Jun
22
1:30 PM13:30

Afro-Caribbean with Queen Moves

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Harlem Dance Club presents:
AfroDance New York 2019 Guest Artist Workshops

FREE Workshops celebrating the influence of African dance from traditional to contemporary. Open to all ages and experience levels.

FREE Reservation HERE.

Pelham Fritz Recreation Center in Marcus Garvey Park
18 Mount Morris Park West @122nd Street

Queen Moves - aka. GUERDLEY and DHQ BRAT - offer dance services for professional artists + unique workshops to empower the everyday womxn. We know that every womxn has a story to tell and we just want to tell it in body language. Our goal is create movement that motivates the inner queens of the women we create with + perform for. Guerdley Cajus is a Haitian American born Dancer and Choreographer based in NYC. BRAT is a pro choreographer/dancer with Grenadian Nevisian roots living in NYC.

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Jun
29
12:00 PM12:00

CHOREOGRAPHY LAB with Angel Kaba

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Are you an established or blossoming choreographer interested in sharing your talent with the Harlem Dance Club community?

Join our upcoming Choreography Labs with Angel Kaba.

Angel Kaba will be directing the performance centerpiece of MOTHERSHIP TWO at the Richard Rodgers Amphitheater in Marcus Garvey Parlk on September 21st, 2019.

Angel is looking to meet and exchange ideas with all choreographic voices from the Harlem Dance Club community. These unique and intimate workshops will lead into our 2019 Performance Workshops beginning July 13th.

June 29th 12:00 - 1:30 PM

Pelham Fritz Recreation Center in Marcus Garvey Park
18 Mount Morris Park West @122nd Street

REGISTER HERE for more info!

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Jun
29
1:30 PM13:30

West African with Esther Walker

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Harlem Dance Club presents:
AfroDance New York 2019 Guest Artist Workshops

FREE Workshops celebrating the influence of African dance from traditional to contemporary. Open to all ages and experience levels.

FREE Reservation HERE.

Pelham Fritz Recreation Center in Marcus Garvey Park
18 Mount Morris Park West @122nd Street

Esther Grant has been studying dance for the past 50 years. Her initial seven years of dance training is in traditional dance school genres: ballet, tap, and modern dance. Her first exposure to “ethnic” dance was learning the Quadrille, a Caribbean-style square dance, from her mother. Ms. Grant became exposed to West African Dance and instantly loved the power of the drum and movement. This sparked a connection to African dance and folklore that has spanned over three decades. She has studied and danced with the late Papa Ladji Camara, Wilhemina Taylor, Abdel Salaam, Marie Basse, Fatou Sam, Amaniye Payne, Jewel Love, Ndaye Gueye, Youssouf Koumbassa and a host of talented teachers and choreographers in the NYC tri-state area. She has performed with NYC-based companies: Forces of Nature, Sabar Ak Ru Afriq, and Papa Ladji Camara’s African-American Dance Ensemble. Ms. Grant has danced at major venues and events i.e. B.A.M. Dance Africa, Radio City Music Hall, the Apollo Theatre, Newark Symphony Hall, Central Park Summer Stage, the Odunde Festival, Dance Mobile, and the Rhythms of the World Festival to name a few. Ms. Grant remains active in the dance community, with a focus training youth and young adults. She currently serves as the Rehearsal Director for Batoto Yetu Dance Company, Program Manager and Teaching Artist for the Opus Dance Theatre Arts-In-Education Program, and Assistant to the Dance Department Director at Mind-Builders Creative Arts Center. She strongly believes in the power of community dance to bring people together, preserve intergenerational respect and honor traditions that have produced greatness in people of color.

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Jul
13
1:30 PM13:30

MOTHERSHIP TWO Performance Workshop with Angel Kaba

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The centerpiece of MOTHERSHIP TWO will be a performance by Harlem Dance Club and guest artists.

Rehearsals will take place on Saturdays beginning July 13th and leading up to the MOTHERSHIP TWO event at the Richard Rodgers Amphitheater in Marcus Garvey Park.

REGISTER HERE and you will receive updates and more info from us about our 2019 Performance Workshop.

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Jul
25
6:30 PM18:30

PRAISE Performance Workshop with LaSharn Cooper-Patt and Shavon Marshall

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The centerpiece of MOTHERSHIP TWO will be a performance by Harlem Dance Club and guest artists.

Join teaching artists LaSharn Cooper-Patt and Shavon Marshall for our 2019 PRAISE performance workshop.

Rehearsals will take place on Thursday evenings beginning July 25th and continue up to the MOTHERSHIP TWO event at the Richard Rodgers Amphitheater in Marcus Garvey Park on September

REGISTER HERE and you will receive updates and more info from us about our 2019 Performance Workshop.

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Sep
21
2:00 PM14:00

MOTHERSHIP TWO

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In celebration of Harlem Dance Club's 6th Anniversary, we are planning MOTHERSHIP TWO. The entire Richard Rodgers Amphitheater in Marcus Garvey Park will become an interactive voyage of music and dance. All are welcome to this cross-genre celebration of music, dance and community. Guest Artists, DJs and more will be announced in August!

