“10 Years of 61Syx Bboy Greatness
Choppy Blades

61Syx Teknique had their 10th Anniversary Jam last night 8/29/2014 at Louies Bar and Rocket Lounge (608 Bridge ST, Grand Rapids, MI).  What a night!  I’m not sure where to begin so let me paint this picture in your mind: DJ Druski rocking the tables with an epic hip hop breaks set as 3 cyphers are going on inside and 1 cypher outside.  Oh by the way, this is all after DJ RX78 spun the inspiring kids 2 on 2 battle won by bboys Kikkoman and Hornet and before the 1 on 1 adult battle eventaully won by Mijo.  If that isn’t enough, get outside and peep out the dope graffiti writing going on live by TIER 2, HTOWNINK, EUFOE, and 100% MILK.  A night of authentic hip hop culture that any true school hiphoppa would salivate over.  

61Syx Teknique continues to set themselves apart from other breakers as the Midwest’s premier bboy crew.  For 10 years they have been the leaders in Grand Rapids bboying and always show love to the other elements in a true school way.  61Syx is no hidden gem, they are more like a mountain towering over the bboy scene in West Michigan.  They travel throughout the country representing authentic hip hop and Grand Rapids, MI.  You may have even caught them representing at Miami’s Pro Am if you were lucky enough to be there this year.  

61Syx Teknique

DJ Druski

R.I.P. Raze

 

Kikkoman & Hornet

 

 

 

Dynamite & J Sway

DJ RX78

 

Word!

We are honored to bring the legendary Ivan the Urban Action Figure to the Midwest!!!

He will be doing workshops and on judging panels all next week! Be sure to stop in and learn from the legend!

Sunday 8/24 “No Risk No Reward”
Workshop at 2pm
28780 John R Rd, Madison Heights, MI

Monday 8/25 “Element1 workshop”
Workshop
435 South State Street, Ann Arbor, MI

Tuesday 8/26 “61Syx SDA workshop”
Workshop 6pm
2751 Alpine ave, Grand Rapids MI

Wednesday 8/27 “Phaze II x Kinetic Soul”
Judging Jam starts at 6pm
1306 s Michigan ave
Chicago il

Thursday 8/28 “Phaze II school workshop”
Workshop 6pm
2412 w north ave
Chicago il 60647

Friday 8/29 “61Syx 10 Year Anniversary”
Judging jam starts at 7pm
608 Bridge St NW
Grand Rapids, Michigan 49504

Saturday 8/30 “Resurrection Workshop”
Workshop 4pm
248 S River
Holland, Michigan 49423

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Rul9 and 61Syx Teknique Present:

61SYX TEKNIQUE 10 YEAR ANNIVERSARY PARTY!!!!
Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/274597776058093/

When:
Friday, August 29.
Doors Open at 6pm
KIDS BATTLES start at 7pm
ADULT PRELIM CYPHERS start at 9pm
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Where:
Louie’s Bar and Rocket Lounge.
608 Bridge St.
Grand Rapids, MI 49504
http://www.rocketloungebbq.com
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Cost:
10 Dollars for Adults
5 Dollars for Kids
4 and under are FREE
AFTER 10PM
ALL LADIES ARE FREE
AND GENTLEMAN ARE 5 DOLLARS!!!!
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Details:
KIDS BATTLE
15 and Under, 2v2 LOTTERY BATTLE
(All teams chosen at random)
200 Bucks and Trophies
DJ: RX-78

https://soundcloud.com/dj-rx-78

ADULT BATTLE
18+
Prelims start at 9pm SHARP
1v1 for 1000 Dollars and Trophy
Prelims will be done CYPHER STYLE. Judges will have 16 Pendants (www.welldoneinc.com). Whoever is rippin it will win a Pendant. If you are chosen you make top 16. Prelims will go from 9pm-1030pm
DJ: DRUSKII

https://soundcloud.com/druski_sfc

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JUDGES:

CODA (Weaponz of Rhythm) Fort Wayne, IN

ROLAND (Battle Born/ Style Elements) Las Vegas, NV

IVAN (The Urban Action Figure) Modesto, CA

HOSTS:

SEOUL & ANT (61Syx Teknique)

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Performances by:

GRAY THEORY

http://graytheory.bandcamp.com/

and

STRANGEBOX

http://manatworkproductions.bandcamp.com/

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Sponsors:

RUL9

http://www.rul9.com/

RAK THAI

http://www.rakthaigr.com/

WELL DONE INC

http://www.welldoneinc.com

61SYX SDA

http://www.61syx.com

More DETAILS TBA!

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61Syx Teknique Street Dance Academy Presents:

Rock Dance Mechanics with Rob Rob-Nasty Rocker!!

