Up close and personal

On Wednesday April 29th 2015 at M.A.I., Up Close and Personal will be opening Bust A Move festival 2015. Up Close and Personal is an intimate networking event that allows participants to exchange and learn about street dance culture in a laid back atmosphere. This experience encompasses a discussion with street dance catalysts that helped shaped Montreal’s Street Dance Community.

Relax gathering of street dance fanatics

Dj Sweet La Rock will be mixing: soulful & underground music

There will be a live interview/discussion on how Hip Hop Dance came about in Montreal.

Finger foods & drinks will be served
Doors open @ 6pm
          Discussion starts @ 7pm


Angelo Ameur

Angelo is one of the pioneer of hip hop dance in Quebec and has been dancing professionally for over 25 years and has been teaching for 30 years. He has opened for international artists such as TLC, The Backstreet boys and worked with local artists such as Melanie Renaud, 11:30, Luke Merville, Isabelle Boulay amongst others…

Natasha “Tash” Jean-Bart

Natasha “Tash” Jean-Bart has been dancing professionally for the last 30 years. Her love and dedication to learn the street dances taking root from the Hip Hop culture led her to connect and learn from the creators and pioneers of the culture internationally. In 2005 she was nominated head judge of Hip Hop International Street Dance competition, a position she held for 6 years. That same year she also landed a lead role in The Beatles “LOVE” by Cirque Du Soleil at the MGM Mirage in Las Vegas.

Marvin R

Marvin R est un professionnel de la danse hautement respecté par ses pairs. Il compte plus de 30 années d’expérience dans le domaine de la danse hip-hop et plus de 25 ans d’enseignement. Il a donné de nombreuses démonstrations télévisées sur films et sur les plus belles scènes des grandes régions de Montréal. Membre du groupe Secte of Hiphop, anciennement Hiphop Squad avec son partenaire de danse Eli, il se démarque déjà comme l’un des danseurs les plus talentueux de Montréal…

Shauna Roberts

Since dancing at the age of 14, Shauna has thrilled audiences (and studio on-lookers) with her unique G-Style Hip Hop free-styling. Her dance background includes Hip Hop, House, New Jack and Popping, which has led her to teach and create a new style called Gangster HipHop and her own vision of “Cardio Hip Hop.” This specific genre incorporates and places the focus on hitting hard, yet fluid movements set to a variety of  Rap music…

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