REP YOUR STYLE ACADEMY BEGINS WITH TEACHING BREAKING

REP YOUR STYLE ACADEMY BEGINS WITH TEACHING BREAKING

Last Tuesday we started a free workshop to start a weekly class with our reputable member Kid Glyde. Check out what we have in store for you!!

This is the event link with details. https://www.facebook.com/events/1388139494779941/?notif_t=plan_user_joined

Rep Your Style Academy presents

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Weekly Breaking Workshops with Kid Glyde

8pm

Ripley Grier

520 8th Avenue

New York, NY

FIRST CLASS IS FREE!

$5 SECOND CLASS

$10 EVERY OTHER CLASS

$30 FOR 4 CLASSES

$50 FOR 8 CLASSES

Every 3 months we will have a competition to test out our skills against each other!!!!!

Kid Glyde will take you through different fundamentals and techniques that have been passed down by his father and crew, Dynamic Rockers, who have been a legendary influence within the Breaking Culture. With knowledge of his own experiences and of the secrets passed down from generation to generation, Kid Glyde is well suited to share knowledge of the old and new school. Competing world wide and with numerous international titles, Kid Glyde is still up to date in what is an effective bboy in the cyphers or in your favorite competition. Whether your a cypher head or competitive dancer, he has what it takes to improve your skill in a faster rate.

Join us this month as we explore the art of Breaking.

Every month we will have different focuses and intentions.

The month of September is

Back To School!!!

It’s self explanatory, this month will focus on teaching movements that will help to progress your form, creativity and ability. It’s time to go back to school and learn how to advance by going back to foundations that you probably missed. Be ready to be schooled!

Check out this months Itinerary

September 2nd, Step to the beat-

Build up your knowledge of break beats and how to effectively dance with your arsenal to the music. Learn to become one with the music and fully express yourself.

September 9th, The Next Slide-

Learn cool and intricate ways to slide and use the entire space that you are given, either on a large stage or a small cypher. Slides and glides are good transitional moves that will help you be more dynamic and clean from move to move.

September 16th, Dynamic Movement-

In this extreme workshop, Students will experience how to make movements bigger and more powerful. Learn how to do less and make is seem like it’s so much more. Also explore how to change levels to create a more dynamic style.

September 23rd, Creative Steps-

Here we take many foundational steps and movements and learn how to create our own. We will also find out how to use the tools we already have to create new and innovative ways to express ourselves.

September 30th, Power Footwork-

The month has to end with a bang! In this final installment of “Back to School”, footwork will be explored in another way. In a way that expresses more athleticism, strength and balance. Ken Swift said it himself, Footwork can be just as difficult as power. He is the one who coined it “Power Footwork”. But of course we got a Dynamic style to it. Come and check it out!!!

Bio of Kid Glyde

Victor “Kid Glyde” Alicea’s credo is “If you can conceive it, you can achieve. it” At thirty years old, Kid Glyde has already achieved much of what he has conceived—and won’t be stopping anytime soon. Hailing from Queens, New York, Kid Glyde is the president of the acclaimed NYC b-boy crew, The Dynamic Rockers, which he not only inherited, but has also revived. He has appeared in acclaimed dance movies such as Step Up 2 & 3, Bumper, Pressure, and the b-boy documentary All Out War. He is also the principal actor in “I Break NY”, a webisode series about Kid Glyde and the Dynamic Rockers’ struggles and triumphs in 2009. He is the son of legendary Glyde of the original Dynamic Rockers and has been breaking for sixteen years, starting with lessons from both his father and Kid Freeze. After his first major battle victory in 2006 at the Universal Zulu Nation B-boy/B-girl Throwdown, he has only continued further with his success as a b-boy. He has taken titles at major battles such as the Rock Steady Crew Anniversary Battles in 2007 and 2008 and won Eurobattle 2009 with his crew. He also represented the USA in the 2009 Red Bull BC One competition, the most prestigious 1 v. 1 b-boy battle in the world. Recently, Kid Glyde and the Dynamic Rockers have been taking battles by storm, winning first place in the Masters of the Art 6 battle in NYC, Funk What U Heard in Connecticut, and representing the USA at IBE (International Breaking Event), the largest international b-boying tournament. Kid Glyde even organizes major events himself, such as the famous B-boy Massacre series and the unique Octagon NYC battles. He also teaches and is the featured b-boy expert for HowCast.com, an online tutorial website. Kid Glyde remains a prominent and inspirational b-boy in the hip-hop community and continues to take b-boying culture to the next level.

Weekly Stretches With Michele Bendy 4!

MIchele Bendy Demonstrating Standing Forward Fold  David Demonstrating seated Forward Fold.

MIchele Bendy Demonstrating Standing Forward Fold
David Demonstrating seated Forward Fold.

Image above is demonstrated by two professionals, please don’t stand on one another.

Bendy forward folds time!!!!

Forward folds should be in your daily stretching routine for it’s ability to length the spine, stretch back muscles and hamstrings. It also massages the internal organs, especially the digestive organs, relieving digestive problems such as constipation. Lastly it invigorates the nervous system providing vital energy for your dancing. So have fun bending in half, it’s totally cool our bodies can do that.

