The energy in the studio was through the roof as dancers from Cynthia King Dance Studio stepped up to battle a crew from the Shorefront Y on Sunday, December 3. The event, presented by CKDS and the Kids Breaking League, featured one-on-one battles as well as the main event, and the crowd cheered on talented dancers from all over the city.

Our dancers showed off what they've been learning in the past few months in a hip hop/breaking class taught by Major King, and we're very proud of the confidence and good sportsmanship that Andre, Emmanuel, Harper, Jeremiah, Kayo, and Kieshawn displayed. Even though we didn't win the battle, our students learned a lot from their first event, and we can't wait to see how they continue to grow, both on and off the dance floor.

Congratulations to the Shorefront Y crew, and thanks to everyone who came out!

Cynthia King

A professional dancer since 1978, Cynthia King has been teaching and choreographing since 1986. Training extensively at the Boston Conservatory and The Ailey School, King honed her skills under the tutelage of legendary dancers including Emiko and Yasuko Tokunaga, Carmen DeLavallade, Diane McIntyre, and Rod Rodgers (of whose dance company she became a member). She has taught dance in Brooklyn at P.S. 315, Poly Prep, and I.S. 62 in addition to Cynthia King Dance Studio (CKDS).