEEK Participants CLICK THIS LINK to Reserve a Spot for FREE

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.

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