“I started dancing, as a bboy first. Back then, in 1984, there was no Youtube, nothing like that. We would just see something on commercials or on TV – some breakdancing moves- and dancing looked like a positive way for us to channel our energy.
That’s how we got started, and maybe also because we thought it would help us get the girls at first (laughs). But later, you realize there is so much more to it. And when you get into dancing so deep, it becomes your passion.
I love dance, but it is the pioneers of Hip Hop who really inspire me. Crazy Legs, The Rock Steady Crew, and all the others who, despite the criticism they faced from everyone that didn’t believe in hip hop and breakdancing at the time, just kept going with it.
If it wasn’t for those guys who paved the way for us, those artists who constructed the highway for us, we wouldn’t be enjoying what we enjoy right now.”
-Cezar Tantoko- dancer, coach and choreographer
Creator of Fresh Groove Productions
“There are so many kids, especially teenagers, that can get
really down on themselves and are not able to express how they really feel. To be a dancer is to have that outlet to really express yourself however you’re feeling at the time. How you’re moving, and the story you want to tell, can be portrayed through dance. And I think to have that is TRULY AN HONOUR. And you get to spend that time being around friends too. You get to share that experience amongst other people that feel the exact same way. It’s remarkable to have that.” – Zac Vran – Age 16