Founded by James “Cricket “ Colter (NYC Lab Session founder & Renee Harris Puremovement Co-founder) & Pavan Thimmaiah (PMT Dance Studio Director/Founder), Kid Hop - The Street Dance Initiative was established with the mission of providing a comprehensive education in the street dance styles to youth of all upbringings and backgrounds. While street dance styles continue to grow in pop culture and the dance industry, the teaching of these styles to our youth continues to decline in quality and availability. The children of the urban communities, where many of these styles originated, do not have the means to find quality dance instruction while others do not have an outlet to focus their passion and energy. Kid Hop strives to provide children a unique environment for them to maximize their potential for dance. We will not only provide quality instruction, but we will give them a full understanding of the dance culture. It is this culture that makes the street dance styles so unique and allows dancers to maximize their potential and creativity – giving birth to many of today’s best performers. Furthermore, students will be given the tools to help succeed as professionals in the commercial and non-commercial dance world – all from experience teachers who have lived and experienced it – backed by the reputation and resources of our founders and PMT Dance Studio.