Posted: December 2, 2013 in Uncategorized
The night before Thanksgiving, the biggest bar night of the year, and one of the rawest events to happen in Grand Rapids for the year of 2013. This passed Wednesday 61Syx Teknique teamed up with DJ Snax, DJ Psycho and the legendary Grand Master Flash to bring HipHop to Grand Rapids in it’s purest form. With Psycho opening up and 61Syx getting down during his set we took the fans on a journey back to original breaks, and a non stop cypher. DJ Snax followed showing the crowd why he is one of West Michigan’s most popular DJ’s and then finally the legend stepped in. Playing all genres of music to show that HipHop is much more than just that. He had the crowd moving playing tracks that ranged from Nirvana to Michael Jackson, Run DMC, even some Aha. It was a great representation of the movement and the culture that is HipHop. Below you can find a couple pictures from 61Syx’s opening set!
A huge shoutout goes to Tami Vanderberg and the folks at the Pyramid scheme for bringing such a dope event.
Posted: November 29, 2013 in Uncategorized
That’s RIGHT everyone! The FOUNDER of skill methodz will be in Grand Rapids!
Abstrak is on his way across country and making stops in various states to pass down knowledge to members of the next generation! You don’t want to miss this once in a lifetime opportunity!
“Founder of SKILL METHODZ, a well recognized B-boy Dance group, established since 1995. Also one of the few prestigious B-boy’s to ever be awarded with the “Spy Award” in 2007.
Richie “Abstrak” Soto…I am a Poet of Words and Movement. I seek all that is Pure and Life giving. Thru sounds and movement I express all thought, love and feeling. Although I do teach…I still consider it sharing since I will never be a Master in all that I do. But I do believe in Self-Mastery or becoming a Master of Self (Trying to Master Your-self In Everything You Do).
In my Life time I continue to look forward in sharing and expressing to the World until the End.”
Wednesday December 4th.
2751 Alpine Ave
Grand Rapids, MI 49544
Cost: Donations. (10 dollars suggested donation)
Don’t know who Abstrak is?
Posted: November 29, 2013 in Uncategorized
Posted: November 20, 2013 in Uncategorized
This past weekend in Pittsburgh, PA. Goblin (61Syx) Ryan (Robotops) and Omega (GSK) teamed up to create team “Well Done” at “Triple Threat 3v3 Battle” Hosted by Icon from Hidden Characters. The battle brought out crews from Ohio, Pennsylvania, New York, Virginia, and Michigan just to name a few. But when it came down to it Well Done took the Win home over “Dirty Dozen” in the finals! This jam was great to see all the surrounding areas come and support a smaller scene. Congratulations to Goblin, Ryan and Omega!
Top 16: Well Done vs Hidden Generations
Quarterfinals: Well Done vs Symptoms of Style
Semifinals: Well Done vs Get Down Gang
Finals: Well Done vs Dirty Dozen
Posted: November 19, 2013 in Uncategorized
This upcoming Saturday (11/23/13) 10 kids from 61Syx Teknique Street Dance Academy will be representing their city and their studio in Chicago at “Battle of The Dojos”. This event is the first of it’s kind in Chicago where studios from the midwest compete for numerous awards including 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Place. Best Show, Peewee Cypher King/Queen, and an Allstar 7toSmoke.
The event is being held by Kid Jungle from the legendary Phaze II Crew at “Latin Street Dance Academy” in Chicago, IL.
All Details can be found here: https://www.facebook.com/events/342221499257034/
And if you are interested in showing support purchase your tickets here: https://www.eventbrite.com/event/8988860925
The Kids that will be representing 61Syx SDA will be:
Viper, Sylentz, Hornet, Raptor, Dramatik, Dystraktion, Br33-O, Kontent, Sleevez, and Dynamite!!!!
Good luck Kids!!!
Posted: November 2, 2013 in Uncategorized
61Syx Teknique Street Dance Academy is lucky enough to have one of the most influential bboys of the 90′s Era coming to teach a workshop!!!