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Jun
15
1:30 PM13:30

Afro'Dance with Angel Kaba

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Harlem Dance Club presents:
AfroDance New York 2019 Guest Artist Workshops

FREE Reservation HERE.

Pelham Fritz Recreation Center in Marcus Garvey Park
18 Mount Morris Park West @122nd Street

Angel Kaba, International Creative & Artistic Director, has been collaborating with artists such as Coolio, Orishas, Kaye Styles, Rihanna, Kayne West, Taye Diggs and others. Further notable experiences involved stage/television/commercial performances and dancing for world renowned brands like Coca Cola, Levi's, Fructis by Garnier, Nutella, Universal, RocNation, MTV, NBC, and SNAPCHAT.

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Jun
15
12:00 PM12:00

CHOREOGRAPHY LAB with Angel Kaba

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Are you an established or blossoming choreographer interested in sharing your talent with the Harlem Dance Club community?

Join our upcoming Choreography Labs with Angel Kaba. Angel will be directing the performance centerpiece of MOTHERSHIP TWO at the Richard Rodgers Amphitheater in Marcus Garvey Parlk on September 21st, 2019.

Angel is looking to meet and exchange ideas with all choreographic voices from the Harlem Dance Club community. These unique and intimate workshops will lead into our 2019 Performance Workshops beginning July 13th.

CHOREOGRAPHY LABS
June 15th 12:00 - 1:30 PM
June 29th 12:00 - 1:30 PM

Pelham Fritz Recreation Center in Marcus Garvey Park
18 Mount Morris Park West @122nd Street

REGISTER HERE for more info!

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Jun
8
1:30 PM13:30

Mouv'K with Kevin Coique

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Harlem Dance Club presents:
AfroDance New York 2019 Guest Artist Workshops

FREE Workshops celebrating the influence of African dance from traditional to contemporary. Open to all ages and experience levels.

FREE Reservation HERE.

Pelham Fritz Recreation Center in Marcus Garvey Park
18 Mount Morris Park West @122nd Street

Sports teacher and impassioned by dance, Kevin Coique has taught several dance and fitness concepts. Little by little, he felt the desire to add his personal touch by creating his choreographies, by picking his tracks… that has today become the Mouv’K. The concept idea is not to revolutionize the dance or the fitness world but to give a name, an identity to what he is doing and to communicate his philosophy of life : love and share! His motto: DANCE LIKE NO ONE IS WATCHING!

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Jun
1
1:30 PM13:30

Haitian Folk Dance with Sherley Davilmar

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Harlem Dance Club presents:
AfroDance New York 2019 Guest Artist Workshops

FREE Workshops celebrating the influence of African dance from traditional to contemporary. Open to all ages and experience levels.

FREE Reservation HERE.

Pelham Fritz Recreation Center in Marcus Garvey Park
18 Mount Morris Park West @122nd Street

SHERLEY DAVILMAR (ST. FORT) is the artistic director and co-founder of La Troupe Zetwal, a multicultural dance group that performs traditional Haitian dance with live drumming and percussions. She was born in Haiti and immigrated to New York with her family when she was four years of age. Sherley developed a love of Traditional Haitian dance at the age of 11 but soon learned that many people in her community had turned away from their heritage, mainly in reaction to negative stereotyping of Haiti in the larger mainstream culture. Determined to re-educate her peers and honor her heritage, she took up the formal study of the dance with Haitian teachers while still in high school.

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Apr
13
1:00 PM13:00

MOTHERSHIP TWO Planning Committee Meeting

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MOTHERSHIP TWO is coming to Richard Rodgers Amphitheater this September. Harlem Dance Club would like to welcome you to participate in the creative journey and production of this dance and music festival.

The MOTHERSHIP TWO Planning Committee (M2PC) meets once per month on Saturday afternoons at the Pelham Fritz Center in Marcus Garvey Park.

NEXT MEETING:

April 13th, 2019 1:00 - 3:00

Pelham Fritz Recreational Center Conference Room
18 Mount Morris Park West @122nd Street




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Sep
15
6:00 PM18:00

Vogue or Freestyle down the UNIVERSAL AFFAIR Runway

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The third hour of MOTHERSHIP ONE will be our UNIVERSAL AFFAIR. Vogue, freestyle or sashay down the MOTHERSHIP runway. Cesar Valentino and a panel of judges will be awarding trophies in the following categories: 

PRE SELECTION CATEGORIES
(You must submit photos and videos for consideration in advance of UNIVERSAL AFFAIR.) 
 
Miss Universe
Head to toe ovahness. Space creatures, beauty queens, new and old machines; category is intergalactic pageant showstoppers. 
 
Category Is: VOGUE
All styles vogue. Bring it like Star Trek, Battlestar Galactica, Lost In Space. 
 
 
AUDIENCE PARTICIPATION
(You do not need to submit photos or videos for these categories. Participation is encouraged!) 

Best Dressed
Open to all. Bring your confidence down the MOTHERSHIP runway. Category is: YOU. 
 
Harlem Realness
Open to all. Is Harlem in your soul? Show us your authenticity and style. Attitude is key. 
 
