Hip Hop Master Class with Cedric Gardner
A Step Above Dance and Music Academy is excited to announce two master classes with Cedric Gardner!
These master classes will be held on Sunday, July 13 from 1:00 pm-3:30 pm at A Step Above.
Classes will consist of hip hop technique and choreography. This is a great opportunity for our students to take class with a fantastic dancer, choreographer and teacher.
Students 9-12 will have class from 1:00-2:00 pm and is $25 per dancer. Students 13+ will have class from 2 to 3:30 pm and $28 per dancer.
Payment in full is due the day of registration. Click here to register.
Only cash will be accepted for any students registering the day of the class.
Cedric Gardner was a top 14 finalist on the third season of the American dance contest series, “So You Think You Can Dance”. Cedric began formal dance instructions at the age of eighteen. At the age of eighteen Cedric, created “Fuel”, a Hip Hop dance company based in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. During this time “Fuel” also performed with Neil Young's “Greendale”, and under his artistic direction had the privilege of opening for entertainers such as; Little Bow Wow, India Arie, and Fantasia Burino. In 2004, at the age of twenty, Cedric choreographed his first commercial. “The Wisconsin Lottery Badger 5”, which was aired during Super Bowl Sunday.
Opportunities have continued for Cedric after appearing on “So You Think You Can Dance”. As a working professional dancer from Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Cedric has had the privilege of working with some of the most elite choreographers such as: Brian Friedman, Debbie Allen, Dave Scott, Mary Murphy, Mia Michaels, Napoleon and Tabitha, Nick Flores, Poppin Pete and Shane Sparks. His unique and innovative dance technique has given him the opportunity and privilege of performing with, Gloria Estefan, Herbie Hancock, Neil Young, NE-YO (Macy's Celebrity Catwalk), and Sheila E. Cedric has also performed on “Macy's Celebrity Catwalk Challenge” and “America Idol Gives Back” Cedric has had his first film appearance in a Wayans Brothers Production, “The Dance Flick” and he was also featured in the film “Step Up 3D” which was released 2010. Cedric is now working on the Nick Jr TV show "Yo Gabba Gabba." Cedric considers his dance style and technique to be “freestyle”, under the umbrella of multiple dance styles. He calls his style of dancing, emotion-driven; expressing emotions through dance.