DIT International Break-dance Event Postponed due to airport closures

16th April 2010

Regrettably, this Saturday's International Break dance competition event is being postponed due to the airport closures and disruption caused by the volcanic ash clouds. Please check back next week for a rescheduled date.

If you need further assistance, please contact Anita Conway, DIT Societies Officer

e. anita.conway@dit.ie
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DIT launches fourth international break-dance competition for Dublin with confirmation of legendary Edmundo (PoeOne) Loayza as judge

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Adam Chytry, 25, from City Centre Dublin

15th April 2010

Competition set to take place in the Tripod, Harcourt Street, Dublin this Saturday 17th April

The DIT Break-dance Society today launches its international break-dance competition which will take place on Saturday 17th April in the Tripod in Harcourt Street, Dublin, involving the legendary PoeOne (real name Edmundo Loayza from Los Angeles) as a judge and attracting over 60 competitors from all over Ireland, the UK, France, the Netherlands and as far afield as China, Thailand and the USA with a total audience of over 400 expected.  DIT graduate Dave Reynolds (aka Bboy Big Dave) from Roscommon, recently back from the USA, who set up the DIT Break-dance Society in 2005, officially launched the competition today along with his fellow DIT break-dancers and some younger students from the Underground Dance Studio in Dublin.  Early bird tickets for the big event are available through www.tickets.ie for a price of 20 euro for adults and 10 euro for children and students.

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David Reynolds, Mechanical Engineering Graduate DIT
& founder Breakdance Society with Sakkarin

Edmundo (PoeOne) Loayza is making his first trip to Ireland to judge at this event.  Born in Mountain View, California and raised in Puerto Rico he is now based in LA.  PoeOnes started Breaking (B-Boying, Break-Dancing) at the early age of 12 and almost three decades later he is known worldwide as one of the most influential figures on the break-dance and B-Boys scene.  Other special guests for the competition include MC Trix who was born in 1963 in Nottingham to Jamaican parents and DJ Meisa a well known DJ in the Hip Hop scene who learnt his trade in Berlin in the 1980s. 

The popularity of break dance and hip hop in Ireland has grown significantly, particularly over the last 5 years and according to the DIT Break-dance Society “Break-dance is a top way to keep fit and to wow friends.  It’s cheap and easy to take up, simply requiring comfortable clothing and runners, protective knee pads and a big eagerness to learn.  We are really proud of this event which gets bigger and better each year.”

The DIT Break-dance Society was first set up in 2005 by two DIT students, Dave Reynolds (aka Bboy Big Dave) and Niall Canavan and has grown to a membership of 150 student members this year, not including the numerous other dancers, dance schools, break-dance groups, crews and friends that are associates of the society. The D.I.T. Break-dance Society is well known across DIT and always attracts lots of attention and praise at DIT events such as DIT Student Welfare Week, DIT’s Got Talent, DIT’s Raising & Giving Week, the annual DIT Fashion Show, the DIT Battle of the Societies and various DIT Students Union promotional events.

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Future DIT graduates Julia, Aaron and Olivia
from Underground Dance Studio in Dublin

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