María Daniel is a dancer, choreographer, educator, attorney, and the creator of the Hop Hop Experience Dance Class, which has been featured on NBC, CBS, and 101.3 Jamz FM radio. She has over 35 years of experience in dance and choreography and is most well-known for her unique choreography and innovative fusions of dance in unexpected ways.
As an Official Ambassador for the National Dance Week Foundation, María received two mayoral proclamations for her advocacy of dance. She taught at the Ballet School and is the Founder and Artistic Director of iDance Ministry. She mentors the award-winning Youth Dance Ambassadors. María is also certified to teach youth with special needs.
The newest addition to the Department of Parks and Recreation's list of program offerings is "The Hip Hop Experience."
Coming this winter, this program will be available for boys and girls in 3rd - 9th grade and will take place on Mondays from January - February. Participants will explore the fundamentals of hip hop dance, including specific techniques and movement styles, as well as the culture of hip hop.
Dates: January 28, February 4, February 11, February 25, March 4, March 11
Parent Performance: March 18
Time: 3rd - 6th graders: 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm / 7th-9th graders: 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Towne House at Green Forest Park ( 554 Westfield Road in Scotch Plains)