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B b o y
This Magazine brings you the lastest pictures of dancer and their moves.
If you think you have not seen enough bboys read about these bboys and check out the amazing talents they have.
"Dance is your pulse, your heartbeat, your breathing. It's the rhythm of your life. It's the expression in time and movement, in happiness, joy, sadness and envy"
"Dancing is pure energy, without the earthly confines of the mind's thought processes. Dancing is freedom."
oy arthur my life on planet earth
Freestyle Freaks. You can read more
the time we spent together. After col-
a Christian. Some of my time goes to
I am a dancer.
about the Freestyle Freaks on the fol-
lege DANCE became part of my life,
youth work in my church Abundant
I twirl, leap, and spin.
lowing page www.bboyarthur.co.uk/
I had the passion for it and spent more
Life church where I serve the youth and
the age of fifteen, I moved to a little
mycrews or Facebook. As time went on
time dancing to get even better. I have
see lives get transformed. I also use my
town called Castleford in England. At
with the crew things got better, we per-
continued my education and I am cur-
talent to serve at church events like the
I am a dancer.
the age of seventeen, music and dance
formed at many events including char-
rently pursuing a degree in Multimedia
annual ROCKNATIONS event, the
I feel pain and fear.
videos inspired me to pursue break
ity events and took part in some audi-
at Leeds Met University. I work part
biggest youth ministry in the country.
and street dance. Before I started danc-
tions the most notable one being “Got
time in a Nandos restaurant and teach
Every fortnight alongside my fellow
ing, PK(PARKOUR) and free-running
to dance” . I led the crew with strong
dance at Newcollege in Pontefract,
youth leader Tim we facilitate a boys
Yet, I keep going.
the same place where I got
group where we have fun and spend
I smile, I practice, I perform.
my A-level in Photography.
time together using God’s word to live
now have a new crew
our daily life’s here on earth. Since 2005
called FHL Dance
I have also taken part in the leader-
Crew as my former
ship and sports activities in the camps
is what I did for a year as a pass time. I merged my favourite pass times with dance and that
“Nice men marry dancers. Real men become Dancers!”
got me going through
out high school. With no dance coach
motivation, creativeness and showed
crew faded away after more than two
and events I go to, including York-
I trained everyday, during break , lunch
strong leadership skills through out
years due to the crew members’ busy
shire Christian Camp and Grapevine.
times and after college with a group of friends with a background in dance, we worked hard to become real dancers. Because of the dedication and passion I had for dance I decided to set up a dance group in college and this was to run alongside the courses that I was doing at the time including Applied Information Communication and Technology(ICT) and Photography. With a few more months of practise and hard work we had our first successful performance in college and the feedback was good. I therefore carried on with the group and made a dance crew out of it and called ourselves the
Three step plan to success
I jump, pirouette, and tap.
I feel defeat and failure.
I have grace and beauty. I do not dance because I am happy, I am happy because I dance.
work and University schedules. I am
I hear the applause.
working hard towards my degree but
I perform and do my best.
† Step #1: Set your goals. You can’t succeed until you’ve decided where you want to develop your success.
my passion and dedication is dance. My
†Step #2: Plan ahead. It’s rare that you’ll reach those goals unless you devise some sort of a plan on how to get there.
strength to help me become a better
† Step #3: Never give up. Use every failure and every naysayer as motivation because in the end when you finally reach your goal, success will be that much sweeter.
need to work hard towards my goals.
plan for the future is to become a pro-
Sometimes I fail.
fessional dancer, I have even enrolled
I don't give up.
in a ballet class to build more core
For I am a dancer.
dancer. I also want to enroll in a lead-
I am brave and strong.
ing dance school in London to help me
I dance not for fame and glory.
get better at what I do. For now I just
But for how I feel inside.
he life I live outside of
I am happiness, joy, love, and excitement.
dance also means a lot to
Strife, talent, joy.
me, I dedicate some of
Determination and beauty.
my time to church because I was born in a Christian family and always been
I am a dancer.
“So I have not blog for awhile due to the fact that am busy all the time. But so far my week is been alrite apart from having to pay £91 for my contract that I don’t use thanks to my brother buying games using my sims card. But is life init ….. Happens! Dance was really good, my lil dancers are picking up the dance pretty good. Wish I could do more dancing but not yet! I feel like am not far from my goals. Is just abit more off hard work would do. Then I can prove people wrong, those who laughed at me and those who look down on me! Work was good tonite didn’t really get busy which was good apart from upsetting a staff which I felt sorry after then I apologies later. I need to watch what I say! Arrgghh!! Anyway good nite peepz”
What a nice weather we enjoying this morning! Might just wear my vest today. I will think about that. So am heading to uni now even though my holidays starts today but I want to achieve a good grade this year like my first year. So am going to work hard today and finish off my magazine. Then bowling tonight with the boys. Hopefully I can gain a highest score then my previous scores which is 171. #Enjoy the days as it comes along you don’t know what’s round the concern!
“Be open to God given opportunities to change our way of thinking about life. Remember that even in the most dark, terrible or destructive place grace is still available.”
Need inspiration I need more dance inspiration so am watching step up 2 for the 100th times! Tomorrow I need to make a new routine.
