Cerdafied Dance Studios is ready to get the DMV moving at the Takeoff to Takeover pop-up workshop on Saturday, April 25 at Clarendon Pop-Up Bar (3185 Wilson Blvd). D.C.-area native and Billboard-charting recording artist Jason Cerda and co-founder Rahna Faddoul are bringing together an exclusive lineup of nationally recognized and local dancers to lead a day of intensive classes in street jazz, hip-hop, heels, contemporary and more with music spun by DJ Reckless.
Cerdafied Dance Studios is a training facility for dancers skilled in myriad styles looking to learn from industry veterans. Before the studio takes its Takeover dance convention to major dance cities across the nation, Takeoff to Takeover will offer DMV dancers an exclusive preview of what’s ahead.
Celebrity choreographers Josh Price and Rob Rich will headline the dance pop-up workshop. Price has worked alongside Chris Brown and T-Pain and performed at the annual YouTube Awards with Mariah Carey as well as at the White House for President Barack Obama. He was also featured on NBC’s World of Dance. Rich landed his first dance gig with Lady Gaga and has worked with celebrities such as Ellen DeGeneres, Ciara, Tinashe and more. Some of his notable appearances include America’s Best Dance Crew Season 6, Dancing with the Stars, So You Think You Can Dance and the NAACP Awards.
Among the other unique classes at Takeoff to Takeover, Cerda– who has been billed with Jennifer Lopez, J Balvin, Ludacris, T.I., T-Pain, Becky G, Gente de Zona and more– will teach a special “tourography” class with powerhouse Gabrielle Odom accompanied by a live band. Odom has choreographed for Love & Hip Hop’s Ashley Nicole, Danni Baylor and the Morgan State Morganettes and will team up with Cerda to teach the class for dancers interested in becoming back up dancers for major artists. Additionally, Gabby David, the official shuffle dance icon for the world-phenomenon video game Fortnite, will lead a contemporary class alongside Grace Cho. In keeping with the studio’s “Good vibes save lives” motto, the day will conclude with a special dance cypher circle.
A full-day class pass is available for $230 and includes access to twelve sessions as well as an intimate panel discussion with Price and Rich. Drop-in classes range from $28 to $40 depending on class type, and multi-class packs start at $90. Group tickets of 10+ are available for a discounted rate. For more information, visit www.cerdafiedstudios.com. Takeoff to Takeover will welcome dancers of all talent levels but is geared towards intermediate and advanced dancers. Following the Arlington debut, Cerdafied will Takeover major dance cities including Miami (August 7), Atlanta, Houston, Chicago and more.
Takeoff to Takeover is possible thanks to the help of top sponsors including A2Z Music Factory.
About Cerdafied Dance Studios
Cerdafied Dance Studios strives to be a competition-free environment where the elite come to train. From beginner level to aspiring professional dancers and everyone in between, Cerdafied Studios enhances everyone’s love for music and movement. With access to a team of talented dancers and instructors, Cerdafied Dance Studios offers more than 20 different styles of dance, including but not limited to industry-style Hip Hop classes, Salsa, Bachata, Belly Dancing, Jazz, Contemporary, Ballet, Body Sensual Movements, and African-root themes. In addition to great dance classes, Cerdafied Dance Studios offers a variety of fitness classes, including Zumba, yoga, Latin-infused cardio Hip Hop and core strengthening.