IAW opens for the Improv All-Stars on Aug 18

Improv All-Stars 2015

Ill at Will breakdance crew is excited to be opening for the Improv All-Stars show at Centennial Hall in London. We’re looking forward to performing in front of our home town crowd on Tues, Aug 18 at 8 PM.

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Colin Mochrie and Debra McGrath make their first appearance in the Forest City with local troupe Shut the Front Door Improv at Centennial Hall on August 18th, in support of Crouch Neighbourhood Resource Centre.

STFD Improv is gearing up to host their second annual Improv All-Stars show, which, funnily enough, promises to be a night of firsts. Canadian improv stars Colin Mochrie and Debra McGrath will join STFD’s cast for a night of comedy at Centennial Hall on August 18th. Bob Derkach will serve as musical director for the evening.

Mochrie is best known as a permanent fixture on Whose Line Is It Anyway?, while McGrath wrote, directed, and performed at Second City and has appeared on numerous television series, including Little Mosque on the Prairie, Babar, and Franklin. The two are preparing for an upcoming tour in the UK. Derkach has performed on Drew Carey’s Improv-A-Ganza, and served as musical director at Second City mainstages in North America from 1983 to 2006.

Ticket available from the Centennial Hall box office: http://centennialhall.london.ca/london-event-listings.html#improv

Annual Hip-Hop Dance Showcase and Competition

With back to back performances featuring originality, creativity, and breath taking choreography ranging from hip hop to contemporary. We invite you to watch as London’s dance crews battle it out on stage for the grand prize of $500!

O.N.E. Hip Hop Dance Studio is proud to present:

Our Annual Hip Hop Dance Showcase & Dance Crew Competition 

1v1 all style battles, choreo competitions and many more showcases from London’s illest dance community!

ONE dance showcase July 2015

B-Boys at the Bridal Ball 2015

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IAW was proud to perform for the Bridal Ball on March 27 at the Ambassador Golf Club in support of The Sunshine Foundation.

The Sunshine Foundation of Canada is a national charitable organization that makes dreams come true for children with severe physical disabilities or life-threatening illnesses. Dreams for Kids since 1987!

Loebz’ solo started with a commando with our student and special guest, Bboy Lil Papi:

#bridalball @jennypomer @ambassadorgolfclub @jennypomer @adele_foxy @enayoga1796 #illatwill

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The boys cooling off outside after the performance:

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For more details on the event and its charitable efforts please see the official website: http://www.bridalballevent.com

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IAW at The Wedding Odyssey

This weekend a few illains will exhibiting at our first bridal expo!

The 15th annual Wedding Odyssey expo will be taking place this weekend, Jan 10 & 11, at the Ciociaro Club in Tecumseh (Windsor).

Come by the Ill at Will booth in the main hall or watch us perform during the fashion shows at 12:30 and 3:00 each day.

Receive a $3 off admission coupon when you pre-register on the website!

Wedding Odyssey Jan 10-11 2015

Speaking Engagement at RBC’s Royal Performers Awards night

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What’s missing from a nice ballroom filled with well-dressed Royal Bank of Canada employees?

If you didn’t shout “The bboys!” I wouldn’t blame you, but that’s how it went down. In fact, before the breakers breaked some of the bankers themselves performed a little choreography on stage!

A number of employees came together like Voltron to form “RBC’s Best Dance Crew”. They received intensive/fun dance training from Jim Han (JFX) at our studio on Dundas Street in the weeks leading up to the top performers gala on Sept 30. Finally, the group took to the stage with Jim to set off the dance performance that night.

They danced to a remix of Singing in the Rain before they took a bow and let the others from Ill at Will join Jim on stage for the rest of the show!

When the lights and music settled the Regional VP of London & St. Thomas, Jennifer Taylor, took the mic and spoke about the collaborations the bank and Ill at Will have been up to; such as the successful after school program at Aberdeen Public School (funded through RBC), Canada’s Walk of Fame performances, and the Me to We Tour with Spencer West.

Finally, Jim, Nick, and Rob all delivered short motivational speeches about how hip-hop culture had a positive affect on them during their youth.

It was a pleasure and a privilege to perform and speak for RBC’s Royal Performers Awards night.

RBC stage Sept 30 2014

Unfortunately, no action shots of us dancing this time but check out this gallery which features the ballroom and the illains sharing their stories on stage.

The crew gets a bite to eat
The crew gets a bite to eat