Frederick Johnson is an international and bilingual dance instructor. He has been teaching African dance styles, (Ndombolo, Coupe Decale and Afrobeatz) Hip Hop and Freestyle through African Movement in Mexico, Guatemala, Panama, Argentina and other Latin countries for the past 10 years. He has worked with Latin Grammy award winner, Lali Esposito, as well Urbano Dance Studio and DOUP Premier Dance Studios in the heart of Buenos Aires. Mr. Fred is also the founder of Afrontalo Argentina, a company promoting and preserving Urban African dance culture throughout Latin America. In his class, you can expect to not only study movement, but also dive into the history and culture of each style, learn the names of steps, choreography and drills to develop a strong foundation for freestyle.
Where were you born?
Trenton, New Jersey
Where did you grow up?
In Trenton and Hamilton New Jersey
What is your favorite dance moment?
Traveling all across Latin America teaching, choreographing and performing.
What is your favorite tv show
Hey Arnold and Project Runway
What is your favorite movie?
None in particular, but I do love action, drama and psychological movies
What is your favorite style of hip hop?
Commercial and freestyle
What do you want your students to understand about hip hop?
I want my students to understand that hip hop has an important, historical and cultural context. There is foundation to the style!