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Vitalidad Movement Arts Center
700 SE Hawthorne Blvd, Portland, Oregon 97214
NEW CLASS ALERT! We are so excited to have Jesus Rodales back at VMAC teaching what he does best Popping and Hip Hop Grooves! We CANNOT WAIT!
6:30pm — Popping Fundamentals
7:30pm — Hip Hop Grooves
We will dive into fundamentals of Popping basics. We will go over body mechanics and control. Other subjects will touch on are concepts, waving, tutting, freestyle and other aspects of Popping.
The purpose is to teach you Hiphop social dances and other grooves.We break down vocabulary, rhythms, feeling, history and the mechanics of the movement behind each Party Move. We will use our newly found tools to learn a combo and freestyle. This is great to take a step into Hiphop social dance or to learn how to dance at any celebration!
Jesus Rodales is a Hillsboro native. He started his dance career as a freestyler, specializing in Tutting and Popping. He later joined Element Dance Studio's Competition Company at age 17 expanding his knowledge to other styles of styles such as Hiphop and House. His hero's such as Mr.Wiggles, Lyle Beniga and Elite force have played a roll in his growth.
Jesus has danced as a backup dancer for artists such as Lovey James and Michael Knight. He also appeared in Lovey James' music videos «Who You Are,» and «Rollercoaster» He is also a featured choreographer as well as dancer for Element's own NW Reign.Jesus also helps put events together such as Portland Diggs Deeper and Roots Before Leaves, that is focused on bringing the community together.
Mr.Rodales has a thirst for knowledge and relaying what he has learned to his students. He is constantly training to better himself as a dancer and instructor. He continues to study alongside his families NW Reign, Soultrigger and Strange Nation. Popping, Waving, Tutting, and Party Dances are his favorites styles to play with and through these styles he develops his own. Jesus enjoys sharing and learning from others in cyphers, Yet he is also a fierce competitor among some of the NW best freestyle battles.
Having an Entrepreneurial Mindset, He is Co-founder of “Find A Way Threads” a lifestyle brand dedicated to helping others achieving their goals. Through “Find A Way” They hope to help create opportunities for their community! Jesus is a visionary with who wants the best for the community.