Updated: Sep 22, 2022
On behalf of all of us at Rae Studio's More Than Movement, a huge thank you to everyone for attending Support Our Styles Vol. 1!
We are grateful for all of our instructors, students, and staff who helped make this event possible. The inspiration behind this event was to create a call-to-action for the Rae Studios' community to be educated on the history, culture, and foundation of various street styles. We hope this event sparked the passion for students to continue their dance education journey!
This year we offered six incredible all-level workshops including:
Housing with Jadu
Popping with Prince Ali
Voguing with Shea 007 aka Hypekitty
Turfing with Scorpion
In addition to the workshops, we offered educational materials for folks to learn more about the history of the six dance forms and energy and revitalization drinks offered from our sponsor, Tiered Nutrition.
We concluded the event with an open floor for folks to share space, connect with one another, and continue to practice their craft!
You can find resources for each dance form and more on our More Than Movement Resource Google Document.
To help us continue developing these educational workshops, please take 3 minutes to complete this google form asking for your feedback on the event.
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Our incredible instructors, Kevin Saicheur, Danaite Gebremeskel, Jadu, Prince Ali, Shea 007 aka Hypekitty, and Scorpion! Thank you for your deep passion for educating folks on the history, culture and foundation of your respective crafts!
Event Staff: Lexi (she/her) and Kristie (she/her) of the More Than Movement Committee
Operations Team: Jessica (she/her), Diamond Thrower (she/her), JJ Ghera (they/them) , and Andy (he/him).
Studio Host Staff: Ybarbo Cabrera (they/them) and Rhealyn (she/her)
-Past Event Workshop-
About the event: We invite everyone to join our first annual Support Our Styles (S.O.S) event! S.O.S. is an annual event dedicated to highlighting the culture, history, and foundation of the various street styles that continue to exist in our communities today. Classes are all levels and welcome to all! More information about our instructors and their class below.
Date: Sunday, September 18th, 2022 | 1:30pm- 5:00pm PT
Location: Rae Studios, 414 Mason St. 705, San Francisco, CA 94102
Early Bird Tickets (end 9/14/22):
$25 Single Class
$65 Full Day Pass
$30 Single Class
$70 Full Day Pass
Members (For members, please register through MindBody)
$20 Single Class
$50 Full Day Pass
Tickets: Register on Eventbrite or using your MindBody App.
1:30pm - Locking with Kevin Saicheur
1:30pm - Afro Dance with Danaite Gebremeskel
2:30pm - Housing with Jadu
2:30pm - Popping with Prince Ali
3:30pm - Voguing with Shea 007 aka Hypekityy
3:30pm - Turfing with Scorpion
4:30pm - Open Floor!
Hosted by the More Than Movement Committee. Learn more about their work.
About the Instructors:
Kevin Saicheur started dancing back in 2007 with breakdance in high school with friends and learning from YouTube. However, he decided to take dance more seriously after sneaking into sessions with the UC Davis Breakdance and Popping club in 2008. Since then, Kevin has learned various other styles from popping, hip hop, locking, and house. He also had many opportunities to train and dance alongside many amazing companies and individuals such as Brian “Lil B” Perez, Keeley “Lockn’ Key” Kaukimoce, Brandon “Knowbody” Greathouse, FunktionPoint, and the Bay Area Lockers. Kevin values freestyling, its foundations, the culture, and history behind them; and believes that everyone should learn from it.
Check out his Locking choreo!
Danaite Gebremeskel is a dancer based out of the Bay Area. She moved from Ethiopia at the age of 15 and started pursuing dance right away. After gaining some basic leadership experiences, choreographing for many shows and performing nationally and internationally she now resides in the Bay where she shares her knowledge of Afro Dance. She hopes to provide a positive and safe space for others to express their passion and art. After dealing with many struggles in life, Danaite still continues to push and reach for the stars.
Check out her Afro Dance choreo!
Jenelle "Jadu" Gaerlan (she/they) is a multi-disciplined creative and freelance dancer from Portland, Oregon. Having trained in different styles of jazz, contemporary, hip hop and freestyle/improvisational practices, Jenelle’s house dance comes from a place of coexistence and interconnectivity between movement languages. From a young age she was introduced to house dance & culture by Kumari Suraj, and falling more in love with the essence & culture, Jenelle has more recently incorporated it in her movement practices with guidance & mentorship by Decimus Yarborough. Jenelle currently dances for Robert Moses’ KIN and is fascinated by the intersection of visual media, movement and its implications within cultural practices. With expertise in movement, choreography, video production, design and creative direction, she is now relocated in the Bay Area to build and connect with other multifaceted artists.
Watch Jadu's fluid freestyle!
Alejandro aka Prince Ali was born and raised in the city of San Jose, CA. His love for music and dance lead him to discover the artistic expression of “hip hop” during his early teenage years. In 2005, he began his journey with “popping”, a dance style created in California with roots tracing back to 1960’s Oakland, CA with a style called “boogaloo”.
Since then he has been given the chance to represent alongside some of the longest running dance crews in the Bay Area: Playboyz Inc (est. 1981) and Renegade Rockers (est. 1983). Ali competes, performs, and teaches in the greater San Francisco Bay Area and beyond. His travels have led him to U.S. hot spots such as Los Angeles, Chicago, New York and even to places overseas like London, England.
Watch his judges demo at World of Dance 2019!
Jamauny Belton AKA Scorpion (he/him) is a pioneer of Turfing. With thirteen years of street dancing experience, Scorpion has trained with street dance legends in Turf, Bone Breaking, Gliding, Contortionism, Waving, Capoeira, and Tai Chi.
Scorpion has performed and battled at hundreds of events around the Bay Area, Los Angeles, Memphis, New Jersey, and Hawaii. Scorpion has been featured on So You Think You Can Dance and The George Lopez Show, as well as World of Dance Bay Area and DAMsf.
Watch his freestyle on The George Lopez Show!
Founder and organizer of Oakland To All, Shireen Rahimi, aka Shea 007's Vogue Femme is self-expression through femininity. The goal of this class is to provide students with a clear fundamental understanding of the 5 elements of Voguing Femme: hand performance, catwalk, duckwalk, spins/dips, and floor performance. Students can expect to learn the basic foundation of these elements along with knowledge of how vogue femme applies to the overall ballroom community.
Watch her interview with KQED!
Registration and proof of vaccination are required for this event.
Tickets: Register on Eventbrite or using your MindBody App.