Local First 2015

Posted: June 14, 2015 in Uncategorized


Photo by: Darline Nguyen

June 6th, 2015

61Syx Teknique SDA, teamed up with Local First of Grand Rapids along side with some amazing bands to bring you a festival filled with Grand Rapids Talent!!! Check out a small reel of our performances!

“Local First is the premier organization supporting and advocating for local business ownership in the Midwest, and since its informal founding in 2003 has grown to represent more than 800 locally owned businesses in West Michigan. Guided by three core values – Sustainability, Collaboration, and Support – Local First has played an integral role in the resurgence of Grand Rapids’ urban neighborhoods and the growth of West Michigan’s entrepreneurial culture. In addition to the benefits extended to businesses within the Local First membership network, Local First organizes and sponsors a variety of public events aimed at promoting local businesses and educating the community. Such events include the signature Local First Street Party; the Eat Local Challenge; and the INsight Conference.”


61Syx SDA @ Local First

Posted: June 1, 2015 in Uncategorized


For the third year in a row, 61Syx SDA is proud to be a part of Local First’s annual Street Party!!!

It’s happening this Saturday downtown in front of Bistro Bella Vita!!!

All of 61Syx SDA students are invited to come and jam with us during our sets at 430pm, and 6pm!!! This show is a great way for young and upcoming students to gain some confidence cyphering with the adults, and in front of some pretty large crowds!!

This is at the same time as Festival of the Arts so parking with be difficult so please plan accordingly! We hope to see everyone with us on Saturday!

You can find the facebook event for Local First Street Party here: https://www.facebook.com/events/806549416104718/

What an AMAZING Event. Thank you to everyone who came out and participated. A special shoutout to the Pyramid Scheme for letting us have such an amazing event at their beautiful venue. DJ Druskii for handling business for the kids battle, and the Open styles. JFunky, Goblin, and SamuRY for judging the kids battle. Flexum, Pringlz, and XCentric for judging the open styles. And congratulations to winners!





All of the Footage for the kids battles can be found at this link!

Till Next time! Peace and love!

Lord of the Fly

Posted: April 24, 2015 in Uncategorized

Lord of the fly FLYER PS

“Lord of The Fly”

!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!PLEASE NOTE WE WILL BE HOSTING THIS AT TWO SEPARATE VENUES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

2v2 Student Battle (Breaking)
10 and Under
11 and Up

Prize – 100 Bucks and Plaque

The Pyramid Scheme
68 Commerce ave SW
Grand Rapids, MI

Doors Open at 12Noon
10 and Under Battles Start at 1pm.
11 and Up Battles start at 3pm.

Ryan – 61Syx Teknique/Robotops

Omega – Ground Syndrome/Them Badd Apples

JFunky – Crooks Crew/Stylin’ Out

Druskii – Cincinnati, OH

Seoul – 61Syx Teknique


1v1 Open Styles Battle
Top 16

!!!!Cyphers will begin at 9pm sharp and go until 1030pm. In that time 16 Pendants will be given out to those who are killing it in that time. Those who receive a pendant will advance to the Bracket style top 16!!!!

Prize – Open Styles- 500 Bucks and Plaque
Handshake Battle – Custom Pendants

61Syx Teknique Street Dance Academy
2751 Alpine ave NW
Grand Rapids, MI

Time: Doors at 8pm
Prelim Cyphers 9pm-1030pm
Top 16: 11pm

Pringlz – Venus Fly Crew

X-Centric – Digital Natives/Alkemy

Flexum – Knuckleheads Cali/Furious Styles/Full Force


DRUSKI – Cincinnati, OH

Seoul – 61Syx Teknique


Crowd Judging.
45 Seconds per Handshake MAX
From prelims will take top 5
Then will take top 3.

More details TBA.


61Syx Teknique Street Dance Academy Presents:

“Breaking Down Power” with Black Attack – Crooks Crew.

Kids workshop and Adult workshop.

Black Attack has been a face of the Chicago and Midwest Breakin’ Community for a very long time. We’re excited to announce that he will be coming up to Grand Rapids for a workshop focusing on one of the assets that made him such a monster. Power!

“We will be covering power and freezes, and catering the moves that we work on to the breakers who are attending the workshop. I will also be going over the importance of conditioning, stretching, and consistency when it comes to gaining more power, balance, and control within your movements.” – Black Attack


When: Saturday, March 14th
Time: TBA

Where: 61Syx Teknique Street Dance Academy
2751 Alpine ave
Grand Rapids, MI 49525

Cost: 15 Dollars


BBoy Puzzles Workshop!

Posted: January 16, 2015 in Uncategorized


61Syx SDA Presents:

Dynamic Foundations with Puzzles (Supernaturalz Crew)

We are BACK AGAIN with another Amazing workshop. We will be doing both a Kids, and an adult, TWO HOUR WORKSHOP!

This time representing Supernaturalz Crew, from Toronto Canada we have Puzzles!

