The mission of "Pearson & Company, LLC" trade named "Da Originalz" is to effectively provide a unique series of services that entertain, build leadership, creativity and an unique finesse that promotes confidenceinyouth. We pursue this by organizing frequent dance competitions, producing dance focused workshops and performing arts projects that showcase youth talent within the community and the Metropolitan Area. We foster awareness and support for strong qualities that strengthen our Avant-garde services to better impact the level of respect, commitment, self-confidence, organizational and entrepreneurial skills in today's youth.
"Beat Ya Feet"
"Beat Ya Feet" was created by Marvin Gross AKA Slush of the Barry Farms community, located in the South East region of Washington DC. He gave birth to this dance style by fusing hand dancing movements with the Hee Haw, another native dance of the metropolitan area, created in the 90’s by the acclaimed Junkyard Band, also of the Barry Farms community.
Beat Ya Feet is an urban art form of dance that originated in Washington, DC and is performed mostly to go-go music, a rhythmic, percussion dependent style of music (mostly played by local District bands). Beat Ya Feet has evolved overtime through the creativity of DC’s inner city talent. Much credit goes to the DC Beat Ya Feet Kings and newly formed groups such as the Flat out Boyz, Swagg Starz, Show Out Dance Crew along with key individuals for there important roles in extending and spreading the beat ya feet movement. Da Originalz are responsible for creating all of the newest styles, accustomed to the new era of go-go music. “The Bounce Beat.”
"Founder and Executive Chairman"
John E. Pearson III is the founder and Executive Chairman of " "Pearson &Company LLC" and has been with the company since it's inception. John is a native Washingtonian and graduate of Anacostia S.H.S. Starting out with dance as a hobby, he transitioned into the roles of being a leader, mentor, producer, and director. John not only has a superb dance resume but a worthy friend list as well.
John has partnered with some of the most noted organizations In the Metropolitan area. Including Metropolitan Boys n Girls club, Smithsonian Musuems, WPGC 95.5, DC Parks and Recs, DC Public Schools, Howard University, American University and The Kennedy Center to name a few. Being so young he knows the importance of utilizing all of his resources, and in his case that's knowledge. John repetitiously attends business classes and workshops throughout the DC, Maryland,and Virginia areas.He's consistently absorbing knowledge from his peers, resulting in the grooming of him becoming a successful entrepreneur, and business man. His mentoring businesses/Organizations include: Planned Parent Hood of metroplitan Washington DC, Ward 7 arts Collaborative, The Adinkra Group, Boys N Girls Club, and African Heritage Dancers and drummers.
John's growth,vision,commitment,and consistency greatly exceeds expectations.With johns focus being the youth but not limited to, he plans on carrying out his plan of teaching,mentoring,producing,entertaining in a community near you.