Class through a teachers perspective

Even if you’re not a professional dancer, every choreographer has gone through teaching a class at least once. It is inevitable that it will happen due to the fact the regardless if you’re getting paid for the class or you are just teaching a piece to your teammates, it is a great form of training. In every choreographers eye, their objective is for the class to successfully learn and execute their piece. The choreographer is just as nervous of the rest of the class, they are just a little better at hiding it.  Continue reading

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Nico Isaac O’Connor

Born in Redwood City, and living in San Bruno, San Mateo and Antioch, northern California native Nico O’Connor has had his fair share of the Bay. Being exposed to dance by the likings of MTV and Musicals, Nico O’Connor has become one of Hip Hops renowned Jazz-Funk Instructors in California, and to everyones surprise this Hip Hop legend did not begin dancing in that style. At the Age of 18 he began dancing in ballet folklorico and once he reached high school he was finally introduced to hip hop through a friend who needed a dancer. He was taken under the wing of this friends choreographer and from there began his growth in the hip hop art. Continue reading

Milo McManus

Born and raised in San Jose Milo McManus took his first dance class on accident by attending his brothers rehearsal at the age of 12 in flip flops learning to DMX’s “Party Up” Slowly after taking his first class he fell in love with hip hop dance and joined Future Shock, and competed at Hip Hop International in Vegas. He continued dancing in the Bay Area joining teams like Culture Shock Oakland from the age of 12 – 16 and was part of the first class of Funk Beyond Control (FBC) from the age of 16 -18. Shortly after ending high school McManus moved to Los Angeles to pursue his dancing career where he was contracted by Bloc Talent Agency in 2007.

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