A two-hour Thanksgiving special of Extreme Makeover Home Edition airing this Friday will explain how a family member’s dream to become a professional dancer led to a memorable meeting with Monsters of Hip Hop.
After show producers contacted Monsters about the dance dreams of Brooks Dunning, Monsters arranged for celebrity choreographers Laura Edwards and Nick DeMoura to provide private dance lessons, contributed clothing and shoes, and provided a “Monster For Life” full scholarship to attend all upcoming Monsters Dance Conventions.
The company also donated to the family’s Delaware soup kitchen ministry, Jusst Sooup. According to Reuters, the hit television program built a soup kitchen and home in the Rehobeth Beach area of Delaware for Dale Dunning and her husband, Ken, who have been providing food for hundreds of needy residents for a dozen years.
The TV show taping took place in front of dozens of dancers at b.Funk Dance Company, the Ellicott City, Maryland studio owned by Monsters owners Becky and Andy Funk. “It was an incredible honor to be part of such an inspirational program and to welcome them into our studio and family,” Becky Funk said.
This two-hour Thanksgiving special of Extreme Makeover Home Edition is scheduled to air November 18 at 8pm, and Monsters of Hip Hop will host a special viewing party at its Denver convention, running November 18 and 19.
For more information, visit www.monstersofhiphop.com.
Monsters of HipHop offers a two-day Monsters Next Generation Workshop on April 24 and 25 at the Debbie Reynolds Dance Studio in North Hollywood, California.
The instructors will include rising choreographers Laura Edwards, JaQuel Knight, Nick DeMoura, Tony Czar, Lee Daniel, Andye Jamieson, Parris Goebel, and Montana Efaw.
The price is $125 online in advance and $140 at the door. For online registration, visit www.monstersofhiphop.com/tour/future-detail.asp?tour_id=22.