Philip Pocock

Philip Pocock

Specialist Art Forms
Dance (Style: Popping)

Artist Profile
Phil specializes in teaching Popping which he has been studying for the past 5 years. His favorite Popping styles are Hittin, animation, waving, boogaloo, tuttin and gliding!

From a young age he was inspired to dance by Michael Jackson and footage of street dancing on TV but living in Newcastle Emlyn, West Wales, he found there was no one teaching this style of dance in Wales. His hunger to learn this dance lead him to travelling to London for classes where he met the UK Popping champ Alex “Mechanikool” Peters. He’s been learning and dancing with Mechanikool for the last 3 years. He has also been lucky enough to travel to California where Popping was created to meet and train with the pioneers of the dance style, this lead him to being personal taught by Popping legend and Michael Jackson’s personal teacher for 20 years Pop N Taco.

Working as a fitness instructor and junior fitness activities coach he has been lucky enough to give back his skills and knowledge in dance to the local community by teaching workshops and performing around schools, youth clubs and leisure centres in South West Wales.

Artists Biography
Qualifications
Professional Personal Trainer level 3 (YMCA)
Advanced fitness instructing level 3
Nutrition and weight management
Gym Instructor level 2
Boxercise Instructor
Activity Leadership level 2
Trampoline coaching level 1
FAW football C license
Football leaders coaching award
Dragon sports coaching award
Circuit Training instructor
Leisure Management NVQ level 3
Mr Wiggles Popping dance pioneers teacher
First Aid qualified
Defib trainer
CRB Checked
REPs approved instructor and fully insured.

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