Robyn Katz

Dance Instructor

Robyn started dancing at the age of 3, first with ballet, tap and jazz. When the famous 8 Count Dance Complex opened up, she immediately switched to hip hop at the age of 5. She worked her way up at the studio to being on junior, varsity then adult teams. Her inspiring coaches while at her home studio include members of Blueprint Cru and Irratik who both were part of MTV’s America’s Best Dance Crew. She has been a part of music videos such as “Jamaican Dance” by the Konshens for Just Dance 4, participated in Montreal’s famous Just for Laughs Gala dancing behind French comedian Rachid Badouri and has been a part of many other performances in Montreal. Robyn takes every opportunity she can to learn and expand her dance knowledge and has been trained in various hip hop styles such as waacking, popping, house, old school and new school hip hop.

Dance Education: 17 years of Hip-Hop at 8 Count Dance Complex in Montreal, QC.

Professional Experience: Just Dance 3 Music Video, Coca-Cola Commercial, Backup dancer for Just for Laugh Gala, City performances and many flash-mobs! 6 years of teaching hip-hop to all ages.

Why I love teaching: My teachers had the biggest impact on me growing up so I love to have the same effect on my students. Inspiring students by teaching them hard work, discipline, perseverance, all while having a good time is a passion of mine.

How dance has changed my outlook on life: Anyone who’s danced before knows it doesn’t come easy. Dance makes you understand how working hard not just on your own, but as a team, can bring you to people and places in ways you’ve never thought were possible. Dance friends are always lifelong friends.

Best advice you’ve ever been given or advice you share with students:  Be brave

Favourite choreographers: Steve Bolton, Mel Charlot, Kyle Hanagami, Kolanie Marks

First Dance Performance: Ballet performance in Montreal at 3 years old wearing pink leopard