HOPSDance / DanceMIX is a unique dance instructional program that incorporates creative staging as a road-map for learning. If you have ever played any dance platform games or want to learn to dance, you may notice one thing is missing.... LIVE INSTRUCTION. This is where DanceMIX is unique. You receive LIVE dance instruction to help you better understand and learn the fundemental basics of dance!
Ideal for the beginner dancer and a great tool for teaching kids, DanceMIX will introduce you to different styles in a way that's fun, creative and easy to grasp. Tyce Diorio and Krista Saab will take you through combinations in Jazz, Hip Hop, Theatre and Latin Dance using the mats in various formations to help guide the steps and teach you spacial awareness. They'll also take you through basic across the floor progressions to introduce some fundamental technique. Learn from them and then challenge yourself to be the choreographer! You have the freedom to place the mats in many different formations and create patterns that are visually breath-taking. Great for large group numbers!
DanceMIX is a fun and energetic program that gets your heart-rate up and your body moving in an innovative new way.
As per Tyce and Krista's instruction on the DVD, you can:
1. Use a HOPSports mat
2. Tape your floor in the configuration of the mats or even just make X's on your floor
3. Learn and perform the Choreography without the boundaries of the mat.
Tyce Diorio has danced with notable artists such as Janet Jackson, Paula Abdul, Jennifer Lopez, Samantha Mumba, and Ricky Martin. He was a featured dancer on The American Music Awards, The OprahWinfrey Show, Saturday Night Live and performed as a soloist in the hit Broadway show "Fosse". Some of Tyce's TV and film credits include, Showgirls, Starsky and Hutch, 13 going on 30, and Mr. and Mrs. Smith starring AngelinaJolie and Brad Pitt. He had the opportunity to be featured in the U2 iPod commercial featuring their hit song “Vertigo.” Tyce has also been a featured Choreographer for the FOX Summer Sensation “So You Think You Can Dance" and is on faculty with THE PULSE ON TOUR.
Krista Saab is originally from Toronto, Canada. She has been a Radio City Rockette in NYC for 5 years and is currently performing in the Revival of "Pal Joey" on Broadway. Select credits with the Rockettes include the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade and The Ellen Degeneres Show. Krista’s career in both concert dance and theatre has taken her around the world performing in shows such as “Camelot –PBS Live From LincolnCenter”, “Carnival”, “42nd St.” and the Ovation Award winning cast of “Crazy for You”. She has taught workshops at Radio City Music Hall in NYC and has worked with legendary performers such as Stevie Wonder, Hinton Battle, Jason Alexander, Stockard Channing and Gabriel Byrne. Krista can also be seen as a dancer in the feature films “The Great Observer” and “American Gangster”.