Sept 2, 2024, 6 sessions

Place des Arts : Rehearsal Studio

WORKSHOPS 2024

Sept 2, 2024, 6 sessions

Place des Arts : Rehearsal Studio

JOAT offers a platform for artists who want to improve their skills, through seven masterclasses (three in hip hop, three in popping and one in krump) featuring high-calibre professional dancers and led by our JOAT Battle masters.

Come and perfect your technique and discover different approaches to movement.

1 class : $35
2 classes : $65 (discount of $5)
3 classes : $97 (discount of $8)
4 classes : $130 (discount of $10)
5 classes : $160 (discount of $15)
6 classes : $190 (discount of $20)

SCHEDULE

11:00 AM – 12:30 PM

HIP HOP with NIAKO

The era when you had to fight to obtain the most important thing: Street Credibility. Assert, prove, confirm. He did it, and at that time, it was the trenches.
He started practicing Breakin in 1997/98 but life guide him to hip hop freestyle in 2003
The first generation of European New Style freestyle Hip Hop in france.
The most Italian of Guadeloupeans. His PJD team and him pushed the freestyle scene in italy and organise since 2008 the event Hyper Week. And live and grew the dance scene in Norway since 2014.
Winner of major events like : Juste Debout (2 times) , Summer dance forever japan, K.O.D CHINA, SDk, SOULSESSION, and many more become with time a recomended educator and judge worlwide .
The multi-talented artist: dancer, artistic director,graphist, organizer, DJ, choreographer, and, in his spare time, a salsa dancer.
A fighter who works to get young people off the streets and away from their pitfalls through Hip Hop culture and its values. He s an activist supporting association like HIPHOP4HOPE.
Representing the crews: A.S.U, Dalton Posse, Next Level, Legion X.

12:45 – 2:15 PM

HIP HOP with BUDDAH STRETCH

Buddah Stretch

Born and raised in Brooklyn, New York, Stretch heavily impacted the dance world by bridging the gap between what was termed, Old Skool and New Skool. His dance style, known as Freestyle Hip-Hop draws from all aspects of Hip-Hop culture, music and dance. These moves during the early days of music videos helped to launch the popularity of dance in this medium, as well as live shows. His first video was with Eric B & Rakim, Eric B for President. He met the members of his first dance crew Mop Top at a music video audition they booked for Diana Ross, Working Overtime. He later formed a crew called Elite Force who appeared in documentaries, music videos, live shows and in countless projects overseas. His first choreography job was for Joeski Love (Pee Wee Dance) and went on to work with the likes of Rosie Perez, Will Smith in the Men In Black and Miami videos; Michael Jackson’s Remember The Time video and more. He was nominated for two MTV Awards for ” Best Choreography” for the Will Smith videos “Men In Black”, “Gettin Jiggy Wit It”, and “Miami”. Recent credits include choreography for Virgin recording artist Thalia (on Good Morning America), Aida, Tony Award Winner , Heather Headley , Hot 97 Air Personality , Angie Martinez and rapper Rah Diggah. In 1989, Stretch was the first Hip-Hop dancer to teach Hip-Hop in a mainstream dance studio – New York’s Broadway Dance Center. Stretch is no stranger to music. An MC and writer himself, he recorded an underground hit called It Don’t Matter by Ten Thieves and continues to make music today . His versatility is also displayed by his participation as a dancer and contributing choreographer for the Dance Theater crew Full Circle, and Co-Artistic Director of the Dance Theatre Company MiddleGround. His trendsetting style keeps him in demand as a choreographer, dancer , teacher and performer . His passion for dance is exhibited every time you experience his work. Stretch believes “music is the universal language; dance is its interpreter”.

2:30 – 4:00 PM

POPPING with BRUCE

Of Franco-Cameroonian descent, Bruce Ykanji Sone, a dancer, teacher, and entrepreneur, has been active in the entertainment and dance industry for 35 years. He started dancing at the age of 8, and his talent launched his career in 1997. He has worked with “Les Dix Commandements” and artists such as MC Solaar, MiS-Teeq, Jean-Michel Jarre, Nekfeu, among others. In 2002, he founded the Juste Debout event, now the largest international Hip Hop dance gathering.
In 2009, Bruce founded the Juste Debout School with the goal of teaching and popularizing Hip Hop dance. The school awards diplomas to students aspiring to professionalize in dance and continually develops national and international projects. A second JDSchool is set to launch in 2024/2025 with a slightly more musical direction.
In 2014, he co-founded the B&B Dance Agency with Bernard Lebeau, a choreographer and coach for renowned singers and actors. Within this framework, he promotes talented dancers with diverse backgrounds.
In 2021, he created the Top on the Floor app, which now connects over 14,000 international dancers.

4:15 – 5:45 PM

POPPING with SLIM BOOGIE

Slimboogie is a professional dancer from Los Angeles, California with over 20 years of experience in the industry. With a passion for dance and a natural talent, Slimboogie has traveled the world and performed in every major country, leaving audiences captivated with his dynamic and powerful moves. Throughout their career, Slimboogie has had the privilege of working with some of the biggest names in the entertainment industry, including Usher, Chris Brown, and Wiz. He have also been a part of some major projects, working with companies such as Disney, Facebook, Netflix, and many others. In addition to their work as a dancer, Slimboogie is also a visionary and an innovator. He created the Battle Games, one of the biggest events in Los Angeles, and started a cultural session in downtown LA where people can come together and connect over food and conversation. Slimboogie’s ultimate goal is to become the best version of himself and to inspire others to do the same. Through his art, he hope to touch people in a profound way and prove to the world that we are all capable of reaching our full potential. With his talent, dedication, and passion, Slimboogie is destined for greatness and will continue to be a driving force in the dance community for many years to come.

6:00 – 7:30 PM

ANIMATION with KOUTEI SENNIN

In the Asian regional version of the show that produced Susan Boyle, “Asia’s Got Talent,” with an audience of 500 million people, he became the first Asian artist to receive the golden buzzer. He has achieved numerous victories in the world’s largest dance competitions. “UNIQLOCK,” which he choreographed and performed in, won the Grand Prix at Cannes Lions and received 23 global advertising awards, setting record-breaking achievements. “UNIQLO MIXPlay” has also gained worldwide attention, with over 5 million views. His performances uploaded on YouTube have amassed over 60 million views, making him the most-watched Japanese dancer. Performing in front of The Coca Cola Company’s CEO and The Walt Disney Company’s chairman, he is currently the most prominent artist. He contributed to the development of content for the robot “Pepper.” This robot later joined his dance team “Timemachine,” making it the first team with a robot as a member. Not only is he a performer and choreographer but also a highly regarded teacher. Koutei founded the Kouteisennin Premium Academy.

7:45 – 9:15 PM

POPPING with DJIDAWI 

DJIDAWI has been a renowned popping dancer since the year 2000, specializing in waving and toyman techniques. Recognized for his expertise and unique style, he has taught and judged in over 30 countries, participating in prestigious international events such as Juste Debout, UK Bboy Champs, Freestyle Session, Eurobattle, and IBE. His talent has also led him to collaborate with renowned artists like NTM and Martin Solveig, and to perform for iconic brands such as Adidas and Foot Locker.
Today, DJIDAWI takes on several roles: he is a personal branding trainer, technical partner for Decathlon’s dance brand, contributing to dance innovation and promotion. He is also the author of the “Guide d’exercice d’inclusion par le sport” and co-manager of the clothing brand Mâle Aimé.

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