When: WEDNESDAY, JULY 9TH 8PM
Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/538117949643758/

Cost: 10 Dollars

Where: 61Syx Teknique SDA
2751 Alpine Ave
Grand Rapids, MI

Workshop incudes:
Basic to advanced styles of Rocking (Up-Rock and Top-Rock),Freestyle Foundations,Incorporating Hand-styles
Understanding of up counts and down counts in music,
Timing,Drops,Jerks,Burns,Isolations,
Transitions between steps and transitions to the floor,
Integrating Rock Styles with Breaking and B-Boying.
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HERE’S A LITTLE BIT ABOUT ROB!

The Rock Dance also known as “Rocking” or the “Uprock” has been the center of controversy in the B-Boy Community for the past 15 years!
The war-like dance started in NYC during the late 60s and was the precursor to Breakdancing and paralleled the Disco Era.
Due to the exclusiveness of The Brooklynights and New York Natives, Rocking has been a secretive form of dance… Until NOW!
Rob Nasty is a Champion Uprocker and established B-Boy from the San Francisco Bay Area for the past 20 years.
He has made personal pilgrimages to Brooklyn NYC and learned from the best of the best at this style of dance.
A seasoned veteran in all forms of “Rocking”,
Rob Nasty is leading the next generation of dancers into the “New Rock Era”, and is dedicated to spreading “Rock Dance Culture” around the world!

Winner of 2004 True to the Game: Uprock Comp – Sacramento,CA
Winner of 2007 B-Boy Hodown: Uprock Comp – Houston,TX
Winner of 2008 Raiders of the Lost Art: Uprock Comp – Brooklyn,NYC
Winner of 2008 Dynasty Rockers 35th Anniversary: Uprock Comp – Las Vegas,NV

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Last year, Sylentz and Dystraktion came into Cleveland to make a statement and walked out with the championship. This year it was Hornet and Viper’s turn! With only 6 crews of kids competing Citybreaks decided to make it a double elimination tournament. Which ended up Hornet and Viper vs Crash and DJ in the finals!! A Huge congratulations to Hornet and Viper for taking home the win and making 61Syx SDA back to back champions at Citybreaks!

Blues is Back!

Posted: June 17, 2014 in Uncategorized

10 Years in a row 61Syx Teknique has been performing downtown at Blues on the mall. Come join the cypher that is Blues on the Mall. Every other Wednesday beginning tomorrow (6/18). And continuing through the end of August! 6:30 till around 9pm at the corner of Pearl and Monroe in front of Bigbee Coffee! See everyone there!

61Syx Wins Life and Stylez

Posted: May 19, 2014 in Uncategorized

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Congratulations to Ryan and Seoul for winning Life and Stylez 2v2 Battle in Cincinnati, Ohio. Thank you to Alex and 86 Club for throwing a quality event. This should be the first of many jams for the Cincinnati area!

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Bree-O is an all around DANCER. It showed this passed weekend at the Pro-Am Michigan Qualifier at 61Syx SDA. Bree-O was able to oust 25 other competitors including his crewmate Dynamite (who took him out at the summer jam) and Dystraktion (61Syx’s Phenomenon Kid). It definitely was not an easy road for Bree-O who had to battle in two tie-breaks including the tiebreaker in the finals! But in the end his energy and all around dance ability proved to be enough to bring him to his first 1on1 win! Bree-O will now be headed down to the Pro-Am world finals in Miami, FL to represent 61Syx Teknique Street Dance Academy and the midwest! Congratulations and best of luck to Bree-O!

ALL PRO-AM MICHIGAN QUALIFIER PRELIM FOOTAGE HERE

ALL PRO-AM MICHIGAN QUALIFIER TOP 16 FOOTAGE HERE

ALL PRO-AM MICHIGAN QUALIFIER QUARTERFINALS THROUGH FINALS HERE

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For almost 4 years now- members of 61Syx Teknique have been helping our good friends at Soulstep Urban Dance Studio build a community of breakers in Traverse City. We recently helped Soulstep throw their first kids battle! The competition was tight and the vibe was high energy! Congratulations to Luanne for winning the first UNLEASH THE FUNK!

Bashville Stampede 10

Posted: April 28, 2014 in Uncategorized

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Bashville is so much more than just a jam to most people who attend. It’s more like a family reunion. Dancers from Flordia, Texas, Ohio, NYC, Chicago, Ohio, Michigan and more all met at Rocketown in Nashville for the 10 year anniversary of Bashville Stampede. The competition was crazy, the DJ’s were on fire and with Seoul on the mic the vibe was hype all the way through. With 3000 dollars and a qualifier for Freestyle Session World Finals on the line Squadron took home the Win over Supreme Beings. But the newest addition was a kids battle! Where 61Syx SDA’s students took 3 of the top 4 spots. and Viper took home the Win! Congratulations to Viper!!! The kids of 61Syx SDA Are on the come up! Keep your eyes open for them!!!!

Thank you and Congratulations to QKong, and Brittany for 10 years of Bashville Stampede!

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