Kenneth Dela Garza

Kenneth Dela Garza

Work History

Work History

  • Member of:Rock Solid Dance Crew - 2006 - PresentLatin Boys Dance Crew - 2002 - 2006
  • Performances at:Six Flags Over Texas - Summer 2009 - 2011State Fair of Texas - 2009 - 2010
  • Local gigs including quinceaneras, birthdays, weddings and shows; most recent - Bryanna's Quinceanera, Dallas Cowboys Golf Club, Grapevine, TX (April 2011)upcoming - The FallenWindmill, Dallas, TX (May 2011)                       1st Annual Fresh Start Fashion Show - for Renáe Rashael Photography (2011)
  • UPN Dance Club 21 - Won 1st place 2005, 2006 & 2008
  • Auditioned for 'So You Think You Can Dance' - Cut after choreography - Seasons 5 & 7
  • Judged and showcased at state-wide competitions; most recent - 'Shut Up and Dance', San Antonio, TX (March 2011)
  • Instruct popping lessons

Objective

Seeking opportunities to enhance my dance career, allowing the ability to show my unique moves and style of popping and giving the crowd a performance they have never seen before.

Summary

Popping is defined as a dance style and one of the original funk styles of dance that is based on the technique of quickly contracting and relaxing muscles to cause a jerk in the dancer's body (referred to as a pop, tick or a hit), that is done continuously to the rhythm of a song in combination with various movements and poses.

I would define myself as a popper with a contortionist twist, because of the unnatural movements I am able to create that very few are able to imitate.  I started dancing when I was fifteen inspired by the King of Pop, Michael Jackson.  Soon after, Latin Boys, a local dance group who performed at quinceaneras, approached me to join their group.  I successfully danced with them until being recruited by local street dance crew, Rock Solid Dance Crew, because my style of dancing had morphed from basic choreography to street style popping.  Being a member of Rock Solid Dance Crew gave me the exposure from participating in -and winning- competitions as well as judging and showcasing, allowing 'Special K' to be a known name in the hip hop scene.  I have looked up to fellow poppers, such as Los Angeles' Boogie Frantick and Mr. Fantastic, for inspiration and constructive criticism, and all of the experiences I have had the privilege of going through has made a way for me to advance in my popping career.