"THE HOTEL" SCREENING & MASTER CLASS
Sunday, June 16, 6-9 pm - Int Adv Hip-Hop
Online registration is now closed. If you wish to sign-up for this master class, please come in and register in person at our Front Desk.
Producer, Director, and Choreographer, Darrin Henson invites you to a screening of his short movie The Hotel.
- 6-6:30 pm: The 30-minute screening will be followed by a Q & A and two master classes.
- 6:30-6:45 pm : Q & A
- 7-8 pm - Master Class wtih Darrin Henson – Int Hip-Hop
- 8-9 pm - Master Class with Michael "Boogaloo Shrimp" Chambers – All Levels Popping
Darrin Dewitt Henson, grew to fame when playing Lem Van Adams on the hit Showtime series Soul Food. For five seasons Henson has given a compelling performance of a street hustle turned husband, father and businessman. Depicting Lem was no difficult task for Henson because believes there’s a little Lem in every brother.
In Henson’s words: “We all want to fight through adversities and feed our families.” The show’s success definitely took Henson by surprise. He didn’t expect the audience to make Soul Food a paradigm Black families could model themselves on. He proudly brags about his chemistry with the cast, saying they’re like family both on and off the set. Darrin also was in The Salon opposite Vivica Fox, Stomp the Yard — a Sony Screen Gems Film, and Life Support with Queen Latifah.
As an incomparable choreographer whose dance abilities has blessed such artists as Jennifer Lopez, Britney Spears and 'N Sync, Henson got his start with the late legendary Hip-Hop DJ, Scott La Rock of Boogie Down Productions at age 14, when he joined La Rock’s Vermont school tour.
Henson’s most recognizable dance routine by far is 'N Sync’s Bye, Bye, Bye. His video, Darrin’s Dance Grooves, has also proven successful with over 3 million copies sold and he looks forward to starting production on a movie version in the future.
Michael "Boogaloo Shrimp" Chambers is an American dancer and actor known for his role as "Turbo" in the film Breakin' and the sequel Breakin' 2: Electric Boogaloo.
He also appeared in such films as Naked Gun 33⅓: The Final Insult, and Bill & Ted's Bogus Journey as a dancing robot. He also appeared as Urkel-Bot in two episodes of Family Matters, and a third appearance as one half of a wrestling tag team.
Chambers was the announcer on the kid's show Fun House from 1990-1991. In contrast to his style of dancing, he would dance while "rapping" the opening spiel at the start of the show. He appeared in Sugar Ray's 1997 video of the song Fly and break danced in the video.