Rain Crew Breaking Classes
Style / Level: Bboy / General
Location: Studio 6, Danceworks Studio
Day / Time: Tuesdays / 6pm-7pm
Price: £5 plus Danceworks membership
Details: Our tutors individually have over 10 years of experience teaching adults and children from beginners to competition level which has allowed us to create a syllabus and lesson plans designed to encourage health and fitness, develop new skills and co-ordination and build a knowledge of B-boy vocabulary.
Our 1 hour classes are great for those looking for a healthy option to compliment alternative dance styles and clubbers, experienced B-boys and individuals seeking a fun, and exciting way to keep fit.
Our classes Typically consist of:
Toprock + Drops
Stretch & Conditioning
foundation tutorial and drills
Something different (Routine, Power/Dynamic tutorial, Freetime)
Battle / Cypher
> Individual Classes are £6.00 per lesson plus Daanceworks membership
> All our tutors have valid CRBs and Public Liability Insurance, however you are also responsible for your own saftey and should take care when in this class
> Wear comfortable trainers, and suitable confortable clothing to each class: Tracksuit bottoms, Chinos, and vests / jumpers / T-Shirts are all acceptable
> Please bring your own protective gear – Kneepads/headspin hats
Typical 12 Week Objective
Toprock Basics and Toprock steps including: Indian Step, Outlaw, Indian Twist, traveling tops
Drops & go downs including: Pin-drop, Cork Screw, Knee Downs
Footwork & Groundwork including: Six-Step, Pretzels, Hookwalks, Scorpion, CCs, Backrocks and Body threads, Kneework
Freezes: HeadStand, Handstand, Elbow Freeze, Airbaby
Power: Windmill, backspins
Students will learn and develop something new each session, but for those attending regularly we aim to assist you building a knowledge of b-boy foundation, training, labbing and battle techniques to improve your personal fitness and assist in your creativity and efficiency for cyphers and battles.
Although classes will be complimented by experienced teachers from Rain crew, our primary Tutor will be B-boy P-Star.
Perry ‘P-Star’ Howell
Styles of dance: B-Boying, Hip-Hop, Popping, Locking, Krump
Qualifications: Sports Massage Level 3 VTCT
Toured with the Olivier award-winning Hip-Hop theatre show ‘The Pied Piper’
Performed for Breaking Convention (2006-2013)
Dance Excellence Festival LA
A Nite with Da Bratz theatre show
Performer for Disneyland Paris
Worked with Shaheen Jafargholi / Ayumi (Japan)
B-boy teacher and coach at Centre Stage Dance Studios
B-boy teacher and coach at Hartley Centre London
B-boy teacher and coach at The Cockpit Theatre
B-Boy teacher and coach for Got To Dance contestants ‘D youngers’
B-boy teacher and coach for ‘Perplex’ dance group
Winner of Vile Style 7
Winner of Floor Ripperz (LoveBox Festival) 2012
Winner of New Movements B-Boy Battles
Winner of Circle Burnerz 2013
I was only 6 years old when I started dancing, learning the basics of some very technical and classical dance styles including jazz, tap and ballet.
I soon moved on to streetdance and became learning the basics of the funk styles I represent today. Starting at such a young age has really allowed me to develop myself as a dancer both physically and mentally.
Over the years, my interests and passion pulled my deeping into the culture/artform/sport that is B-boying. Being a dancer, and a part of Rain, has made it possible for me to travel the world to perform, learn, teach, cypher and battle.
I am thankful for all the opportunities I’ve had; travelling, meeting people, being on countless stages, entering competitions and working with great artists.
Already I’ve accomplished much, but there is still a long way to go. Being so young means I have a lot of years to mature my art and express my passion ahead of me.