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!
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!
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
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.
The Origin Hip Hop Dance Academy in La Mesa, CA.
I’ve worked with high school age students, college students, and adults.
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