Winter Cypher Session
December 16th - 19th, 2021
We are excited to invite the public to join us for RHU Winter Cypher Intensive. Fees are accepted until Dec.1st, 2021.
The Winter Cypher Session intensive will take place the weekend of Dec 16-19, 2021 at University of Colorado @boulder.
$275 PROMO CODE: CU3 VAILD UNTIL NOV. 30TH
Constance Harris (Afro Beat)
Constance is an Aurora-based, New Jersey native and graduate of the Masters in Fine Arts Dance program at the University of Colorado Boulder. Her fusion dance style is the result of over 20 years of combined experience in a variety of dance experiences ranging from Modern, Middle Eastern forms, nightlife entertainment and styles based in Africanist aesthetics. She is currently an instructor of Afrofusion dance at the street dance and breaking studio, Block 1750, in Boulder, CO, an online contributor to the world dance and fitness online dance studio, Raqs Online and lecturer for the Theatre and Dance Department at the University of Colorado Boulder.
(Campbell Locking Basics)
aka Breeze-lee (Artistic Director, Choreographer and Dancer): Leigh Foaad aka “Breeze-Lee” since birth has been exposed to dance. His vocabulary ranges from a wide variety of styles from Classical Ballet to Hip-Hop. He has been training and working professionally as a principle dancer for Rennie Harris “Puremovement” (RHPM) since 2005. One of Breeze-lee’s proudest moments with RHPM was in March 2012, when Breeze-lee was selected as a Cultural Ambassador for The Obama Administration, BAM, and DanceMotion USA. He was a principle dancer /educator & provided services in the Middle East; Egypt, Israel & Palestine. Breeze-lee has also toured as the first & only featured Hip-Hop dancer, nationally & internationally with John Tesh. He choreographed & was featured in the PBS special “ALIVE Music & Dance”, which was featured nation-wide.
In addition, Breeze-lee is the Co-Founder, Co-Artistic Director & Choreographer of Versa-Style Dance Company and Versa-Style Next Generation (certified 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization).
(PT Lecturer & Practice)
Paula Webster graduated in 1998 in the field of physical therapy from the University of Hartford. She also holds a certification in strength and conditioning. Since graduation her clinical experience includes general orthopedics, sports medicine, adolescent strength training and adolescent spinal dysfunction. She is the founder of Six Degrees of Freedom program for children with adolescent spinal deformities. Having over 25 years of diverse experience, especially in Physical Therapy. Ms. Paula M Webster also cooperates with other doctors and physicians in medical groups. Shehas worked for dance legends Earl Mosely and Rennie Harris. To date she has collaborated with Rennie Harris in breath, stretch and strengthening techniques specifically for street dancers-R.I.S.E.
Brandyn Scott Harris
aka Boog The eldest of Rennie Harris' children, Brandyn remembers watching his father dance ever since elementary school, Originally from north Philadelphia he spent his most recent years in Upper Darby, PA where he graduated high school in 2006. Since then he has spent most of his time performing and competing on the local circuit of Philidelphia as well as nationally. Whether it be talent shows, dancing in clubs, or maybe even dancing on the street, Brandyn strives to be one of the greatest dancers of Philadelphia who hasn't been studio trained (ballet, modern, hip hop etc). Presently this is the first time he worked with his father on a consistent basis and is continuing to learn more about the true history of hip hop every day. As a member of both RHPM and Rennie Harris R.H.A.W, Brandy's traveled around the world performing and teaching. Now an alumni of both companies Brandyn continues to progress as a person and as a dancer, and hopes to one day follow in his father's footsteps as a premier choreographer. To date Brandyn is a resident of Colorado and continues to teach dance, and battle while honing his skill as a choreographer.
Lawrence Southall aka Larry Love from Da Bronx
(Hip-hop Partner and Training)
aka Larry Love from Da-Bronx holds an MFA in Performance and Choreography from the University of Colorado. A native of the Bronx, NY, he began working with hip-hop dance forms in the early 1980's. He has worked with the Boulder Ballet, The Harambee African Dance Ensemble, Blue Moon Dance Company, Motion Underground, Longmont Symphony and Dance Theatre, Cleo Parker Robinson Summer Institute, Denver school of the Arts, and Steamboat Springs Dance Theatre. He has served as a master teacher at Dance Place in Washington, D.C., at Slippery Rock University, and for the American College Dance Festival. Larry has choreographed for the Native Tongue Dance Theatre, Skeleton Dance Project, The Black College Dance Exchange, and the Legacies concert of the American College Dance Festival in Boulder, Co and is respected nationally as one of the great traditional hip- hop teachers. Larry is currently Rehearsal Director of The Grass Roots Project under the direction of Rennie Harris.
