Underground Dance Crew Brings Krump to Campus

02/17/16 03:03:am
| Category: Celebrations

As part of Black History Month, Mirman School hosted the Underground Dance Crew to teach our students a form of dance called Krump.

Krumping is a street dance popularized in the United States and characterized by free, expressive, exaggerated, and highly energetic movement. The black youths who started krumping saw the dance as a way for them to resist injustice and “release anger, aggression and frustration positively, in a non-violent way.” Our goal is to expose and engage our students to this type of dance that started as a movement within our own local communities of South Central Los Angeles, giving many youths of color a purpose and way to express themselves against injustice. A clip from this morning’s assembly presentation can be viewed below.

Missy Prissy and her Crew shared more of the history of Krumping during her presentation. The Underground Dance Crew will be on campus throughout the day, teaching krump dance to both the Lower and Upper School students during PE.

For more information about Krump dancing: