B.A.S.E.S. - Stretch Class with Ms. Hanan Hameen the Lupie-Licious Warrior

Hanan Hameen with Live Music by DJ Thematics

B.A.S.E.S – is the principle stretch technique of the Hanan Hameen Method. Breathe, Align, Stretch, Energize, Strengthen B.A.S.E.S. in practice is a wellness experience for rejuvenation, circulation, mental clarity, and increased /extreme flexibility. Utilize exercise science, anatomy, injury prevention, and technical dance body conditioning to increase range of motion and strength. Geared towards all levels and abilities from professional dancers from recreational to Lupus Warriors and seniors.




Hanan Hameen

Ms. Hanan Hameen, Doctoral Candidate is the Founder of the Artsucation™ Academy Network, Ms. Hanan’s Dance and Beyond, New Haven Hip-Hop Conference, Keepers of the Culture Performing Arts Company, and the Premiere Dance Company at Neighborhood Music School. Ms. Hameen is also Artistic Director of the BAM DanceAfrica Candle Bearers founded by Baba Dr. Chuck Davis, and an Adjunct Professor. Currently, Ms. Hameen is pursuing a Doctorate of Education in Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment, holds a Bachelor of Arts in Dance Administration, Master equivalent in Dance Education, Master of Science in Educational Leadership with an Advanced Certificate in School Building Leadership, Dance Education Laboratory Alumni, a Lupus support group facilitator, an author, dance mentor, and curriculum developer. Before Lupus diagnosis in 2010, Ms. Hameen performed with 13 dance companies, instructed at 8 colleges and universities in NYC and CT, choreographed for major and independent artists, founded 6 dance companies, and owned/operated 4 dance schools during her dance career of over 30 years. Now being employed disabled, through Artsucational™ events she uplifts the community domestically and abroad. Ms. Hameen’s awards and recognitions include three honors societies and Arts Council of Greater New Haven 2018 Phenomenal Woman and Artist Commission Awardee. Her doctoral research interests are on STEAM education, culturally relevant instruction, and gifted and talented African-American youth. During this pandemic Ms. Hameen is hosting an online diasporic class series with former artists from BAM Dance Africa and national dance companies. For more information on stretch classes and fitness follow on Facebook Lupie-Licious Fitness or Instagram @Lupie_Licious_Fitness. For more information on Artsucational programming follow us on Facebook ArtsucationAcademyNetwork or Instagram @ArtsucationAcademy

DJ Thematics

Elijah "DJ Thematics" Vaughns was born and raised in Bedford Stuyvesant section of Brooklyn. Music has always been a part of his life from an early age. His dad once being a music producer, and an uncle who worked close to The Notorious BIG, and another uncle who still is Old School House DJ. Music was always around. However, DJ Thematics didn't take up DJing until mid 2009. DJ Thematics has been DJing for over 10 years, and has performed at different state colleges and NYC public schools, many venues including SOBs, Jimmy’s, The Social Butterfly, and many other venues across New York City. DJ Thematics has also taken up producing in the beginning of 2014 and has aspirations of being one of the top producers/engineers in New York City. DJ Thematics attended the Institute of Audio Research where he improved himself as an DJ, Producer, & Audio Engineer. You can stay up to date with DJ Thematics on his social media @djthematics and his website, www.djthematics.com.