Torrence Tea-Buggz Griffin
Torrence Griffin, also known as Tea-Buggz, has been dancing and teaching hip hop for 35 years.
He is proficient in popping, waving, ticking, king tutting, robot , animation, mannequin, and
locking. He began dancing in 1981 on the South Side of Chicago with the original Electric
Funkateers, which quickly became one of the premier pop-locking dance groups in the city. In
his 35 years of dancing, he has worked with the likes of Genuine, Queen Latifah, Sinbad, Kurtis
Blow, The magic of the Spellbinder. and many others which led to his travelling extensively
throughout the U.S. and a few other parts of the world. In 1996, Torrence recieved the Chicago
Hip Hop Pioneer award which acknowledged all of his years of hard work and dedication in the
Chicago hip hop scene.
As a teacher, for the past 30 years, Torrence has taught a variety of popping styles at
Columbia College, the Chicago Public Schools, Dovetail Dance Studio, and Christ University
Temple in addition to teaching master classes at various dance studios throughout the city.