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Yukon breaks into the games

Posted: Tuesday, March 07, 2006

 

  One of the Robinson twins shows off his moves Photo By Katherine Wells

One of the Robinson twins shows off his moves

Photo By Katherine Wells

The Yukon has a unique cultural contingent taking part in the Arctic Winter Games—a team of break dancers.

The dancers from Whitehorse demonstrated some of their freestyle moves Monday after the international media briefing at the “Coca-Cola Media Center” in Kenai. Each member stepped out and showed off a few tricks while the rest of the group kept the beat by clapping to the music.

Among the members of the group are three brothers, Nick Robinson and his younger twin brothers, Alex and Ben Robinson. They have been break dancing for about four years.

“I was taking classes and started teaching them at home,” said Nick Robinson.

Some members prepare by practicing and improving balance, gymnastics, core strength and cardio, said Alex. The group is giving a performance each day while here and would like to schedule more according to member, Mellisa Kwok

Cultural performances will be held from 7-9:30 p.m., Tuesday, at Kenai Central High School; 1-3:30 p.m., Wednesday at Soldotna High School; and, from 7-9:30 p.m., Thursday at Seward High School. There will be a cultural performance and awards event 7-9:30 p.m., Friday, at Kenai Central High School.



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