Let’s Dance: Hip Hop
Keen to learn some new grooves before your next night out? Step up with Hena Memishi in our all levels hip hop dance class. A choreographer with Melbourne west-based hip hop dance organisation L2R, Hena’s dance repertoire spans across many genres including hip hop, contemporary and jazz. Set against a nineties and noughties RnB and hip hop soundtrack, Hena will have you dropping the beat to the streets by the final kick ball change.
Open to all ages, levels and abilities.
WHEN: Wednesdays, 9 and 16 October, 7pm – 8pm
VENUE: FCAC Basement Theatre
COST: $16 casual or $120 floor pass (all 12 Let’s Dance sessions)
ABOUT THE TUTOR: Hena Memishi
Hena began her dance journey at age 11. In contrast to most 11 year old girls, she was instantly drawn to the hip hop dance form. Breaking the traditional approach of beginners, she had no desire to put on ballet slippers.
Hena’s dance repertoire spans across many genres including hip hop, contemporary and jazz. She completed her full-time performing arts training with Patrick Studios Australia in 2011.
Hena has had the opportunity to perform and facilitate dance workshops in remote Indigenous communities across Australia. In 2013, as a member of the dance crew The Collective, Hena took the title at the Australian Hip-Hop Championships.
With an unyielding desire to evolve as a dancer, Hena frequently travels internationally to further develop her skills. Under the direction of the world’s most highly regarded and influential choreographers in the industry, in premier Hip-Hop studios, spending up to 6 months at a time in the U.S. to undertake training and informal study.
Hena has just recently joined the cast of the Tony Award-winning musical In the Heights as a part of the dance ensemble. She has also been on tour with upcoming Australian artist Banoffee, where she has performed in front of thousands at music festivals such as Falls Festival and Laneway Festival.
Hena has a profound passion for the artform. Dance is how she identifies herself, where she is free to be an explorer; a creator, an innovator, an acolyte and a master. The invaluable experiences and possibilities dance has offered her throughout her practice have been instrumental in making Hena the person she finds herself today.
1 – Image by Jessica Ibacache.