F H a i t h
o p e
o v e
HL Crew is a family of close friends based in West Yorkshire, UK with a common love for dance and the arts. Accomplished dancers, each with their own speciality and style, they bring to the stage a great mix of humour, musicality, high-flying and eye-popping tricks, innovative choreography, and personality that consistently brings audiences to their feet.
C r e w
Dance is your pulse, your heartbeat, your breathing. It's the rhythm of your life. It's the expression in time and movement, in happiness, joy, sadness and envy"
f h l G a ll e r y
These are a few pictures of the crew member in action
Together we stand
P ow e r
Mo v e s
"It is more important who they are as people and only then is it important who they are as dancers"
"The body says what words cannot"
Why do we dance? We dance because it’s the fastest, most direct route to the truth — not some big truth that belongs to everybody, but the get down and personal kind, the what’s-happening-inme- right-now kind of truth. This is not always easy for us to access — we have to navigate some very deep past, as well as the probable futures we drum up to feed the fear that drives us round the same circles, day in and
day out. We dance to hook up to the true genius lurking behind all that bullshit — to seek refuge in our originality and our power to reinvent ourselves; to shed the past, forget the future and fall into the moment feet first. You remember being fifteen, possessed by the beat, by
a lover that never disappoints and, like all lovers, it demands 100% surrender. It has the power to seduce moves we couldn’t dream. It grabs us by the belly, turns us inside out and leaves us abruptly begging for more. The beat is bad, wicked, sick – whatever the word is now.
“Dance to fall in love with the spirit in all things” the thrill of music pumping loud enough to drown We dance to fall in love out everything you’d ever with the spirit in all things, known. Of course you do. to wipe out memory or transform it into moves We dance to reclaim our that nobody else can make brilliant ability to disap- because they didn’t live pear in something bigger, it. It’s a sacred thing, the something safe, a space beat. We love beats that without a critic or a judge move faster than we can or an analyst. The beat is think, beats that drive us
ever deeper inside, that rock our worlds, break down walls and make us sweat our prayers. We dance to survive and the beat offers a yellow brick road to make it through the chaos that is the tempo of our times. Chaos is the way of the mind when it is free-styling , winging its way back to an instinctive, intuitive intelligence, the kind we need to survive — not only the real shit going down, but the massive amount of stuff we insist on making up to insure our suffering. God provides, and god don’t need no help. God is the dance and the dance is the way to freedom and freedom is our holy work.
with S k i l l s Passion S t r e n g t h
ince 2008 bboy Arthur and bboy Sam have been dancing together. During all these year these two bboys have build their dance skills together, encouraging and supporting each other. These bboys have the passion to dance and love with to the fullest. They have been in same dance crews since they started dancing to together, always been to auditions, dance classes, photoshoot and etc. As dancer they always living to enjoy their dance experience together.
“To dance is to be out of
yourself. Larger, more beautiful, more powerful”
“God provides, and God don’t need no help. God is the dance and the dance is the way to freedom and freedom is our holy work”
Bbo y S am
We dance to survive and the beat offers a yellow brick road to make it through the chaos that is the tempo of our times. Chaos is the way of the mind when it is freestyling , winging its way back to an instinctive, intuitive intelligence, the kind we need to survive — not only the real shit going down, but the massive amount of stuff we insist on making up to insure our suffering.
‘The dance is strong magic. The dance is a spirit. It turns the body to liquid steel. It makes it vibrate like a guitar. The body can fly without wings. It can sing without voice. The dance is strong magic. The dance is life. - Pearl Primus’
So waked up this morning in the sofa at my mates house with a neck pain and feeling achy so am thinking it was last nite party in leeds.So what am I going to do today…..? Well I got a lot going on today. Dance this afternoon as I will be teaching a group of kids who want to build their talent in dance. And I will be dancing with my crew. Hopefully is going to be a productive day at dance. So after dance I got work straight after. Knowing is saturday and people love nandos is going to be busy like new york city.
ports four you is a organisation bringing young youths together to through sports like dance, football, canoeing and also trips to places to kind the youth off the sports and bring them a brighter future. This activities is organised by the Wakefield council who has selected people in areas to setup a after school activities. The dance is though by FHL dance crew inspiring and motivating them to enjoy the dance classes. So dance is one of the activities the youths do. This is a gallery of them.
LIVE LOVE DANCE
e dance to fall in love with the spirit in all things, to wipe out memory or transform it into moves that nobody else can make because they didn’t live it. It’s a sacred thing, the beat. We love beats that move faster than we can think, beats that drive us ever deeper inside, that rock our worlds, break down walls and make us sweat our prayers.
PLANET BBOY Breaking dancing has evolved
ith compelling characters and vibrant dance sequences, PLANET B-BOY is set in the International world of B-boying the urban dance more commonly known as breakdancing. Weaving between the vivid backdrops of Osaka, Paris, Seoul and Las Vegas, unforgettable images frame the intimate stories of dancers who struggle for their dreams despite being misunderstood by larger society and even their own families. An American dancer in Vegas looks for his big break; a Korean son seeks his fatherâ€™s approval; a twelve-year-old boy in France confronts his familyâ€™s racism all the b-boys lives collide in Germany where their skills are put to the ultimate test: the Battle of the Year finals, with crews from 18 nations vying for the title of World Champion. PLANET B-BOY features electrifying dance performances and astonishing displays of power and grace, showing how a street dance from New York has evolved into an inspiring art form for a new generation around the world.
"Dance is the hidden language of the soul"
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