Fresh From Birth had been to Prelude Carolinas before, but a lot of people were telling us that we should go check outPrelude DMV. It’s a bit of a hike for us, but we just had to do it! So we drove from Charlotte, NC up to the DMV area; staying in Springfield, not to far from the competition venue. Besides making it up to Prelude DMV for the competition, we also wanted to see our good friends Chris Munar and Kristin Santiago. They are both amazing dancers that we sponsor, were showcasing at Prelude DMV. All that said, it only made sense for us to pack our things and bring some Fresh From Birth to the Washington DC, Maryland, and Virginia areas.
Check out some photos we took while having fun with the dancers and supporters at Prelude DMV
Who doesn’t like to secretly wish that the coffee-shop music that’s providing a little melody to the hum-drum of the background noise surrounding while sipping on that latte, is interlaced with a catchy beat that makes you tap the side of your eco-friendly coffee sleeve?
That’s exactly the magic that Seattle artists Kelsey Bulkin and Sabzi, from Seattle rap group Blue Scholars, accomplished with their impromptu collaboration to create Made in Heights’ track, All the Places. The fusion of indie pop, electronic styles, and melodically-placed beats has a created a sound that’ll add a little more steez to your indie mood…or in my case, inspired to create choreo to release my indie-swag.
Kentrell Newton is going to be bringing his unique blend of southern Swagger and isolations to the Coast to Coast Workshop! APRIL 1ST! Be there!!!
Originally from Greensboro, NC, Kentell Newton been dancing for many years, but started very late. At a very young age he discovered dance watching videos of Michael Jackson and Usher. Through watching a lot of dance videos, he tried to mimic alot of them but knew it wasn’t enough. It wasn’t until Kentrell got to college and was introduced to B- Boying by some friends. The world famous Breakin’ Movie was the among the first real dance movies to help influence his dance skills. When Kentrell was 19, he joined a college dance team called Couture Productions and a team called 102 Jamz(local radio station) dancers. During his time with those teams, he had performed and helped choreograph numerous events including North Carolina A&T State University homecoming and Super Jam Concerts. Kentrell has performed his hip hop styles from Atlanta all the way to Shanghai, China. He has worked with artists such as T-Pain, Roscoe Dash, B5, Myxx, Cherish, Young Marquis and Gospel Artist Letita Martin. During his professional career, he joined Swagger Crew in late 2007. Swagger Crew was recently on Season 5 of MTV’s America’s Best Dance Crew. Currently, he travels the nation doing choreography and teaching master classes, workshops, and conventions in Hip Hop. He also teaches at his home studio, people of all ages at Dancers Edge based out of Kernersville and Winston-Salem, NC.
We’re so excited to bring Alan’s unique style to NC!
Growing up in Houston, Texas, Alan started dancing when he was 16 years old, training at Marvelous Motion studios. He started dancing with Soreal and has performed at carnivals and competitions with them since 2007, taking 1st place with Soreal in World of Dance 2008 in Pomona and competing with them at Body Rock 2009 in San Diego, California. Around the same time period, he co-founded ILLovation with Jordan “Sifu” Kolar and has been directing this team since late 2008. He has led the team to success at dance competitions around the community, winning the “ALL-OUT” competition featuring various teams all around Texas and taking 1st place at World of Dance 2010 in Dallas (Alan was recently the judge at WOD Dallas and Vancouver 2011 Dallas event as well). Since then, he has helped co-found The ArchiTEKS along with Brian Puspos, Pat Lam, Brian Fucanan, Mark Fucanan, and Duy Nguyen. Alan has recently returned from performing at the country-wide Tic Tic II tour in Australia as well as teaching workshops. He is continuing to travel to perform, teach, and learn from other dancers. Most importantly, Alan hopes to vibe with the world through his dancing.