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Footwork University – Rollerskate workshop – Saturday

January 28, 2023 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

January 27-28! Enrollment for Footwork University with @nizmlaverite will be limited, you don’t want to miss this workshop.

Waiver: Liability Waive

Location: 22491 Foothill Blvd, Hayward, CA 94541| United Capoeira Association

Workshop: 2:00p-4:00p (1:45pm arrival recommended)

Skill Level: Basic ability to go forward/backward and be able to turn

Wheels: Softer wheels around 98A; polished wooden surface.

Style: Chicago JB

About Dr. David: Dr. L. David Stewart aka NIZM, is a JB skater from Chicago Illinois. NIZM has been skating for a total of 33 years and of those 3 were of formal training as a figure skater. NIZM is a founding member of the Chicago JB Skate collective known as Su*cide Kings (SK) (Founded in 2003). Also, NIZM, is a hip-hop artist, who wrote the Adrenaline Award nominated anthem, “Skate Music” (2009). NIZM also was a consultant on the Emmy nominated United Skates documentary (2018). Most recently, NIZM was an author in the Evolution of Skating Vol 1 (2021), where he speaks on some of the JB skating history and his upbringing in it from his perspective, and a founding member of The Black Roller-Skating Federation (BRSF).

Nizm’s approach to skating is that of a dancer, that believes in working with the music as a form of expression. “Music and movement are to be in collaboration not competition as a skater” according to NIZM. He can do “classical” JB to canonical songs such as James Brown’s Watergate, and Monorail, and in the same sequence do a variation of the same style to house music hip-hop or funk. Teaching comes natural to NIZM as his goal when teaching is to make those, he teaches better than him. His perspective of JB skating is demonstrated in conversation as well as execution in that there is a reverence for the history, while looking to respectfully innovate and derive new approaches and forms to the style. Away from Skating, NIZM runs a photography practice and business development consulting firm, and is an avid traveler, foodie, hip-hop fan, and lover of jazz.

West Side Rollers Transparency: All fees associated with this workshop go towards: instructor, rental space fees and travel/transportation for the instructor.

All tickets are non-refundable but can be transferred or used for future workshops. No payments can be accepted at the facility. Please skate at your own risk and protective gear is always encouraged.

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January 28, 2023
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm


22491 Foothill Blvd
22491 Foothill Boulevard
Hayward, CA 94541 United States

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