This month, we profile our talented Dance Class Member Kingsley Ho.
Kingsley started dancing this year and regularly attends our Hip Hop, JFH, Jazz/Jazz Workout and Latin Funk Workout classes.
We spoke to him about what he loves about dance, his favourite teachers and what he gets up to outside of class.
I only started dancing this year. I was always interested in Hip Hop. A friend of mine mentioned she did a class at Sydney Dance Company so I decided to give it a try. I’ve always done fitness classes at the gym but it never sustained my interest (although I did it for years). So I finally did a Hip Hop class and was hooked.
It’s a great form of mindfulness. For the whole session you are fully present in the moment as the choreography is complex so you don’t think of anything else. Also, it’s great for flexibility. I did yoga for years but I’m finding dancing more suited to me as a form of meditation.
I am currently doing Hip Hop, JFH, Jazz/Jazz Workout and the Latin Funk Workout. I am trying to improve my skills and I find this mix is great to expand my dance knowledge and dance fitness.
Definitely Hip Hop. It is totally unpretentious and it taps into my internal groove, which constantly needs improvement. It is also challenging and gives you such a buzz when you finally get a groove or the choreography.
Equally between Michel Beirouthy for his fluidity and complexity in dance, James Deane for his strong and sophisticated grooves, and Ramon Doringo as he is so fun and expressive.
Definitely 90s Hip Hop.
The teachers are fantastic as they are a wealth of knowledge and patience. The studios, as they are open and full of light, and the students, as they are friendly and genuinely passionate about dance.
Bend your knees and shift your weight according to what is required.
I am a really active person. I go to the gym, ride my bike, and play in an electronic music band. I love eating at restaurants and finding special places that serve good food or coffee. I read books and am really interested in politics. I have a lovely family I enjoy spending time with.
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