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Welcome Johnii to DM!

Vogue & Waacking & Oh My!

Posted by Dark Matter on January 08, 2015 | 0 Comments

It is with great pleasure that we officially announce the induction of our newest member into Dark Matter Squad. Johnii brings with him over 13 years of dance experience, with a core disciplines in Vogue and Waccking. He has performed and choreographed for some of the world’s largest dance events and maintained membership amongst the most respected Houses within the Vogue communities. Since his first performance for Dark Matter at their legendary Leg…errrr…Block Party which hosting, Helix, an All Fluid Styles Dance Contest, Dark Matter and Johnii forged a strong relationship in both dance and friendship. Johnii has truly earned his place within the Squad! Please join us in welcoming Johnii to Dark Matter Squad!

Johnii originated as a young freestyler from Future Shock DC in 2006. In that 1st year he learned to expand his artistic vocabulary and step out of his shell of just being a Freestyle Dancer. Within a year he grew into a Culture Shock DC Freestyle team member as well as shared his choreography with the team in future years. Johnii was also a part of GnC dance crew of the Washington, DC area, where he was groomed to appreciate the groove and subtleties of music; and also began to explore more into the art of choreography. Since beginning his journey choreography his work has been seen in Culture Shock’s East coast dance competition, World of Dance New York, and the Culture Shock Choreographers showcase.

Additionally Johnii has been a part of the ever-growing underground Ballroom Scene. He was 1st accepted into the Iconic House of Revlon in 2010, where before taking his leave from the house after 2 years, he won 4 Grand prizes out of 6 balls competed in, and made it past preliminaries and on to the battles at House Dance International NYC 2010. Self-trained in Vogue and Waacking, In 2009 was taken under the wings of Tyrone Proctor, who had dubbed Johnii the chapter leader for Imperial House of Waacking DC, was accepted into the Legendary House of Ninja from 2012 to 2014, and added to JP Goldstein’s “LIDF” movement.

In 2015 Johnii, was inducted in to Dark Matter Squad, adding his flavor of Vogue, Waacking and dance to their growingly diverse group of disciplines.

Music Credit:

Kingdom - "Stalker Ha" (HG Swells & Throdown 'Exorcist' Edit)

Free Download here: https://soundcloud.com/hgswellsandthrodown/kindom-stalker-ha-hg-swells-throdown-exorcist-edit

Special Thanks to Throdown & H.G. Swells:

www.facebook.com/SaintLikeSound

www.facebook.com/DJThrodownDC

www.soundcloud.com/hgswells

www.soundcloud.com/DJThrodownDC

 


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