*ADT-NJ Member Dues must be current in order to receive the Priority Registration Link via email
+ Subject to Availability. We reserve the right to close the class as it becomes full or cancel class with insufficient enrollment. Absolutely no changes or refunds will be allowed after the workshop registration closes two weeks prior to the workshop.
ADT-NJ SCHOLARSHIP FUND RAFFLE:
Winner will be announced at our Winter Workshop.
Money raised from our raffle will go to our ADT-NJ Scholarship Fund.
All participants must sign the ADT-NJ Workshop Release Form. One waiver form per studio must be handed in at the ADT-NJ Registration Table upon check-in.
ASHA DAHOMEY - Tap
Driven by passion, Asha DaHomey (f.k.a. Asha Griffit) is way more than just a Tap Dancer, but an International performer, recording artist, and all around creative force. Asha began dancing at the age of 5 at a local dance studio in Linden, New Jersey and became an original member of the Tap City Youth Ensemble, a NYC based pre-professional tap company directed by the American Tap Dance Foundation at 16.
Asha was handpicked by Black Thought, Lead MC of The ROOTS, to perform at The Kennedy Center for his “School of Thought” Concert in collaboration with Carnegie Hall and opened for Herbie Handcock for Summerstage’s Opening Night Concert in 2022. Her versatility has led her the opportunity to choreograph for four-time Grammy award winning musician, Esperanza Spalding, tour France, and back Solange Knowles at the Guggenheim Museum.
Asha was a guest dancer in Dorrance Dance's Nutcracker Suite and is a primary dancer in "Apartment 33", an eclectic tap dance company directed by 2018 Emmy Nominee, Chloe Arnold and Maurice Chestnut’s “Beats, Rhymes, & Tap Shoes”. She continues to teach, choreograph and perform across the globe while directing Tap Water Dance Academy-a mobile training program for Beginner to Pre-professional Tap Dancers.
This Workshop will have four (4) dance rooms:
Upcoming ADT-NJ Workshop
Sunday, January 29, 2023
at Fusion Dance Center - Roselle Park, NJ
Time: 9:00 am - 2:30 pm
GINGER COX - Jazz
Ginger Cox is on faculty at Pace University and has been on faculty at BDC for over 15 years. featured in Dancetrain Magazine for her dynamic teaching style and contributions to dance education, Gnger has taught master classes in Mexico, Italy, Paris, Luxembourg, Switzerland, Japan, at Danse Encore festival in Quebec, the Earl Mosley Summer Institute, the Joffrey Texas, and throughout the States. Ginger holds a Masters in Kinesiology, a BFA in Dance, and the creator of the Dancing Anatomy Workshop. She is certified by the National Academy of Sports Medicine as a Corrective Exercise Specialist and Personal Trainer, and was recently a featured article in Dance Informa about teaching anatomy in dance. Ginger has presented seminars at the Dance Science and Somatics conference, the Bill Evans 6th Annual Somatic Conference, and the Dance Educators Training Institute.
Her versatile choreography is described by theJazz Dance E-news as ‘absorbing and inventive, with amusing creativity. The greatest exploration of the choreographic voice within jazz dance was seen in the work of Ginger Cox.” She’s choreographer for Nike, the NJ Nets Dancers, recording artist Lijie, Japan’s Hanayashiki Show, the Élan Awards, honoring Mr. Lar Lubavich, the Brooklyn Dance Festival, Dancing Wheels Company, Collaborative Movement Dance Company, Wise Fruit, Giving Tree Series, WaxWorks, Dancers Responding to Aids, the Queens Fringe Festival, Independent films, industrials, and the NuDance Festival, where the NY Times quoted “the selection of choreographers was unusually good.”
Ginger is on the Faculty Advisory Board at BDC, the board for the Young Choreographers Dance Festival, and has contributed to articles in Dance Teacher Magazine and Dance Spirit. Some of her many performance highlights include Saturday Night Live with Molly Shannon and Jimmy Falon, Radio City Music Hall with Lou Bega, industrials and dance concerts.
JUSTIN WINGENROTH - Ballet
Originally from Reading, PA, Justin Wingenroth comes from an extensive training and performing background. At 18, he left Reading, where he trained at the Marie Shaw School of Dance and was on scholarship at the Academy of Berks Ballet Theatre. His career took off with contracts at an array of theme parks around the world. His theater credits range from regional productions of Music Man, King and I, and White Christmas to national tours of 42nd Street and, most notably, the role of Mr. Mistoffelees in Cats. Justin has also danced with a variety of contemporary companies in New York City, including Chase Brock Experience, Christopher Caines Dance Company and C. Eule Dance, and he has trained under scholarship with the River North Chicago Dance Company. Justin is an ABT(R) Certified Teacher, who has successfully completed the ABT(R) Teacher Training Intensive in Pre-Primary through Level 7 of the ABT(R) National Training Curriculum. He is currently on faculty at Westchester Ballet Academy, and teaches master classes throughout the Northeast.
JOHN "COMIX" BARRELLA - Hip Hop
Street Dance Educator, Choreographer, Performer, Consultant & Company Director
John Barrella’s work in film & dance is based around street dance culture. His work utilizes a range of the arts with techniques largely based within locking, popping, b-boy, and hip hop. John has been a featured dancer in music videos “HSKT” by Tenin and “Get Away” By Alissia. Other works include a presentation for Tedx: Chaos, Halftime shows for the NY Knicks, NYC Breakers’ Battle of the Boroughs reunion and much more. As a choreographer, John’s work has been presented internationally. His unique approach to movement has been placed on dancers in countless schools, programs & teams in and out of the United States.
At the age of 14, John was accepted into the "School of the Arts” in East Brunswick, NJ where he began his high school and college years learning modern dance and ballet from a variety of instructors and master teachers. Rounding out his early training, John participated in courses on human anatomy, improvisational techniques, childhood education, choreography composition, musical theatre and theatre. From his early teen years, John has studied under various hip hop artists and was recruited into WildStyle dance company where he learned his core hip hop techniques. He gained appreciation for street styles with glimpses into technique for house dance, waacking and dancehall. Furthering his training, John continues to study under master and pioneering hip hop artists. Notable influences on his work include Tom Mckie, Spex, Brian Green, Bev Brown, Jazzy J, Sekou, Pavan Thimmiah and more.
John is owner/director of dance company “The Redef Movement”, established in 2007. His company presents work both in a range of hip hop and professional dance atmospheres, most frequently presented throughout NJ, NY and Philadelphia. Their comedy based work “Stupid Humans” is a satire on the performing arts, often utilizing live shows or dance films to create humorous takes on common elements of the dance and performance world. In addition to his duties as a company director, John is an adjunct professor for hip hop at Rider University and has spent time on numerous boards for the arts.
In recent years, John has developed a curriculum and program that trains teachers in hip hop terminology and technique, applying it to class structure. This program, “Essentials for Dance Education” has been implemented in classrooms around the world and has offered countless teachers a look into his own method of instruction. Johns classes and events are designed to teach aspiring dancers the fundamentals of street & hip hop dance as a freestyle art and techniques to master choreography. His goals are to inspire people to be artists and push themselves creatively and positively both in and outside of dance.