Shane a.k.a. B-Boy Depree, founded Verve Dance Studio in 2005. His purpose was clear. Spread the culture or breakdancing, and create a hip-hop dance scene in Buffalo. It’s safe to say that he has reached that very purpose. Every month, anywhere from 150-250 b-boys and b-girls show up from Rochester, Syracuse, and even Canada to Shane’s dance studio for his event, Battle @ Buffalo. This event features a 16-slot b-boy/b-girl dance battle as well as an 8-slot “everything besides breaking all styles battle”. If you feel like your skills aren’t up to the level of battling and competitions, that’s okay too. Verve Dance Studio is open to people of all levels of breakdancing and hip-hop dancing. Whether you’re there to battle it out, or just watch, you’re guaranteed to feel an overwhelming positive energy that you won’t find anywhere else. What’s most important for Depree is the spreading of Hip-Hop culture, and expressing yourself positively. This month, the event is this Saturday, January 30th. Doors open at 7pm sharp and Battles start at 8pm so try not to be late!
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7pm | Verve Dance Studio, 910 Main St. | 432 – 2761 | vervedancestudio.com | $5