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HIP HOP and Heather

By PAM HARBAUGH

Saturday the place to be for hip hop enthusiasts will be the Viera Studio for the Performing Arts.

In addition to teaching tons of performing arts skills to young people and adults, the Studio is bringing in big deal hip hop dancer Zach Benson, a round 4 finalist on “So You Think You Can Dance” and a dancer wtih Quest Crew and LMFAO. Mr. Benson travels around the world conducting dance clinics. He’ll teach several hip hop workshops at the Studio as well as a “So You Think You Can Dance Experience.”

Here’s a video showing off Mr. Benson.

The Zach Benson classes are scheduled as follows:
Ages 5 to 11 years, 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday. $40.
Ages 12 and older, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, $40.
Ages 11 and older, 1 to 2:30 p.m. $30.

BTW, Heather Mowad is now the managing director for the Viera Studio for the Performing Arts. Yes, she may have left arts management for a job job (not that arts management isn’t “jobby”), but she’s still on the front line of the arts.

The Viera Studio for the Performing Arts is at 3270 Suntree Blvd., Melbourne. Call 321-426-8229 or visit TheVieraStudio.com.