Darren Wong

Darren W.

Glendale, CA
100% Satisfaction Guarantee

100% Satisfaction Guarantee

We know that starting lessons is a big step and we want you to feel confident booking with us. If you are not completely satisfied, we'll help you find a new teacher or you can receive a refund for any unused lessons within the first year from the date of purchase.

Lesson Details


Levels Taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
My name is Darren. I am a part of the dance crew the Kinjaz from NBC's World of Dance and America's Best Dance Crew Season 8, and I specialize in teaching Basic Hip Hop and Breakin'/Breakdancing.

Here is what you can expect from our lessons together...

On the day we have our lesson you will either travel to my location (Glendale) where our lesson will take place in my loft or I can travel to your location and we will have our lesson at your location (there is a travel fee if you are located more then 5 miles away)

Our lesson will consist of basic dance movements to teach you the basics and foundation you need to know in order to learn choreography and freestyle on your own. You will also learn a small combination or drill utilizing those movements so you can practice them on your own.

After our lesson, you will receive a video tutorial on the movements you were taught so you can refer back to it in case you forget any details.

You will also be able to send me a video of yourself executing the movement or combination anytime before our next lesson if you want to make sure you are practicing a move correctly or you simply want feedback on your progress.

Here are my rates:

30min private lesson:
1 person: $50

60min private lesson:
1 person: $75

90min private lesson:
1 person: $100

**$0.60 charged per mile traveled to location if you live more than 5 miles away from me.

(I also offer Online lessons via Skype if in-person lessons are not possible)

- Darren
See all subjects

Darren teaches



Darren delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 18+

Teaching since:

Darren R. Wong is a member of The Kinjaz from NBC's World of Dance and has been teaching, performing and choreographing in the Hip Hop community for 13 years.

He has also been a part of world-renowned Hip Hop organizations such as Culture Shock LA and Kaba Modern and spent 4 years on the faculty of the Claire Trevor School School of the Arts at the University of California, Irvine as an adjunct lecturer of Breakin'.

He has been sharing his experience and knowledge by teaching and training dancers of all skill levels, from college performing arts programs, dance studios and online students from around the world, how to break with the knowledge that he has been fortunate enough to gain.

Darren's goal is to share what dance has given him in his life by providing in person or online dance courses for up and coming dancers who may be intimidated or self-conscious to start dancing or do not have access to experienced teachers or a dance studio with classes that interest them around them.

His courses allow both new and experienced dancers from all over the world to have access to an experienced teacher who understands the ins and outs of how to break down movements to its simplest form, so a student can confidently learn a movement with correct technique, execute them to music and piece them together to create their own combinations whenever and wherever without having to step foot into a studio.

He aspires not only to help those in his local dance community, but also dance communities worldwide who may not have direct access to the techniques and knowledge that was shared with him.

+ Read More


Adjunct Professor
Feb 2017 - Present
Glendale Community College

The 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.

+ Read More
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

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.

+ Read More
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.

+ Read More


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

Photos & Videos

Dance Reel showcasing choreography and solo's
Member of NBC's World of Dance KINJAZ

Photo by Darren W.

Member of ABDC Season 8 KINJAZ

Member of ABDC Season 8 KINJAZ

Member of ABDC Season 8 KINJAZ
+ 2 more

3 Reviews

Write a Review
Githa S. Apr 12, 2017
Dance Fitness · Online

Totally awesome would hire him again!

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!

+ Read More
Darrell T. Nov 17, 2015
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.

+ Read More

You may want to revisit

Previously viewed teachers: