Former Justice Crew member Emmanuel Rodriguez is set to host a series of hip-hop workshops in the Burdekin later this month.
Better known as E-Man, Emmanuel was a member of the ARIA award-winning group Justice Crew that rose to stardom in 2010 after winning the popular TV show Australia’s Got Talent.
When he became involved in Justice Crew, E-Man said he wanted to show the younger generation to dream big.
“I started breakdancing when I was 12 just to express myself and stay out of trouble,” he said.
“As a self-taught dancer I know there are kids out there who just need to be given an opportunity to learn so I want to share my talents with them and help them grow their dance abilities.
“Being a part of Justice Crew really helped to progress my dream of becoming a multi-skilled performer and these dance workshops are my way of giving back and letting kids know anything is possible.”
On Saturday, April 30, 2016, he and fellow dancers Maikolo Fekitai and Wyllis Maihi will put Burdekin dancers through their paces.
Burdekin Shire Council Community Development Manager Tony Vaccaro said the dance workshops were a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for locals.
“We are privileged to have a performer of this calibre coming to teach in the Burdekin,” Mr Vaccaro said.
“The workshops are open to everyone, you don’t have to be a dance school student to attend and there are no age restrictions but spaces are limited so you need to register as soon as possible to avoid missing out.”
E-Man and his crew will host an Under 18s Dance Party on Saturday night following the workshops. Admittance is free to anyone who registered for the dance workshops but there is a $5 entry fee for those who did not participate in the workshops.
For more information visit Council’s website www.burdekin.qld.gov.au or call 4783 9800.