Since 2010, the We Got Next event has developed into what is now the We Got Next Breakin’ Dance Education Program, a division of the world renowned Mighty4 Arts Foundation. WGN is now running operations in San Diego, the San Francisco Bay Area, and Dallas.
WGN is proud to have witnessed the growth of our students through the years – inspiring us to elevate our skills, and give back to our community. And for that, we’ve got a special gift just for you.
Party with us at our FREE breakin’ workshops for all ages in San Diego, and the Bay Area. Taught by Mighty4 Founder, Paulskeee (Rock Force), and Lead Teaching Artists JonnyUC (Rock Force) and Saso (Rock So Fresh).
Just a few more weeks until Mighty 4 Day on June 28th, 2014!
We are adding a new element to our event program which is the Summer Breakin’ Dance Camp from June 23 – June 27, 2014. If you’re looking to introduce your youth to something exciting, come join us at the Union City Historical Museum & Old Alvarado Park for a week long curriculum of Hip Hop Arts education focusing on the dance element. Students will perform at the Mighty 4 Day festival — for any questions, please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
First off, thank you to the 400+ people who celebrated with us on June 29th – it was a blessing to be surrounded by so much love and support in our home community. The 2nd Annual Mighty 4 Day took place at the Old Alvarado Park in Union City, and brought together different generations and cultures through hip hop. It’s not often that we see individuals ranging from youth to the elderly in one setting enjoying the same tune and sharing experiences with one another. With all of the elements of hip hop combined – a dynamic force is created that draws people from different walks of life to a single destination.
It ain’t easy fitting performances, battles, classes, and more in 4 hours. But from breakin’ to basketball, and martial arts to music, we wanted to send a shout to all of the performers and organizations that came through to showcase their talent.
Out For Fame (O.F.F.)
One of the highlights of this park jam was the OFF NorCal heat qualifier. The qualifier featured 3v3 battles, where winners would advance to the US finals at the Mighty4 15th Anniversary. There were a handful of crews who came hungry and ready to battle. The 808 Breakers repped hard and came out with the win – congrats! Thank you to our judges: Vietnam (Rock Force Crew), Jonny UC (Rock Force Crew), Miles (Renegade Rockers) and our MC’s for the entire Mighty 4 event Phatso Fresh (Fresh and Fly Productions) & Rep!
We Got Next Workshop + Cypher
We Got Next is an organization that uses hip hop culture and the element of breakin’ as a way to empower the youth. Their curriculum emphasizes a greater understanding of the art that encourages learning through social experiences. This year, Dyno Rock of Cypher City organized a mini-workshop and cypher with the local youth. The handful of kids were attentive and eager to rock the circle alongside the experienced bboys and bgirls.
Aside from celebrating through the various forms of hip hop, we have teamed up with several organizations and talents to feature some amazing performances. Shout outs to:
No matter how we look at it, music catches the ear. The amazing line up of DJ’s were key to the great experiences that came out of Mighty 4 Day – they set the tone and rocked it with music that made us want to groove and party. Big ups to this elite fleet of DJ’s:
– DJ Une (Mighty4 Hawaii)
– DJ CellSkii (Skratchpad SF)
– DJ DeeAndroid (Skratchpad SF)
– DJ Mike Boo
– DJ Verz (Jimi Handtrix)
– DJ Cue (Bulletproof Scratch Hamsters)
– DJ Jus Jones (Rock Force, Mighty4)
Basketball Workshop (Uptempo Hoops) + Tournament!
How can we rock a party at a park and not take advantage of the basketball courts? Uptempo Hoops (UH) came through and brought a much needed dynamic for Mighty 4 Day. As an organization that believes in empowering the youth, UH was the perfect partner. They are a non-profit organization that is “devoted to teaching our Bay Area youth conscious decision-making, collaboration and accountability. Our primary focus is to teach our youth discipline, respect and sportsmanship through the game of Basketball.” Big ups to UH for organizing the workshop and hosting the tournament!