John R. Edwards

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John Rick Edwards took up hip hop dancing in 2000 at a gym as a way to keep fit as his age advanced: He was 55. His teacher, DHQ, was a former back up dancer with MC Hammer so he got good and funky with old school hip hop and R&B. On a lark he auditioned for ABC-TV's Dance Machine in 2008 and to his surprise got on the show and won it -- the prize: $100,000.

In 2009 Tricia Gomez, owner of Hype Dance Studio in Torrance asked him to teach a hip hop class for seniors. Read more...