Established in Brampton in 2006 Jade's Hip Hop Academy (JHHA) has built and impressive reputation from outstanding competition results and numerous electrifying performances in the Brampton community, Southern Ontario and on YouTube. The talent and quality of work has landed JHHA on the ELLEN DEGENERS SHOW in 2015 and shares and reposts of their routines on twitter and instagram by Dwayne "THE ROCK" Johnson, Missy Elliot, Paula Abdul, Chris Brown and Iggy Azalea.
Our reputation attracts students from as far as Guelph, Barrie, Oakville, Orangeville, Milton, Malton, Toronto, Vaughan, Mississauga, Ajax, Hamilton, Woodbridge, Scarborough, Pickering and Georgetown, to train in JHHA’s highly acclaimed programs every week.
JHHA is the only all Hip Hop and street dance studio in Toronto, the GTA and one of the few of its kind in Canada. Unlike Ballet, Jazz and Tap, Hip Hop dance does not have a syllabus or standardized exams so most dance studios do not accurately teach hip hop dance. Many dance studios assume hip hop dance is what you see in rap music videos - twerking and sensualized dancing - or they teach street jazz - complete with leaps and turns for "hip hop dance". Most studios do not seek out proper training and education in hip hop dance as they assume, because it is a "street style", that it must not have any structure or technique. Most recently L.A. style urban movement has also become a popular interpretation of hip hop dance with most social media famous choreographers not actually including the essentials bounce and rock grooves that are essential for a routine to be considered hip hop dance!
Owner and Artistic Director Jade Jager Clark is focused on educating students in authentic hip hop and street dance foundations, technique and history. Ms. Jade continues to seek out and train with the creators and pioneers of Hip Hop Dance, Locking, Popping, Breaking, House, Krump, waacking and Lite Feet (see list of her teachers in her bio) and passing on the knowledge to her students. Students don't just learn choreography at JHHA, they are taught HOW to dance with better understanding of movement, rhythm, musicality and performance.
The studio operates under the two principles of FAMILY & RESPECT which has created a safe and bully free environment resulting in many kids coming to regard JHHA as their second home.
Furthermore Ms. Jade's successful 5 C word formula of COMMITMENT, COMPLETION, CONSISTENCY, CONFIDENCE and COMMUNICATION instills a strong work ethic in all of our students which has proven to be a transferable skill to school and other extra- curricular activities.
To find out more about Ms. Jade and our very successful performance company check out JHHA Performance Company. To see videos and/or our latest social media updates click on the social media icons.
Ms Jade is proud to welcome everybody in her new 8,000 sq.ft building.
Ms. Jade began teaching, choreographing an dancing all at the same time at the age of 14 when she created a non audition based dance team at her school. From there she began teaching at the YMCA and eventually opened her own studio, Jade's Hip Hop Academy, at the age of 18. Ms. Jade become known for her intricate choreography, innovative concepts and the ability to turn her own visions and those of her clients into spectacular reality. Ms. Jade has become a sought after choreographer and JHHA Dancers sought after performers for a variety of projects in the corporate, charity, community and sports arena. For more information on her client list check our Performance Company Bio. Ms. Jade has successfully managed to raise the profile of authentic hip hop dance and created a successful Performance Company and student teacher program that continues to build, develop and drive the next generation of creative thinkers, performers and leaders. She is motivated by her students and seeing them succeed in the classroom and on stage.
She is the recipient of many prestigious business and arts awards including:
2010 Zonta Young Woman of Achievement Award
2011 BBPA Harry Jerome Young Entrepreneur Award
2011 Premier’s Awards Nominee
2012 Brampton Outstanding Business Achievement Award – Emerging Business
2012 Brampton Arts Council ARTS PERSON OF THE YEAR
2016 Brampton Business Excellence Awards - International Ambassador Award
2016 Inspirational Award City of Brampton
Ms. Jade is also proud to have trained with the following creators, pioneers and leading dancers in the styles below:
HIP HOP: Buddha Stretch (Elite Force/Mop Top) Link, Loose Joint (Elite Force), Marquest, Rubberband & Massiah Peekaboo (Missfits), Superdave, Mikey Disko, Dave Scott
LOCKING: Don Campbell, Jimmy "Scoo B Doo" Foster, Damita Jo Freeman, Tony Go Go, Tash, Sundance, Firelock, Gemini
POPPING: Popin Pete, Mr. Wiggles and Suga Pop (Electric Boogaloos) Miles Faber ( EB Fam)
BREAKING: Crazy Legs, Ynot and Mr. Wiggles (Rock Steady Crew) Bboy Neguin
WAACKING: Tyrone Proctor, Princess Lockaroo, Ibuki
HOUSE: Caleaf Sellers, Sekou, Tony McGregor & Hiro (Dance Fusion NYC)
KRUMP: QUES ( Holland Street kingdom), Jr Maddrip, Dujean "Ruthless" Williams
LITE FEET: Chrybaby Cozy, Mr. Youtube
CHICAGO FOOTWORK: King Charles, Kelli Forman
On Tuesday September 18th, 2012 at the Rose Theatre during the Mayor's Luncheon of the Arts, Owner & Artistic Director of Jade's Hip Hop Academy, Jade Jager Clark was named the Brampton Arts Council 2012 Arts Person of the Year. At 24 years old she is the youngest recipient ever.