Born and raised in Brooklyn, New York, Buddha Stretch has heavily impacted the dance world by bridging the gap between what was termed, Ol’ Skool and New Skool. His dance style, of 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. In 1989, Stretch was one of the ﬁrst Hip-Hop dancer to teach Hip-Hop in a mainstream dance studio – New York’s Broadway Dance Center. Because of Stretch, hip hop is now taught as a dance style in dance studios around the world. The world of hip hop dance owes a lot to this man.
Stretch formed the famous hip hop dance crew “Elite Force” who have appeared in documentaries, music videos, live shows and in countless projects around the world. Stretch has worked with the likes of Rosie Perez, Will Smith in the Men In Black and Miami videos; Michael Jackson’s Remember The Time video (his most memorable experience) 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.
Stretch is no stranger to music. His trend setting 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.”
For the first time Stretch is touring Australia teaching what he is known best for. This is a very rare opportunity for Perth dancers to learn hip hop dance from one of the pioneers. The Dance Workshop is so excited to be hosting Stretch’s Perth workshops!
Workshops will be held on Sunday March 10.
4pm Hip Hop – Open Level (suitable for beginners also)
5:45pm Hip Hop – MASTERCLASS
7:30pm House – Open Level (suitable for beginners also)
$55 per single class
$110 for all three classes
*pre-sale online prices ONLY
Door sales – $60 per single class only
Go to: http://www.trybooking.com/Embed.aspx?eid=43624 to reserve your place.