Street Hip Hop and Popping and Locking Techniques (At LEAF Global)


Learn Street Hip Hop and Popping and Locking Techniques from LEAF Teaching Artist Melvin AC Howell!

Enjoy learning street hip hop and popping and locking techniques from LEAF Teaching Artist, Melvin AC Howell. These private 45 minute sessions are a wonderful and unique gift idea!

Melvin A.C Howell is an internationally cultured choreographer and creative director who has been transforming and molding lives, while evolving the art of dance, for over 13 years. His approach is his purpose, “Spread positivity, encouragement, and guidance through dance. The positivity movement.”

With a background in fitness, art, and many different cultural styles of dance, he brings a unique vision to the world that is dance. His visionary style and technique promotes growth physically and mentally, encouraging a strengthened body, foundation, and creative capacity.

As a movement expert and master instructor in Hip Hop, Street Dance Movement and Body Control, Broadway Production, Contemporary, Jazz, Jazz Funk, and Auditioning; Melvin A.C Howell emits a genuine uplifting abundance of positive energy and inspiration, which fills the atmosphere and effortlessly uplifts your spirits, leaving you motivated and wanting more. With dance serving as the primary purpose in Melvin’s life, he doesn’t just touch at the center of what inspires people to move; the desire to create, to feel, to connect, to speak without words. Moreover, Melvin focuses on the core of the human desire for motivation, support, inspiration, guidance, and love. It is my mission, my passion, my purpose, my life’s goal to Change People’s Lives for the better.”

Mayani is a Maasai boy from longido Arusha. He went to boarding school at 6 years old and lost his Maasai language and tradition. Since joining the LEAF program, he has learned to sing Maasai songs, practiced the ‘jump’ tradition and wear Maasai shukas (traditional clothing). Mayani is extremely happy and is currently teaching other youth the culture.