Bboyizm Dance Company

About the Artist

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”.

 Dance goes places where words can't go, somewhere visceral.

— Bboyizm Dance Company

Artist's Programs

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.

Artistic Disciplines

Dance

Diversity

Black, Culturally Diverse, Francophone, Men+, Person of Colour, Women+

Age

Children ages 5 - 11, Children ages 12 - 18, Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8, Grade 9, Grade 10, Grade 11, Grade 12

Language Proficiency

English, French

People love this artist

Kids really enjoyed the dance presentation...and so did I. [Yvon Soglo] was enigmatic and engaging.  Several of our ELD students (students new to the country/limited English skills) asked questions during the live workshop portion.

— Marisol Kwai, Pinecrest Public School

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