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KidFEST Pre-show Workshop Hip Hop Dance
Before you’re wowed by the moves of FLY DANCE, come try out some Hip-Hop routines for yourself!
This 40 minutes pre-show workshop will get your child moving to the rhythms and sounds they’re about to see and hear!
Charity Joy Robinson
Charity Joy Robinson has been facilitating movement with kids and adults for over 15 years with a love of dance in hip-hop, Traditional African, Caribbean, and Afro-beats styles.
In 2008, after becoming certified to facilitate classes as part of The Good Life Program Charity was sought out to teach in after school programs within the Midwest of USA. She taught elementary–secondary school children the elements of hip hop and dance. Her desire to train more led her to Seoul, South Korea where she trained with b-boy crews and started doing public performances, which led her to teach there and in Thailand. After Asia she moved to Chicago where she joined a Jamaican Dance Company. Advancing quickly, she was asked to begin to assist in teaching newcomers to the company. She has competed in international breakdance competitions as well in different parts of the world as B*Girl Eklektika.
In 2009, Charity moved to The Commonwealth of Dominica, where she taught public yoga classes and workshops throughout the island. She was also involved in a few different primary and secondary schools teaching dance and movement for performances, along with extra curricular activities. She taught African dance accompanied by Ras Algi on drums. Before leaving Dominica in 2011, Charity co-facilitated a workshop for secondary school teachers on the history of hip-hop culture and dance.
Since leaving the Caribbean in 2015, Charity Joy has created a World Dance Shakedown program as part of the afterschool program, for Project Most in the East Hampton school districts. Every summer she facilitates Yoga Shakedown and Movement at the Ross Summer Camp in East Hampton. She is highly sought out for private kids dance and yoga classes. Her joy of movement is contagious and whether you are a child or an adult looking for that inner child to play with, she will have you dancing, laughing and having a good time with that amazing body of yours.