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BOOMBOX SUNDAY: Pride Edition @ UN Plaza🎉

Updated: Jun 25

CELEBRATE PRIDE MONTH WITH RAE STUDIOS 🏳️‍🌈


Add us into your schedule for Pride Celebrations as we host our next BOOMBOX Event in collaboration with UN Plaza! This outdoor event is FREE for the community and we want you to come celebrate and kick-off Pride with us. This event will focus on commemorating the LGBT+ community with classes like K-Pop, Shuffle, Waacking, and Brazilian Pop. Experience back-to-back classes featuring a rotating roster of instructors. RSVP in advance to reserve your spot. Stay for one or stay for all. Registration is required for this event.


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Event Details:


Featured Instructors:


Date: Sunday, June 23rd, 2024

Time: 10:00am-2:00pm

Location: UN Plaza at Market St.

Class Schedule:

  • K-Pop (All Levels) with Jackson | 10:00am - 10:55am

  • Shuffle (All Levels) with Kylie | 11:00am-11:55am

  • Waacking (Beginner) with Kristie | 12:00pm-12:55pm

  • Brazilian Pop (Beg/Int) with Leo | 1:00pm - 2:00pm


Ticket Options:

  • All classes FREE | Register via Eventbrite or MindBody


Ticket Reservations: Eventbrite or purchase on the Mindbody App. 



 

Previous Boombox Events
Boombox SUnday, Fall, 2023. Held at Equinox Sports Club, See more on our youtube page here.


Boombox Weekend, Summer 2021. Held at Bay Club SF, See more on our youtube page here.


 

Meet the Instructors

Meet the Team of Amazing Instructors:



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Jackson Tran

K-Pop (All Levels)

10:00am-10:55am


Jackson has a diverse background in Hip-Hop, Jazz Funk, and K-Pop dancing. He is a founding member of a K-Pop dance crew based in Santa Cruz called StarChrome. Additionally, he served as a director for JK Family, a beginner-friendly choreography dance crew that blends various dance forms with a passion for Japanese, Korean, and American music. Jackson enjoys exploring new styles and merging different techniques to create choreography that transcends any single genre. Currently, he teaches choreography to students of all ages, from children to adults, at Rae Studios and other studios where he is involved. He plans to continue expanding his skills and evolving as a dance instructor who can express dance through a diverse range of styles.


K-Pop (All levels):

​​​​K-Pop, short for Korean popular music, is a form of music originating in South Korea as part of South Korean culture. ​​It includes styles and genres from around the world, such as Pop, Hip Hop, R&B, Experimental, Rock, Jazz, Gospel, Reggae, Electronic dance, Folk, Country, Disco, and Classical on top of its traditional Korean music roots. Originally known as 'Gayo' in Korea, modern K-pop "idol" culture began in the 1990s. Our KPOP instructors will either highlight other KPOP choreographers reteaching combos from various music videos or create their own choreographed influences from various styles of dance. Students should expect to learn fun combos and increase their performance quality. 



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Kylie Ireland

Shuffle (All Levels)

11:00am-11:55am


Kylie (she/her) is a performing artist from southern California now living in San Francisco. Main disciplines including aerial, flow arts, acrobatics, contortion, and shuffle dance! Her 12+ year background is in circus arts which originated in a youth program she was a part of, she continued to stay in this extra curricular activity throughout the years and took it more seriously as she got older. In high school she started teaching and performing professionally, after graduating studied kinesiology for 2 years, and then moved to Santa Cruz,CA in 2020 to pursue the performing arts. In Santa Cruz is where Kylie discovered shuffling and committed to learning the dance style. Kylie found shuffle dance through videos online, and although she didn’t yet consider herself a dancer was mesmerized. She loved how people would mix multiple dance styles into shuffling and thought she could do the same with her background. As it slowly began to take a big place in her life it surprised her how much passion she had for this dance as she always had been dedicated to circus arts. Kylie has performed at birthday parties, festivals, weddings, community, and corporate events! She feels grateful to be apart of RAE and her goal is to get shuffling into studios as a recognized dance style, give beginners an accessible place to learn, and create more professional opportunities for shuffle dancers. Learning to shuffle has a huge positive impact on her life and she hopes she can share that impact with others. Along with RAE Kylie also teaches at the Hive SF, Acrosports, and SF pole & dance. 

