Learn Breaking and Hip Hop Dance IN A POSITIVE ENVIRONMENT from world class Instructors that have travelled the globe training, performing and instructing.
Aaron and Kendra Melanson – Directors Elementz Dance Studio-
WE LOVE WHAT WE DO AND
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Elementz Dance Studio Breaking Instructors
AARON MELANSON AKA BBOY APLUS- BREAKING INSTRUCTOR, was born and raised in Edmonton Alberta and moved to Calgary in 1997 where he began BBoying. He has been active in Original Rudes Crew out of Calgary and Fresh Format out of Montreal and since 2015 has formed Floor Convicts Crew in Medicine Hat. He has trained in Breaking for 20+ years which has taken him around the world to Holland, Australia, Ukraine, Belize and U.S.A. He has competed in 100’s of battles has won many which have made him known as one of Canada’s best. BBOY APLUS is known for his aggressive style filled with explosive power moves and dynamic footwork. He has been noticed by many students as having an eye to instruct Breaking like no one else. He has used BBoying as a tool to travel the world teaching youth how to live a positive healthy lifestyle and applies his years of experience to help train BBoys be the best they can be.
See the video below when In 2011 Aaron won a competition to get flown out to the Olympics of Breakdancing (IBE) to represent Canada. He won the Calgary qualifier beating some of Canada’s best for the spot to go to Netherlands and compete representing Canada.
Caydn Lieske AKA BBOY DRIP- BREAKING SUB-INSTRUCTOR. Caydn has trained with GX since 2012 and has battled across alberta and in the USA. He recently was battled into Floor Convicts Crew and was drafted by the Alberta Break League and captured his first Breaking Championship in 2019. He is also is a certified lifeguard with CPR level C. He has a great eye to help kids grow in their skillz and challenging them with breaking moves fun ways.
Mercury Thomas AKA BBOY MERC.- BREAKING INSTRUCTOR Merc has trained in BBoying since 2010 and has battled across alberta, USA and internationally. He Has battle in Floor Convicts Crew and was drafted by the Alberta Break League in 2019. He is also known for his MC skillz as a music artist “Berkabee”. His love for music shows on the floor with the ability to change the beat into movements that make the Music Explode and come to life. He has endless inspiration that he is ready to share with ELEMENTZ DANCE STUDIO students.
Elementz Dance Studio Hip Hop Instructors
KENDRA MELANSON AKA BGIRL QUEST- HIP HOP/BRAKING INSTRUCTOR, was born in Saskatoon Saskatchewan where she began dancing at the age of 4. She trained technique at Saskatoon School of Dance for 13 years reaching a goal of performing with Pavlychenko Folklorique Ensemble in Saskatoon. In 2001 she was ready for change and she began to BGirl with J-Fish Floor Crew. She joined the missions dance company called GX International out of Kansas City Missouri in 2002 and toured with Breakers, Hip Hop Dancers, Skaters, BMX and DJs dancing for audiences of up to 30,000 people. GX International has taken her around the world to Ukraine, Holland, Australia, Denmark, Norway, U.S.A, India, Belize and New Zealand where she has instructed classes, put on workshops, trained, battled and performed. As a touring dance artist Kendra has competed and won hip hop and breaking competitions in Australia, Canada, USA and New Zealand and performed with EPO Show Company, as well as lead Summer Breaking Camps for youth at Eagle’s Nest Ranch. Currently, she owns and teaches at Elementz Dance Studio (GX 2009-2021)- a Hip Hop and Breaking Dance Studio in Medicine Hat with her husband Aaron Melanson AKA BBoy APLUS. As a dancer Kendra is known for her ability to adapt to various styles. Dance styles she has trained in include Breaking, Hip Hop Freestyle, Hip Hop Choreography, Street Styles with focus on Popping, Locking and some Modern and Lyrical. As a BGirl she is known for her style and ability to light up a track of music by hitting beats and continues to enter battles and train in Hip Hop to have fun and stay on the top of her game. Her goal is excellence in dance so she may influence other dancers and upcoming youth to live a positive healthy lifestyle.
Cheyenne Egeland AKA Bgirl CHY-FLY- HIP HOP/LIL BREAKER INSTRUCTOR has trained with GX for 10 years. She is known for her ability to enjoy music and movement and let the flow and fun of hip hop dance come out. She has trained and toured with GX International traveling to the Philippines and reaching many with dance in schools and streets. She has performed in many Schools right here in Medicine Hat reaching our community with GX Canada. She has built herself as a trained hip hop dancer through repeated workshop trips to LA to train with some of the world’s best learning foundations she can build creatively on. she has trained in the foundation of breaking and has competed in Break Battles enjoying the full breaking experience. She is able to share the love of dance through cyphering and freestyle. Students love her kind nature that genuinely cares about the students and her ability to teach clearly in a fun way. Elementz is happy to have her as a Elementz Instructor, sharing the love of dance!
Elementz Dance Studio UKRAINIAN DANCE Instructor
Miss Kendra’s love for dance is cross cultural and reaches into her Ukrainian roots. Her mother’s maiden name is Wozniak and her grandfather helped found St.s Peter and Paul Ukrainian Catholic Church and Boyan Ukrainian Dance in Saskatoon. She began dancing with Boyan at age 4. She trained technique at Saskatoon School of Dance for 13 years reaching a goal of performing with Pavlychenko Folklorique Ensemble (PFE) in Saskatoon in 2000. Her dance is known for its energy and beautiful spins and foot patterns while also exploring Kozaks male kicks and tricks. While dancing under the PFE directorship of Serhij Koroliuk she was trained in multiple styles and Ukrainian Dance and was exposed to supreme creativity and excellence in Ukrainian Dance. Let’s enjoy sharing culture and dance through yet another element at ELEMENTZ DANCE STUDIO.
IN THE NEWSPAPER
Congratulations to Aaron Melanson: Elementz Dance Studio Breaking Instructor for winning the Canadian BBoy Championships and earning a spot on the National Team to represent Canada in the Netherlands Sept 9-11 2011.
Here’s Aaron / Bboy Aplus reppin hard at one touch 2011 in Calgary. This year Aaron won for the 2nd year in a row.
Here’s Aplus and his crew from montreal fresh format repping hard in a 5 on 5 making top 4 in a 5 on 5 with only 3 people.