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RECAP | Hip Hop Instructor Workshop with JC Caoile of Str8Jacket | Hosted by More Than Movement

Updated: Aug 13, 2021

Event Recap:

On behalf of all of us at Rae Studios and More Than Movement, we want to say thank you for attending our second More Than Movement workshop with JC Caoile. We were thrilled to see the Rae community come together for this fun, educational, and energetic Hip-Hop workshop. Thank you to JC for spreading your passion for Hip-Hop dance and culture.

JC brought the moves (and the jokes!). Our students were all smiles as JC broke down the basics of Hip-Hop Party Dances and other street dance forms such as:

JC also discussed how the dance community can honor Hip-Hop history as the dance evolves by educating ourselves and others.

To help us continue developing these educational workshops, please take 3 minutes to complete this google form asking for your testimonial and ways we can better our workshops.

Continue your training with our special More Than Movement lineup at our next Boombox Weekend event happening Aug 21st-22nd. Learn from Hip Hop Educators and Street Dance specialists like JC, Kristie, Lexi, and more. Visit our blog to learn more.

If you want to learn more about Hip-Hop and street dance foundations, check our in-studio classes! We offer Hip-Hop, Waacking, and Tutting for all levels.

“Peace, love, unity, and having fun” - Afrika Bambaataa (on the 4 principles of Hip-Hop)

Special Credits:

Event Staff: Lexi and Kristie of the More Than Movement Committee for hosting and photographing the event

Our Teacher: JC Caoile

Operations Team: Jessica, Kevin, and Trisha behind the scenes

Event photos found here! Tag: @raestudiossf, @jc_str8jacket, and @lexinut7 (photos) #MoreThanMovement

If you have any photos or videos you took, we'd love for you to share them with us at THIS LINK!



A workshop on how to practice, call out, & teach the evolution of Hip-Hop grooves from the Charleston and The Twist to the popular social dance moves today!

DATE: Saturday, July 31st, 2021 | 11:00 am-1:00 pm PT | Tickets are $15 | In-Studio

Tickets: Reserve on Eventbrite.

About the workshop:

Learn important Hip-Hop history, how the classic staple dance grooves transformed over the years, how to teach them, and of course, get some dance practice in. This is a workshop for dance lovers of all ages, you do not need to be a Hip-Hop instructor to participate.


  • Spotlight Artist: JC Caoile

  • IG: @jc_str8jacket

  • Date / Time: Saturday, July 31, 2021, 11:00 am - 1:00pm

  • Location: In Person at 414 Mason Street 705, San Francisco CA 94102

Ticket Options:

  • $0 Early Bird Admission (until 7/27/2021)

  • $15 General Admission

Registration is required for this event.

Tickets: Reserve on Eventbrite.

About JC Caoile:

Founder and Director of Str8jacket & Krazy8 dance team in San Mateo, CA. JC's been teaching for over a decade and has trained dancers of all ages. JC's done numerous competitions, performances & TV gigs such as World of Dance and America’s Got Talent. We are so grateful for JC and the Str8jacket community! Read more on their website.

About More Than Movement:

At Rae Studios, we believe to be a dancer is to be an artist of movement. To be a teacher is to be an uplifter. Not just in our bodies and in our spirits, but in our communities as well. Becoming a leader on and off the floor begins with educating ourselves. Our professional development program provides various opportunities for Rae Studios instructors and staff to grow their artistry, leadership, social advocacy, teaching skills, and knowledge of dance history and culture.

Rae Studios is committed to evolving these holistic qualities through curated resources, workshops, guest speakers, and special events both exclusively for instructors and staff, and for our wider community. Commitments and focuses will include topics such as Hip-Hop education: being responsible and respectful guests in Hip-Hop culture, how to honor and educate our students of the history of cultural dances from around the world, tools and strategies for creating a safe movement space, taking care of our bodies as teachers and trainers, and many more.

Our Commitment to Education of Hip-Hop

Hip-Hop is a culture. Rae Studios recognizes our responsibility as artists and guests in Hip-Hop to educate ourselves, each other, and our students, to actively participate in anti-racist work, and to uplift the Black community. So much of dance is also indebted to the Black community. The Black community has been and still is the most harmed in our country, and this is one of the many actions we can commit ourselves to in the ongoing fight for social justice. We recognize the responsibility that we have to honor the communities that have innovated Hip-Hop long before us where it all started. Hip-Hop was created by the Black community, specifically African Americans and Afro-Caribbeans, and the Latinx community specifically Puerto Ricans in the South Bronx, New York. Read more about our commitment here.

Tickets: Reserve on Eventbrite.

About Rae Studios

Founded in 2012, Rae Studios is a dance & fitness center, overlooking San Francisco's Union Square. The studio is located on the 7th floor of the Native Sons of Golden West building, a historic preservation and organization founded in 1875. With wall-to-wall mirrors, high ceilings, stretch bars, state-of-the-art sound system and our electrifying in-house dance & fitness instructors, Rae Studios is the perfect solution for group and one-on-one training exercise.

Our mission is to merge the ideologies of popular dance culture by bridging fitness gym and traditional dance studio mentality into a place that welcome all levels of dance & fitness in a healthy progressive environment. Our goal is to provide San Francisco dance seekers with community, growth and participation through artistic outlets of music + movement. Our culture is simple; create a space for dance and community to thrive, water the roots of our passion, fuel our dreams by action, and inspire others to do the same.

Tickets: Reserve on Eventbrite.

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