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1911 Glacier Park Ave. Ste. 135
Naperville, IL. 60540

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Hip Hop (Ages 8-9)

This class is taught by:

Nichole Dudek

(CO-DIRECTOR) Nichole has been dancing since she was 4. At age 12 Nichole joined Xtreme Dance Force when it started in 2002 and danced with the company until she graduated High School in 2008. Nichole has been trained in Hip-Hop, Jazz, Ballet, Lyrical, Tap, Modern and Contemporary. While on Xtreme Dance Force she was a part of the group that won the first victory cup for the company in 2006 and followed that with 2 more in 2007 and 2008. She has received scholarships and numerous overall top scores while participating in conventions and competitions regionally and nationally. Through Xtreme she had the opportunity to work directly with Jesse Santos, Tabitha and Napoleon D'umo, David Moore, Kevin Maher, Brian Friedman, Dave Scott, Sky Hoffman, Nick Bass, Tokyo, Bobby Newberry, Leslie Scott, Laurie Ann Gibson, D. Woods, Marty Kudelka, Chris Jacobsen and Jayson Wright. Nichole has also been instructed by Avnun Yakubov, Nikki Del Rae, Sarah Ford, Sam Renzetti, JC Renzetti, and Alvin Ramirez. Also while on Xtreme she performed in the opening dances for Ciara, Ludacris and performed in the MLS half time show with Lupe Fiasco. Nichole also performed with Xtreme at Urbanite, Taste of Chicago, Dance Chicago, and various other performance opportunities. In 2003 Nichole was casted as one of the dancers in a commercial for Value City. During her high school years from 2004-2008 she also participated in the Neuqua Valley High School Orchesis Dance Team. During her Junior and Senior years she was given the opportunity to choreograph dances for their annual show. In 2008-2009 she assisted JC Renzetti with Team hip hop and taught at the Center. In 2009 she moved to Los Angeles. From 2009 to 2011 she studied dance in Los Angeles taking classes from various instructors at Millennium and Debbie Reynolds studio. While in California she attended Santa Monica College and UEI to pursue studies in the medical field. In 2011 she moved back to Naperville and rejoined the Xtreme Staff as a Co-Director for Crew Hip Hop and an Instructor at the Center. Nichole received her Nursing Degree and Certification in 2016. Being a nurse and teaching dance are both long time dreams of hers. Working with the crew kids and teaching the Children's program classes have given her a new insight on the dance world because she has the opportunity to enlighten the young kids she teaches and spark their interest in dance.

Gretchen Duncan

(CO-DIRECTOR) Gretchen Rose Duncan started dancing at the age of 2, began competing at the age of 7 & began teaching at 12 years old. She continued to train with competitive dance teams all over the Chicagoland area, winning choreography awards at many local & national competitions. During her time as a dancer she also got some amazing acting opportunities in recitals and Summer stock as Mother Nature, a featured Angel from the Christmas Carol & Maria from the Sound of Music. After graduating high school, Gretchen was selected as one of the 6 featured dancers from Chicago to appear on “the Wade Robson Project” on MTV in 2003. This was the first dance reality series ever to air on national television making the way for such television hits as 'So you think you can dance,' 'America's Best Dance Crew,' and 'Dance Moms.' Shortly after, she joined Xtreme Dance Force while pursuing her 3 associates degrees, bachelors in Business and duel MBA in Business Administration & Human Resources. With the accumulation of experience, she has danced for Chingy, Chamillionaire, Soulja Boy, Tyrese & Lupe Fiasco as well as at Chicago Bulls & Milwaukee Bucks games. Throughout the years, she has trained directly under Brian Freedman, Justin Giles, Liz Imperio, Sheila Barker, Charles McGowan, Jesse lee Santos, Joaquin Phoenix, Chris Judd, Wade Robson, Company Dance Competitive circuit owner Tracie Marcineak, NappyTabs, The Jabbawackeez Crew & many more. She is trained in all styles of dance & enjoys all aspects of the performance arts including editing & producing music, writing music and performing vocals, as well as teaching & choreographing. A few years back Gretchen answered a call on her life to ministry & was an AXIS youth leader at Pathway Christian Fellowship in addition to being a worship leader. All the while teaching and performing with Movement Revolution Crew as a dancer and choreographer. She then relocated to Dallas to attend Christ for the Nations Bible Institute, taking a position to direct the pre-teen ministry at Pathway of Life Church, teaching and choreographing at Powerhouse of Dance in Dallas and studying worship, helping international students and teaching make-up to the drama ministry for their CFN performances. This brought her home to the Chicagoland area for a short summer time before heading out Hawaii where she took an Artistic Director position at NIX Performing Arts Center in Aiea, Hawaii working on developing and building their dance program and performing company. She currently is back in Chicago, Youth Pastor at Pathway Christian Fellowship, leading worship and performing for Ashton Vines as a backup dancer.

Extensive warm-ups, strengthening and stretching are all a part of this class as Combinations are taught comparable to what you would see on MTV’s ABDC or Fox’s So You Think You Can Dance. This beginner level class is for ages 8 to 9.

Upcoming classes:

  • Tue Oct 24 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm with Nichole Dudek
  • Thu Oct 26 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm with Gretchen Duncan
  • Thu Nov 02 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm with Gretchen Duncan
  • Tue Nov 07 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm with Nichole Dudek
  • Thu Nov 09 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm with Gretchen Duncan
  • Tue Nov 14 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm with Nichole Dudek
  • Thu Nov 16 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm with Gretchen Duncan
  • Tue Nov 21 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm with Nichole Dudek
  • Tue Nov 28 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm with Nichole Dudek
  • Thu Nov 30 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm with Gretchen Duncan
  • Tue Dec 05 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm with Nichole Dudek
  • Thu Dec 07 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm with Gretchen Duncan
  • Tue Dec 12 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm with Nichole Dudek
  • Thu Dec 14 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm with Gretchen Duncan
  • Tue Dec 19 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm with Nichole Dudek
  • Thu Dec 21 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm with Gretchen Duncan
  • Tue Dec 26 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm with Nichole Dudek
  • Thu Dec 28 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm with Gretchen Duncan