Hip Hop To It

Photos by Carolyn Van Houten/The Herald
Emily Heim, 11, left, Keely Magee, 12, and Karis Wigand, 9, all of Jasper, danced during the Hip Hop Master Class on Friday in the Jasper Middle School gym. The class, which was taught by Los Angeles residents Matt Steffanina and Dana Alexa and hosted by Carolyn Randolph, owner of Dance Central Academy of Performing Arts in Jasper. 

 

Matt Steffanina, right, and Dana Alexa, center, taught a Hip Hop Master Class on Friday in the Jasper Middle School gym. Steffanina and Alexa, dancers and choreographers who live in Los Angeles but tour the country leading dance workshops, have worked with artists Snoop Dogg, Christ Brown, Lil Wayne, Kat DeLuna and Busta Rhymes. They have also appeared on “The Tonight Show With Jay Leno” and “So You Think You Can Dance.”

 

Marissa Bradley of Jasper, 12, reacted while watching  Steffanina and Alexa perform during the a Hip Hop Master Class on Friday in the Jasper Middle School gym.

 

Matt Steffanina of Los Angeles, center, taught a Hip Hop Master Class on Friday in the Jasper Middle School gym. The event was hosted by Dance Central Academy of Performing Arts owner Caroyln Randolph. “We want to expose them to true West Coast hip hop,” Randolph said. “It is an amazing opportunity.” Steffanina and fellow instructor Dana Alexa tour the country teaching dance workshops.

 

Kelsey Graman, 17, leaned on Celeste Eby, 10, both of Jasper, during the Hip Hop Master Class on Friday in the Jasper Middle School. Workshop leaders Matt Steffanina and Dana Alexa live in Los Angeles but teach dance and choreography throughout the country. They have appeared on “The Tonight Show With Jay Leno” and “So You Think You Can Dance” and have worked with artists Snoop Dogg, Chris Brown, Lil Wayne, Kat DeLuna and Busta Rhymes.

 




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