This B-Boy Will Blow You Away
One of the reasons I love working on Dance Spirit is because it introduces me to whole dance worlds that I, a total bunhead, never knew existed. Case in point(e): Yesterday I got an email about the Red Bull BC One, an international b-boy competition that has been going on since 2004. This is a major dance thing that has been happening for eight years, and I have never heard of it! That's kind of awesome. Well, and kind of embarrassing. But mostly awesome.
Maybe (probably) you're much cooler than I am. Maybe you've followed BC One and the incredible b-boys competing in it religiously. But if not, prepare to be totally, completely amazed.
This year's BC One finals won't happen until December 8 in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil. But the competition just released this promotional video featuring last year's winner, Roxrite, demonstrating his signature move: the "melting halo." And what is that, Roxrite? "It's like a cartwheel, but you actually go from shoulder to shoulder using your head."
Believe me: Insane as that sounds, it's even more insane to watch. Check out the video below, and click here to find out more about BC One.
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In the dance industry, dancers don't always have a say in what they wear on their bodies. This can get tricky if you're asked to wear something that compromises your own personal values. So what should you do if you find yourself in this sticky situation? We sat down for a Q&A with "Dancing with the Stars" alumn Ashly Costa to answer that very question. Here's what she had to say about the options dancers have surrounding questionable costumes.