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Open the Circle: Footwork Workshop + panel discussion

  • Links Hall 3111 North Western Avenue Chicago, IL, 60618 United States (map)

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Join Open The Circle as they present a footwork workshop and panel discussion following the two-night In The Wurkz Community Debut.

Planned in collaboration with The Era Footwork Crew and other OTC partners, the footwork workshop and panel discussion will allow our broader community to experience and engage with different elements of our work .

Footwork workshop will include will cover the basics of footworking, its connection to the music and the underground battles scene. Learn from the best as they teach you Erks, Skates, Dribbles, Ghosts—and how to form combinations from these basic moves to create your own style. Class is taught by Jamal “Litebulb" Oliver, Sterling “Steelo” Lofton, Jemal “Ptop” De La Cruz, Brandon “Chief Manny” Calhoun, Elisha "ELeelee" Chandler, Diamond Hardiman.

Panel discussion will conclude the evening with members of Open the Circle and The Era Footwork Crew sitting down to discuss the future of In the Wurkz, our other projects and answer questions.

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Footwork, if you’ve been living under a rock in Chicago and are somehow unfamiliar, is the frenetic, hyper-repetitive, locally-born dance music that has become the city’s biggest sonic export since house music, with a global scope and staggering international profile.” - Chicago Tribune

"The Era is taking steps to preserve footwork history": piece about The Era Footwork Crew:

"Meet the Era":