Emily Pietruszka aka Fresca (House Flow)
Aka Fresca is a professional dancer, trainer, and teaching artist. Originally from Colorado, Emily has been dancing professionally since 2015 – she began her professional journey with several Denver based dance companies, including Rennie Harris Grassroots Project. She has since relocated to Brooklyn, NY, and currently resides in Philadelphia, PA. Pietruszka has shown her work at the “Illadelph” street dance festival and “The Come Together Festival” hosted by Koresh Dance in 2019. Emily has taught and lectured in various contexts, including Front Range Community College (Denver, CO), Mark Morris Dance Group (Brooklyn, NY), New Visions for Public Schools (Queens, NY), The Juilliard School (New York, NY), and The Ailey School (New York, NY) to name a few. She currently runs her training business from her home and continues to practice her love of teaching at Movemakers Philly. Emily has had the privilege of dancing with Rennie Harris Puremovement since 2018.
(Pilates Lecture & Practice)
Olivia O’Hare is a movement educator who combines her extensive knowledge of fitness, somatics, improvisational dance, and physical theatre to create a unique experience in each class she teaches. She has been working in the fitness industry for over 25 years. Olivia completed coursework toward the PhD in Performance as Public Practice at the University of Texas at Austin where she focused on movement theory and analysis of the DanceAbility method, an improvisational dance practice for people of all abilities. While at UT she apprenticed in the physical conditioning laboratory for six years learning the fundamentals of pilates and somatics. Since then she has continued to expand her knowledge and understanding of the various body systems beyond the muscles and bones in order to develop her own holistic approach through continuing education in Franklin Method, Alexander Technique, Body-Mind Centering, Feldenkrais, Buti Yoga, and Material for the Spine. She believes that body awareness, movement, and an understanding of non-verbal communication are an essential part of the human experience and should be made accessible to all people. Recently Olivia has collaborated with Rennie Harris in creating a strengthening and stretch sequence to help prevent injury for street dancers called R.I.S.E
Jackie Lopez -Foaad aka Miss Funk (Hip-hop proper)
is a first generation Los Angeles native. She was the first in her family to graduate high school, continue her education in L.A. Valley College, transfer to a UC and graduate, due to the impact of the arts in her life. Lopez graduated Summa Cum Laude from UCLA in 2004 from the Department of World Arts and Cultures, with a concentration in dance. For the last 21 years, Lopez has been working as a professional dancer, choreographer, teaching artist and cultural educator. She has worked with students and artists of all ages from L.A., NYC, Philadelphia, Israel, the United Kingdom, France, Columbia, and India, to name a few. She is the Supervisor for the UCLA Summer Dance/Performing Arts Intensive, Lecturer at UCLA’s Dance Dept. developing the Hip-hop Dance curriculum, as well as Adjunct Lecturer at USC’s Arts Leadership program. Lastly, she is the Executive Director of Versa-Style: Performance- Education- Community.
Housing and Accommodations:
All participants are responsible for their airfare, housing and meals.
List of near by hotels:
2701 Canyon Blvd, Boulder, CO 80302
1632 Broadway, Boulder, CO 80302
2601 Canyon Blvd, Boulder, CO 80302
Boulder Municipal Airport-BDU
Denver International Airport- DIA
ALL PARTICIPANTS MUST FILL OUT THIS FORM BY DEC. 1ST, 2021
All participants must take a COVID test 48 - 72 hours prior, and must present a negative test upon arrival.
Must email results to firstname.lastname@example.org with subject line: [First and Last Name] COVID Test results
Vaccinated or not, mask/face covering are required for all RHU events on and off campus.
Make sure to wash your hands frequently and thoroughly (20 seconds, minimum), especially after contact with surfaces and items in public areas, after eating, coughing, sneezing, or wiping one’s nose
Maintain appropriate social distancing at all times on and off-campus
Please check site for frequent updates
COVID Travel List:
A pack of masks (we recommend changing mask after every class)
Anti-bacterial fabric spray
Personal lysol, wet wipes etc.
Individually wrapped snacks
Emergency C and vitamins
Food and drinks that eliminate excess mucus
Foods and drinks with anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties
Extra clothing (we recommend changing clothes as often as needed)