Houston Dancer Reviews: Christopher Thomas – HACP Virtual Premiere

Houston, Texas – As part of the efforts to continue to serve the top-notch appraisal of dance-related events across the city, the Houston Dancer Reviews turns attention to the HACP Virtual Premiere of Christopher Thomas.

On November 19th, 2020, Christopher Thomas treated the Houston community to a remarkable evening of splendor, showmanship, moves, and unbridled entertainment. The performance, which was hosted on the SPA Digital Virtual Performance commenced by 7 PM, had enthusiasts savoring and moving their bodies. It was the dance lovers’ haven. The event was preceded by an engaging and insightful chat session under the Westwood Trust Creative between Christopher Thomas and Claire Williamson, SPA’s Director of Education & Community Engagement on November 16, 2020.

Christopher had focused on college and sports while growing up, but staying true to his mantra, “God gave you a talent. Use it. That is your gift to the world,” he returned to dance, his true love, and has morphed into a critically acclaimed choreographer, performer, teacher, and competitor.

Christopher has performed alongside Steven Tyler, Keith Urban, Sugar Ray, Life House, Natasha Bedingfield, 69 Boyz, Flo Rida, Kendrick Lamar, Erykah Badu, etc., and has trained dancers that have worked with Sam Smith, Taylor Swift, and Beyoncé, amongst others.

One of Christopher’s recent work is a collaboration with videographer Joel Martinez.

Christopher currently operates a dance company in Houston known as Sonkiss’d Dance Theater, following his return from international tutoring in 2010.

Sonkiss’d Dance Theater trains dancers into highly skilled professionals and avails them opportunities to attain the top cadre in the dancing industry.

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Choreographer Earl Punch’s Hip Hop Dance Workshop is Just What You Need to Accelerate Your Hip Hop Dance Career

Houston, Texas—Well-known Choreographer Earl Punch is putting on a Hip Hop dance workshop this week in collaboration with Infullaffect and Houston Dance Reviews thinks hip hop dancers who are serious about their craft should make every effort to attend.
The workshop, happening on Saturday, October 24th will have a focus on giving dancers the insight they need to succeed in this competitive industry.

“Earl is a very well-respected choreographer. He has worked with many celebrities like Chris Brown and Mariah Carey. He has also choreographed routines for Brandy, Aliyah, Usher, Bad Bunny and Keisha Cole. This workshop is an excellent opportunity for Houston dancers to come out and learn from an industry professional just what it takes to make it in this business.” said the reviewer from Houston Dance Reviews.

In addition to a hip-hop dance workshop, the event also will include a talk on tips to succeed including critiques of dancers’ styles and approaches. The event organizer, InFullAffect, aims to be a source of education for Houston dancers, providing them the information they need to know what a director or casting agent seeks. There are many variables including the quality of a dancer’s movement execution and how professionally that they present themselves that are important factors for dancers to know.

The Houston Dance Reviews reviewer reiterates the importance of the event but also warns that the workshop is not for everyone. “Obviously if you are just a novice dancer or don’t plan to go professional, this would not be the event for you. The ideal audience is very skilled Houston-based hip hop dancers who are ready to take it to the next level and are willing to be critiqued so that they can improve where needed and work on their skills and attitudes according to what directors and casting agents are looking for.”

InFullAffect’s guest, Earl Punch, has a wealth of knowledge to imbue to dancers who attend and local dancers are encouraged to take advantage of the value offered with this workshop.