Last day rehearsal and breakdance program crew party
On May 15, 2007 the B-Boys and B-girls involved in the Regent Park Focus Break-dance Program held an end of the school year party. The Break-dance program is a weekly after-school opportunity for young people to engage in physical fitness through the art of Breaking.
The program, which started 2 years ago, was not widely advertised and with only four members weekly had crept on a D-low until January of this year. Throughout January, Jerry Z the volunteer coordinator of the program, spent a lot of time outreaching to students at Nelson Mandela school. The result was tremondous. A large number of enthusiastic students from the ages of 8 to 14 registered in the program.
Under the direction of the break-dance instructor Joseph Hersco, a true head in the arts of B-boying, the kids learned many new skills and funky moves. They also learned how to work cooperatively together and about the positive/non-violence side of the Hip Hop culture. The sucessful program is expected to run again in the fall.