Kane D. Ricca
KDR is the founder of the UK’s leading tap dance company The Pulse Collective and is one of London’s most exciting and versatile choreographer/performers.
Tap dance passionate, street dance orientated, commercially experienced and technically trained, Kane has worked at the highest level in the entertainment industry for the past decade. Kane’s credits include choreography work for The Wanted and Mercury Records, creative direction for FIFA and Mercedes Benz, and catwalk for TOPMAN and River Island.
A two-time semi-finalist on Sky1’s Got To Dance, Kane launched his new-style tap dance company, 'The Pulse Collective', successfully spearheading the future of tap dance in the 21st century.
"In my jazz funk class you'll be getting a full warm up of cardio, stretching and strengthening, we will then work on 'groove' - understanding musicality (not beat bashing) but really listening to music, we will then utilise those grooves and introduce combination - forming into choreography. The movement will be varied each week from what ever inspiration I can find, building your repertoire and encouraging you to go with the #VersatilityIsKey mandate and I vow to ALWAYS give you everything from the heart."
Kane is a ‘Global Capezio Athlete’ alongside Brian Friedman and Savion Glover. He had a successful West-End run with his one man tap dance show CADENCE, which he is re-developing for 2016 to include The Pulse Collective.
The show achieved great critical acclaim, with his mentor Kimberly Wyatt saying “Tap is a traditional form of dance and to breathe new life into it… this is the most successful thing I have seen yet.”Tweets by @_KDRofficial
Jazz Funk comprises elements of hip hop styles and some jazz influences to create musical, dynamic choreography. Focusing on musciality and precision in choreography with performance and expression.
By recreating unexpected and lively rhythms you will begin to form one of the most iconic styles of dance and in turn may be tempted to become the next Fred Astaire or Gregory Hines.