We are excited to announce that we are holding auditions for our NEW "The Get Down Youth and Teens Performance Teams"! Auditions are not limited to The Get Down students and is open to the public. If you know others interested, please feel free to share.
Members chosen will focus on advanced training in various dance styles as well as building teamwork and leadership skills in a dance environment.
Details: Date: Sat, March 16th Checkin: 3:00pm (parents must be present) **After check-in, parents must drop off child and come back when auditions are over.
Project X: Tricking | Locking | Waacking Battle and Show
Tricking Battles, Locking Battles, and Waacking Battles all under one roof! These styles have some of the most FIRE battles that we don't see enough of. Project X is an event inspired by the community to progress the movement, inspiration and competitive side of our active Trickers, Lockers and Waackers.
*Those competing and/or watching prelims and sessioning with our competitors can arrive during at 3:00pm.
The Night Show consists of the Final Battles and Special Performances that competitors and general public are invited to attend!
*COMPETITORS: read descriptions below for your specific category, so that you are prepared and know what to expect. ◦◦◦◦◦◦◦◦◦◦◦◦◦◦◦◦◦◦◦◦◦◦◦◦◦◦◦◦◦◦◦◦◦◦◦◦◦◦◦◦◦◦◦◦◦◦◦◦◦◦◦◦◦◦◦◦◦◦◦◦◦◦◦◦◦ ⭐︎EVENT DETAILS⭐︎
GUEST JUDGES: - Tricking: Steve Terada (Quest Crew / Team Paul Mitchell) - Waacking: Tyrone Proctor (Imperial House Of Waacking) - Locking: Omar "FireLock" Thomas (Unortholockx) - Locking: Ceech Hsu (Mindtricks / DS Players) - Locking: Chaz "FunkeeAsiatic" Cabonce (GrooveMekanex)
EMCEES: Tricking - Anthony "Omega" Gooch (Housin Authority/AOV/ Loopkicks) - Ryan Jandu (Loopkicks)
Locking/Waacking - Spirit Realmer ----------------------------------------------------- TRICKING - Open Circle Prelims - Top 12: 1 vs 1 and Top 6: 1 vs 1 *Buff Battles* - Finals: 3-way Battle No Limits - First Place: $300 Cash, Loopkicks Camp Guest Pass, and 1-month subscription to Kojostricklab -2nd and 3rd Place: 1-month Subscription to Kojostricklab
LOCKING - Showcase Prelims - Top 8 / Top 4 / Finals: 1 vs 1 Battles - First Place: $300 Cash and 4-day pass to Las Vegas Locking Camp 2019 ($360 value)
WAACKING - "Perform for me, Honey" Prelims - Top 8: 1 vs 1 "Props Battle" - Finals: Top 4 "Werk Your Way to the Top" - First Place: $300 Cash and Waacking Training Volumes by Princess Lockerooo
**Online Live-Stream through STANCE**
Special Guest Performance: - BAE Rooted Waackers - The Get Down Dance Studio
***For Vendor or Sponsorship opportunities please email: NINJayR@gmail.com
Waacking Workshop with Tyrone Proctor
We are honored to have such a legend in the Waacking and Dance community, Tyrone Proctor, come to share his knowledge, passion, and experience with us here in the Bay Area! He is here as part of Project X and will be judging the Waacking Battle on Sat, April 13th. But, before the battles begin, he will be teaching a 2-Part workshop at our studio! Do not miss this one and only opportunity to learn, discuss and ask questions about Waacking, the dance world and Tyrone Proctor himself! Tyrone was there when waacking was born in the clubs, so he is definitely the teacher to learn from! Not only will students be learning from one of the greats in club/ street dance, but students interested will receive very rare and hidden music from his own collection. Details are below:
Date: Friday, April 12, 2019 Time: 8-10PM What: 1.5 Hour Workshop - Drilling, Musicality & Development of Own Unique style + 30 Minute Q & A - History & Culture of Waacking
Cost: $30 What to Bring: *Students who want Tyrone's unique playlists of music MUST bring their own USB/ flash drives. **Ladies and men are highly encouraged to bring high heels.
Biography: Tyrone Proctor is one of the last of the living Pioneers of the 70’s dance craze, Waacking. Tyrone made history on the dance TV classic Soul Train. He was personally chosen by Don Cornelius to perform in the Don Cornelius & The Soul Train Gang Presents stadium tour in 1973.
Tyrone was a winner on American Bandstand in 1975 and made numerous appearances in Right On Magazine which led to his teenaged Idol status for many years. He choreograph Music Videos for artists such as Jody Watley, Taylor Dane, Levert, Keith Sweat, The Isley Brothers, and Johnny Kemp’s Just Got Paid to name a few. Tyrone was nominated with New Kids On The Block for Best Choreographer at the1989 M.TV. Awards.
Tyrone's choreography set visual standards for pop culture's Boy Band Craze. Tyrone was featured in VH1 Documentary Soul Train, The Hippest Trip in America. He now teaches all over the world and continues to spread the knowledge and history of Waacking.
TGD's Spring Showcase 2019
Join us for our annual Spring Showcase!! It's our 3rd year, and we are excited to show you what we got!
Date: Saturday, April 27th
Doors Open: 3:30pm
Location: San Jose Buddhist Church Betsuin
(down the street from The Get Down)
632 N 5th St, San Jose CA 95112
Parking: 3 small parking lots + street parking
Lot 1 - right next to SJ Betsuin
Lot 2 - across the street at Lotus Preschool Parking
Gravel Lot - across the street, past Lotus Preschool Parking Lot, onto the gravel
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