As a dancer, Tyedric explores, presents, choreographes, teaches, competes in, and embodies Black cultural and social dance traditions, with a specific focus on how they have evolved from and influenced each other. These traditions include authentic/vernacular jazz, charleston, tap, lindy hop, stepping, house, dancehall, breaking, popping, litefeet, hip hop and modern forms of Black social and vernacular dance that have yet to be codified.
He is currently studying house, and continually growing in many street styles. In dance, he values lineage, authenticity, community, partnership and fun. He strives to incorporate these elements in my classes as well.
His work consistently draws back to authentic jazz, as the foundation and axis on which all modern forms of Black social dance have been built. He wants to undermine the assumption that eurocentric forms of dance such as ballet and contemporary are the essential foundations of dance.