Featured performers in MTV's "America's Best Dance Crew" Breaksk8 will take over the Center for Faith and Life stage at 8 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 7. The show by the high-energy breakdance crew is sponsored by Luther's Student Activities Council Spotlight and Diversity Committees.
Tickets are $10 and can be purchased online at Luther's new ticketing website: www.tickets.luther.eduor at the Box Office located in the Center for Faith and Life Main Hall on Luther's campus, telephone (563) 387-1357. Box Office hours are Monday, Wednesday and Friday, 9-10:30 a.m. and 11a.m.-3 p.m.; Tuesday, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.; with extended hours Thursdays 9 a.m.-7 p.m.
Those purchasing tickets online that have bought tickets from the Luther box office in the last five years should have received login information and a password in the mail or via email. They will be asked to validate their account online. Patrons who have not purchased tickets from Luther in the past five years should create a new account at www.tickets.luther.edu.
From small beginnings in Kokomo, Ind., Breaksk8 has amazed audiences around the globe with their unique style of dancing on wheels. The only dance crew on skates in MTV's hit show "America's Best Dance Crew,"the group competed against the top dance crews in the nation to become a household favorite.
Shannon Anthony and Jessy Nice established the group in Kokomo in late 2000. The duo added local skaters Jordan McQuiston and Tyson Neal as well as Lansing, Ill., native Tony Zane to become "Breaksk8 Entertainment Crew."
After performing at several high schools, the group started performing half-time shows for the AND1 competitive traveling basketball team and soon became the official skate team for the NBA, NCAA and WNBA, performing at games across the country.
On Sept. 19, 2005, Breaksk8 won the nationwide skate competition, "The Roll Bounce Skate Off" in Chicago, Ill.
In 2007 the group added their final member, Diamond Walker, and in January 2008 Breaksk8 competed on MTV's new show "America's Best Dance Crew." After the show, they went on an MTV nationwide tour with ABDC visiting 25 major cities throughout the United States.
To catch a preview of Breaksk8's style of skate-dance, see http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zg3kxllkmLw.