With only 2 years to go until the 2024 Paris Olympics, do you think the Olympics is going to make breaking wack, or help it grow?
On the pro-level side of things, there have been a lot of positive changes. Special shoutout to our first b-boys and b-girl with the Nike and Adidas sponsorships! (You’ll find out who they are in today’s Knowledge Drop)
But what about the community on the grassroots level? Do we get forgotten about in the gold rush frenzy?
Today you’re going to see what Belgium’s breaking community has done to make the most of this opportunity to build up their scene.
It’s a great example of how to organize between a federation and a dance scene.
Get a behind-the-scenes look at how organizers there got themselves full-time paid jobs to work in breaking, got government funding to build the community with free masterclasses and breaking camps, and even create a space for the community to come together and talk democratically about what they want to see in the scene.
This is how to make the most of the Olympics as an opportunity to grow the scene.