Darren Wong

Darren W.

Glendale, CA

About Darren W.

Darren teaches: Ages 18 and up
Teaching since: 2007
Last sign in: Today

Overview

If you are looking for lessons in the style of Breakin' or more commercially known as Breakdancing, then look no further! I will provide you with easy to follow step by step lessons that allow ANYONE to learn how to dance whether you are just a beginner or an experienced dancer.

I have been teaching Breakin' for 10 years in both private lesson settings as well as classroom settings. I spent 4 years in University of California, Irvine dance department teaching a course on the foundation movements of the style Breakin'. I am also a member of America's Best Dance Crew Season 8 KINJAZ.

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Experience

Adjunct Professor
Feb 2017 - Present
Glendale Community College

Glendale Community College serves a diverse population of students by providing the opportunities and support to achieve their educational and career goals. We are committed to student learning and success through transfer preparation, certificates, associate degrees, career development, technical training, continuing education, and basic skills instruction. The college is dedicated to the importance of higher education in the evolving urban environment of Glendale and the Greater Los Angeles area. Faculty and staff engage students in rigorous and innovative learning experiences that enhance and sustain the cultural, intellectual, and economic vitality of the community.

Artistic Director
Sep 2013 - Present
Culture Shock LA

Culture Shock Los Angeles, established in 1994, is a non-profit 501(c)(3) Hip Hop dance organization dedicated to Dance Education, Community Outreach, Professional Entertainment, and the preservation of the Hip Hop culture.

Member of Kinjaz
Nov 2011 - Present
KINJAZ

We are a band of brothers on a quest to fearlessly explore the depths of our imagination and artistic purpose. With over 30 total members hailing from up and down the coast of California, including individuals who specialize in other skills besides dance, we like to consider ourselves an “Artist’s brotherhood,” and are known for our signature intricate choreography style and creative storytelling through dance and new media. Our shared objective is to cultivate “brotherhood at all costs”, support each other to reach our highest collective potential, and to positively impact the world with our time and abilities in the most fun way possible. We are the movement in the shadows. Respect all…Fear none.

Adjunct Professor
Sep 2012 - Aug 2016
UCI Claire Trevor School of the Arts

The Claire Trevor School of the Arts is a national leader in training future generations of entertainers and technicians who will go on to electrify audiences in theatres, galleries and concert halls -- as well as in entertainment and technology-related venues throughout the world.

Education

Bachelor of Science, Business Economics
Sep 2007 - Jun 2011
University of California, Irvine

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Michael Nov 29, 2015
· Dance · Online
My experience with Darren was nothting short of outstanding! He has a neverending wheelhouse of moves that he can teach you. More importantly, he can help any bboy or regular dancer with the most important aspect of dance: staying on beat 100% of the time while doing these moves! He was kind, patient, punctual, and very talented. Anyone who wants to learn dance the right way can accelerate their learning by working with Darren!
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Darrell T. Nov 17, 2015
Verified Student · Breakdancing · Online
Darren was very patient and nonjudgmental. I think he is a very good instructor. I was a little unsure as to how well a dance lesson would go over the internet but he put those fears to rest. I give him five stars for his knowledge and because he made me feel comfortable.
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