AUGUSTA, GA (WFXG) - The GoodFoot 7 Dance Battle filled the Back Bar of 1102 Bar and Grill Saturday afternoon, and coordinator and B-Boy Edrick Ramsey says it's come a long way from when he organized the event back in 2009.
"GoodFoot one and two was actually on the street. The first one was in front of the James Brown statue and then they kicked us away from the James Brown statue because our music was so loud," he says with a laugh.
Edrick has been dancing for 18 years, and says hosting GoodFoot and teaching break dance classes in Augusta helps show kids a positive way to channel their energy.
"There are so many kids that have so much energy that they're using for so much negative stuff, so we're trying to direct that into positive way," he says.
For the dancers, it's more than just a hobby, it's a family.
Bina Clark's older brother taught her how to breakdance, and she loves coming to events like this.
"Everyone teaches each other. It's all about love, it's nothing violent, nothing like that," she says.
"It's like my home base, like everything I do is based around B-Boying," Edrick says.
For Edrick, this is a way to bring the community together.
"Everybody is united with one thing: dance and music," he says.