House of Eights Presents: Keenan Cooks Masterclass
Haliente Dance Studio, 2nd floor 1678 Barrington Street, Halifax, Nova Scotia NS
Wednesday, December 5 at 7:00pm - 8:30pm
From Broadway Dance Centre in New York, Keenan Cooks is coming to Halifax to teach a Masterclass with House of Eights Dance Co. Don't miss your chance to dance with this amazing choreographer who has worked with artists such as Kendrick Lamar, Cardi B, Nicki Minaj, Ne-Yo, Rihanna, and Jennifer Lopez.
Book your spot online now: https://houseofeights.com/class-info/keenan-cooks-masterclass/
Wednesday| Dec 5 |7 - 8:30 PM.
1678 Barrington Street, 2nd floor.
House of Eights is officially launching in January 2019 in downtown Halifax, offering weekly beginner to advanced drop-in dance classes in hip hop, jazz funk, heels, k-pop, contemporary, and more! To countdown to our launch, we're bringing you some very special Masterclasses with renowned international artists.
Keenan Cooks was born and raised in Boston, MA, and began dancing at the age of 14. Just two years later, he became a member of Boston based Nia Dance Troupe, where he first began his professional training. In 2008, Keenan moved to New York City to pursue dance professionally.
Over the last few years Keenan's teaching and instructing career has sky rocketed. Traveling weekly to teach his hard hitting, full-out style all over the world. Keenan has taught across the US and internationally in China, Japan, Korea, Germany, Argentina, Canada, and Paris just to name a few.
He is on faculty at two of the biggest studios in New York City, the prestigious Broadway Dance Center and Peridance Capezio Center. He is also a guest teacher at Movement Lifestyle and Millennium Dance Complex in Los Angeles.
As a choreographer, Keenan has had the privilege to choreograph a BET commercial and Gap’s new commercial for their latest ballet flat. He was also the choreographer for rapper Cardi B’s Underestimated Tour as well as her 2017 VMA performance.
He has danced for Latin superstars Prince Royce, Wisin, and Daddy Yankee. You may have seen him on Spike TV’s series Lip Sync Battle, dancing for John Legend, Queen Latifah, Salt n’ Pepa, and Ta-raji P. Henson. Most recently, he performed at the 2018 VMAs with Jennifer Lopez.
Class will start with a warm-up that includes cardio, as well as basic Hip-Hop grooves that can be found throughout Keenan’s choreography. While learning the choreography in class, you will be pushed to incorporate individuality, acting, precision, and musicality. Keenan’s classes are HIGH ENERGY so be ready to sweat!