Children and parents gathered at The Wave on Western University campus for a performance and workshop by Ill at Will last month. The children were a joy to teach and some of the parents even joined in!
The event was a great success and we all had fun “Breakin’ Into Summer”.
October 1 was a beautiful fall day to celebrate great Canadians at the Canada Walk of Fame Festival! This show at Yonge-Dundas Square was longer than our usual performance so we had time to introduce the crew, introduce our dance and its elements, and even had some time for a little impromptu magic by our buddy (not to mention world class speaker & entertainer) Keith Brown who had travelled there with us.
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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:
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 Fameperformances, 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.
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.