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Walle Brown Sunday Parkways P.E. Class

Community Event

Walle smiling and performing a difficult breakin dance step

It's a combination class! This class will provide an introduction to both House & Breakin'.

What is House? What is Breakin’? Where are they Rooted? 

The cultural legacy of house stems from African American culture in Chicago and breakin is rooted in the African American and Latino (Predominately Puerto Rican) cultural enclaves of New York City. 

Breakin’ is an athletic, rhythmic, expressive, and liberating expression of freedom that interprets expressions of the body through movements made over beat breaks. Breakin’ is dance often engaged-in over breakbeats. We’ll get into this more in-class, but please check out the Notorious IBE on Youtube to see more regarding this globally-recognized dance form. 

House is a rhythmic, soulful, freeform, and simply freeing expression of self over music that is filled with soul – with the bass and kicks to match. House is both a dance form and a genre of music. Started in Chicago clubs and founded, by and large, by members of the African American community. 

When are the classes?  

Join us Walle for his last class of the week. Join the class on Friday, June 19th at 10AM – 11AM on the  Portland Sunday Parkways Facebook page

Breakin’ Down the House: 

Walle Brown is a globe-trotting breakin’ extraordinaire. He’ll be representing and teaching the dance styles of house and breakin’ throughout the week of Juneteenth. That means Monday, Wednesday, and Friday will be action-packed and culturally rich as we share two dance styles that are deeply rooted in African-American and Latino communities’

Find Walle speaking about Breakin’ on TEDx here: