A CELEBRATION of hip hop dancing will be held in Bradford next month.

Hip hop celebrates its 50th anniversary and in 2024 breakdancing - officially named ‘breaking’ - will be at the Olympics for the first time at the Summer Games in Paris.

To mark this moment, Bboy Bobak Champion is bringing Bradford-based Muslim young men together to develop their breaking skills this summer. 


Renowned Hip Hop dancers Amirah Sackett (USA), Kadir ‘Amigo’ Memis (Germany) and Flo Gonthier (France) are guest speakers at the workshops where participants will learn about Hip Hop history and build their confidence while rehearsing in a safe and friendly environment.

Three ‘jams’ will be held in Bradford, Salford and Birmingham bringing Bboys, Bgirls, hip hop and breaking fans together. The Bradford event will take place in City Park on Saturday, August 5, between 3pm and 6pm.

Professional Muslim dance artists will spend two weeks in the studio at Kala Sangam in Bradford, from July 31 to August 11, with local emerging breakers invited into the process to focus on sharing best practices and developing skills.