On 10.10.14 61Syx Teknique and the promoters of one of the worlds largest art competition, Art Prize, bridged a gap between HipHop and the rather conservative city that is Grand Rapids. The crew took the stage in front of workers, contestants, and event staff and brought down the house! Here are some of the pictures and a video from the night!
Saturday, December 13th
4:00pm – 8:00pm
Doors Open at 4, Battles start at 5 SHARP
Cost: 5 Dollars Kids
10 Dollars Adults
Where: Louie’s Bar
608 Bridge st NW
Grand Rapids, MI
STUDENTS ONLY can compete. This battle is designed to help build up our local community, and helping the young generation gain experience in battling.
1v1 BBoy/BGirl Battle & “Hunger Games” 3v3 Invite Battle
Winners Get Trophies and Prize Packs.
7 and Under
18 and Older
“HUNGER GAMES 3v3 Invite Only Battle”
2. The Rooks
3. Market Fresh Boys
5. Circle Junkeez
6. Soul Drunk
8. 99 Stylez
Vertchu – 61Syx Teknique (Grand Rapids, MI)
Stytches – Chicago Tribe (Ann Arbor, MI)
Moks – Ground Syndrome/Motion Disorderz (Chicago, IL)
TRON – Vertical Ambition
Seoul – 61Syx/GSK (Grand Rapids, MI)
Here it is! The footage of the Adult battle from 61Syx Teknique 10 Year Anniversary Jam! All this footage was shot by the one and only Cisko Gomez. Shout out to Rul9, Rak Thai, and Wrecklords for helping sponsor the event. Congratulations to Mijo for winning the event!
Phil Mac aka Philmaculate aka Tough actin Phil Afton aka EGR has officially joined the family of 61Syx Teknique. Saturday August 30th the crew met at the studio for a surprise roast session of the one we know as Phil Mac. Phil has been a part of our family since 2010 and we found that it was only right to have him be an official part of the family on the weekend of our 10 year anniversary!
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WZZM) — Grand Rapids is known by many names: Furniture City, Beer City USA, a cool city, and now Street Dance City.
61Syx Teknique Street Dance Academy, one of the only breakdance schools in the Midwest, is celebrating 10 years in Grand Rapids.
Keegan ‘Seoul’ Loye owns 61Syx Teknique on Alpine.
“We have been around for 10 years now, and it is a growing thing,” explains Loye. “Its been a crazy crazy journey.”
Loye teaches street dancing, or more specifically, a type of it called breakdancing. It’s been featured in movies and TV shows like “So You Think You Can Dance.” Dancers flip, spin on their backs and even their head, and do things that at first glance can appear to be impossible.
Keegan started 10 years ago, dancing in garages and basements with his crew. He would travel to different places learning more moves and teaching others. He soon opened his dance school and has been competing across the nation.
Loye teaches classes for all ages, with students as young as 3 and adults older than 60. Ashton Halland is a 12-year-old student of Loye.
“Try it, and see if you like it. If you don’t like, it is ok,” says Halland.
His students have won a number of competitions around the Midwest.
“I have won quite a bit,” Halland said. “I have won 5.”
Loye’s studio has made quite a name for itself as a result, and after 10 years, it has helped put Grand Rapids on the breakdance map.
While his students like to win, the studio’s philosophy is about taking one step at a time. A plaque on the wall reads, “It’s not about being the best…It’s about being better than you were yesterday.”
Loye is celebrating his studio’s tenth anniversary with a competition in Grand Rapids Friday at Louie’s Bar and Rocket Lounge on Bridge Street from 6 p.m. to at least 10 p. m.
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.
Kikkoman & Hornet
Dynamite & J Sway
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”
435 South State Street, Ann Arbor, MI
Tuesday 8/26 “61Syx SDA workshop”
2751 Alpine ave, Grand Rapids MI
Wednesday 8/27 “Phaze II x Kinetic Soul”
Judging Jam starts at 6pm
1306 s Michigan ave
Thursday 8/28 “Phaze II school workshop”
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”
248 S River
Holland, Michigan 49423
Rul9 and 61Syx Teknique Present:
61SYX TEKNIQUE 10 YEAR ANNIVERSARY PARTY!!!!
Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/274597776058093/
Friday, August 29.
Doors Open at 6pm
KIDS BATTLES start at 7pm
ADULT PRELIM CYPHERS start at 9pm
Louie’s Bar and Rocket Lounge.
608 Bridge St.
Grand Rapids, MI 49504
10 Dollars for Adults
5 Dollars for Kids
4 and under are FREE
ALL LADIES ARE FREE
AND GENTLEMAN ARE 5 DOLLARS!!!!
15 and Under, 2v2 LOTTERY BATTLE
(All teams chosen at random)
200 Bucks and Trophies
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
CODA (Weaponz of Rhythm) Fort Wayne, IN
ROLAND (Battle Born/ Style Elements) Las Vegas, NV
IVAN (The Urban Action Figure) Modesto, CA
SEOUL & ANT (61Syx Teknique)
WELL DONE INC
More DETAILS TBA!
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
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,
Transitions between steps and transitions to the floor,
Integrating Rock Styles with Breaking and B-Boying.
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
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!