Tuesday, February 28, 2012
All the Way Live teaches MA kids to break dance
Members of All the Way Live (ATWL) flew to Manila to teach Mano Amiga Academy students about the basics of break dancing.
ATWL is a group of young people passionate about break dancing who use dance as a means to reach out to underprivileged children, “working to fill the gaps left by public institutions with a safe environment to develop and create self-expression through dance.” Their after-school programs offer youth creative and positive alternatives to gang and crime-related activities that are prevalent in marginalized communities.
After three days of breakdancing workshops, the mentors chose the students with the most potential to join the ATWL concert that was held in MOA.
See link below for a glimpse of the students' performance:
All The Way Live- Mano Amiga performance in MOA
"We've been teaching dance in the Philippines for the past 6 years and I've always wanted to invite our students to perform with us. Unfortunately, we've never been able to find a school with dedicated students... until now. The performance of the Mano Amiga students was the highlight of the show, and for me, the highlight of the trip," ATWL B-boy/DJ/mentor RJ Navalta said.