*An Oakland, Cali based dance group became popular overnight when a video of the young men performing on a street-corner, in the rain, went viral. The group (Turf Feinz) doesn’t just dance for the heck of it. They do it with a purpose.
Their Facebook page reads that the group “organizes dance battles [and] young people” in order to “provide a safe space for entertainment and continue the advancement of turf dancing.”
The video was directed and edited by Yoram Savion, 25, who is a Media Literacy and Production Instructor at an Oakland non-profit organization called Youth UpRising, which organizes programs for youth leadership and development.
The dancers, who perform acrobatics and ballet-like moves, walk on their toes like Michael Jackson, and perform back flips–all on a rainy sidewalk–are incredible to watch: