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Dancer, DJ Event Organizer/Promoter, Public Speaker, Commentator. Terry was born and raised in Brooklyn NYC. Growing up and living with the childhood stages and the golden era of hip hop at his doorstep he took in all of the sights sounds and vibes. At the early age of 15, He began Clubbing and giving back to the culture through Dance. He became one of the most well-known dancers in the clubs during the Golden era of hip hop and House in NYC. He is the youngest member of the Crew "Elite Force" who is now known for creating the face of Hip Hop dance as we know it today. He went on to work and tour with such acts as Mariah Carey, Will Smith, Missy Elliot, Ricky Martin, Da Brat, Left Eye (of TLC) Just to name a few and now travels the world as a battle judge teacher, and mentor to young dancers around the world. 


Terry at the age of 14 had already begun to DJ just for fun at a friend's house who lived in his building. He had always been a bit of a music nerd and even though he did not become a professional dj until late in his career after he had moved to Japan, his knowledge of music and experience in entertainment pushed him quickly to the forefront. First Playing at Street dance events around the world like "Juste debut" in Paris, "Street Dance Kemp" in the Czech Republic, Step Ya Game Up NYC, and playing at Famous parties In NYC (Funkbox NYC) and Tokyo. He decided to create his own parties in Tokyo. Terry started with his partner, London Musician Aroop Roy to create a party by the name of CULTURE. CULTURE became "THE PARTY TO BE AT" in Tokyo from 2008-2010 when Terry had to go on tour again. After he returned from tour he partnered with DJ Sarasa and began to plan his 2nd party venture in Tokyo "Speakeasy". Speakeasy is currently the most popular party in not just Tokyo but in JAPAN. Speakeasy has gone on to have performances by DJ Scratch, DJ Maseo (of De La Soul), DJ Spinna, DJ Skeme Richards (of Rocksteady Crew) and more. Terry is consistently raising the bar as a Dancer, Dj and organizer and feels if you are not raising the bar then you are holding the culture back.

Class Description

We will continue building our foundations through Brooklyn Terry's 5 basic principles: Groove, Step, Variation, Direction & timing.

Groove - The natural movements of your body reacting to the music.

The Step (the technique) - How those natural movements become basic techniques to create a step.

Variation - Creating variations of those basic steps to build a larger vocabulary.

Direction - Moving those steps around in space.

Timing - Slowing down and speeding up those grooves, steps, and variations to create phrasing and flow in your dance.

This 4-week course will:

1) provide tutorials on six different steps

2) personal feedback from Terry

3) group sessions.


Teaching Schedule

Spring  Intensive 2024

Open Hip Hop Dance

Friday 4:00 - 6:00pm

4/26 5/3, 5/10, and 5/17

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