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Beat Breakers Director, Ken Swift voted 2nd most iconic dancer of the century!

Congratulations Ken!

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 showcase at Reform School


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.

http://reformschool.letsredu.com/2010/10/sunday-recap/

Final Performance! (Pics by Joe Conzo)

The Beat Breakers gave their debut performance in front of the entire school last Tuesday, and they brought down the house! Check out these great pics taken by renowned hiphop photographer and historian hailing from the Bronx himself, Joe Conzo. Stay tuned for video footage of the show!


Getting ready for the big show.

Strutting their stuff…

The guys doing some high-flying tricks.

Twirling each other around isn’t as easy as it looks.

… and they all fall down! The grand finale.

Right after giving the performance of their lives!

Professors Ken Swift and Wak, proud of their kids.

Some of the ladies pose for a photo shoot with Joe Conzo. This shot will go down in history!

VIDEO of the first class!

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…!

First Beat Breakers Session


Check out the pics from the first class held on Tuesday April 20th, led by Professor Ken Swift!

Introducing… the first ever Beat Breakers!

Beat Breakers Intro Showcase (VIDEO)

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.