Fulton ‘b-boy’ aspires to break into dancing competitions

Nicholas Davis break dances on Nov. 17 in the Fulton High School cafeteria to demonstrate some of his techniques.

Nicholas Davis break dances on Nov. 17 in the Fulton High School cafeteria to demonstrate some of his techniques. Photo by Mandi Steele.

Nicholas Davis still remembers the day and circumstance that turned him on to break dancing.

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Nicholas Davis

Following his stepmom’s orders to clean the living room, Davis flipped on the TV while working. MTV was on. Unable to find the remote, he was forced to leave it on the channel. This turned out to work in his favor, as MTV was broadcasting a 2008 break-dance competition. Davis said he was so entranced by the dancing that he stopped his cleaning and watched the entire competition. From then on, he was hooked.

“I decided I wanted to be a break dancer,” Davis recalls.

That was almost three years ago.

Davis, a sophomore at Fulton High School, is in the middle of forming a break-dancing club at FHS. He has traveled to three out-of-state break-dancing events and continues to practice his moves on his own.

Davis said watching video tutorials and other break-dance competitions online in addition to playing the B-Boy video game has helped him learn how to break dance. B-boying is what break dancing is originally known as, Davis explained. B-boy can stand for “break boy” or “Bronx boy” and was developed in New York as a form of street dancing.

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