Geoffrey Chang was born on March 12, 1988. From an early age, Geoffrey showed keen interest in dancing. He was greatly motivated and inspired by Michael Jackson and James Brown, imitating their movements and jamming to their music. He discovered breaking in 2000 at the age of 12 and hasn't stopped breaking since. Starting off with his older brother and his high school friends, he quickly fell in love with the dance and later joined the legendary Lionz Of Zion crew in 2002. Showing great potential, the older members of L.O.Z. trained him to develop his skills further and mold his own style. Given the nickname “Toyz aRe Us” by his friends, he kept the alias as his b-boy name. One of the most well respected international B-Boys in the U.S. scene today, Toyz aRe Us in the past 10 years has built a reputable name as an inspirational dancer of his time. He has carried over the knowledge of the old school techniques of his fellow teammates while infusing it with a new school twist.
Well respected by everyone in the dancing community, Toyz’s b-boy career has taken him to Germany, France, Korea, the Philippines, Bulgaria, and more as a judge, instructor, and competitor. From winning first place at the Rock Steady Crew Anniversary 2006 1v1 competition to judging and teaching workshops at the 2010 Battle Of The Year: Germany, Toyz has built a reputation as one of the premier b-boys. Toyz’s style is one of complete originality. Unique by any comparison, he has set out to create an influential and innovative style that inspires other dancers to think outside of the box.
Toyz aRe Us currently teaches breaking at a DC Non-Profit known as Words, Beats & Life Inc. and also at DC Dance Collective. He is available to hire for Judging, Workshops, Performances and Private Lessons.
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