The Kennedy Center

Toyz aRe Us


One of the most well respected B-boys in the US scene today, Toyz Are Us in the past 14 years has built a reputable name as an inspirational dancer of his time. A second generation B-boy of the Lionz of Zion crew, he has carried over the knowledge of the old school techniques of his fellow crew mates while infusing it with a new school twist. Considered a veteran in the game, Toyz has won numerous competitions with his well rounded style. Competitions like the Rock Steady Crew Anniversary 2006, Chelles Battle Pro 2009, Hip-Opsession 2010, International Hip-Hop Addict 2011, Break The Floor 2012, just to name a few. He solidified his international status on the battle grounds against the best of the best. Well respected by his friends and adversaries he has continuously built a reputation as one of the premier b-boys.

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At 6 p.m., b-boys and b-girls demonstrate their skills in circles and give lessons. Competing for cash prizes, the dance battle’s preliminary rounds begin at 7 p.m. with the final rounds beginning at 8 p.m. The battle, hosted by Silver Spring, Maryland lyricist Trus Real and New York b-boy Kwikstep, includes judges such as hip-hop artist Narumi from Japan, DC area b-boy Toyz aRe Us, and pioneering New York b-girl Rokafella with DJ Fleg and DJ RBI on the turntables. Interested in competing? Registration is at the Kennedy Center in the Grand Foyer beginning at 3 p.m. on Saturday, April 12.  Registration will close promptly at 3:30 p.m. Part of One Mic: Hip-Hop Culture Worldwide.

Toyz aRe Us