1pm-3pm – Kids 12 and Under
3pm-5pm – Adults 13 Up

25 Dollars.

61Syx Teknique Street Dance Academy
2751 Alpine Ave
Grand Rapids, MI 49525

“We will explore the different speeds, angles and levels of basic foundational moves. Also dropping history gems that i have learn along the way in my 20yrs of breaking.” – Puzzles

Known for his dynamic footwork, smooth transitions, flava and style. He is one of the most recognized bboys in the world. Puzzles understanding of this dance has earned him multiple world titles and also given him the opportunity to judge and teach workshops all over the globe.

Started his journey in the dance of bboying in 1996. Puzzles base his style on the foundations and history of bboying while adding his own spins and flips to make it his own.

Since 2008, he’s won international battles all over the world such as
Freestyle Session (LA, USA),
Rocksteady Anniversary (New York, USA),
Mighty 4 (Detroit, USA),
Total Session (France),
Keep On Dancing(China),
International Mix Dance Battle (Korea),
Floor Wars (Denmark),
Just For Laugh (Canada),
BIS Footwork Battle (China),
World Of Dance (Canada),
Break the Floor (France) and
Circle Industry (Austria) just to name a few.

This impressive run has owed at least a little something to a bboy from Pickering, Ontario. The Supernatz member and Redbull BC one rookie contributes an array of dancing abilities to his crew. His impeccable footwork stands out, but so does the sense of musicality that he shows whether he’s toprocking or rolling through a blow up. The end result is a tendency to stun crowds and leave others inspired.

During Puzzles 17yrs in bboying, he’s have been lucky enough to have judge in all parts of the world. Here are a few events he’s had the pleasure to judge in the pass few yrs.

Master the Art (Michigan, USA) .. 2009, 2012
Circles (Virginia, USA) .. 2009
The Prince (Hong Kong) .. 2010
B1 Project (Japan) .. 2010
Bonn Battle (Germany) .. 2011
Battle Cry (Germany) .. 2012
R16 South East Asia Final (Taiwan) .. 2012
R16 Korea Qualifier (Korea) .. 2012
Hunan City Battle (China) .. 2012
Challenge Cup (Taiwan) .. 2012
Foundnation 10yr anniversary (Japan) .. 2012
Floor Combat (Malaysia) .. 2012
Cypher Kingz (Maylaysia) .. 2012
Rhythm Attack 11yr anniversary (Hong Kong) .. 2012
Play your cards right (Vancouver, Canada) .. 2013
Soul Cyphers (Florida) .. 2013

Did you miss 61Syx Teknique Street Dance Academy Student Battle?

Here’s some of the top sets that you missed!

Stedlove Workshop

Posted: December 25, 2014 in Uncategorized


The Mighty Zulu Kings up and comer Stedlove will be blessing 61Syx SDA with a workshop this upcoming FRIDAY DECEMBER 26TH!!

We are lucky to announce that we will have the homie Stedlove in the house to teach a workshop at 61Syx SDA. This guy has been travelling around the nation like crazy and wants to share what he has learned!

“Stedlove from Seoul, Korea will be teaching a workshop in 61Syx Teknique Street Dance Academy. It will be a hour long breakin workshop. He will be sharing Various Concepts to help bboys and bgirls to create their own moves from Tops, Go downs, Footwork, and Freeze. This workshop will open student’s minds about how to approach music within the concept. See you guys at the workshop!”




61Syx Student Battle Footage

Posted: December 21, 2014 in Uncategorized


Wow, what an event! Thank you to everyone who came out and supported 61Syx SDA’s Annual Student Battle. The event was packed with BBoys, BGirls, Parents, Instructors, and students. What a turnout! We were able to capture as much as possible of the event and of course want to share it. So enjoy!

All 7 and under footage

All 8-12 Footage

All 13-17 Footage

All 18 and Up Footage

Hunger Games Footage

Also a special thank you to our good friend Tim Reilly for the amazing photography. As he continues to edit the thousands of pictures that he took on this night, we will be uploading them, and sharing them via facebook, so please like our 61Syx Teknique page HERE to stay up to date with them.

In the mean time you can see some of his favorite shots HERE

Once again a special thank you to everyone who came out and supported the event! See you at the next one!

Born is Back!

Posted: December 8, 2014 in Uncategorized

61Syx SDA Welcomes BBoy Born (Rivers/Floorgangz/MZK) back again for another workshop!


2 Different Classes!

“Bboy Born’s Freestyle Foundamentals Workshop will explore the fundamentals of breaking as one of the core elements of hip hop. Also delve into the concept of understanding and dancing to an entire track from start to finish, and how to dance freely with the music instead of only focusing on doing moves during breaks.
peace unity love and having fun”


8-9pm Kids Under 13
9pm-10pm 13+

Cost: 10 BUCKS!!!!!

“Bboy Born has been dedicated to breaking for 14 years. He has received global recognition for his successes at local and international events where he has been invited to judge and compete. Together with his team Rivers Crew of South Korea, he has continued to share good energies about the true enjoyment of dance and respect for one another.”