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KEN SWIFT- EDUCATION

KEN SWIFT TEACHING & PRESENTATIONS

SELECTED TEACHING EXPERIENCE

2013 to present: Master classes, lectures and discussions at Street Dance Teacher Training Camps in Poland, Czech Republic and China, including intensives at studios in Switzerland, Taiwan, Mexico, Japan, Chile, Czech Republic, Columbia, Turkey, Vietnam, Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand, France, Germany, Ukraine, Russia and the USA. 

2012: Master classes and lectures at York University and McMaster University, Canada

2012: Master classes, lectures and judging at various International dance schools and Hip Hop World Championships.

2011: Program Director, Beat Breakers, a non-profit organization that teaches Breaking Fundamentals in after school programs at multiple schools in New York City.

2010-2013:  Weekly Breaking Fundamentals Master Classes at PMT Dance Studios, NYC, NY

2010: Master Class Intensive Series at Peridance Dance Studios, NYC, NY

2010: Pioneers Intensive, 2-week long teacher trainings for advanced dance educators, Sadler’s Wells, London, UK 

2010: Pioneers Intensive, 2-week long teacher trainings for advanced dance educators, Edinburgh Festival Theater, Edinburgh, Scotland 

2009: Pioneers Intensive, 2-week long teacher trainings for advanced dance educators, Sadler’s Wells, London, UK009: Master Class Intensive Series at Peridance Dance Studios, NYC, NY

2005-09: Founder & Director of Ken Swift’s School of Hip Hop Fundamentals at Breaklife Studios in Brooklyn, NY 

2008-09 Ongoing weekly Master Classes at Peridance Dance Studios, NYC 

2008-09: Ongoing weekly Guided Practices at Wadleigh High School, NYC

 

SELECTED PRESENTATIONS 

March 2013: "Style Wars 30th Anniversary Screening" talk back with Henry Chaulfant as part NY Library of Performing Arts series, MUSIC OF NEW YORK

August 2011: “Ken Swift: Breaking over Three Decades” Artist Talk Series, Lecture for the Holualoa Foundation for Arts & Culture, Holualoa, HI

May 2010: “Ken Swift in Conversation with Joe Schloss,” Hip Hop Humanities Series, Hip Hop Theater Fest, Tisch School of the Arts, New York University, NYC

May 2009: “Super Dynamite Soul: Rock at Brooklyn Sole” Panel on The Rock Film Screening, Sadler’s Wells, London, England

May 2009: “Super Dynamite Soul: Rock at Brooklyn Sole” Panel on The Rock Film Screening, Ediburgh, Scotland

March 2009: “History of the Rock”, Hosted panel on Rock Dance with pioneer dancers, Brooklyn, NY 

Jan-Dec 2009: “Classic Styles: Legends of the Rock” Series, curated & mediated Panels, Lectures, Demonstrations and Workshops featuring pioneer dancers from neighborhoods in NYC, Breaklife Studios, Brooklyn, NY

April 2009: “Super Dynamite Soul: Rock at Brooklyn Sole” Panel on The Rock Film Screening, Brooklyn, NY

July 2008: “Classic Styles: Breaking & the Rock” Red Bull's Beat Riders Camp, 30 of the top dancers from around the world participated in this one-week program in all major aspects of urban dance including skills, history and business, Upstate NY

 

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