This Saturday, Zahras collective, the Creative Peoples Collective (see top story) is holding a free hip hop workshop in Lismore where young people aged 12 to 25 can learn break dancing, hip hop routines, beatboxing, MCing and songwriting. She said the workshop would help people learn some hip hop routines in the lead-up to the annual Aussie Battlers hip hop competition, which is held on Australia Day.
She said she had noticed in the past that kids who were good at dancing and rhyming were often too shy to compete, and she was hoping to encourage more people to give it a go.
She said Latoya Roberts, one of the best under-18 hip hop dancers in the region, would be coming in to do some teaching and there would also be DJs bringing in their decks so kids could have a go at scratching.
Zahra said they would also be screening a couple of videos showing advanced hip hop dancing techniques.
So if people want to just come and hang out, they dont have to feel pressured to participate, she said. If your friends have all gone away for the holidays, you dont have to feel lonely waiting for them to come back. You can come here and make new friends.
The Choppers Aussie Battlers Practice Sessions run this Saturday, December 23, from 2-5pm at C Block in Keen Street (the brick building opposite the Lismore Library car park). For more info or to register contact the Creative Peoples Collective on 6621 5776 or 6688 2077.
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