Cultiv8 Workshop
Cultiv8 Hip Hop Culture Holiday Workshop
This unique workshop includes some prestigious special guest facilitators and is held over a 3-day duration from 9 am – 4 pm.

Including the 4 main elements of hip-hop culture including hip-hop/party dance, b-boying (otherwise known as Breaking), Introduction to DJ’ing and MC’ing as well as a very special Graffiti Art Day where students will create their own work of art to take home.


Students will learn that hip hop is about self-knowledge and self-expression through a variety of different senses. Each day will focus on youth empowerment, creativity, and working together embodied by Hip Hop’s four principles Peace, Love, Unity, and having fun!

The workshop will include classes in:
Dance: Hip Hop, Party Dances, B-Boying, Battle Techniques, Freestyle & Popping.
Music: Special highlight includes an Introduction to turntables and the art of the DJ. Also understanding how music connects to dance.
Language: Write your own lyrics and put them to beats, how to create your own track.
Art: Learn how to design and create your own Graffiti Tag or character including different spray painting techniques and uses, tips and tricks of colour and pattern, executing ideas from brain to canvas. Finish with their own eye-popping street art piece to take home.
 

JANUARY 19th – 21st 2022, 9 am – 4 pm 
  • The workshop is suitable for ages 7-16 years
  • All Graffiti art supplies including water-based spray, markers, protective gear, paper, canvases and take home pack with T-shirt Included.
  • Creative kids vouchers may be used as part of tuition for the workshop
  • Early drop off and late pick up is available

STRICTLY LIMITED CAPACITY – ONLY 20 PLACES AVAILABLE.
EARLY BIRD PRICE: $300 / FROM DEC 15th $380

Book your place in the workshop, at the bottom of this page
More information
Phone: 8021 8446
Email: bdc@brookvaledancecentre.com.au


WORKSHOP INSTRUCTORS
Melanie Louise
With over 30 years of dance experience Melanie holds her Advance Diploma of Dance, Certificate 3 & 4 in fitness and is a qualified teacher, trainer and assessor.

Born on the Central Coast Melanie has studied Classical Ballet, Contemporary, Jazz, Modern Dance, Tap and Musical Theatre before moving to Sydney at the age of 20 to dance full time.

In her early 20s melanie toured with Laycock Dance Theatre and Central performance project (Contemporary/Ballet companies) as well as performed weekly in and around sydney as a corporate and commercial dancer.


Melanie developed a love for Hip Hop and street dance in the early 90s and developed her skills here in Australia as well as in New York, Los Angeles and Japan over the past 25 years.  She began practicing Hip Hop in 1996, Breaking in 2002, Popping and Locking in 2004, Krump in 2005, House dance in 2006, Stepping in 2009 and Chicago footwork in 2015.

Over the past 25 years she has founded, choreographed and danced with crews such as Caramell, Found8ion, Rhapsody & Sweet Elite (Australia’s first B-girl crew). She has competed Nationally and Internationally with Crews and as a solo freestyle dancer.
Melanie has judged many street dance competitions such as Hip Hop International, Battlegrounds & Numerous Battles as well as adjudicated at many eisteddfods.
Melanie’s credits include: Johnny Ruffo, Danielle DeLaite, Senani, Amanda Perez, Israel, Random, Selwyn, Lordz of the Fly, Maya Jupiter, Foreign Heights, Sneeky Sound System and Joseph Gatehau of Australian Idol. Other Choreographic achievements include: The Opening of the Urban Music Awards 2006/2007, Big Day Out, Sweatfest / Ministry of sound, Battle of the Year, Sleazeball, Johnny Ruffo Australia & Macau tour, Corporate entertainment for Hewlard Packard, Apple Ipod, Telstra & Adidas. More recently Melanie performed for Iggy Azalea Bonds Campaign and won the Real Estate House Battle in Brisbane.


Melanie has been a teacher at Sydney Dance Company studios for over 10 years and operated one of sydney's leading Hip Hop studios 'Caramell Dance Studio' in Camperdown from 2007-2012 mentoring the next generation of hiphop and street dance teachers in sydney.

Melanie is the Director of Brookvale Dance Centre and Street Dance Australia has been judging, teaching and running workshops/events for well over 20 years and is currently in high demand as one of Sydney’s Leading and most experienced dancers, teachers and choreographers.



Billie Kid
Born in a humble town of Manila, raised in the crazy hustle of Sydney & currently residing in the creative hub of Melbourne - Billie Kid is a multi-talented force to be reckoned with.

An established Artist, Performer, Songwriter, Music Producer & Designer - with a seasoned approach & diverse musical skillsets ranging from lyrics and beat production, knuckling all the way down to delivery & live performance - his unique position in this ever-changing music industry is definitely something to keep an ear out for.

Coming from a childhood love for colour & imagination, Billie also thrives within the avant-garde fashion & arts world. His hands on passion for creating customised one-off clothing pieces, statement artwork & bold wall murals have earned him the well-deserved attention of many A-list celebrities such as Slick Rick (NYC), MC REN (NWA) & the affection of the J-DILLA family just to name a few.

