Large Dancing Soul

Large Dancing Soul

5.0 (1)
1 employee
4 years in business

About this pro

Popping is an umbrella term for a dance created in the West Coast and most popularized by pop legend Michael Jackson. It is most akin to mixed martial arts, with many styles under its “category” which include but are not limited to: Robotting, Strutting, Oakland Boogaloo, EB Boogaloo, Waving, Tutting, and Animation. I have been performing and competing professionally in popping for 8 years and have learned under the likes of Pikkalo [UCSD’s Poptikz] and Dnoi [Soulbotics Crew]. I have been teaching beginning and intermediate popping since 2015. I teach mainly Waving, Popping, and EB Boogaloo as well as freestyle fundamentals. If you would love to learn authentic West Coast freestyle dance, this is the class for you!

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Newark, CA 94560
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1 Review


  • Joe Robbins

    The passion he shows. It pours out of him! Also, the level of respect he shows for the art and it's culture. He didn't just show me moves. He takes a holistic approach to what he does and took the time to write things down and show me aspects of popping I previously had no awareness of. Most importantly, he is just a genuinely great person! I had almost no skill and he made me feel comfortable. He's not just a guy that pops, he is an amazing teacher and person. If you have the pleasure and privilege of learning from him, you will learn more than how to dance. You will see the true meaning of what passion is!

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What is your typical process for working with a new student?

Session 1- Groove Fundamentals  

Session 2 - Popping Fundamentals

Session 3 - Popping Variations

Session 4 - Boogaloo Fundamentals

Session 5 - Boogaloo Variations

Session 6 - Waving Fundamentals

Session 7- Waving Variations

Session 8 - Cypher Intro

What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

B.S. Psychology 

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Do you have a standard pricing system for your lessons? If so, please share the details here.

Session Types:

1 Group Session - $15 per person

8-pack Group Sessions -$100 per person

1 Private Session -$30-$40 (depends on distance)

8-pack Private Sessions - $200

An additional $5-10 for transportation costs will be added to price for instructor to go to your location per session.

How did you get started teaching?

The Origin Hip Hop Dance Academy in La Mesa, CA.

What types of students have you worked with?

I’ve worked with high school age students, college students, and adults.

Describe a recent event you are fond of.

Tacos and Turntables V 

What advice would you give a student looking to hire a teacher in your area of expertise?

Find a teacher who knows and is a part of the culture of your chosen freestyle dance. Culture is key to truly learn.

What questions should students think through before talking to teachers about their needs?

Do I have any medical conditions or past injuries my teacher should be aware of?

Can I afford to have my teacher travel to me or is there a middle ground area we can meet at?

Will not learning in a studio environment prevent me from feeling comfortable enough to learn?