Sunday, November 21, 2010

DirtfaceX's field report (with video) on Beat Freaks workshops in New York

DirtfaceX attended two recemt sessions of Beat Freaks workshops. Here's his report:
On November 13 and 14, 2010, Teresa Espinosa, Rino Nakasone, Alison 'Al-Star' Faulk, and Lady Jules of The Beat Freaks taught several workshops on Long Island, NY.  The first one I attended was on Saturday night.  The turnout was great!  As soon as I walked in, there were about 50 or so kids ready to take the workshops.  We were split into two groups - Group 1 was anyone under the age of 14, and Group 2 were the rest.  Alison and Jules taught the first group, while Teresa and Rino taught the second.  I barely kept up with Teresa's workshop - not that it was TOO difficult, but I'm not a dancer.  That said, I didn't even try Rino's workshop.  She taught a k-pop routine and it looked pretty intense.  Sorry, no videos.  Throughout the class, Teresa and Rino were stressing the point of 'musicality', 'being in the moment', and 'feeling the music'.  Afterwards, anyone who wanted to got the opportunity to meet the girls and have their photo taken.
Click here to read about the second day and for details from his interview with Beat Freaks where they talk about which ABDC crew they'd most like to perform with, their upcoming appearances in ads and the AMAs, their newest member Bonita, and whether they'd appear on future seasons of America's Best Dance Crew. Thanks DirtfaceX!