Mariano Abarca, Street Dance artist featured at Pulse Ontario Dance Conference

Mariano Abarca

Dance Style
Street Dance - B-boying

Workshop Description
B-boying is one of the original styles of hip hop dance. It was born in the South Bronx of New York, in the 1970s. This aggressively expressive dance was originally the alternative to violence at night clubs, between rival gangs. Through the years, the following generations of b-boys and b-bgirls have evolved and even reinvented the dance while remaining true to the original foundation. This session will focus on Rocking, Footwork, Freeze workouts and technique. Build your strength, stamina and body control with this high energy dance. Now you will really learn how to get down!

Artist Bio
Mariano Abarca is an extraordinary instructor, enthralling performer, and an accomplished choreographer. Mariano's passion for dance was cultivated at an early age when he was exposed to salsa, meringue, and cumbia. His appreciation of dance, inspired him to study alternative styles of dance - hip hop, b-boying, popping and locking. As a teacher and choreographer, Mariano has been working in Toronto in excess of ten years. His incredible musicality, his remarkable experiences as a performer, his knowledge of the history and growth of hip-hop in Canada, and his willingness to share all that he knows with his students, make him a rarity in the world of hip-hop. His dancing abilities, combined with his passion for teaching and choreographing, render him one of the best instructors in North America. Remarkably, he was provided the exceptional honour of performing for the Prince of Wales.

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