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Meet Eddy Kovac of Rip the Floor in Littleton

Today we’d like to introduce you to Eddy Kovac.

Eddy, let’s start with your story. We’d love to hear how you got started and how the journey has been so far.
I started Dancing as a child. I danced and competed in the Denver Metro area all through High School. After I got injured playing football my Sr. Year, I decided to move to California to pursue a professional dance career. I was fortunate to be under the training of so incredible people that helped me get in front of some people that helped me get into the professional arena. I did commercials for Diet Coke, worked as a choreographer’s assistant on a major movie, toured with Team Rebook and traveled to Thailand to tour with Warner Brothers. I suffered a major hip injury that ended my professional career early. So I have spent the past 30 years mastering my craft as a teacher. I also kept my close connection to the dance industry and decided to create Rip The Floor so that I could bring convention caliber training to dance studios.

Overall, has it been relatively smooth? If not, what were some of the struggles along the way?
Nothing has been easy. The Dance industry is full of no’s and people that tell you that you can’t do it. I have traveled a lot and sacrificed time with my family. I have had to give up events for the sake of mixing music or putting videos together. We lose sleep for the sake of a project. I owned my own studio which Made me realize I don’t like the business side of dance education. Rip the Floor is a dream come true. I’m fortunate to have amazing friends who are willing to work with me. It’s never easy to do something like this because a lot of studios don’t see the value in what we offer.

Alright – so let’s talk business. Tell us about Rip the Floor – what should we know?
Rip The Floor is made up of some of the dance industries top performers, teachers, and choreographers. We are professionals who have worked in the entertainment industry with some of the top names. We all have a passion for teaching and inspiring the next generation of entertainers.

Any shoutouts? Who else deserves credit in this story – who has played a meaningful role?
I give credit to my teachers and the people along the way who have believed in me. Lorikeet Silvaggio was one of my biggest influences; Ben Vereen spoke volumes into my journey in a very short time. I find inspiration from Jared Grimes, Dave Carter, and Jackie Sleight; I would never have made it without the support of my parents and my wife.

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Simrin Player, Brian (Bizzy) Linder, Samantha PolLino, James Jackson Jr., Benny James

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