Construct Breakin'

Construct Breakin' is the youth breakdance program at Construct.

For some, the word "Breakdance" still rings bells from the 80s when Breaking (that's what we call it) was all the rage, and people think of "Pop & Lock", the worm, and head spins. But if you are visiting this page, you already have an interest that goes beyond those old stereotypes. In fact, Breaking has even been registered as an olympic sport and will be part of the 2024 Summer Olympics!

At its core, Breaking is an expressive dance style rooted in Hip Hop culture. What makes it so unique (and therefore won its place in the Olympics) are the acrobatic elements that challenge the dancers flexibility, strength, and coordination. Combined with the development of musicality (it is a freestyle dance, i.e., the dancers improvise on the spot, bringing the music to life), creativity, and wit (the goal in big competitions as well as small class cyphers is to show up your opponent), we believe Breaking is one of the most versatile and demanding dance styles.

Our class will instruct students in all of these elements, with the goal of enabling them to transfer these new skills into other parts of their life.

We are currently restructuring our website, but if interested, please message Quincy Ellison (Mr. Q) at constructbreakin@gmail.com . You can also download the registration form for the upcoming fall semester here: Construct Breakin' Registration

 

Book a Breakdance Performance

You can book a breakdance performance with us! From night time shows to kids' birthdays, we have a crew of bboys and bgirls that will bring truly dynamic entertainment to your event!


Breakdance in Tennessee

Breakdance in Tennessee has - believe it or not - an over 20 year old history! While we are not going to argue who was the first to break (and they may have long retired at this point), we will add some information on Tennessee's breakdance history over time.

The largest breakdance community practice in Tennessee is held Wednesdays at Construct. With over 20 dancers, some new to the style and taking advantage of the free intro class and the knowledge shared by everyone present, some veterans with over a decade of dance experience under the belts, this is our largest community session of the week. Another community practice, also on Wednesdays, is held at Rocketown.

The focus on breakdance (also called 'bboying' or 'breaking' by the ones who practice it) is no surprise: Both Miriam and Q (check the 'Friends of Construct' page) have been practicing breakdance for many years.

Last but not least we would like to mention Tennessee's only, Nashville based breakdance crew Illville Crew, going strong since 2003.