Learn choreography and male a dance film with a pro!
Join instructors with The Rosin Box Project for a special 6-week program at YOUR SCHOOL! Learn hip hop or contemporary dance routines with your resident teaching artists, then have the routine filmed by our professional film crews. This is a FREE program for elementary and middle schools in Unified School District, and is presented in partnership with San Diego Unified's VAPA Department.
Each program is six weeks long with a twice-a-week commitment. Classes are 1 hour 30 minutes each after school. Please message us at email@example.com if you'd like to bring dance to your school.
Andres Lagang - Knox Middle School
Aloha! My name is Andres Lagang and I am a performing artist in Southern California. I made my debut as the male “dancer” in David Henry Hwang’s M. Butterfly at South Coast Repertory. Some of my favorite roles include being Melchior’s “interpretive” dancer in Sheik and Sater’s musical, Spring Awakening, and rapping as Sonny in Lin Manuel Miranda’s In The Heights.
I owe most of my performance experience to the wonderful world of color guard (the pageantry edition) where I was a member of 5x WGI World Champions, Fantasia Winter Guard. My door to theatre started at Grossmont Community College and that foundation led me towards a bachelor’s from the University of California, San Diego. On campus, I dedicated my time choreographing for student organizations (Muir Musical) while off campus I portrayed Asian American roles in original BIPOC stories with MaArte Theatre Collective and San Diego Fringe Festival.
My advocacy includes uplifting Asian American artists in all parts of the creative industry. I am continuously grateful for every opportunity that gives me that chance. Mahalo \w/
The Knox Middle School Program will take place on Tuesdays and Wednesdays at 3:20PM, February - March, 2024
Jamelene Devera - Bell Middle School, Montgomery Middle School
Jamelene Devera is currently a student at UC San Diego studying Cognitive Science. In her free time, she enjoys taking naps, singing karaoke, tending to her Spotify playlist for the week, and seeing new things! She is currently a troupe member of Culture Shock San Diego. In her childhood, she remembers attempting to mimic the choreography of popular music videos and, of course, entertaining relatives with her dancing at the request of her mother for family gatherings. Her first exposure to dance training was at the age of four through ballet classes at a small studio in El Cajon. Then, around the age of 10, she began practicing hula and Tahitian dance under Pride of Polynesia. By the time she was in middle school, her aunts (both former collegiate dancers on teams 909 and Kababayan) were eager to introduce her to the world of hip hop. Shortly after, Jamelene joined Future Shock San Diego from 2016 to 2018. During her junior year at Steele Canyon High School, she founded and led a hip hop club with Paulina and Fayline Separa called Club Groove with the goal of educating students about hip hop history, culture, and foundations. She also was on One Ten Dance Team from 2018 to 2020. Her love for dance has only grown over time as it serves as an outlet for self-expression - a form of therapy. Her current goals are to continue being a student of dance while sharing her passion for the art with others.
The Bell Middle School Program will take place on Mondays and Thursdays at 3:15PM, February- March, 2024
The Montgomery Middle School Program will take place on Tuesdays and Fridays at 3:20PM, February- March, 2024
Brandon Lazo - Lead Filmmaker
Brandon Lazo is the owner of Kings and Priests Media in North County San Diego, and has produced most of the critically-acclaimed films premiered by The Rosin Box Project. Brandon and his film team will be working with our instructors to produce amazing "concept videos" of each dance work at each school site!
Dance Out Loud! is a free program made possible through the Visual and Performing Arts department at San Diego Unified School District and grants dedicated to advancing STEAM education in public schools.