Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Kids & All Ages Classes: Tiffany Bong at Homeland, Mondays 7:30pm

Another great set of classes for kids of all ages is also at Homeland but on Monday nights from 7:30pm - 9:00pm. This class is a locking course taught by Tiffany "Jimini" Bong, who has a playful, energetic approach to teaching her students. Tiffany is a member of the Syrenz Crew, has danced with Culture Shock Los Angeles, and has competed at numerous high level competitions including Hip Hop International and How Tha West Was Won. While many of the regular students are of high school and college age, the class routines are appropriate for young kids who want to get an introduction to locking basics. (Photo above is from the Myspace site for Homeland.)

Info for the class includes:
Homeland Lockin' Class (free)
Monday nights, 7:30pm - 9:00pm
at Homeland Cultural Center, 1321 E. Anaheim St, Long Beach, California 90813
For more info, contact

You can see a video of the locking class here:

This class was started about three years ago and has introduced many of the youngest lockers to the underground street dance scene. While Monday nights at Homeland has the regular free open session for poppers and lockers in the main room, Tiffany's class happens in the adjacent side room. It's rare to have a free street dance course nowadays so this is a great opportunity for kids eager to learn. Plus you don't have to attend the previous week's edition in order to jump in on your first time. Just go ahead with an open mind and a willingness to learn. Often, you'll hear a lot of laughter from this group every Monday at Homeland. Their communal energy is infectious!

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