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Firefly aka female breakdancer
B-Girl Firefly
B-Girl Firefly teaching her breakdance workshop at the Village Hotel in Leeds.
For some of you the turtle, windmill and flare will mean nothing. For those who know a little about breakdancing these are just some of the gravity defying moves Firefly has under her belt.

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Breaking or B-boying began in a recreation center in the South Bronx of New York City in the early 1970s.

B-Boys were the ones who would dance or 'freak out,' 'bust moves,' and 'go-off' on the dancefloor with their steps and freezes.

These elements along with graffiti art, MC-ing, tagging and beatbox are what make up the hip hop culture.

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B-girl Firefly, aka 24 year-old female breakdancer Andrea Parker from Burley, Leeds has performed in numerous competitions, events and street festivals with members of top UK breakdance crews such as the UK Allstars.

B-girl battles
She has danced her way to the top from the launch for Sony Playstation 2 in Earls Court to
the world famous B-girl Battle of the Year in Braunschweig, Germany, and is currently looking to compete at the B-boy Summit 2003 in Los Angeles.

Firefly was asked to join the UK Allstars crew in 2002 and has competed with them in battles in France and the UK. (Breakdance battles are where one member from each crew goes head-to-head on the dancefoor).

UK Urban Games
At the UK Urban Games in
London last year the Allstars took victory in the crew battles qualifying event for UK B-boy World Championships. Firefly has also recently won the first ever UK B-girl battle at the Flowz event.

Breakdance workshops
With an array of UK titiles under her belt Firefly
has been turning her hand to teaching. She has run street dance workshops for the past four years with the Leeds based street dance company D.P.A (Dance Perfection Associates).

firefly teaches breaking
Firefly teaches breaking

Firefly teaches street dance, poppin’, locking, and breakin’ workshops. A beginners breakin’, workshop includes a warm-up followed by learning the foundations of B-boyin’, including top rock, floorwork and freezes.

See our breakdance class review.

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