by Jody Colley
YAKfilms and thePEOPLE are hosting a special ALL STYLES DANCE BATTLE. This dance battle will bring together the Bay Area's best dancers in Breaking, Popping, Locking, House and Turf styles to compete for the Best of the East Bay title.
YAKfilms is a media company that specializes in dance documentation in the Bay Area and worldwide. Started in East Oakland in 2008 as an organic way to capture street dance styles like TURF dancing, YAKfilms is now emerging as a leading image maker for dancers and dance events worldwide. http://www.YAKfilms.com
thePeople started in November 2007 when some djs and music lovers realized a shared concern that the East Bay was overlooked as a taste making force. Oakland was an obvious place to create a gathering focused on creative community building through art and culture. Resident djs Cecil, Cali, and Be Brown drop forward looking soulful tracks from across a spectrum of genres aimed at providing a space for dancers and music lovers of all sorts. http://thePEOPLEoakland.com