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

IAW at the Windsor waterfront during the WAVES Festival

stage panoramic WAVES Sept 26 2014

Ill at Will journeyed to Windsor on Sept 26 and 27 for two days of of the W.A.V.E.S. Festival.

Loebz was excited when he arrived, posting on FB:

With the crew for WAVES festival on the riverfront (art sculptures garden). We will be punch dancing and break dance fighting this afternoon and Saturday all day.

Instagram user @spdrmnky89 captured a video of Nickolaas throwing down:

http://instagram.com/p/teUiZTCBuw/

Here’s a small gallery of pics taken by crew members during their stay in Windsor:

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For more sights from the W.A.V.E.S. Festival check out the Flickr gallery.

If you posted any footage of Ill at Will on Twitter or Instagram let us know about it in the comments!

Clips from IAW at the Canada Walk of Fame Festival

IAW on CWOF billWe had a great day in Toronto at Canada’s Walk of Fame (website / FB) during their festival.

The weather was cool but otherwise great, the people were great, and here’s some footage from the day!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Nickolaas demonstrating some toprock:

@illatwillcrew breaking out the moves for #CWOFameFest #WalkOn #Toronto

A video posted by Canada's Walk of Fame (@cwofame) on

ka_boom with the jumping swipes:

Well I definitely can't do that. Ill At Will Crew on stage at David Pecaut Square. #WALKON #Toronto

A video posted by Canada's Walk of Fame (@cwofame) on

And Loebz with the backspin and downrock:

Amazing moves from B-Boy Crew Ill At Will. #WALKON #Toronto

A video posted by Canada's Walk of Fame (@cwofame) on

The beautiful David Pecaut Square in downtown Toronto, Canada
The view from beautiful David Pecaut Square in downtown Toronto, Canada