City Hall: Hip-Hop Pioneer ‘Crazy Legs’ Comes to Kennedy Recreation Center for Youth Breakdancing Competition, Saturday, April 12

City Hall: Hip-Hop Pioneer ‘Crazy Legs’ Comes to Kennedy Recreation Center for Youth Breakdancing Competition, Saturday, April 12

Mayor Cory A. Booker announced today that more than 40 breakdancing high school students from around North Jersey will clash in the “B-Boy Crew” breakdancing competition at John F. Kennedy Recreation Center, on Saturday, April 12, at Noon. The competition is FREE and open to the public.

Mayor Cory A. Booker announced today that more than 40 breakdancing high school students from around North Jersey will clash in the “B-Boy Crew” breakdancing competition at John F. Kennedy Recreation Center, on Saturday, April 12, at Noon. The competition is FREE and open to the public.

The competition is a partnership between Red Bull Academics, Youth Outreach for Performance Arts & Technology, and the Division of Recreation/Cultural Affairs. Red Bull Academics trained the dancers for months in preparation for this competition. Sixteen of the dancers have already been selected to train with Y*Not and Fever 1 of the legendary Rock Steady Crew. Winners of the competition will receive prizes from B-Boy Hip-Hop pioneer Richard “Crazy Legs” Colon and other members of the legendary Rock Steady Crew. Crazy Legs is the only original member remaining of the Rock Steady Crew, which was founded in 1981, and currently serves as the president of the Crew’s Manhattan chapter.

“Breakdancing and Hip-Hop dancing are an exciting and dynamic performance art form whose roots lie in the bricks of our inner cities,” Mayor Booker said. “The dancers who have prepared for this contest will demonstrate their competitive spirit and dedication. I urge all breakdancing fans and residents to attend the competition to support our youth.”

After the competition, Red Bull Academics and the Youth Outreach for Performance Arts & Technology are collaborating with the City of Newark, so that B-Boy breakdancing lessons will continue at the Ironbound Recreation Center. The Kennedy Recreation Center is located at 211 West Kinney Street, with the entrance on Howard Street.

For further information on the event, contact the Division of Recreation/Cultural Affairs at (973) 733-6454.

Author: Ken Walker

Husband, Father, Newarker, PCA Elder, Business Analyst. In a glass case of emotion since 1978.

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