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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All The Way Live 2016

14567482_1315552198485834_2092655900450790980_oOver the weekend I was able to attend the All The Way Live Urban Dance Festival in Fremont, CA. Upon arrival I helped set up the venue before the dance competitors showed. Around 2pm the competitors started trickling in and the pre battling begin also known as preliums. There were 2 big theaters being used for each category. The dance style Waacking and Locking were in small theater. In the larger was breaking, popping and the all style kids battle. As these battles continued, eventually some the top crews went on to compete in the finals. Continue reading

BooSF

screen-shot-2016-11-27-at-3-57-07-pmThis  Halloween season, BOO SF  brought a massive music event to thousands of ghoulish Headliners in San Francisco.  On Friday, October 28,  at the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium. The rave was fun, full of nonstop dancing and music. Seven DJ’s took over the night and made Halloween a night to remember. When I first arrived to Boo, all I wanted to do was dance to the drops of EDM music. Everyone was dressed up in they’re costumes. I saw a lot Pokemons, fairies and scary masks. Continue reading

Troyboi Concert

screen-shot-2016-10-14-at-10-13-12-pmIf you haven’t heard the infectious beats or felt the high-energy appeal of trap music yet, your defiantly missing out. This past Saturday I went to my first Trap music concert in San Francisco at the Warfield. the artist I went to see was Troyboi. He is a popular trap artist that was at EDC Las Vegas this past summer. His music is very upbeat and fun to dance too. The entire crowd was on there toes at one point. I was dancing so much that there was a circle around me. People were shouting “get it girl” and “She got moves”.  Continue reading

Rain On My Parade Music Video Part 2

screen-shot-2016-10-14-at-9-43-49-pmAfter preparing for the Music Video for about a month it was finally show time. First, myself and the two other back up dancers had to get our hair  and make up ready. Then the singer Krizia got her make up and hair ready. Then soon after the camera  man arrived and was prepping us for the long day we had ahead of us. The first scene that was taken was of the back up dancer Caressa whom was filming her scenario of the argument with her mom before going to dance practice. The second scene was of Caressa getting picked by the other dancer Geneva and then rushing to get to practice. then after shooting that for about two hours, we moved to location two. For this scene all the dancers and the artist shows up to practice at a dance studio to practice. Continue reading

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