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Beat Breakers Director, Ken Swift voted 2nd most iconic dancer of the century!

Congratulations Ken!

Last month, CNN’s arts and culture program, icon, asked you to vote for your top five iconic dancers of the last century….

Breakdancing pioneer Ken Swift came in second place. Swift is credited with establishing hip hop as a legitimate dance movement and creating many of its classic moves.

Read the CNN article at


Beat Breakers showcase at Reform School

Beat Breakers was invited to do a performance showcase at Reform School, an amazing project featuring high-profile art exhibitions, workshops, and parties aimed at driving awareness for educational reform, that took place during the weekend of Oct 22-24th.

Ken Swift, legendary b-boy icon and Head Instructor of the Beat Breakers program, gave a short introductory speech about the program and Beat Breakers instructor Waak and other members of the Breaks Kru demonstrated some of their finest moves on the schoolyard asphalt to kick off the program and raise visibility of the program.

Beat Breakers in its second semester and introduces a second school, BSSWA!

We’re proud to announce that Beat Breakers is back in session at the Bronx Academy of Letters in its second semester, and has also added a new school to its roster, the Bronx Studio School for Writers and Artists (BSSWA), where fifteen students have been accepted for the program!

We’re super excited to see how the continuing students expand on their skills, and how the new students take to the training. We’ll be tracking their progress so stay tuned for updates…

Puma Sneakers Arrive! (VIDEO)

Puma dropped off a shipment of brand new kicks for all the Beat Breakers to rock! Their moves are already crispier.

Good looks. Thanks Puma!

Introducing… The Bronx Academy of Letters BEAT BREAKERS!

The Beat Breakers is a new after-school b-boy/b-girl workshop program produced by Catharsis and taught by one of the most influential icons of b-boy culture, Ken Swift. It debuts at the Bronx Academy of Letters in NYC this April 2010.