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  • Sue Anne Juskowich

Breakdance Workshop with B-Boy Manu

On Monday, Oct 16, Leeward CC students learned "uprocking" and other foundational styles associated with hip-hop and B-boying. Manu Mei-Singh, also known as “B-Boy Manu” hosted the workshop for all skill levels, students, and faculty. In the following photos you can see participating students following B-Boy Manu's instructions for different poses, techniques, and transitions.

Breakdancing, the “B” in b-boying, and b-girling, is an “energetic form of dance, fashioned and popularized by African Americans and Latinos, that includes stylized footwork and athletic moves such as back spins or head spins.” It originated in New York City during the late 1960s (Britannica).

Overall, it seemed like the students had a great time learning the fundamentals of breakdance. Even dance lecturer, Mareva Minerbi, had joined in on the fun. It was interesting to watch, although I think no one got fully upside down besides visiting instructor B-Boy Manu.

Those interested in learning more about breakdancing or future dance workshops can contact B-Boy Manu @01.manu.01 on Instagram and dance lecturer, Mareva Minerbi mareva@hawaii.edu.

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