Since September 2017, North Shore Academy of Dancing began offering  an elite hip hop specific training program. These programs are exclusive to NSAD and have been designed for our dancers to bridge the gap between graduating from high-school and wanting to continue dance whether for personal preference or to enter the dance industry. 'The Bonus Round' is an elite hip hop program being offered to students in Grade 10 and up and will help create the pathway for your child to pursue their dreams after high school, all while continuing to dance. 

The Bonus round

Directed by Chris Bonus, a highly valued hip hop instructor at Harbour Dance Centre, founder of "The Corner", Captian and choreogrpagher of TwoFourSeven  and a well respected  choreographer and teacher within the hip hop community. The 'The Bonus Round' at NSAD will provide guidance, insight and opportunity to our NSAD students. The program design is to improve hip hop technique skills while preparing for entry into the industry after highschool. With his talent and experience worldwide we are very honoured to have Chris Bonus affiliated with North Shore Academy of Dancing.

Program Outline:

  •  Learning how to freestyle and improv in a confident and unique way that will bring the best of your abilities forward.
  • Choreography training will include techniques on how to pick up combination of steps quicker and with more clarity.
  • Guidance on improving performance quality.
  • Performing in front of camera/working on concept videos.
  • Individualized mentorship on goal setting and support.
  • Useful tools on how to create and develop your own style of choreography.
  • Industry discussions, styling/branding tools, and basic history both locally and globally (specifically with regards to choreography, teachers, dancers, artists etc).

Program Details:

Placement into the 'The Bonus Round' will be by invite or audition. Students have the opportunity to participate in various concept videos as well as community performances throughout the year and perform at NSAD's showcases. This class is not a part of any spring dance competitions.

The hip hop training program is 1.25 hours per week. The 1.25 hour class is based on our tiered fee structure, as well as an additonal monthly Program Fee of $25.00 plus GST to cover filming costs, professional headshots and other opportunities. To view our Class Fee Structure, please click here. To view our 2024/2025 Schedule, please click here. To let us know of your interest in joining 'The Bonus Round' email: [email protected]

More on Chris bonus:

Chris Bonus is a dancer, choreographer, instructor, and director from Vancouver, Canada. Chris's accomplishments started early in his career, earning a scholarship after taking his very first dance class! Since then, he's been training, teaching, creating, and competing year after year at a professional level. Chris is currently a captain and choreographer off the well-known Canadian mega-crew, TwoFourSeven Company. He has competed at Hip-Hop International, World Of Dance, Artists Emerge, VIBE, and recently took first place at Body Rock 2017 with TwoFourSeven. 

Chris currently teaches weekly drop-in classes in Vancouver and contracts as a guest choreographer. In the course of a year, Chris co-directed two shows under Your Artistry Productions titled "Art Saved My Life". Recently, Chris started a training program called The Corner to help develop dancers' freestyle abilities and hopefully expand his vision into something much bigger for the community.

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