Hip-Hop 4 Kids


This class is taught by:

Ashley Allen

Hip-Hop, Jazz, Ballet, Ballroom & Modern/Contemporary

Miami Heat Dancer in 2008, 2009 and 2010; she is currently completing her 3rd year with the team. Ashley is featured in the 2009 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition. Sports Illustrated selected her to represent the Miami Heat Dance Team, in an article entitled, “The Girls Behind the NBA”. She has recently appeared as a dancer in music videos, award shows, and performances for artists: Ne-Yo, Pitbull, Nayer, Ludacris, Joey Montana, Daddy Yankee, Prince Royce and Andres Cuervo to name a few. Ashley has also made guest appearances on television shows with Telemundo and Univision. She is currently a college student at Florida Atlantic University, majoring in multimedia journalism. She was also a member of the FAU dance team in 2006-2007 and the Spanish River H.S. Dance Team, in Boca Raton, Fl. from 2002-2006. All along, Ashley has continued to pass on her talents thru teaching Hip-Hop, Jazz, Ballet and Ballroom at Virtuous Productions; where she continues to further her own training in vocals and acting for camera.
 
View Ashley's latest video: "Live Your Life" by Pee Wee http://youtu.be/FelH4Q1eRaE

Kelly Carter

(Tap/Ballet/Jazz)
Kelly is a FAU student and comes to us from Tampa, Florida. Altho she is only nineteen years old, she has some amazing training! She attended Howard W. Blake High School of the Arts were she earned a master certification in dance. Although Kelly's specialty is tap, she has been trained in Ballet, Jazz, Modern, Contemporary, Lyrical, and hip hop. Kelly has also been trained at the Boston Conservatory in Boston, Massachusetts, The Patel Conservatory in Tampa, Florida, and Debbie Allen's Dance Academy in Los Angeles,California. Her formative years were spent at the Studio of Dance and Music in Sarasota Florida, Brucie Klay's Dance Center in Tampa, Florida and The Brandon School of Dance Arts in Seffner, Florida. Kelly has attended multiple conventions and festivals such as; The Pulse and The national and regional high school dance festivals. Kelly has also competed in numerous competitions and received many high honors. Kelly has previously been a dance instructor at Universal Dance Studios Miami and she is currently a choreographer for the Brandon School of Dance Arts Competition Team as well as a full time student studying business and dance at Florida Atlantic University. Kelly is enthusiastic about working at Virtuous Productions and contributing to the lives of the dancers at the studio.
 

Sarita Escobedo

VP Founder, Ballroom Instructor, Stage Presence Coach & Acting for Camera

The past 16 years of her career has focused on the performing arts. First performing as a gymnast then training in dance at the Broadway Dance Center in New York. She has also trained as an actress at the New York Performance Works under various instructors such as; Matt Penn (Director "NYPD Blue", "L.A. Law", and "Loving") and Joan Di’Incecco (Original casting director of "All My Children"). She has worked many times in theater, film/television commercial and print. Since moving to Florida 12 years ago she has been working as a professional dance sport athlete, as well as performing and teaching children and adults ballroom dance, stage presence coaching & acting for camera. She opened Virtuous Productions on 5/12/03 at the athletic club in boca raton and grew the business there for 4 years until opening at the new location, 2880 N. Federal Hwy. in Boca Raton, Florida in Dec. 2007. A second location was opened in 2009 in downtown Delray’s Art’s District. Sarita has grown the business with a passion that can only come from one who understands her purpose beyond herself.

Natalie Watson

Modern/Contemp. & Jazz Instructor

Natalie Watson is originally from Dallas/Ft. Worth , TX. She started competitively dancing at the age of 10. She has 14+ years experience in various styles  such: ballet, lyrical, hip-hop, modern, jazz & tap. She started teaching by the age of 14 and has had the opportunity to perform with artists such as Destiney's Child, Kelly Clarkson, & Jessica Simpson.
Since moving to Florida she has been teaching at Virtuous Productions, was a part of the POP gold dancers and has Co. Directed an award winning dance team. She continues to further her career in dance, while sharing her passion and love for it with others.

Hayley Keith

Jazz 4 kids, Hip-Hop 4 kids & VIP Performance
Teacher
Hayley Keith is originally from Kansas City, Missouri. She started competitively dancing at the age of 12 and hasn’t stopped since! Hayley has 13+ years of experience in styles such as ballet, lyrical, hip-hop, modern, tap and jazz. Through high school, Hayley competitively performed on the varsity dance team years 2006-2010. She continued to take her passion to a collegiate level at Avila University, where she would compete in the UDA National Competition. Year after year, the Avila Glitter Girls took home 3rd place in both hip-hop & jazz, contemporary. From 2010-2013, Hayley remained a dedicated athlete and full time student, while maintaining a part time teaching job. From 2014-2015, Hayley took on an assistance director’s position at her home studio. Her competitive choreography received awards at nearly every regional competition in both hip-hop and lyrical. Although it was very sad to say goodbye to her dancers, Hayley moved to Florida in September, 2015 to start her video editing career with a local marketing agency, The Addiction Advisor. She now shares her passion for dance with the kiddos at Virtuous Productions, hoping to inspire, innovate, and motivate.

 

Jennifer Hernandez

Hip-Hop Teacher
 
This class develops not only teamwork but increases strength, coordination and agility as well as increases stamina and promotes fitness. More importantly it also provides our youth with a healthy sense of self confidence. Classes begins with a modified warm up aimed at introducing fundamental techniques common in Hip Hop culture including basic grooves, footwork, isolations, miming, and various drills derived from the fundamentals of Hip-Hop Choreography. Across the floor work will happen during the middle portion of class to promote a sense of class structure common in dance practices worldwide. Class concludes with a fun and energetic performance of that weeks routine.


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