What it like to be a Bboy/Bgirl in El Salvador?

img_4770In Central America a lot kids have to become adults real fast due to poverty and gang violence. That being said they sometimes lose sight of their dreams. A few years ago I got the opportunity to meet some strong and talented individuals in El Salvador. Break dancing has save many lives  in  El Salvador. It keeps the young out of the streets and it gives them hope. In 1984 B-Boying began in El Salvador, but the Civil War stopped that right away. Breaking back then was dangerous. Continue reading

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El Salvador Folk Dance

img_0790Just a few summers again I visited El Salvador and I came across this dance at one of the elementary schools in a city in El Salvador called Appoa. This dance seemed very fun and inviting. The dancers consisted of young girls, who dressed so pretty and moved so fluently to the music. Everyone  crowed around just to clap and smile while watching these beautiful young women express themselves. After watching the performance i was curios to know what was the name of this dance and if there was a meaning behind it.  Continue reading