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East Van’s Housewives of Hip Hop Holding Audition For New Members

26 Sep

Are you familiar with East Van’s Housewives of Hip Hop? If not, you should check out these super charged women who love to dance and have fun. In case you haven’t heard of them, the ‘Housewives’ have become quite the sensation on Tik Tok. For a bit of history, 6 years ago some moms were dropping their kids off at Boogaloo Academy for a dance class. The ladies decided the kids were having all the fun and they wanted in on some of that. Soon after, the owner of Boogaloo Academy, Jheric Hizon, taught them some hip hop moves which they then performed at a studio year end dance and that’s where the journey took off.  In 2018, they entered some dance competitions in the “adult street dance” category and next thing you know, the ladies won 2 silver medals and invites to perform at the WestCoast Women’s Show and the Victoria Women’s Show.

Now YOU have the opportunity to get in on all the fun! The Housewives of Hip Hop are holding an audition to add new members to their team. If you love to dance, have fun and have an affinity for old school hip hop and everything in between, you are almost certainly in, or well we’d say you have a good running start. To audition, mark your calendar for Tuesday, October 19th at Boogaloo Academy, #101 – 8410 Ontario Street. Auditions will be held in person between 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm. The Housewives have some requirements for their members which we’ve set out below. Aspiring Housewives, please give a read.

All “House” Wives of Hip Hop must:

  1. Prefer dancing to house work.  
  2. Be open to proudly wear spandex and leg warmers.  
  3. Be 35+ and believe that women age like fine wine.  
  4. Enjoy a kitchen dance party. No professional dance training required.  
  5. Commit to one day a week of dance and laughter until June 2022. 
  6. Commit to participating in competitions and shake it like everyone is watching.  
  7. Have a sense of humour and especially be able to laugh at oneself. 
  8. Have a flexible and open mind  ready to learn and dance to a wide range of music and styles. Flexible body not required. 
  9. Be a team player cause teamwork without team is just work and who wants that.
  10. Honour our bodies and work through aches, pains and ice packs together.
  11. Hold a valid passport (the vaccine one of course!).

You can check out some of their past clips on TikTok or give them a follow on Instagram @thehousewivesofhophop to see more.

Photos & Video: Courtesy of The Housewives Of Hip Hop

East Van’s Housewives Of Hip Hop Kicking It On Tik Tok

17 Jan

Truth be told, we are not big fans of reality TV shows and even the mention of the housewives shows make our eyes glaze over. Then something caught our eye on a scroll through Instagram recently and we were hooked, East Van’s very own Housewives of Hip Hop.   These ladies we can get behind.  They are 6 moms brought together by their love of dance and having fun. Along their journey, they have built meaningful friendships as an added bonus.

It all started 6 years ago when the moms were dropping their kids off at Boogaloo Academy for a dance class. The ladies decided the kids were having all the fun and they wanted in on some of that. Soon after, the owner of Boogaloo Academy, Jheric Hizon, taught them some hip hop moves which they then performed at a studio year end dance and that’s where the journey took off.  In 2018, they entered some dance competitions in the “adult street dance” category and next thing you know, the ladies won 2 silver medals and invites to perform at the WestCoast Women’s Show and the Victoria Women’s Show.

So who are the women behind the Housewives of Hip Hop?  There are 6 women in total, Kerrie, Mirella, Alexa, Jen, Julie and Natalie.  Due to COVID-19 restrictions, they have been unable to dance as a group in studio, so 3 of the East Van moms who live close to each other have been dancing in back lanes, carports and parks in various parts of East Van getting their grove on to some great tunes. For those who danced their way through the 80s and 90s, you’ll recognize a number of songs. The music takes us back to a much simpler time in life, a lot to be said for that in a pandemic.

To date, the Housewives of Hip Hop have 2.7 million views on TikTok. You can check them out there, or give them a follow on Instagram @thehousewivesofhophop to cheer them on. Most video clips are 12 -15 seconds.

The Housewives of Hip Hop also have a message they wish to share with women of all ages. Find something that brings you joy.  They would like to inspire others to be true themselves, have fun and follow their passions.  They have secretly found theirs.

Photos & Video: Courtesy of The Housewives Of Hip Hop

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