A few members of the Soul Style Crew, Guatemala’s reigning national b-boying champions, step front and center. The young boys in dark clothes move their bones to an imaginary beat accompanied by the sounds of the street. Their audience watches on as they dance. They perform a few whirls and twirls in the air to make sure they grab the attention of the people in the back. Once their 25-second long routine is done, they walk between the rows of cars to collect money from those willing to pay for the show. They get as much as they can before the traffic light turns green and forces them to head back to the sidewalk to wait for the next show.
B-boys warm up for a crew battle in Jocotenango, Guatemala. Crew battles are usually a 4v4 dance competition. Photo: Hyungsup Kim/Comvite