Kaylee Houghton

ROLE: Hip Hop Teacher

Dance Experience

I have been apart of DC since 2008 and competing in numerous Hip Hop crews at DC since 2010. I have competed all around Australia and overseas in America at the Hip Hop International championships.

Teaching Experience

I have been teaching since 2017, and been lucky enough to crew lead Reckless since 2018.

Q&A with Kaylee

What got you into teaching?

I absolutely loved helping out when it came to concert time so I approached Julie and was lucky enough to student teach for a year or two and than was given my own classes.

What styles of dance do you teach?

I teach hip hop and in the past have taught a junior jazz class.

What is your favourite group to teach?

Definitely the kids (6-8 years) — they are always such a blast.

What is your style of teaching?

I am a very enthusiastic, fun teacher and enjoy goofing around but also work my classes very hard.

What inspires you when it comes to choreographing?

Definitely music. I have always loved Hip Hop music so it’s super cool to be able to create a visual form of it. Also the crews and atmosphere of Dance Central inspire me heaps!

What do you love most about dance?

Being able to push myself and constantly learn, I love performing as well as training.

What do you love most about teaching?

Creating and inspiring, it is so amazing to be able to inspire the younger kids and mentor them.

What are your top tips for students to get the most out of class?

Always push yourself and trust the process, even though the choreography may be really difficult if you work super hard and don’t give up you will get the most out of every class.

What’s your guilty pleasure?

Reality TV! Love the drama

Who has been the biggest influence on your life?

Most definitely Julie Scheer! I would not be the dancer or the teacher I am today without her guidance and mentoring.

Tell us about your personal fashion style.

Mainly lean more towards street style but I love to change it up and get out of my comfort zone.

What’s your favourite quote?

Hard work pays off

Where would you go on your dream holiday?

Bahamas — such a dreamy place