Last Saturday I had the pleasure of taking part in Mile High Youth Productions’ Spring into Summer Youth Festival held at Devner Skate Park. Basically it was a festival of information for kids on what things are going on in the Denver area this summer. Everyone from the Salvation Army to the TS Skate shop were there.
It wasn’t just booths filled with pamphlets about reading programs at your local library. There were a lot of cool things going on. They tried to expand kids’ ideas of what’s available to them for summer activities. If you like cars, they had classic cars on display, and people that offer internships at auto shops. They had information on summer skateboarding camps while a couple skate teams put on demos. They had dance troupes doing exhibitions — everything from traditional Aztec dances to traditional Mexican dances.
They even had a B-boy/breakdancing contest. They had people from all over enter the B-boy contest and there was quite a turnout. I, of course, could not help but display my sick skills. There were many astonishing moves, and everyone was completely blown away. But the only good photo was this one.
That is me doing the worm, not me doing a prat fall for everyone’s delight. Trust me, it was awesome, and everyone was in awe of my street dancing abilities. Dancing with the Stars has nothing on me. You can tell by the reactions of the kids…they were either completely entranced or moved to tears.
Now, because I like to give props as much as I get…I can’t help but talk about this dude’s sick head spin.
I wasn’t able to stick around to see who won the contest, otherwise I would have challenged them to an ultimate battle. Oh well.
So, it ended up being a great event and hopefully the young kids in the area found something productive to do this summer. They probably found stuff they didn’t even know they liked, which was one the goals of the festival.