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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.
This past weekend there was a different kind of aptitude test on campus; The Breaking Clubs Aptitude Test (BCAT) at Hamilton’s McMaster University. Members of Ill at Will joined forces with Ju Rock of Ground Illusionz and Derrick of UWO Breakers to bring home a ‘W’ for Western University aka the University of Western Ontario (UWO)!
Final battle: Western University (UWO, London) vs University of Toronto Mississauga
An excited Rob Loebz, who was also celebrating his birthday, shared the following on Facebook:
It’s the finals y’all. Though we won for Western University, honestly the winners of this event are Stephen Fleg (FLEG) on the One’s and Two’s along with Adrian Bernard (Switch B) on the Mic. Both of them killing it. Respect. Thanks to competitors, organizers and fans. Check it out!
Did you go to the BCAT breakdance battle in Hamilton? What was your favourite moment?
If you didn’t have the pleasure of watching BCAT live, do you have an official breaking club or even just breakers at your school? Post and let us know where you represent and if they have bboys & bgirls there!