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Christopher Eagleton

Performing arts
Break dance

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Christopher Eagleton

Throughout Chris' career, he has traveled worldwide to compete, perform and teach his passion, break dancing. He learned to be a dedicated team member while entering many competitions with his crew Illmask, winning 1st place at the Just for Laughs International Break Competition “The Battle” in 2006 and making the top 35 on the hit TV reality seriesAmerica’s Got Talent in 2007. He has plied his art in front of thousands of people, having performed in the opening ceremonies for the Vancouver Paralympics in 2010 as well as being the opening act for the World Ballroom Championships at the Centre Sportif de Salaberry-de-Valleyfield in2013. In2010, he began sharing his love for dance through the break dance school he founded,BreakCity. He has been teaching workshops and classes for the last 4 years, and has been invited to the Eastern Labrador Arts Alliance and Lawrence O'Brien Arts Centre inLabradorfor a week of school workshops which culminated in a one-hour theatre performance.

Proposed approach and type of activities



Break dancing is Chris's passion. He wishes there could have been a “cool” role model back when he was young—someone who would come to his school or organize after-school activities and to whom he could relate. Today, his mission is to pass on his experiences, knowledge and techniques through teaching break dancing and building confidence. Chris’s long-term goal is to create and maintain a break dance scene in theWestIslandand Montréal for all levels and ages with top-quality training. His goal is to not only teach proper dance technique but also introduce students to this dance culture and give them tools to get inspired. He is continuously striving to inspire and encourage upcoming and existing dancers and feels honoured, every day, to be able to share his passion with them.

Other examples of activities

Workshop 1

Rocking that beat – basic workshop (45 minutes to 1 hour)

  • Overview of the foundation of break dancing.
  • Introducing the 4 elements of break dancing. (Top rock, Footwork, Freezes and Power moves)
  • Live demonstration of the 4 elements.
  • Warm up and stretch.
  • Learn basic/beginner moves and concepts/choreographies.
  • Perform the choreography in groups for classmates/teachers.
  • Dance games.

Workshop 2

Creating on beat – basic creative workshop (2 hours)

  • Overview and demonstration of the foundations and 4 elements of break dancing. (top rock, footwork, freezes and power moves)
  • Warm up and stretch
  • Learn the beginner basic moves
  • Learn impressive tricks and safety tips while break dancing
  • Work on elements of musicality
  • Learn a basic choreography
  • CREATIVE WORK: Build their own routine. (given guidelines)
  • Freestyle circle

* Perform their routine for classmates and teachers


Special conditions

No special requirements needed.
Only need a music system for the dance classes/workshops.
Auxiliary cable input for iPod is preferred, but a CD player works as well.


For information


Phone : 514 502-4658
Other phone : 514 927-3037
Email : info@breakcity.ca

Subject to taxes (GST, PST)

Yes

Levels

Kindergarten, Primary 1, Primary 2, Primary 3, Primary 4, Primary 5, Primary 6, Secondary 1, Secondary 2, Secondary 3, Secondary 4, Secondary 5

Available in

Montréal

Other language(s)

French

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