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Breakdancing with Riley

During his years breakdancing and teaching at Leaping Feats Creative Danceworks, Riley has created a teaching program that has proven to be very effective on a short-term and long-term basis. He introduces the concept of maintaining ones body (stretching, warming up, conditioning, etc) while teaching breakdancing skills and keeping students interested and active.

Grade Suitability:

K-12

Maximum Class Size:

20-25 (increases with age)

Time Required:

Flexible – from 1 hour to a 2 week intensive

Material Required:

Sound system plus Ipod plug-in and space (gym)

Language of Instruction:

English and French (out of practice but can still communicate well enough)

Communities:

All

Availability:

Varies - check with artist

Riley Simpson-Fowler

Riley Simpson-Fowler has been breaking for 12 years and now he is a member of Whitehorse’s one and ONLY Bboy crew, Groundwork Sessions (GWS). Riley enjoys all forms of street dance including Breaking, Hip-Hop, Popping, Locking and House. Along with other members of GWS, he has performed at the 2010 Vancouver Olympics and the 2007 Canada Winter Games. Recently he was on the 2015 Juno Awards and Much Music Video Awards as a dancer for Keiza and Ariana Grande. He has participated in the Breakdancing Yukon Society Leadership Development Program and has been teaching breaking at Leaping Feats for the past 6 years. Riley and his crew have won 2 National Breakdance Competitions, and are recognized as one of Canada’s premier Dance Crews.

Contact: 867-334-2672

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