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Tongva After Dark: Community Hip Hop Dance Lesson


July 2, 2015

Media Contact:

Allison Ostrovsky, 310-458-8350

Wednesday, July 8, 7:30-9pm

Tongva Park invites people of all ages and levels to participate in a high-energy hip hop dance class that will include a blend of street styles.

On Wednesday, July 8th, from 7:30 – 9:00pm, Tongva After Dark presents a dynamic introductory lesson with Antics, a hip hop dance theater company based in Los Angeles under the artistic direction of Amy “Catfox” Campion. Antics’ style incorporates breakdancing, krumping, locking, popping, Capoeira, DJ’s, spoken word, theater, and film into hand-clapping, foot-stomping performances. Speaking the language of hip hop culture, Antics’ powerful style has been featured at many festivals and venues including the San Francisco Hip Hop Dance Fest, the J.U.i.C.E. Hip Hop Dance Festival, the B-Girl Be Festival in Minneapolis, the Ford Theatre, REDCAT and the Music Center. Antics brings their energy and style to Tongva Park so attendees can sample hip hop for themselves. Bring sneakers and be prepared to be MOVED.

-Free parking after 3:30pm at Olympic Shuttle Lot, 1831 Stewart Street


Media Advisory

What:             Tongva After Dark: Community Hip Hop Dance Lesson. Tongva Park invites people of all ages and levels to participate in a high-energy hip hop dance class that will include a blend of street styles.

When:             Wednesday, July 8th, 7:30 – 9:00pm

Where:           Tongva Park, 1615 Ocean Ave., Santa Monica, CA 90401

Cost:               Free and open to the public

Getting there:  Tongva Park is centrally-located in Santa Monica's Civic Center and is easily accessible by foot, bike, or bus.

By Bike: Ample bike parking is located near each park entrance (Ocean Avenue, Main Street, and Olympic Blvd)

By Bus: Several Metro and Big Blue Bus lines have stops adjacent to the park.

By Car: Limited metered street parking is available. Parking is also available at the Civic Center Parking Structure (333 Civic Center Drive, enter off Fourth Street) - the first 30 minutes are free, $1 for each additional hour, up to a maximum of $5/day.

More Info:     For updated information on programming, visit

Contact:         Allison Ostrovsky, 310-458-8350


The Santa Monica Cultural Affairs Division brings the City’s art scene to life for residents and visitors by supporting engaging and accessible cultural events for all ages throughout the year. Cultural Affairs nurtures local arts organizations, promotes artist involvement in the community, manages the landmark Santa Monica Civic Auditorium and presents and produces innovative programs citywide at the Annenberg Community Beach House, the historic Miles Playhouse, 1450 Ocean and in the city’s parks, enriching Santa Monica’s reputation as an international cultural destination. For more info visit




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