Register to walk the runway at UNIVERSAL AFFAIR here. 

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Sep
15
4:00 PM16:00

You Are Invited: MOTHERSHIP ONE

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REGISTER HERE

Made Possible with Support from:
NYC Department of Parks and Recreation
Upper Manhattan Empowerment Zone Development Corporation
Lower Manhattan Cultural Council
New York State Council on the Arts
New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council

MOTHERSHIP ONE is made possible in part with public funds from Creative Engagement, supported by the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council and the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and administered by Lower Manhattan Cultural Council. LMCC.net

MOTHERSHIP ONE is made possible in part with funding from the Upper Manhattan Empowerment Zone Development Corporation and administered by Lower Manhattan Cultural Council. LMCC.net

Lower Manhattan Cultural Council empowers artists by providing them with networks, resources, and support, to create vibrant, sustainable communities in Lower Manhattan and beyond.

 

 

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Sep
15
3:30 PM15:30

VOLUNTEER on MOTHERSHIP ONE

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Help MOTHERSHIP ONE lift off by volunteering with Harlem Dance Club!

MOTHERSHIP ONE - a FREE interactive voyage of music and dance on Saturday, September 15, 2018 at Richard Rodgers Amphitheater in Marcus Garvey Park - is a cross-genre celebration of music, dance and community.

Whether you have an hour, a day or the rest of summer to volunteer your time and talents to this journey of sound, spirit and community, we want to hear from you. Find MOTHERSHIP ONE volunteer opportunities/sign-up HERE.

WELCOME ABOARD!

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Jul
26
6:30 PM18:30

Praise Dance Performance Workshop

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Beginning this Thursday, LaSharn Cooper will be teaching Praise Dance choreography to be performed live to gospel-house music on MOTHERSHIP ONE. 

We are seeking dancers: all ages and all skill levels welcome! No praise dance experience required. 

Rehearsals will be held on Thursdays 6:30 - 8:30 PM beginning this week at the Pelham Fritz Recreation Center in Marcus Garvey Park (18 Mount Morris Park West.) 

To participate, FILL OUT THIS FORM and you will be contacted with more info. 

FEES:
This opportunity is FREE and open to all.
**Costumes are not provided and there may be some reasonable costs associated with costume. The choreographers will advise on costumes during the rehearsal phase. 

LaSharn Cooper-Patt, has been a member of the dance community for over 30 years where she served as an active member and performed with the LaRocque Bey African Dance Company.  LaSharn is an active member of the Harlem community and in the Worship and the Arts department of her local church, Bethel Gospel Assembly as the director of the One Accord Dance Ministry for 15 years, leading over 50 dancers there ranging in age from 3 to 80 years of age. She has also served as the Praise Dance and Ball Room dance instructor for 11 years at the Phenomenal Woman Charm and Etiquette School in Harlem and is the choreographer of the annual Debutante Ball.  She has actively lead the community of the Pelham Fritz Recreation Center in Harlem in Health and Wellness practices for more than 10 years, where she has had the honor of meeting and joining with the Harlem Dance Club.  She loves and leads the dance community with passion through all types of dance and has seen the benefits of dance fitness in the lives of those who take classes with her in the Department of Parks Recreation Centers where she serves in a management roll.

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Jul
21
1:30 PM13:30

DRUM WORLD Performance Opportunity with Angel Kaba

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We are thrilled to announce that Angel Kaba will be the creative director for DRUM WORLD, the opening hour of MOTHERSHIP ONE.

MOTHERSHIP ONE -  an interactive voyage of music and dance - will take place from 4:00 - 8:00PM on September 15th 2018 at the Richard Rodgers Amphitheater in Marcus Garvey Park. It is free and open to the public.

GET YOUR FREE E-TICKET HERE

DRUM WORLD will feature a variety of performers, woven together by Angel's creative vision. The centerpiece will be a "Coming to America" inspired performance choreographed by Angel Kaba that pulls from hip-hop, African, Afrobeats and Dancehall

Angel is seeking dancers ages twelve and up to be a part of DRUM WORLD. Rehearsals will be held on Saturday afternoons from 1:30 - 3:30 at the Pelham Fritz Recreation Center in Marcus Garvey Park beginning July 21st!

To participate, FILL OUT THIS FORM and you will be contacted with more info. 

FEES:
This opportunity is FREE and open to all.
**Costumes are not provided and there may be some costs associated with costume. Angel will advise on costumes during the rehearsal phase. 

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Jun
30
3:00 PM15:00

Nick Cave's "The Let Go" @ Park Avenue Armory

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Harlem Dance Club is one of a handful of community groups from across the boroughs invited to be a part of The Let Go - a dance-based town hall—part installation, part performance—where New Yorkers are invited to express themselves through movement to music curated by some of New York’s leading DJs played as a soundtrack or mixed live. Participants will be engaged by dancers leading games of Twister, Soul Train lines, a special line dance called “The Let Go” created for the installation, soundsuit invasions, and other dance-based encounters.

We have a limited number of spots available for those who want to represent Harlem Dance Club with free admission to the installation on Saturday June 30thIf you are interested, please register HERE.

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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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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
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
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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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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