Class Information

Name: Hip Hop III
Level: interm
Time: Mon 08:00 pm to 08:45 pm
Studio: A
Cost: $50.00
Description: No Description Entered

Dance Type: Funk

Description: Funk is a high energy style of dance that is very similar to hip hop with an added element of street style. Dancers are encouraged to perform the choreography with an added element of their own flavor or style. This fun class combines elements of jazz, hip hop, & many other styles in one. Funk is one of the most popular dance forms of the century and the teacher or choreographer often leaves much room for self expression. Dancers progress to learn the hottest new dance moves from hip hop/rnb/pop music film clips. Funk will incorporate some b-boy moves and dance tricks to depict a funky street style of hip hop. Funk is taught with a lot of spunk, attitude and style, while being grounded in solid dance techniques.

Instructor: Thomas Nguyen

Thomas Tu Nguyen was born on May 14, 1992 and was raised in Sioux Falls, South Dakota by both parents who immigrated from Vietnam to America. He began his dance journey in 2009 when he was 17 years old, auditioning for the Washington High School dance team. In 2010, Mr. Nguyen competed in his first World competition called, The Dance Worlds, and by 2014 he returned and won the Hip Hop Gold Championship. Coached by Angela Nieman, his team was the first all male dance team to bring home a gold medal and trophy for South Dakota.

Mr. Nguyen attended South Dakota State University and studied a French Language Major & a Dance Minor. In dance, he studied with Melissa Mork-Hauschild who guided him in Classical Jazz, Afro-Caribbean Jazz, Modern (Bartenieff & Laban Contexts) Tap, Ballet, Musical Theater, and Composition & Choreography. Today, Mr. Nguyen is a dancer for Sioux Falls LiRa Dance Theater Company, a Choreographer & Instructor at Expanding Harmony Dance Studio in Brookings, and Contemporary instructor at Balleraena Dance Studio.