Kings of the East BBoy 1vs1 Competition

Organization Sponsor: Lokdown Crew

Organization Partner: Soled Out Shoes


Program Description

This is a special call-out battle series that is the true essence of the b-boy spirit. B-boys call out others in 1 versus 1 battles to show who's on top of their game. Kings of the East is an event usually held in February during the break.

Established in 1998, the Lokdown Crew is Atlantic Canada’s longest running b-boy crew. For over 10 years, the Lokdown Crew has been rocking streets, jams and ciphers and is still holding it down today. While members of the crew have come and gone, there remains a core group of dedicated veterans and a stable of fresh new talent. The Crew has appeared in music videos, and has performed alongside hip hop artists from Spesh K to Classified, and at some of the biggest events in Nova Scotia like the Evolve Festival, and the East Coast Music Awards.

Program Approximate Cost: 


Funding Sources: 

Self- sustaining

Strategies For Sustainability: 

Dedicated to promoting dance, hip hop, and healthy competition.

Impact Of Program: 

Throughout the 11 years, Lokdown has performed at festivals, shows, and schools, including the Evolve Festival, the ECMAs and more. Aside from performing, LDC is known for always representing at competitions, from 1 on 1’s to full crew battles, Lokdown will bring the ruckus.Every year Lokdown has thrown at least one big jam that unites B-boys and B-girls from across Canada to showcase their talent in battle, most notably the Kings of The East call out battle series, now in it’s 5th year.

Evaluation Tools: 

Feed back from participants

Key Elements Towards Success: 

Created in 1998, The Lokdown Crew is Atlantic Canada’s longest running b-boy crew. It’s members come from all walks of life and are united in their commitment to bettering themselves and keeping the B-Boy scene thriving with events, workshops and shows.

Challenges To Meet Them: 

Getting the general public to see the positve aspect of the BBoy community development.

Length and Stage of Project: 

This began in 2005.

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