The Beacon is lit! The Massive Monkees have launched Storefronts’ newest downtown space, a beautiful and gigantic 4,000 square foot retail space – turned – dance studio. The space, in the Milwaukee Hotel in Chinatown, has already started hosting dance classes for kids of all ages (they’ve got a toddler class for kids 2-5!!).
The Monkees are Seattle’s most celebrated breakdance crew. They’ve won the Mayor’s Arts Award. They’ve won the World B-Boy Championships. They’ve won the international b-boy competition R16 Korea 2012 (whatever, yes, it’s a real thing that I didn’t just learn about on Wikipedia). Mayor Nickels declared April 26 the official Massive Monkees day in Seattle. They’ve danced with, and choreographed for, 50 Cent, and Beyoncé, and Public Enemy, and Jurassic 5, and De La Soul. They’ve been featured on MTV a gazillion times. They’re the real deal.
And as of last night, they’re the newest addition to the Storefronts Seattle line-up of pop-up projects. To celebrate the opening of the new studio, they’re offering FREE classes all week to show off the space and to get to meet you, their audience. Drop in and take a class, or drop off the kids and have a slice next door at World Pizza (potato gorgonzola BEST SLICE EVER). Support your neighborhood, because this is an example of your neighborhood supporting you in the best way we know how. Storefronts looks forward to seeing you, and your kids, there this winter!