‘Massive Monkees’ to Teach Breakdancing at Steve Cox Memorial Park Tuesday

“Massive Monkees,” the 29-member breakdance group from Seattle, is making a concerted effort to focus on the community in 2012 through a not-for-profit organization called Extraordinary Futures (EF), and will be kicking off its pilot program from 4 p.m. – 6 p.m. on Tuesday, July 17 at Steve Cox Memorial Park in White Center.

The pilot will include a twice a week session where local youth will be taught the fundamentals of breakdancing and learn how to work in teams to create a unique performance.

The summer pilot will last 5 weeks and will continue through fall once the school year starts. For more information, please go to http://www.facebook.com/ExtraordinaryFutures.

EF is focused on using art, such as breakdancing, to teach Seattle youth how to develop critical life and leadership skills, and is being done in partnership with King County Parks.

“Through a unique partnership with King County Parks, Extraordinary Futures will be offering a creative program that uses dance to teach White Center youth how to build self confidence, work in teams, and grow as young individuals,” reads a statement. “We are honored to have Jerome “Jeromeskee” Aparis, a member of the world champion Massive Monkees dance crew, lead the program.”

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