The best competitive dancers from all over the east coast will converge on the D.C. area to rally support, raise money and collect clothing for the victims ravaged by Hurricane Sandy. The dance battle takes place at the newly opened Seize the Dance Gym in Capital Heights, Md. on Saturday, December 15 at 4 p.m. Proceeds from the jam will directly benefit New York Cares, a charitable organization dedicated to meeting pressing community needs by mobilizing caring New Yorkers in volunteer services.
While the battles will be sure to get competitive, it is all for a worthy cause. In addition to the registered battles, there will be five different DJ’s spinning all night as well as an exhibition contest. The exhibition battle will be between Fleg (Lionz of Zion/MD) versus Man of God (Rhythm Attack/Motion Disorders/Chicago). Special guest chef Bounme Phetdevone will be vending food. The Jam for Sandy promises an amazing evening with guest judges that include Bboy Domkey, winner of Red Bull BC One North America, and Prince Lavince of the International House of Waackers – NYC.
Jam organizer Bboy Dynamike Chau, who also represents Culture Shock D.C. says, “This jam is not only to help those in need in the North East, but to show the power of the Hip Hop Culture. Many dancers know that the birth place of Hip Hop is the Bronx, New York. When the birth place of our culture that we live in is in need, the least we can do is try our best to help restore it. Hip Hop does not owe us anything, but we definitely owe it a lot.”
Be sure to make room on your calendar to support our east coast neighbors in their time of need.
Culture Shock, D.C. is a professional dance company under the Culture Shock Inc. umbrella. Culture Shock, D.C. is a non-profit youth outreach organization committed to using the art of hip-hop dance as a tool for providing constructive alternatives for urban youth through dance training and mentor relationships, as well as educating the broader community about the positive influences and possibilities of hip-hop culture. For more information visit cultureshockdc.org.
WHEN: Saturday, December 15, 2012 at 4 p.m.
Seize the Dance Gym
9251 Hampton Overlook
Capitol Heights, MD 20743
TICKETS: $7 Entrance fee + $5 to battle
$2 off entrance fee with a donation of two articles of clothing