Standing Forward Fold

From a standing position fold forward from the hips. As you fold forward lengthen the front torso. Straighten your legs as much as you can engaging thighs pressing the backs of the knees against the back wall. With every inhalation lengthen your spine; with every exhalation surrender fully into the forward fold.

Seated Forward Fold

From a seated position fold forward from the hips. As you fold forward lengthen the front torso. Straighten your legs as much as possible. Engaging thighs and flexing feet. Pressing the backs of the knees against the floor. As you start to hinge at the hips get the tip of nose to touch your toes so that you don’t the lengthening of the spine. With every inhalation lengthen your spine; with every exhalation surrender fully into the

Quote from the expert Michele Bendy

When I wake up in the morning I tell myself it’s showtime and I train and I train hard because tomorrow is not granted so I live for the day.

Weekly Stretches By Michele Bendy 3!

Splits, splits and more splits! This weeks focus is yes SPLITS. The importance of splits is to stretch the hamstrings, back of thighs, hip flexor and overall the whole leg. We can’t express enough how stretching regularly can prevent injury, also improve posture, technique, speed up metabolism, improve circulation and give you the power you need as a dancer. Please feel free to comment for Michele Bendy to reply to you with insight and tips.

Begin with Down dog Split

Begin with Down dog Split

Down Dog Split

Find your downward facing dog. Lift the right leg up keeping the hips leveled. Activate the leg by either flexing the foot or pointing the toes.

Standing Split
Standing split

From your Down Dog Split bring the right foot fwd meet the right thumb. Balance on your right leg elevating your left leg keeping the hips leveled flex the foot or point your toes. Straighten the right leg as much as you can and engage the Quad. If you are having difficulty balancing or straightening the leg use blocks. If possible grab a hold of your right ankle with your right hand drawing the chin towards your shin. As your drive yourself in lift the left leg higher.

Half Split
Half split

From your Standing Split lower into a low lunge left knee resting on the floor. Extend the right leg and flex the right foot. Slide your heel back plugging the thigh bone into the hips socket so that the hips are squared.

Full Split
Full Split

From your half split start to extend the legs without losing the alignment of the hips. If you do not have a full split use blocks for balance. Get the shoulders over the hips. Flex the foot and hold for 10 seconds…Keep the leg engaged and point the toes and hold for another 10 seconds. Flex the foot and arms up if possible. If you do have a full split come off the floor a few inches bring awareness to your hips and lift arms over head. This will help to strengthen in hips and legs.

Quote from the expert Michele Bendy
Want to get hardcore with it then it’s all about the splits.

Weekly Stretches by Michele Bendy 2!

Reference for the DownDog Position MICHELE BENDY

Reference for the DownDog Position MICHELE BENDY

Warm up

Starting seated, windshield wiping the leg with feet hip width apart. Swaying the legs side to side at center seated with feet flat on the ground, right ankle resting slightly above left knee flexing right foot and again swaying side to side. Bring the shin in towards the chest and repeat on the other side.

Indio In Pigeon.  Dynamic Rockers Crew

Indio In Pigeon. Dynamic Rockers Crew

Pigeon pose

Go into down dog turn the right hip open and square the hips, sweep the knee forward heel towards the groin going into pigeon. Adjust the left leg internally rotating the left thigh to square the hips. If you are flexible you may pull the foot away from the groin. Flex the right foot to protect the knee. Now if there is discomfort of the knee or issues with the knee you may do this pose on your back. Lay on your back have the ankle rest slightly flexing the right foot above your left knee to form the number 4. Have the hands rest behind the left thigh drawing the left knee in, make sure to keep the seat and hips resting on the floor. Hold pigeon for at least 1 minute
go back to down dog lift the right leg shake the leg and repeat on the other side

Michele Bendy in Double Pigeon

Michele Bendy in Double Pigeon

Double pigeon

Double pigeon or knee to ankle pose. Sit on the floor before getting into double pigeon windshield wipe the legs sway side to side like we do above. Start off with legs crossed Indian style with the left leg over the right. Slide the left ankle outside the right knee, for more of a challenge if the dancer is flexible in the hips you can slide your right shin forward directly above the left so that shins are parallel to each other. Otherwise keep the right heel close to the left hip, lengthen through the crown of your head. Flex your feet both right and left, if you have shins stacked on top of each other fold over your legs otherwise maintain the lengthen in your spine with spine perpendicular to the floor.

Melanie Aguirre In Outer Hip Stretch

Melanie Aguirre In Outer Hip Stretch

Outer hip Stretch

Stay in double pigeon and sliding left leg to the right stacking left knee over right. If the dancer is open/flexible slide right shin forward creating a straight line from right ankle to knee to left ankle. Fold over legs and hold for 1 minute, come out of pose and windshield wipe the legs.

Quote from the expert
When the hips are tight so are legs and so is the back. This will help GREATLY for all splits.