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Discover the MOVEMENT

Redefining Expectations

With a focus on abstract ideas,  Redef dancers deliver performances that grab the key elements of street dance genres and apply them to movement to create stories, moods, laughter, & atmosphere within every piece. Each company member is fluent in a range of dance styles such as hip hop, breakin, locking, popping, & more. Ultimately, our work in freestyle and choreography is made to exist in 3 ways.

The Hip Hop Community

Respect, understanding, & authenticity within the hip hop world.

The Professional Community

From choreography showcases, to Tedx Talks, to dance programs, our work highlights professionalism in performance and education. Reliance on outside-the-box  themes continue to generate interest from multiple event & dance communities beyond hip hop.

The General Public

Both artists and families alike can enjoy our work. Our Street Dance work showcases energy & power as well as strong messages for any member of our audience to carry with them.



with a new kind of dance experience

The 4th Stupid Humans Show

is still happening!


"The Tragedy of Vaudeville"

a cinematic experience!

  • Stupid Humans Ruin The Classics

    Back in August of 2019, we wrapped up the 3rd year of performing "Stupid Humans" to a packed theater. As we begin work on our 4th show, we're shaking up the format. This alter ego of ours is headed in a brand new direction and we can't wait to share it with you! In the meantime, check out highlights  from the latest show.

  • COVID-19 & Our Shows

    Our next show, "Redefinition" has been postponed due to the global pandemic. Since this show carries a vastly different tone from our comedy shows, we are holding onto this performance until it can be delivered to a live audience. We will be rescheduling this show for later in the year or early 2021 as soon as we get the OK to return to theaters.

  • 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!

  • 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!

  • Tedx: Chaos

    It was a privilege to be asked to deliver a Ted talk last 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. Head over to our video channel for highlights!

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.

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!

Welcome to


New Jersey's  professional street dance company

est. 2007

Loving our photos? Our most recent shots have been

taken by the incredibly talented Douglass Dresher.


See Doug's work here!

If you're looking for video production, talk to Wesley Spear, our newest go-to for video projects!


See Wesley's work here!