Richard is coming to Shanti to share his talents and make us all great dancers. Ok maybe not, but we will all have a great time for sure!
Richard Andries has become one of the key driving forces within the Hip Hop dance scene in Edmonton and across Alberta for the past 15 years. With his high energy classes and his passion for the art, he continues to share his vision of the positivity of hip hop culture in everyday life. His personal style is heavily influenced by the foundation of hip hop dancing; popping, locking, breaking, house, etc, and newer forms such as Krump, and Street. For this reason, he has sought out and trained with many of the founders and influential figures of these styles such as: Popin’ Pete, Suga Pop, Mr. Wiggles, Caleaf Sellers, Bradley Rapier, Duece and many more. In 2005, he was chosen to assist Bradley Rapier at the 2005 Dance Xtreme convention in Detroit. Richard and his company, “Rhythmic Flow Productions” (alongside Urban Metropolis) have produced shows with the Jabbawockeez, Super Cr3w, Fanny Pak, and Supreme Soul, from America’s Best Dance Crew where his own crew, White Chocolate opened the shows. Chris Brown, Ludacris, Ne-Yo, Ashanti, Ginuwine, Sean Paul, Kreesha Turner, The Game, Nelly Furtado, Obie Trice, 112, Boyz II Men, Fabolous, K-Ci & JoJo, Chingy, Sean Desmond, Massari, Gary Beals,Rochester, and Snoop Dogg are just a few of the other international acts that Richard has opened for while performing with White Chocolate. White Chocolate along side Fly Girls were also featured at the 2009 Grey Cup pre game show.White Chocolate was also featured as the only Hip-Hop group to perform at Alberta’s Centenniel event where the Queen of England was in attendance. Richard also stars in the hit music video “Bounce With Me” by Kreesha Turner, which was directed by world renowned director, Little X. He has accompanied Canadian artists Kayle and Gary Beals as a background dancer and has toured Europe with Urban Metropolis, and 4 Korners the Toronto Raptor's official DJ's. He has also toured across Canada with Snoop Dogg, Sean Paul, and The Game. With his dynamic style and energetic choreography Richard maintains the true techniques of hip hop including Popping, Locking, Breaking, Tutting and more.
Join us for an afternoon of fun and of course....DANCING!
You must pre register for this class. You can do that by calling 780-421-9444,email us at firstname.lastname@example.org, or stop in 10026-102 St.