January 20, 2016
King Charles (Footworkingz; Creation Global) hosted another Footwork Frenzy in Los Angeles last weekend once again bringing a unique event centered around footwork of all styles. Being 3rd Generation Chicago Footwork, Charles dives into some quick history on the style originating from Chicago’s Westside. With roots in House music and dance helping spread to New York, London, and Detroit, the evolution of Chicago Footwork spread not only through but music as well.
In addition, Charles explains a lot of his crew travel the world looking to spread the true history of Chicago Footwork among other styles of dance applied with footwork. He explains more research can be done to learn about the style through searching “Creation Global” or Boo Dilla, Legendary Zee, King Kemo, and more.
Finally, Charles explains the idea behind creating an event like Footwork Frenzy to share knowledge, expand dancers footworking skills, and create an atmosphere of jammin’ out with different styles lower body techniques. He says when living in LA for 5+ years, “From a footworkers perspective their feet are not moving hardly at all. Some dancers of course, but the majority of dancers don’t challenge their lower body the way they do their upper body.”
HERE’S THE CLIPS FROM FOOTWORK FRENZY 4