I have been practicing a dance style called popping for the past 10 years, its has taken me everywhere from performances in new york city to teaching in beijing china. I have become very proficient in my dance style and reknowned for my stage presence, and funky vibe, always a party starter no matter where i am, and i'm ready to turn your party up anoyher notch.
Price Range: $200 for 10-15 minute performance
Gig Length: 5 - 10 minutes
What to Expect
Expect to get an electric presentation of dance ranging from 5 -10 minutes, with music that will get you and your guests moving and grooving in their seats and ready to get the party. All thats needed is a good sound system, and a smooth surfaced floor with enough space for Klassic and his group of dancers to boogie down.
Simon “Klassic” Xavier, is an Ottawa based dancer who has been getting down since the young age of 4. He has a strong appreciation for all genres of music, specifically funk, and having been inspired by Michael Jackson, he was able to fall in love with Popping at the age of 14. In 2008 he gained knowledge of Boogaloo Style (a sub style of Popping) from Frank Boogie (Boogie Brats Crew). Klassic is a member of Canadian Crews The Brothership (T.O), The Bread Crumbs Crew (OTT) and Clean Fresh Air (MTL).
Klassic has been an active member to the Canadian popping scene since 2008, participating in many of Canada’s biggest street dance events battling, cyphering, learning and seeking mentoring tirelessly from many of Canada’s leading Hip hop heads from crews like Boogie brats, Bag of Trix, IZM; eventually to become one of the most sought after Under dogs in the Canadian Scene.
Klassic has appeared in “So You Think You Can Dance Canada”, (Season 3) he has also performed on Canada’s got Talent 2012 dancing back up along side “Miles Boog ” Faber(Boog fam ), Tommy Steeze( bag of trix, Boogie brats) and Andrew “Pyro” chung . His accomplishments are endless including, competing in battles all over Canada and having won Montreal’s Urban Art and Dance Festival, Under Pressure Popping battle 3 consecutive years, as well as Winning Choas Unleashed crew vs crew ( MTL) 2 years running, as well as opening for festivals like Brooklyn hip hop festival, and Osheaga with his crew Clean Fresh Air .
Actively involved in his community and giving back to the youth, Klassic has been teaching at The Flava Factory since 2011. He’s also the Assistant Dance Coordinator for Canada’s biggest Urban Arts and Hip Hop Festival, House of PainT, and Montreals Cloud Cyher( by Clean Fresh Air ).
Today Klassic’s career has brought him into the international scene sharing his knowledge and teaching students from the Beijing Contemporary Music Academy. Klassic has taken part in performances, been invited as a battle guest, judged and participated in battles throughout China such as; Crazy Dancing, Funk in Shanghai, and Dancing with Us, to name a few. He continues to pursue his passion locally, nationally, and internationally , with his career taking him to new heights.
Additional Booking Notes
The show will need a proper sound system, with an aux cord so we can plug and play our music easily; For the stage we will need enough space to dance without worry of injury, or damage any equipment, smooth surfaced floor, no carpets.
Influences & Inspiration
Growing up Klassic's biggest influence was and is Michael jackson, whom learned the popping style from the Electric boogaloos( a group of dancers from Fresno California who created the dance style).