Recently signing a record deal with Star Music Group - his biggest credits include The Voice 2020 Top 100, Sing China 2021 and Vogue Australia & Melbourne Fashion week 2019.


Keep an ear out for Billie Kid's million dollar debut album "US"
set for release in 2022!





Poppin' Jack
Poppin’ Jack has been dancing for as long as he can remember and has worked
hard and passionately to get to where he is today. Through years of experience
learning from some of the best in the world, Jack has gained knowledge,
recognition and a deeper understanding of dance and how to teach. Jack has been
involved in the street dance community since 2002 and attended the Newtown High School of the Performing Arts. Running events to nurture and grow the Australian community Jack is seen as a major influence in building, shaping and guiding the younger generation of dancers.

Jack has represented Australia at competitions in America, Japan, South Korea, China, Singapore, New Zealand and Taiwan. In 2017 Jack and his Popping team competed in the KOD Street Dance World Cup Asian Qualifier in Seoul South Korea where they beat China and Japan to gain entry into the 2018 KOD Street Dance World Cup.


Tai Mihaere
Tai is a NZ born peformer where many of his influences in dance, music and movement started at the age of 2 when competing in Maori Performing Arts across the country. A highlight for him was being part of the 2011 Rugby World Cup opening Ceremony.

With over 10 years of breaking experience, he has been fortunate to travel and perform across the globe. His street performance crew, The Floor Legends, has performed for crowds in Germany, London, Switzerland and Portugal. Also his experience has also brought him to international festivals such as The Auckland Buskers Festival (NZ), Coffs Harbour Buskers Festival (AUS) and Gold Coast Buskers Festival (AUS).

He is still active as an international competitor in breaking and performing. However, his true passion lies in passing on his knowledge through movement.



David "Seb One" Tang
Seb One is known best for challenging people’s expectations of culture through his music and knowledge. Not only has Seb One played at a considerable number of “underground” dance events alongside more mainstream parties, he is also a two time DMC Regional vice champion.

In 2018 he answered New York City’s summons, making his debut in the Mecca at Elite Force and MOPTOP crew’s flagship event “STEP YA GAME UP” during the NYC “Summer of Dance.” It was enough to be invited back for 2019. In 2021 he contributed to writing the rulebook for the World Dancesport Federation’s test European Under 21 Hip Hop Battle event. It is expected that more events will follow.

Seb One is grateful for the advice of heavyweights such as DJ DP-One (Turntable Annihilists, NYC), Buddha Stretch (Elite Force, NYC), Brooklyn Terry (Elite Force, NYC), Link (Elite Force, NYC), Jaze Art Remote (BT, NYC), Muro (Japan), DJ Total Eclipse (X-ecutioners, NYC), Docthablendfreq and his first mentor, Naiki (Chiefrockers).

His passion for sound and music extends outside DJing, and he holds the 2018 Jamboree NSW Car Audio Sound Quality Master award, as well as consulting, advising and tuning audio installations and solutions. When not actively DJing, he teaches seminars drawing upon his knowledge of music, culture and sound.

“It takes a village to raise a child. This is how I can pay forward what I’ve learnt, so that someday, someone might also decide to do the same. Each One, Teach One”


Mistery - Graffiti Art Workshop
Mistery is one of Australia’s most legendary and influential writers.  For over 20 years, he’s been representing the Hip-Hop culture through breaking, graffiti, and as an emcee.  Having started out as a B-boy in the early 1980s, his signature style and iconic B-boy characters are recognised all over the world–a true reflection of his roots in Hip-Hop.
Today, Mistery continues to share his love for Hip-Hop culture with others, touring cities and countries abroad as a B-boy, martial artist, Christian minister, emcee, and writer.

The Graffiti workshop session includes:
  • A quick demo of spray painting
  • Drawing time where the kids will plan an idea for their individual canvas
  • A break down of how we will create the graffiti artwork
  • Our super talented graffiti artist to give hands on assistant throughout the session
  • Everyone will then spray paint their canvases ready to take home at the end of the day!
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ADVENTURE WORKSHOP

Adventure Holiday Workshop (3-6 years)
The perfect introduction to our Adventure dance programs for ages 3-6 years old. Students will experience a variety of dance activities to encourage creativity, build strength and coordination and learn social skills. To keep them on their toes and engaged we will also be introducing them to a range of tactile arts and crafts to create some works to take home and remember their experience !
 

JANUARY 19th  2022, 9 am –12pm 

  • The workshop is suitable for ages 3-6 years
  • All activities included, dance, related arts and crafts

STRICTLY LIMITED CAPACITY – ONLY 15 PLACES AVAILABLE.
EARLY BIRD PRICE: $60 / FROM DEC 15th $75

To Book your child's place in the workshop:
Phone: 8021 8446
Email: bdc@brookvaledancecentre.com.au

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