This week legendary dancer and actor Michael ‘Boogaloo Shrimp’ Chambers, star of the 80’s breakdance classics Breakin’ and Breakin’ 2: Electric Boogaloo, and award-winning Optimistic Crew and Jumanji b-boys paid a special visit to the Ronald McDonald House of Long Island (RMH LI) to perform and teach its young residents the basics of breakdancing, also known as “b-boying”.
Regarded as one of the most influential dancers in modern cinema, Chambers has a career that spans four decades, including an eight-year stint as a personal dance coach to Michael Jackson. He’s also been featured in landmark music videos by such Grammy Award-winning artists as Lionel Richie, Chaka Khan and Paula Abdul. Chambers will receive the Lifetime Achievement Award in New York on August 27th at McDonald’s B-Boy Royale 3, the city’s largest annual breakdance tournament. All ticket proceeds from the event will be donated to Ronald McDonald House Charities of the NY Tri-State Area.
About Ronald McDonald House Charities New York Tri-State Area
For over 20 years, Ronald McDonald House Charities New York Tri-State Area has been creating, finding and supporting programs that directly improve the health and well-being of children. Their signature programs include scholarships to help provide access to a college education for students who need and earn it, and community grants to support a variety of local children’s charities. The organization also provides needed support to five Ronald McDonald Houses, which are “homes away from home” allowing families to be with their hospitalized children for extended periods of time. To learn more about the organization, please visit www.rmhcnytristate.org.