Bboyizm Dance Company

Evolution of Bboyizm (YouTube)
Yvon Soglo (B-boy Crazy Smooth - founder of the Bboyizm Dance Company) has been dancing for over ten years during which time he has come to be known as one of Canada's top street dancers. Some of his professional experience includes instructing Cirque du Soleil acrobats and performing at the Nancy Jazz Festival in France. In 2006 he was honoured to receive the Most Valuable B-boy award at the annual Kings of NY Competition and was the first B-boy to receive a full grant from the Canadian Arts Council to study in both New York, Philadelphia and Orlando. In 2007 he was a keynote speaker at the United Nations Youth Conference. He is now dedicating himself to carrying on the street dance culture in the world of performing arts with the motto "Dance to Express, Not to Impress".

Curriculum Links

Demonstrate the use of different patterns in dance (pace, direction, symmetry); describe the skills needed to perform in public; distinguish between different dance forms; explore the relationship between rhythm and movement.

Additional Information

* Additional travel fees will be charged on top of the usual transportation fees. For venues located 75-200 km beyond Ottawa: $100; more that 200 km: $150.


General Icons
New Artist
New Program
Program Type
Residency
Residency
Indigenous
Indigenous
Performance
Performance
Workshop
Workshop
Senior
Seniors
Language
English
French
French Immersion

School Performance: The Evolution of B-Boying

Residency Performance English French Immersion

(4 artists) B-boying and B-girling (Breakdancing), born in the early 1970s, is an integral component of contemporary black history and hip-hop culture. This dynamic street dance now has a significant international following and reputation. In addition to its roots in Funk music and African American culture, the powerful acrobatic aspects of B-boying, or “breaking”, make it one of the most unique dances in the world. Dancer-choreographer Crazy Smooth brings together some of Canada’s best street dancers to present a show that will amaze and inspire students and teachers alike, while educating them on the evolution of the dance, its culture and music.

Participants:
Junior Kindergarten, Senior Kindergarten, Grade 1, Grade 2, Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8, Grade 9, Grade 10, Grade 11, Grade 12
Maximum:
300
Discipline:
Dance
Time and Price:
In person:
One performance: 1 hour $880* + HST
Two performances: same school in one day
$1500* + HST

Online: Video On Demand
One performance: 1 hour (video on demand + live discussion with the artist) $670 + HST
Each additional meeting: $60 + HST
Maximum:
500 students for the video
60 participants for the meeting
Request a Booking

School Workshop: Foundations of B-Boying

Residency Workshop English French Immersion

Members of Bboyizm Dance Company transmit their passion and respect for the history and art of B-boying and b-girling (breaking), educating students on the roots and various techniques of breaking. This workshop gives students and teachers a unique chance to learn the fundamentals of B-boying and hip-hop culture, in a safe way, from dedicated professional dancers who have a passion for teaching.

Participants:
Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8, Grade 9, Grade 10, Grade 11, Grade 12
Maximum:
30
Discipline:
Dance
Time and Price:
In person and online:
(1 Artist) Maximum: 25 students
One hour session: $235* + HST
Half day: two 1 hour sessions $335* + HST
Full day: four 1 hour sessions $490* + HST

In person only:
Three Full Day Residency: $1,470 + HST
Each Additional Day: $490 + HST

In person only:
(2 artists) Maximum: 30 students
One hour session: $360* + HST
Half day: two 1 hour sessions $460* + HST
Full day: four 1 hour sessions $720* + HST

Three Full Day Residency: $2,160 + HST
Each Additional Day: $720 + HST


* Additional travel fees will be charged on top of the usual transportation fees. For venues located 75-200 km beyond Ottawa: $100; more that 200 km: $150.
Request a Booking