BREAKING CLASSES

FOUNDATIONS CLASS
Weekly / Thursdays / 6pm-7pm

Our foundation class is open to anyone interested in learning the basics of breaking. Taught in a simple manner, we bring you through foundation moves, educating you on rhythm, flow, and technique. This class is challenging* yet accessible, with our tutors ensuring every participant enjoys each lesson.

Pay-as-you-go: £5
Book an 8 week slot for £30


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*Breaking is renowned for its high intensity movement. A basic level of fitness is required, however strength and stamina will both increase as a result of taking this class.


BEAT IT // Mental Health X HipHop

HIPHOP X MENTAL HEALTH
SAT 1st FEB

BEAT IT

1-4pm – THE ELEMENTS WORKSHOPS (Free for all ages)
Free taster workshops in Breaking, DJing, MCing, and Graffiti.

6-10PM – ‘HOW HIP HOP HEALS’ (18+. Suggested donation of £5 is welcomed.)
A panel discussion around mental health and HipHop, with special guest performances showcasing creative HipHop culture.

DETAILS

The afternoon workshops will be free however we are asking for a small donation of £5 for the evenings ‘How Hip-Hop Heals’ session. These donations will go a long way to help us maintain our space at 5th Element NI but we will also be sharing 50% of what is received with the fantastic #33tilinfinity campaign which aims to raise £33k in memory of Michael Cullen for Community Rescue Service, Inspire and TAMHI; organisations which are involved in suicide prevention and intervention within our communities.

Cull was an exceptionally talented beat-boxer and friend and collaborator with those at 5th Element NI so we are delighted to be able to do something to help the campaigns cause with an event theme that is close to their own.

Mental health issues are having a staggering effect throughout the whole of Ireland currently and are undoubtedly being felt in every community. Let’s come together on Saturday 1st February, under the banner of peace, love, unity and having fun.

The 5th Element NI Team

WHAT’S GOING DOWN?

DAYTIME 1pm – 4pm – FREE FOR ALL

THE ELEMENTS WORKSHOP
Taster workshops in Breaking, MCing, DJing, & Graffiti 

  • White WallLocal DJs in rotation
    Express your creativity by adorning our walls with sketches, doodle, art pieces
  • Street Art Gallery
    Check out the stellar pieces donated by local artists
  • Live DJs all day
    DJs and vinyl in rotation all day.

EVENING 6pm – 10pm

SPECIAL EVENT: ‘HOW HIPHOP HEALS’
Minimum donation of £5

  • Panel discussion
    Surrounding mental health and HipHop as an emotional outlet
  • Interviews
    with local HipHop enthusiasts and those who have been afflicted with mental health issues. Conducted by Remi
  • Live Performances
    from Northern Soles Crew, Skeet, Swall Monkey, Voodoo Chiefs, North West HipHop and more!
  • Live Music & DJs
    Performances throughout
  • Honesty Booth
    Stand up, speak out. Share your thoughts and feelings.

WHO IS INVOLVED?

5th Element NI is organised by local HipHop enthusiasts, and active participants in the culture. The following outfits support our vision, volunteering their time and effort to help nurture HipHop culture and our local communities.

  • Team Elixir
    The minds and artists behind the Elixir HipHop music events
    – Check them out
  • Northern Soles Crew
    Belfast Bboy crew, who battle, perform, and teach workshops.
    –  Check them out
  • Daz of SkankFM
    Local radio presenter, HipHop artist, and producer
    – Tune in!
  • MoonDoggy Clothing Company
    Run by HipHop enthusiast and videographer Mark Brittain
    – Get fresh!

  • Local HipHop musicians, dancers, and artists.
  • Local volunteers
  • Media Representatives
  • And finally…You, the public. Come and learn with us!