RICH JAMES • HIP-HOP
Richard James is a Panama native that grew up in Flatbush, Brooklyn where his eclectic dance style had been deeply influenced by his culture and the people that surrounded him. At the early age of 10, he started his dance training in various dance styles such as Hip Hop, Jazz, West African, and Tap.
James, got his first real taste of the entertainment industry as a teen, where he was discovered and hired to model for various commercial print ads. During his high school and college years he was also a competitive Track and Field athlete but his passion for the arts never died.
Currently, James can be spotted touring the world with international house/dance music artist Crystal Waters (Gypsy Woman) and Venezuelan reggaeton Artist Mpeach (Venamo). In the Future he hopes to open his very own dance studio for children of low income households and begin to branch of into the musical theatre world.
Hip Hop. This class will explore the fundamentals of various Hip Hop dance styles and groove techniques allowing the students to feel comfortable while dancing in any given situation. We will also, include a Hip Hop across the floor, performance techniques, and a short cipher and the end of each class so everyone can take a moment to create their own movement.
Freestyle Technique. This class will explore the movement of various dance styles and how to transition smoothly through those styles. Dancers will also learn various style fundamentals, techniques, and tips on how to cypher in a group setting.
Richard's Teaching Schedule
(Available In Person or Online)
Adv. Beg Hip Hop
Monday 4:15 - 5:45pm
Adv. Beg Hip Hop
Wednesday 7:30 - 9:00pm
Open Freestyle Technique (Street Styles) - In Person Only
Thursday 9:10 - 10:40pm (Starts 7/15)