Most teams - really, any team, anywhere - would consider it a rare blessing to claim a first-place trophy. But gold medals and championship titles are nothing new to the Diamond Bar All Male team. In fact, these boys have defended their winning streak for 5 years straight.
(See Related Article: Bridge Juniors Gives A Peek Into The Bright Future Of Our Dance Community)
Notorious for being one of the most creative and diligent teams in a scene that's becoming more and more competitive, Diamond Bar All Male knows how to hold their own - not only evident in their stacked trophy cases, but also in their work ethic, humility, innovation, and perhaps the most precious of all, their playful charm. But these traits and practices didn't appear from thin air.
Coach Jeffrey Calimbas, who has danced for teams in the Southern California dance community including Common Ground, GRV, Hall of Fame, and (currently) Culture Shock Los Angeles, while also co-directing Future Shock Los Angeles, is largely responsible for nurturing the artistic direction and values that helped shape the team to what it is today. He uses his experience as a dancer by implementing collegiate and professional methods to the high school circuit - a method that has, needless to say, proven to be quite effective.
(See Related Article: How To Lead Your Dance Team More Effectively)
A team of such notoriety does not go unnoticed - AwesomenessTV recently featured Diamond Bar's All Male team in a series called "Brahma Beat." It documents their rehearsals, and all that goes into preparing for the 2016 competition season. The first episode officially premiered earlier this month, and following ones are scheduled to be aired throughout the season. Wanna watch? We've compiled the released episodes of "Brahma Beat" below - click to peep into the journey of one of Southern California's most dedicated (and successful!) teams.
Executive Producer: Laura FlanaganProducer: Tara ColeAssociate Producer: Drew WarrenEditor: Zack WilsonProduction Assistants: Ali GouldWant more awesome TV? Follow AwesomenessTV!
Twitter | Instagram | Tumblr | FacebookBrahma Beat Instagram
With these high school kids working day in and day out, you have no excuse for not training! Take class from the comfort of your own home, with STEEZY Studio.