Ever fancied learning how to do the freeze? Always wanted to dance like the B-Boys on 1980s movie Flashdance? Then Street Science is for you.

Spotlight on street science: KU’s break dancers


Ever fancied learning how to do the freeze, the float or the windmill? Always wanted to dance like the B-Boys on 1980s movie Flashdance? Then Street Science is for you.


So what’s it all about? Well, Street Science classes are run by the university’s Dance Society, and teach breakdancing to both beginners and the more experienced.


Moves are taught by B-Boy Sam Kong in high-energy classes which are fun and friendly.


President Shunsuke Furukawa is keen that anyone with an interest in breakdancing comes along. “Anyone can give it a go and everyone’s welcome. We have people of all standards and it’s very much about individual style and personality.” 


The class is buzzing from start to finish and regardless of ability everyone gives it their all. And it’s certainly not just for guys; over half of the advanced group is made up of women. Click here to see the advanced group doing a run-through of a routine.


One member Tahiia Lloyd-Evens said: “There’s an amazing energy from a diverse group of dancers. I love the fact that anyone can take part and learn at their own pace. There’s nothing intimidating about it.”


Outside of class the group spends a lot of time together at socials and parties. Shunsuke added: “we have many plans for future get-togethers and encourage all members to come along as it’s an important part of the society.”


The classes are held at the Kingston College Arena – Beginners at 6-7pm on Tues; Advanced at 6-7pm on Thurs. Anyone interested in attending should wear trainers and loose clothing which covers their knees. Contact the Dance Society for more information.

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