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Jeriel Bey

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Turf Dancing has its earliest origins in the Oakland Boogaloo movement of California in the 1960s, developing into a separate genre of dance in during the 1990s, and along with hyphy music came to be seen as distinctively representative of Oakland. The movement rose to prominence in 2002 following Jeriel Bey's establishment of his group, The Architeckz, and Oakland's first nationally known group, "The Architeckz" Then the Animaniakz came then after. Because the names of the two crews look the same one really came before the other. Turf Dancing was first displayed on videos from artists such as Baby Bash, Keak Da Sneak, and E-40 by innovative and influential turf dancers (and creators of the turfing Lifestyle) Jeriel Bey. Along Demetrius Zeigler , Chare' Johnson, Rawnay & Yun Shep, and Dav 2.0. Turf dance had been promoted as a means of dispute resolution within the Oakland community, and in 2005 The Architeckz built on this concept of dance battle by engaging krump dancers from Los Angeles in city-level competition. Friendly rivalries with dancers from New York and Memphis.

He is building a professional networking organization that will support youth and adults by collaborating with companies and people that champion internet branding for both small and large businesses. Jeriel is pursuing his passion for choreography and working with youth, marketing, and social media channels as a means to communicate with online audiences and the entertainment industry. Training artist, teams members and clients on usability and accessibility when using social media channels with dance video. And best practices implementing social media strategies and innovation when branding to their businesses, passions, or products.

Turf Dancing has its earliest origins in the Oakland Boogaloo movement of California in the 1960s, developing into a separate genre of dance in during the 1990s, and along with hyphy music came to be seen as distinctively representative of Oakland. The movement rose to prominence in 2002 following Jeriel Bey's establishment of his group, The Architeckz, and Oakland's first nationally known group, "The Architeckz" Then the Animaniakz came then after. Because the names of the two crews look the same one really came before the other. Turf Dancing was first displayed on videos from artists such as Baby Bash, Keak Da Sneak, and E-40 by innovative and influential turf dancers (and creators of the turfing Lifestyle) Jeriel Bey. Along Demetrius Zeigler , Chare' Johnson, Rawnay & Yun Shep, and Dav 2.0. Turf dance had been promoted as a means of dispute resolution within the Oakland community, and in 2005 The Architeckz built on this concept of dance battle by engaging krump dancers from Los Angeles in city-level competition. Friendly rivalries with dancers from New York and Memphis.

Dance, Law,Community,Spirit,Family.....not in that Order

My goal is to Uplift Fallen Humanity, while keeping in Law with Love,Truth, Peace,Freedom, and Justice.
And building a professional networking organization that will support youth and adults by collaborating with companies and people that champion internet branding for both small and large businesses. I am pursuing my passion for choreography and working with youth, marketing, and social media channels as a means to communicate with online audiences and the entertainment industry. Training artist, teams members and clients on usability and accessibility when using social media channels with dance video. And best practices implementing social media strategies and innovation when branding to their businesses, passions, or products.

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    Oakland, California 94607 United States
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    • Turfing, Dance Circles, & The Black Angels.

      POP CULTURE LESSON OF THE DAY: Turfing * TURF stands for "Taking Up Room on the Floor" and was coined by Turf dancer Jeriel Bey. * It originated up north in Oakland, CA when kids were literally "Dancin' in the Street" in the words of Martha and The Vandellas. They would bust moves at house parties and in alleyways. * It started in the 1960's and made a comeback with a fury in the 90's. * Jeriel and his company The Architeckz promoted TURF dancing and started "Lourd of The Rings", the first 1-on-1 freestyle battle of Turfing between cities: Oakland vs. LA. * According to an article by Lisa Hix in the San Fran Chronicle, it was used as a way to settle disputes between members of different turfs in the Oakland community. Nothing like a good old fashioned dance off to settle things right! If only a dance off could solve the problems we've got today.Date:
    • Turfing

      "Born on the hard-fought streets of east Oakland, turfing blends breakdancing, moonwalking and ballet. Known as an acronym for “taking up room on the floor”—back when it was used to settle street disputes—it was created by the dancer Jeriel Bey, who founded the dance group Architeckz. It's at once gritty and poetic".Publication: Los Angeles Times Magazine.Date:
    • Architeckz look to build outlet for Oakland youth / Dance troupe channels emotions through 'turf dancing".

      "The Architeckz have danced in videos featured on MTV, have performed live on the Billboard Music Awards and were pictured in People magazine. In the past year, they have danced in videos and concerts of popular performers such as Fergie of the Black Eyed Peas, E-40 and the Pack. But members of the group still struggle to pay the rent or finish high school. Jeriel Bey, co-founder and leader of the group, would be happy to get rich and famous. But he is also determined to teach young people take care of their bodies and stay out of trouble".Date:
    • Turf Dancing News

      TURF is an acronym for Taking Up Room on the Floor as created by influential Turf dancer, Jeriel Bey and is a form of dance that originated at house parties and the inner city streets of Oakland, California. Originally known as “Hittin’ It”, TURF dancing is an evolution and fusion of various funk style dance forms such as gliding, waving, popping, and boogaloo.Date:
    • Power Moves: Turf and Flex Dancers Build Bicoastal Bonds

      "Organized by turf innovators The Architeckz, the event consisted of seven individual battles between Bay Area turf dancers and New York flex dancers. Before the battle, YouTube and social networks such as MySpace had been the only means of communication between the two communities, resulting in debates over which style was better and who was biting or copying moves. Both sides vowed to showcase their cutting-edge moves, physical and visual tricks, costumes and overall aggressiveness".Date:

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