7-Year-Old Girl Takes Title at the HHCF-Hosted Step Up Revolution All Styles Dance Competition in San Jose

Posted by Billyjam, July 23, 2012 03:45am | Post a Comment
Yesterday (July 22nd) in San Jose, CA the wonderful Hip-Hop Chess Federation (HHCF) organization hosted the first ever Step Up Revolution All Styles Dance Competition at which a talented young seven year old girl who goes simply by her first name Sarah wowed everyone and took the title with an impressive routine that blended various dance styles.

This hip-hop rooted dance battle was designed to help "get kids off the street and showcase the amazing dance talent in the Bay Area," said HHCF mainman Adissa Banjoko (pictured left with Sarah) who, for many years, has tirelessly worked as a mentor with youth via his hip-hop chess organization & other outlets. Yesterday's worthy event, in which the HHCF joined forces with Step Up Revolution Movie for Hip-Hop Dance Battle, helped raise money for school supplies for at-risk youth - something that is more important than ever in these financially challenged times for inner city school systems.

Sunday's event, which took place at San Jose's Alum Rock Youth Center, kicked off with a workshop by A-Game from the Hybrid Crew/Style Elements in which the renowned Bay Area Bboy taught an eager to learn young audience fundamental Bboy moves. Then came the all styles dance competition which was DJ’ed by Kool DJ Dizzy of All Tribes Zulu Nation chapter and judged by San Jose Bboy Anonymous and Funkee Asiatic of All Tribes Zulu Nation. The competition was, according to Banjoko, "conducted in an Iron Man format that came down to a face-off  between poppers Shez and Maze, both representing San Jose. After a grueling 5 rounds Shez and Maze tied for first."

But the surprise of the day was when young Sarah took to the floor and did a spellbinding two and a half minute routine that effortlessly melded modern hip-hop dance, crumping, tutting, and turf dancing. “The energy Sarah hit the floor with was unmatched. Her choreography was composed so well. The only problem was that her trophy was almost as big as she was,” reported Banjoko.

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