Hip Hop is a high-energy class that uses the latest sounds in rap, R&B and pop music together with movements influenced by some of today’s hottest video choreographers including popping, locking and breaking.
We are so excited to have the incredible JOE DAMES as our lead Hip Hop Instructor at Havenwood, bringing a wealth of experience, energy, and passion for this style of dance. Please see his bio below!
JOE DAMES aka “Joe” started dancing at the age of sixteen at Bahamas Dance Theatre during his senior year in high school. He has been actively involved in Ballet, Jazz and Hip Hop Dance and has become a student-teacher/choreographer on the Island as well as the Lois Seiler Academy of Dance. He is currently the lead dancer/choreographer in the professional hip hop group known as XclusiV Crew. Joe has had the opportunity to teach in Nassau, the United States as well as in Canada and also compete abroad in national hip hop competitions. He was featured in numerous music videos for local Bahamian Artists, performed at Bahamas Junkanoo Carnival and is heavily involved in Theatre plays and musicals such as “The Circle of Life”, “FAME” and “Raisin in the Sun”. He is the proud father of 3 girls.
Joe started dancing at the age of sixteen at Bahamas Dance Theatre during his senior year in high school. He has since performed and taught in the United States, Canada, Nassau, including productions of “The Circle of Life”, “FAME” and “Raisin in the Sun”. Joe has competed abroad in National Hip Hop competitions, has performed in the Bahamas Junkanoo Carnival, and has been featured in numerous music videos for local Bahamian artists.
Joe is currently the the lead dancer and choreographer for the professional Hip Hop group XclusiV Crew, he performs and choreographs for the Holland College Dance Team, is a student-teacher/choreograoher at the Lois Seiler Academy of Dance, and is the lead Hip Hop teacher and choreographer for Havenwood Dance Studio.