Last month, CNN’s arts and culture program, icon, asked you to vote for your top five iconic dancers of the last century….
Breakdancing pioneer Ken Swift came in second place. Swift is credited with establishing hip hop as a legitimate dance movement and creating many of its classic moves.
Read the CNN article at http://www.cnn.com/2011/SHOWBIZ/01/26/dancers.vote/index.html
Beat Breakers was invited to do a performance showcase at Reform School, an amazing project featuring high-profile art exhibitions, workshops, and parties aimed at driving awareness for educational reform, that took place during the weekend of Oct 22-24th.
Ken Swift, legendary b-boy icon and Head Instructor of the Beat Breakers program, gave a short introductory speech about the program and Beat Breakers instructor Waak and other members of the Breaks Kru demonstrated some of their finest moves on the schoolyard asphalt to kick off the program and raise visibility of the program.
Talk about natural talent. This is the first time these guys are doing these moves and they already look like breakers. We can’t wait until the end of the program when we see how far these guys come along…!
Check out the pics from the first class held on Tuesday April 20th, led by Professor Ken Swift!
Ken Swift, accompanied by members of the Breaks Kru, held a brief exhibition at the school on April 13 to introduce students to the program.