Lil John reppin’ Killafornia and Footwork Fanatix (Houston, TX)
6pm – 8pm
This workshop will be well worth it!
61Syx Teknique Street Dance Academy
2751 Alpine ave
Grand Rapids, MI
Don’t Know who Lil John is????
Check out this Win from Breakfree 2013 7 To Smoke. “90′s Edition”
Posted: October 6, 2013 in Uncategorized
Congratulations to J-Sway for winning 61Syx SDA’s “Loose Change” Student of the month! This up and coming breaker has been stepping up his game for the past couple months! J has one of the most positive and optimistic personalities and attitudes when he dances. You definitely will see him on the come up in the next couple battles!
Posted: October 4, 2013 in Uncategorized
Capture the Breaker – a new concept battle that took place in Ann Arbor, MI at the University of Michigan. BBoys and BGirls took the stage in the preliminary round to try and make top 32. From there they were paired up randomly to make the top 16 bracket a 2v2 Battle. After each round the winners of the battle got to “Capture” one dancer from the opposing team and move on to the next round. The final round ended up being a 5v5. Many members of 61Syx and 61Syx SDA competed. In the end It was the team of Seoul, Ryan (Robotops), Big Brother (Soul Drunk), Randy (Rogue Gallery), and Slim (Beatsick Misfits) taking home the win! Here’s a quick recap of the event! Enjoy!
Posted: October 2, 2013 in Uncategorized
The Fall is finally here and 61Syx Teknique’s schedule is Filling up. Here’s a quick overview of where you can find the crew throughout October and November.
10/3 – North Godwin Elementary (Grand Rapids, MI)
10/7 – “Footloose Workshop with Seoul” at Coopersville High School (Coopersville, MI)
10/9 – Beginner and Advanced Classes at Dance Center Stage (Sturgis, MI)
10/12 – “Outbreak” 2v2 BBoy/BGirl Battle (Orlando, FL)
10/16 – Beginner and Advanced Classes at Soulstep Dance Studio (Traverse City, MI)
10/19 – “U.Z.N Zodiac Finals” (Ft. Wayne, IN)
10/22 – Performance with Three Way Street at Billys (Grand Rapids, MI)
10/25 – AIGA Halloween Party at The New Indoor Market (Grand Rapids, MI)
10/29 – Plattsburgh’s Best Dance Crew (Plattsburgh, NY)
10/31 – H&M Grand Opening in Woodland Mall (Grand Rapids, MI)
11/2 – Calvin College Winter Jam 1v1 BBoy/BGirl Battle at Calvin College (Grand Rapids, MI)
11/8 – Workshop with Lil Jon from Havikoro at 61Syx SDA (Grand Rapids, MI)
11/9 – “Original Vibe 2013″ 3v3 BBoy/BGirl Battle (Troy, MI)
11/13 – Freestyle Dance Competition (Farmingdale, NY)
11/16 – “Triple Threat 3v3″ BBoy/BGirl Battle (Pittsburgh, PA)
11/16 – “Battle of The Dojos” Kids BBoy/BGirl Battle (Chicago, IL)
11/23 – 1v1 BBoy/BGirl Battle (Columbus, OH)
More Dates TBA.
If interested in booking 61Syx Teknique for your events for shows or workshops please contact Keegan “Seoul” Loye.
Posted: September 3, 2013 in Uncategorized
Dystraktion. The now seven year old Prodigal son to 61Syx has officially been initiated into 61Syx Teknique and Rock-it Scientists! From the first battle he ever entered he blew spectators and other BBoy’s minds with his unbelievable strength and balance. Since then, he has continued to take on other dancers twice sometimes almost three times his size. His “No fear” attitude makes him one of 61Syx SDA’s fastest rising students- and a great fit with the rest of the kids in the crew. Congratulations Dystraktion the NEWEST Member of 61Syx Teknique!!!