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B-Boying Dance


B-Boying Dance

This is the story of my Hip Hop career. Well I started Break Dancing in 1983 along with my friends at school and on my block in the neighborhood. The first breaking crew that we started together was called the Egyptian Breakers. Why did we come up with that name? I don’t know, we just wanted to be original. In 1984 I became a member of the NYC Breakers fan club, because they were my favorite Break Dancers at the time. I use to practice just about every day in my basement, as well as outside in my  driveway. My crew consisted of seven members, FRESH “K”, RAM, ICE “K”, SHORTY SMURF, BAD BAM, BOO, and of coarse me AWESOME “D”. We use to battle these other bboys on the next block and sometimes we would loose and other times they would, but for the most part they were better dancers with more moves, we just got a chance to beat them a couple of times. We danced all over the city of Chicago, throughout various neighborhoods battling other crews. When we went downtown we always drew a crowd, dancing on street corners like Rush street, where we made profit form our moves, and we also performed at clubs. Break Dancing had hit hard in Chicago between the years of 83- 85, then it started to die down, but the true lovers of it kept it going, creating new moves as time went on. Development of style was very important, you had to be what we called fresh or you were talked about, and if you didn’t practice you didn’t last. Yes, we loved it, playing fresh music to dance to while the people just stood and watched us until dawn. No doubt this dance has come a long way from the streets of New York to a world wide phenomenon, and there are still great Dancers performing today. I was 12 when I started, and now I’m 45 years old and I can still rock a few of my moves.