The USA's first BC One Camp made its debut in Houston, Texas – a city with a rich cultural history and vibrant dance community. For 3 days in April, The Secret Group (normally a comedy club in hip East Downtown Houston) was taken over by dancers and dance lovers alike for workshops, lectures, competitions, and parties.
Participants had the opportunity to learn multiple dance styles from some of the world's top stars in breaking, popping, and more. Breaking legends like Asia One, Crazy Legs, Roxrite, and Ronnie taught their top lessons to new breakers, passing along a piece of hip hop history to the next generation. Poppers Angyil, Dassy, and Greenteck brought their inimitable, captivating style, while aspiring dancers gained tips on the pop culture realm with workshops taught by dance phenoms Les Twins and celebrity choreographer JaQuel Knight. Many more lectures and workshops rounded out the camp's offerings over the 3 days, bringing together the many stripes of Houston's dance community.
The camp hosted multiple competitions, including two cyphers hosted by D-Stroy and soundtracked by DJ Lean Rock. In the USA's first B-Girl Cypher, breaking's top women took to the floor to show their skills – with JK47 beating out Mantis in the last round to take home the win. An All-Styles Battle invited Houston's dance community to put their moves to the test with any type of dance, with team No Face coming out on top. The BC One Cypher capped the weekend, with b-boy Zebra defeating Jeffro in the final round. He will go on to represent his hometown of Queens, New York at the Last Chance Cypher in Switzerland.
Each night after the competitions, the venue turned into an open dance party, featuring soundtracks by everyone from turntable legend DJ Craze to Houston's own Ape Drums. With nearly 1200 participants and spectators throughout the weekend, and over 600,000 live stream viewers, the camp was an incredible way to bring the dance community together in Houston and beyond.
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