Hip Hop Freestyle Workshop | Mikey Disko (MOP TOPS / Knuckle Neck Tribe)

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Event Description

Free House workshop with globally celebrated freestyler Mikey Disko!

Mikey Disko (MOP TOPS * Knuckle Neck Tribe* Soul Sector) has been contributing to hip hop culture and active in the international street dance scene for 30+ years and is recognized for his abilities in freestyle hip hop, mixing popping/strutting, locking, and house dancing. Mikey Disko spent the past 25 years studying foundation from various street dance pioneers of multiple styles and incorporated his own Bay Area flavor. Mikey Disko’s versatility has enabled him to judge contests, perform, and teach workshops across the USA in over 35 countries. Mikey Disko consistently travels the globe sharing his experiences and history through lectures and workshops while spreading awareness of West Coast Hip Hop contributions. He is working towards bridging the gap and connecting generations to the evolution of Bay Area styles from strutting, to 90’s hip hop, to turfing. Mikey’s goal is to grow as a teacher, curator of art and music, organizer, artist, producer, and student.


B-Long: Honoring and Examining Lineage, Legacy, and Belonging in Hip Hop and Street Dance Culture celebrates ten years of the B-Series Festival with workshops, cyphers, panels, screenings, battles, and jams that unite academic scholars, commercial practitioners, and community innovators.

The presentation of the B-Series 10th Anniversary is made possible in part by support from Alphawood Foundation, Chicago Arts Recovery Program grant from the City of Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs & Special Events, Honey Pot Performance's The Chicago Black Social Culture Map, the Illinois Arts Council, and Red Bull.

The presentation of 7NMS|PROPHET Wkshp: PILLARS was made possible in part by the New England Foundation for the Arts' National Dance Project, with lead funding from the Doris Duke Foundation and the Mellon Foundation.

This project is partially supported by a grant from the Office of Academic Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, Columbia College Chicago.

Running Time
1 hour 15 minutes
Dance Styles
Hip Hop


The Dance Center of Columbia College Chicago

1306 S. Michigan Ave.
Chicago, IL 60605
(312) 369-8330