Breakdance Against School Bullying

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Bullying is a common problem in most schools. The majority of students will experience bullying at some point in their lives - for some it is daily. We believe that every student has the right to be respected and accepted as they truly are. We want to create a positive environment for young people to exercise and succeed together.  

Breakdance was an alternative for violence among youths in Bronx New York during early 1970’s - why couldn’t it also be an alternative for bullying today? Arja Tiili has developed a breakdance workshop for 13-28 year old junior high or vocational school students. The workshop encourages to work together and to act against bullying. It gives tools to address school bullying in a motivative way and also gives a voice for those students who need an alternative way to express themselves.

We will provide schools with breakdance workshops, a short presentation and a panel discussion about school bullying. The discussion is led by well known artists with street credibility. We want to raise awareness and spread the word of anti-bullying.

The subject has social importance and all the feedback from the students and teachers that took part in the first workshop period was excellent. Bullying is always damaging and unacceptable. We plan to extend the project nationwide in the years 2014-16.