The Bboy Federation is a non-profit organization that “showcases urban dance as a viable path to success through practice, performance and education.
We strive to promote street style dance as a respected and legitimate art form.
The focus of the BBOY FEDERATION is to help grow the dance scene in Utah and provide local dancers with an opportunity to develop their skills. This is done through competitions, workshops, performances and exhibitions involving both local and out-of-state dancers. The ultimate goal is to provide dancers with a chance to work and travel while exposing the local scene to bboys from all over the country. By providing a forum to unite dancers and their families in passion for their art, participants in the Bboy Federation are inspired to succeed not only on the dance floor, but in life itself.
James “Pyro” Karren and Joshua “Text” Perkins founded the Bboy Federation in 2008. From 2006-2008 the bboy scene in Utah had seen a sharp decline. Many of the older dancers were perusing other life goals and there was a lack of young talent to take their place. The Bboy Federation initially started as a series of events called the X-Series. Pyro and Text used this event to set up exhibitions for younger as well as season dancers. This was done with the hope of putting a little more energy and drive into the scene. It worked and it worked very well. As of 2012 we are on the 8th version of the event.
By 2009 Pyro & Text decided that the scene was ready for a little more. They had been approached to do a league style competition by an out of state organization. The deal for that league ultimately fell through, but the idea had already been put it motion. The two decided to trim the fat from the league and restructure it so that it benefited the scene in terms of good events for dances and something that is cost effective for a young scene. 2009 marked the first year of the league and brought with it the name The Bboy Federation.
Now in 2014 we have completed our 4th season, our 1st stage production and have recently approved our 501 C(3) application. The success of the events has led to a explosive growth of talent in the scene. A larger Urban Dance scene in general has produced several other groups producing All Styles events and shows. This is why we feel the time is right to grow as a non-profit organization. Non-profit status allows The Bboy Federation to receive the grants and funding needed to take us to the next level. We would like to see a future where Urban dancers receive steady, paying work. We would like to see a future where kids can learn and progress in a safe and supportive environment. We would like to see a future where dance can be combined with educational programs, like Design & Video, to help enhance a child’s potential for success.
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If you’re interested in helping The Bboy Federation in any way, please feel free to contact us. We are happy for any support.
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