Mon, Jul 18|
Youth Dancehall-Afro Dance Workshop (age 14 & under) by King Kayak World
2 Classes. Only for children! Open level/Beginner & young professional in training (Dancers with at least 3yrs + experience)
Time & Location
Jul 18, 2022, 11:30 AM – 2:00 PM
Ripley-Grier Studios, 520 8th Ave 16th floor, New York, NY 10018, USA
About the event
In these classes you will learn foundation from various styles. Mainly dancehall & afrobeats. King Kayak will help you to learn how to control your body and move through any space. The classes can go from very smooth to super high energy because King believes that everyone interested in dance should be able to find that balance and be able to dance to any kind of music and to actually feel the movement. Feeling is the most important thing in this class because if you feel your movement then its much easier for you to apply the right intention to our human qualities needed to fully express ourselves through dance!
There is no other like King Kayak. His passion for teaching and helping others grow in dance is amazing. He ensures that while you learn a bit of history and foundation in whatever he is teaching, you get a chance to challenge yourself and tap in and grow as a movement artist. Whether your goal is to become a professional, enhance your skills or you do it for fun, there is equal space for everyone to enjoy and leave class learning something new. Kayak’s classes can either be super high energy , fun with a bit of a challenge to saucy and groovy to soft and patient : An entire experience. Class gives you a chance to get into the mind of King Kayak and get into the many layers of dance and music. You will leave with his class feeling inspired to unlock your true potential.
Music Choices - Dancehall,Reggae , Afrobeats, Hiphop, Reggaeton, Soca, Hip hop.
A professional artist,Dancer/ Choreographer and entrepreneur born and raised in Carriacou, Grenada, West Indies, Wendell Bullen aka King Kayak started training in Dance as soon as he moved to New York City. Well versatile, Wendell has trained in Hip Hop (Breaking, Popping, Locking and Waving), Ballet, Modern, Contemporary, Jazz, Street Jazz, Salsa, African and Dancehall in NYC’s most accredited dance institutions. Those institutions include Steps on Broadway, The Door led by Anthony Rodriguez, Broadway Dance Center (via an awarded scholarship program) and an extensive ballet training program through Obediah Wright’s ballet dance intensive.
Wendell has worked with a number of industry professionals and performed at many charity events to give back to various communities; some of which hosted by Danny Glover, Dr.Oz, and Nick Cannon and Many others.
You can also see him appearing in many different Music videos, TV shows and ad campaigns for various brands. Some music videos included artists such as Janet Jackson , Farruko, Fabulous , Davido and so many others. Some of the TV shows includes; Latenight with Jimmy Fallon, Jimmy Kimmel Live, Impractical Jokers, and BET to name few. He’s also been featured in ad campaigns for Brands such as Reebok, Black Pyramid , Vinci Wearable and many more.
Wendell has also done some acting in various off- broadway plays in NYC some of which were part of NYMF (New York Musical Festival) ; an annual festival held in NYC. You can catch Wendell modeling for popular brands such as Reebok and catch him traveling all over the world and teaching dance workshops through Redbull sponsorships & Dance Company; Danca Family at various IVY league universities (including Harvard, MIT, BU and Berkely College). He has also enjoyed teaching dance classes at various prestigious dance centers such as Broadway Dance Center, Peridance Capezio Center, Colgate University, Dancing Preachers International Conference, World Changers (Indiana), Movement Lifestyle (L.A.), and Millennium Dance Complex LA.
Wendell’s biggest accomplishment to date is performing for Prince William and Dutchess Kate Middleton of England when they visited The Door NYC. Wendell is a very notable, versatile and creative choreographer and teacher, holding weekly Dancehall, Hiphop, Freestyle and Breaking classes throughout the NYC tri-state area to students from the age of 3 and up since 2014. Wendell continues to show a special passion and love for Dancehall as a member of the worldwide collective of dancehall instructors and influencers known as "Danca Family” created by Redbull signee Blacka Di Danca.
Credits: Janet Jackson, Fabolous, Davido, Jeremiah Popcaan, Joey Bada$$, Raymix, UNICEF, Dr.Oz, Danny Glover, America's Got Talent, Forto Strong Coffee, Boa Kwon, Statik Selecta, Dylan Dilinjah, Vinci Hearable Headphones, NY Knicks, Reebok, Mr. Vegas, Redbull, Black Pyramid, Nickelodeon 2016 Halo Awards and many more.
(Beginner/Open- Level) Dancehall-Afro Youth ClassRipley Grier - Studio TBA
Young professional Dancehall-Afro workshopRipley Grier- TBA
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