Hip-hop returns to Birmingham Hippodrome as we are working with Break Mission to help young people aged 14-25 increase their fitness and develop their break dance skills at AeroBreaks.

Funded by Sport England, AeroBreaks offers free, weekly break dance lessons to young people to explore their interest in hip-hop culture. Professional artists from Break Mission will be working with The Lighthouse Young People’s Centre and various schools, giving them the opportunity to perform at our annual B-Side Hip-Hop Festival.

Break Mission recently received £10,000 worth of funding after Anthony Shintai Amao won a Dazed photography competition that was created to ‘reveal the real you’ and celebrate a cause or community that reveals its true self. Antony’s submitted photographs of his fellow Birmingham Breakers wowed the judges, earning him both a living gallery outside Birmingham’s Bullring and the money that will go towards supporting Break Mission.

In Dazed, Break Mission co-founder David ‘Footloose’ Russell said: “The vision of Break Mission is to give back to the community by working with charities in order to help homeless people in the UK and around the world. With the aid of the £10K, we can push Break Mission more than we ever imagined.”

Break Mission, partners of our annual Hip-Hop festival B-Side will be back to join us in bringing an even bigger and better weekend of the city’s finest Hip-Hop talents on Fri 11 – Sun 13 May.

Warm up your Hip-Hop skills at our Aerobreaks sessions held at the Lighthouse Young People’s Centre at 6pm-7:30pm every Thursday during term time. More information can be found on our website here.