In San Francisco, locally known hip-hop choreographer Micaya has helped to set up a new dance company with a couple of big name funders. An article from the Oakland Tribune.
Get ready to dance
A troupe of seven paid dancers will travel to schools and other events
By Amanda Brand, STAFF WRITER
Article Last Updated: 07/30/2007 04:01:43 AM PDT
THE BAY AREA is ready to get up and dance.
With the trendy flood of television, movies and music all popularizing the sweat-soaked pastime, people young and old are curious as to how they can get in on the fun — and exactly how to shake to the beat without looking like Uncle Morty grooving to the "funky chicken" at the last family reunion.
That's why DuDell and Associates and Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Bay Area have teamed up to create DanceQuake, a traveling troupe of seven paid Bay Area dancers. Cast from an open call audition in San Francisco, the group will travel to schools and other events to educate kids and adults about the benefits of different kinds of dance, especially those that flourish in the diverse Bay Area.