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Positive Energy Arts Foundation's Illstyle & Peace Hip-Hop Dance Camp at Martin Library in York City.

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The basement of Martin Library was anything but quiet on Wednesday, July 19. Parents watched from the front and sides of the room as Antiwne Freeman, of Illstyle & Peace Productions, a Philadelphia-based dance company, demonstrated the moon walk to about 30 kids.

The hip-hop themed dance camp, in its second year at Martin Library, is sponsored by the York-based Positive Energy Arts Foundation.

“Positive Energy Arts' mission is to use dance and the arts as a positive catalyst in our community and our children and our schools,” said foundation co-founder Thomas Flagg. “… And of course, it’s free.”

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Along with teaching the kids how to dance, Freeman said, the instructors also “teach the history of hip-hop to the kids.”

He added, “The best part of this camp … is the kids' faces and seeing them smile and wanting to do the things I’ve been doing for years — and that’s more of a blessing for me.”

The camp concludes this week with a final performance of “Become Your Dreams: The History of Hip-Hop” at 6 p.m. Friday, July 28, in the Simpson Room at Martin Library.

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