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Pop Up Class | Boogie Frantick

$20 per class A credit card is required to enroll but isn't charged until the time of service.

Ricardo “Boogie Frantick” Rodriguez Jr.

From a child who started dancing at the age of two in local battles, parties and clubs, to worldwide competitions, to performing in front of billions of viewers on the Academy Awards in 2010, his name is Boogie Frantick. Born March 1st, 1982 in the San Fernando Valley. As a youth going back and forth from the San Fernando Valley to East Los Angeles, Boogie Frantick used the tasteful art of popping, miming techniques and other styles of dance in order to avoid the negative street life that surrounded him. Long hours of dancing to desist from unfavorable acquaintances explains why his incredible skill and talent has become part of this world's history. His dedication and passion as an artist shows in all types of crafts not just dance. He expresses his artistic form by drawing, teaching, and acting. Boogie Frantick has accomplished a lot with little to ask. He shares the knowledge and understanding of Hip Hop Culture and how it has helped him be the man he is today. His mission has been and always will be to inspire.

This man represents not only one crew of super talented individuals but many companies that are truly changing the dance game today or have done so already, with crews such as:

Mighty Zulu Kingz: The Mighty Zulu Kingz was established in 1973. They were to be the official Hip Hop crew for the Zulu Nation and of Hip Hop Culture.

The Gr818ers: a coalition of college students and Hip Hop artists based out of the San Fernando Valley of Southern California dedicated to improving racial and cultural relations in our local community and in underserved communities across the country.

This man has truly paid some dues. The year 2015 represents 24 years as a popper, freestyler, BBoy, all as a whole, a true performer.

Popping is associated with the dance forms of the Robot, Waving, Tutting, Strutting, and Boogaloo. Popping utilizes isolation of the body in combination with controlled flexion of muscles to create fluid, angular, and animated movement. However, Popping is distinct from Breaking and Locking, with which it is often confused. Popping originated in Fresno, California in the 1970s with notable icons such as Boogaloo Sam, Poppin’ Pete, Skeeter Rabbit, and the Electric Boogaloos. Much of popping techniques are used in today’s popular choreography.

A great place to start if you're interested in a new dance style or have never taken dance classes before. You will be taken through the basic elements of dance, step by step, so you will have a better understanding of the movement and eventually be ready for the next level of classes. This may include rhythm, counting, body isolations, drills, placement, repetition of movements, applying foundational knowledge into dance combinations & common vocabulary.

Open Level: All Levels are welcome to participate in class: Beginning, Beg/Int, Intermediate, Int/Adv, and Advanced