Encouraging, Educating & Showcasing  Dance Culture

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Join the Virtual Movement!

As COVID-19 is forcing us to put a pause on live shows and events, join us for dance challenges, video breakdowns of our performance choreography, & much more! We want to see you dance with The Redef Movement!

LAUNCHING the week of March 23rd


The Latest

Stupid Humans Ruin The Classics

We just wrapped up the 3rd year of performing "Stupid Humans" to a packed theater. This alter ego of ours is headed in brand new directions and we can't wait to share it with you! In the meantime, check out highlights  from the latest show.

Asbury Park Dance Fest

The Asbury Park Dance Fest has been born! We joined the immense talent of Paul Taylor Dance Company, Navarro Novy Williams, The Dance Academy of North Jersey, Jaclyn Walsh, Laura Halzack, Michael Trusnovec, & more  to kick off Friday night's carousel show.  It continues to be an absolute pleasure to perform for the Asbury Park community!

Tedx: Chaos

It was a privilege to be asked to deliver a Ted talk this year. During this Tedx event, we discussed the role of chaos in the lives of artists and as an influence on our creative process, followed by a performance that blended our "stupid humans" work and our standard hip hop work.

COVID-19 & Our Shows

Our next show, "Redefinition" has been postponed due to the global pandemic.  We will be rescheduling this show as soon as we get the OK to perform for live audiences again. Once our government feels this situation is contained and that we can safely return to regular events, new dates for this and our next "Stupid Humans" show will  arrive quickly!

The "Dance Redefined" Podcast

Recording has been underway for the official podcast of The Redef Movement. We'll be covering dance life from many angles, including performance, dance company life, and dance education. Check back soon for episodes, and in the meantime, listen to company director John Barrella discuss our company on the Tedx Asbury Park Podcast back in March of 2019!

Meet the


Teen & Jr companies

While The Redef Movement is not exclusively affiliated with a dance studio, we do maintain a close relationship with a handful of younger crews led by company director John Barrella. Each company is an extension of the movement in terms of educational approach and dance philosophy..


Based within the hip hop program at "Dance For Joy", these dancers train in all the styles & techniques Redef dancers learn, perform throughout NJ and NY, and may even get an opportunity to audition for The Redef Movement after graduationg high school. Do you want a crew like this in your area? Are you looking to audition for one of these companies? Email us for information.

Have You Caught "Stupid Humans" Yet?

Each week, we hold open sessions for a drop-in rate of $15 per class, where you get to join us for 2 hours and learn some of the techniques and secrets behind hip hop, breakdancing, popping, & locking. You learn in a setting that combines typical open dance class structure and time to "session" where we get to dig deep into a technique and allow for exploration.

Vouchers like the one here are offered exclusively at events. You can also obtain one from a company member at select times. When you receive the voucher, be sure to reach out to us and arrange a date for your free dance class!

Loving our photos? Our most recent shots have been taken by the incredibly talented Douglass Dresher.


See Doug's work here!











Contact The Redef Movement

Brick, NJ


Director John Barrella: (732)213-4361

Bookings / Questions: RedefManager@gmail.com

While you're at it, talk to Wesley Spear, our newest go-to for video projects!


See Wesley's work here!