Shuffle (All Levels):

Shuffle originated in Melbourne, Australia in the late 1980’s and was danced in the club scene to EDM music.  Over the years shuffling has taken the world by storm from clubs to festivals. Shuffling is known to be inclusive, freedom, spiritual, liberating, free of judgment, true expression. Shuffle Dance connects you with the music you love in a special way.  In this class students will learn basic shuffle skills like the running man, and the T-step, while also learning to incorporate their own stylistic movements.




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Kristie Lui

Waacking (Beginner)

12:00pm-12:55pm


Kristie(she/her) has been training in HipHop and Streetstyles since she was 19. While her first love is Waacking/Whacking because of its tenets of expression and empowerment, she also enjoys training in other styles including Popping, Housing, Locking, and Breaking. Kristie is Co-Director of Str8jacket and has performed with them in America's Got Talent Season 12 and NBC's World of Dance Season 3. She is passionate about preserving the Bay Area HipHop Dance Community and spreading the philosophies and culture of HipHop. When Kristie is not dancing, she enjoys having lengthy conversations with her dog, Morty. 


Waacking (Beginner)

Waacking/Whacking, which originated from the style Punking, began in LA gay clubs during the 1970s where queer men of color found a place to fully express and be themselves.  Drawing inspiration from visual art such as classic Hollywood films and cartoons, Waacking/Whacking is characterized by arm movements, posing, storytelling, musicality, and freedom of self-expression.  In this class you will learn the foundations and techniques through drills, freestyle exercises, and choreography!



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Leo Guida

Brazilian Pop (Beg/Int)

1:00pm - 2:00pm


Born and raised in Brazil, Leo started dancing for fun at school presentations but soon was spotted by a dance teacher who invited him to join one of the famous dance groups in Brazil called "Tribo Cia de Dança", in 2010. There, he was introduced to hip-hop, street jazz, and dance hall. With time, he started to introduce the same dance styles to kids as a regular teacher for years in different dance studios.

He also participated in several dance festivals all over Brazil, competitions with the dance crew, and was a backup dancer for famous drag queens in nightclubs shows. He recently participated as a backup dancer in the 2019 San Francisco LGBTQIA+ Pride Parade with one of the most famous Brazilian artists today, Pabllo Vittar.


Currently, he holds a project of free dance classes for Brazilians at Dolores Park. He is passionate about his culture and he uses dance to bring his Brazilian community together, lessening the effects of inevitable homesickness.

Brazilian Pop (Beg/Int):

A choreographed dance class. Learn popular Brazilian dance moves through simple routines from music genres such as funk, techno "Brega", and electro beats with the trending songs the way they are done in Brazil. With this spicy class, come in style and we'll all think we're in Brazil!


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Work Exchange /Sponsorship Opportunities Available

Work Exchange Details:

Available Positions: 2

Hours Needed: Sunday, June 23rd | 10:00am-2:00pm

Exchange Rate: Complimentary ticket for event and 3-Class Package


Interested in partnering or sponsorship for this event? For ways to get involved and support this event email diamond@raeagency.com for more information.


 

Event Details:

Spotlight Artists: Jackson Tran | Kylie Ireland | Kristie Lui | Leo Guida


Location: UN Plaza | 355 McAllister St., San Francisco, CA 94102

Class Schedule:

  • K-Pop (All Levels) with Jackson | 10:00am - 10:55am

  • Shuffle (Beginner) with Kylie | 11:00am-11:55am

  • Waacking (Beginner) with Kristie | 12:00pm-12:55pm

  • Brazilian Pop (Beginner) with Leo | 1:00pm - 2:00pm


Ticket Options:

  • All classes FREE | Register via Eventbrite or MindBody


Registration is required for this event.





Ticket Reservations: Eventbrite or purchase on the Mindbody App. 

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