8-Count Productions will be hosting popping master, Pop N Tod, this October for his first Tampa visit. We will be hosting three workshops focusing on different areas of his popping craft followed by cyphers to show off your newly minted skills.
Todd “Pop N Tod” Breithaupt specializes in more than just one style of popping, but also fluent in waving, robot, bopping, dimestopping, and animation. Dancers will have the opportunity to focus on three areas of popping during his time at the Rialto Theatre.
When it comes to experience, Todd has a long list of accolades including performing for Jabbawockeez, E-40, Ludacris and Common. His street performing skills have been praised by So You Think You Can Dance’s judge, Mary Murphy for his “incredible upper body isolation”. Other accreditations include countless commercials as well as choreographing and dancing in Chris Brown’s “I Can Transform You” video and The Pussycat Dolls’ “When I Grow Up” as part of the The Legends Crew.
Todd not only is a master popper, but a mentor. He genuinely likes to teach aspiring dancers his craft. Michael Chambers aka Boogaloo Shrimp commends Todd by saying “You have proven to be an inspiration to the new school dancers of all nationalities.” His influence has won Dumbo of Poreotics the winning spot for America’s Best Dance Crew in 2009. Currently, he is using his talent with Team iLuminate for their off-broadway show, Artist of Light. The show has proven to be such a success that it won 3rd place in America’s Got Talent in Season 6.
If those reasons haven’t persuaded you to mark him down in your calendar, then maybe his 13 first place awards for popping might help! View more of his resume here: http://www.popntod.com/resume
Pop N Tod will be here at the Rialto Theatre offering workshops on October 17, 21 and 22 from 6-8pm followed with a cypher for dancers to try out their new skills. A warm, local meal will be offered for each dancer as well! Workshops are just $15.00 while cyphers run an additional $3.00. Come join us with Pop N Tod next week!
Want a sneak peak into how a Pop N Tod workshop is like? Check it out:
For more information, please visit our Facebook event: http://bit.ly/PopNTod