Dance- Something Real
"In our society, people place too much emphasis on education and working hard to the extent that the arts, such as dance, are left behind and unrecognized."
Even though bboying is one of the most expressive and explosive styles of dance, it is often looked down upon by society because bboying’s origins lie in hip-hop culture and the rebellious minority youth in the New York City. Much has changed since its birth in the late 1970s, but the negative perception still holds.
In our society, people place too much emphasis on education and working hard to the extent that the arts, such as dance, are left behind and unrecognized. However for teens, education and labor give us stress, and on the other hand, dancing and art give us freedom and release.
At Something Real, a non-profit organization run by young adults, we aim to change that perception and use dancing and the arts to inspire the youth in our community to find their passions. We are just a group of teens who all have been inspired and influenced by some form of art. For most of us, our art is breakdancing. We spread our name and introduce youth to art by throwing dance battles and concerts in high schools.
Next week, some of our dancers will come out for a dance battle at Teen Link’s Sweet 16 party at the Vera Project. We’ll be showing our love for breakdancing, so come out and support us and Teen Link!