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Brandon “Bizzy” Owusu was born in Toronto, Canada and has been dancing professionally for 5 years. Brandon has trained in styles such as Dancehall, Hip-Hop, African and Capoeira. He has danced for artists such as: Ariana Grande, Lil John, Elephant Man, Beenie Man, Shawn Desman, Lights and many more.
Brandon has also won many solo dance competitions within his dance career. When he is not training or performing, he teaches at dance studios, conventions, community centres, schools and other major events. His fun outgoing personality along with his hard work ethic enables him to inspire and bring out the best in others.
What is Dance Revolt?
Dance REVOLT is a full day dance conference open to all students in grades 8-12 of intermediate skill level and up. Workshops will cover 3 dance genres; Hip-Hop, Reggae, and contemporary. Students will learn about post secondary arts programs offered by York University, career development, the business of being in the Arts Industry and much more. This is an amazing opportunity for students to learn a variety of dance genres from professional choreographers, explore the world of dance as a student of York University and to connect with other dancers in their community to share their creativity and talents. This conference is a high energy, fun-learning environment for all.
All students, teachers and guidance counsellors will get a guided tour of the School of the Arts, Media, Performance & Design (AMPD) by current York students. Teachers and guidance counsellors will also get an information session with professors to ask more in-depth questions, they will also leave with information kits and a direct contact at York to get up to date information of new programs and learning opportunities for students.
The SHSM–Arts and Culture enables students to build a foundation of sector-focused knowledge and skills before graduating and entering apprenticeship training, college, university, or an entry-level position in the workplace. Dance REVOLT provides students with opportunities to further explore dance as an area of focus and develop their skills, and to gain a better understanding of the various dance programs offered by York University.
Dance REVOLT also provides opportunities for students to explore occupations in the sector through experiential learning which include; visiting the York University dance department, participating in a full day of dance workshops, having one-on-one discussions with current York students, as well as participating in a highly dynamic and interactive 75 minute dialogue with our Master Choreographer. This conference is developed exclusively for students looking to acquire knowledge and resources from the Master Choreographer; who has experienced (ten or more years) in their profession. This conference aims to foster leadership through conversation around the latest topics and emerging issues affecting the arts industries. These topics include: performance metrics, future trends, disruptive forces, and more.
Students will get a guided tour of the School of York University’s School of the Arts, Media, Performance & Design (AMPD) by current York students. The tour will include the departments of Cinema and Media Arts, Computational Arts, Dance, Design, Music, Theatre and Visual Arts. The purpose of the tour is to highlight the multitude of cutting edge programs and world-class state of the art facilities. Students will be broken into smaller groups where they can ask questions to their tour guides about life as a student, the application process and various educational career options.
The tours are designed for student’s grades 8+. There will also be a more detailed guided tour for teachers and guidance counsellors; as well they will receive application specific material and course planning guides for their students. Everyone in attendance will leave with printed informational material to continue exploring and collecting info about the vast world of the Arts at York University.
Go to http://ampd.yorku.ca/
Raoul Francios has been dancing for 10 years, Born and raised in Zimbabwe. He started off as a B-Boy then developed into other dance styles that include Popping and House. He has performed in a variety of music videos and movies, as well as critically acclaimed theater shows under the “Gadfly” company. He is part of the Moon Runners Dance Crew and has established a unique style and brand that is recognized around the world through videos, battles and events. He now regularly teachers at City Dance Corps and The Under Ground Dance Centre but he still trains hard in many other styles as he wants to be the best of himself.
|8:00AM||School Sign in||CIBC Lobby|
|8:45AM||Welcome & announcements||Tribute Recital Hall|
|9:00AM - 12:10PM||Groups break out. Workshop and tours start. (60 mins sessions)||Dance studios, CIBC Lobby|
|12:15PM - 12:45PM||LUNCH||Student lounge Accolade East 2nd floor.|
|12:45PM - 1:00PM||Walk to Founders College for Dance Class with Luther Brown|
|1:00PM - 2:00PM||Luther Brown Workshop||Founders College Dinning Hall|
|2:00PM - 2:15PM||Walk back to Accolade East||Tribute Recital Hall|
|2:15PM - 2:25PM||York University AMPD Presentation||Tribute Recital Hall|
|2:30PM - 3:00PM||JBG Master Class With Luther Brown||Tribute Recital Hall|
|3:00PM - 3:30PM||Speed Dating with panelist and dance professionals||CIBC Lobby|
|3:30PM - 3:50PM||SHSM Awards closing comments||Tribute Recital Hall|
|3:50PM - 4:15PM||Group pictures and autographs with Luther, Bizzy and Kelly||CIBC Lobby|
|4:15PM - 4:30PM||Dismissal||CIBC Lobby|
School registration fee.
** $250 for Middle Schools **
Student fee applies to each student.
**$20 for middle school students**