The brilliant Chris Gilchrist from the famous BBoy Crew, Beat Breakers and owner of Rhythm City in Plymouth, came down to Truro to hold a 2 hour Breakdance Workshop with Dancers from all over Cornwall, this August 14th.
Chris took students through the history of BBoys and Bgirls, how it all began and what Breakdance means, giving the students a great background in the technique and encouraging them to move further and to work hard towards their goals in dance. Going through the basic's, we looked at ways to improve strength and stamina for Breakdance, and he held little drills to help the students get to know the moves well.
We looked at Up rocks, Down Rocks, and Freezes - students learnt the cricket, and baby freezes and a few students picked it up and managed to achieve this freeze for the first time in the session!
For our more advanced students Chris talked them through how to build strength and how they might improve previously learnt moves, he encouraged them to create their own styles and explained that there are no rules, if you think of new moves just go with it!
We all had an amazing afternoon, and students came away from the workshop buzzing! Very inspired and ready to work hard to achieve their Breakdance dreams!! We want to say a huge thank you to Chris Gilchrist and we cannot wait to get you down here for another Bboy/girl workshop in Cornwall!!
For more images of the Breakdance Workshop with Chris please go to our GALLERY page!