Movement Dance Studio is a new dance studio in Metchosin, BC specializing in hip hop. Our mission is to inspire the local community to explore hip hop as a means of expression, connection, fitness, and fun. We believe that there is a hip hop dancer in all of us, just waiting to be expressed. Movement Dance Studio aims to be inclusive, family-friendly, and responsive to the needs of the local community. It is founded in the values of hip hop: peace, love, unity, and having fun. All dancers are welcome at Movement Dance Studio, regardless of previous experience or perceived ability. You can do it!
Madoka Suzuki (or "Madu") is a dancer who grew up in Japan training in classical ballet and hip hop. She then went on an around-the-globe-voyage with a focus on Africa and South America to explore why people dance and why dance was born. This voyage changed her perspective on life, and she is now committed to dancing for peace and freedom of expression. She has been described as a "Revolution Dancer" by Donisha Prendergast, Bob Marley's granddaughter, and has since performed in Cambodia to raise awareness of the plight of street children, in Japan at various travel and peace-related events, and in Canada for TEDxYouth with an anti-bullying message. After her journey, she began teaching hip hop for kids, tots, teens, and adults in Chiba, Japan and Vancouver, BC. She now lives and creates in Metchosin BC, Canada where she teaches hip hop at Movement Dance and Pearson College and hopes to continue to make meaningful change through dance.
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