Massive Month For Tiny Toones

Massive Month For Tiny ToonesSeptember looks set to be a massive month for Tiny Toones as the pint-sized dancers gear up to host a series of events in Phnom Penh and across the globe.

The month marks the start of the second annual Tiny Toones dance school challenge, a month long fundraising drive that sees kind-hearted people raise money by completing a challenge or holding an event or party. Tiny Toones has its own fundraising party planned at Showbox on Saturday, Sept. 21, which will feature live breakdancing, performances from Tiny Toones’ resident DJ and other special guests, a short film and food and drink.

September also brings with it the first ever Cambodia Town Film Festival. Held in Long Beach, California, the three-day film forum was set up to celebrate the diversity of Cambodia Town in LA and to throw the spotlight on some of the best independent Khmer films and music. The music video for the song Anakut, written and performed by the Tiny Toones kids, has been officially selected to be included in the festival.

Tiny Toones has also secured another international achievement by being nominated and shortlisted for the UNICEF Sport For Education award – a branch of the Beyond Sport awards, which is held in Philadelphia this year. The awards celebrate organisations that use sport to create positive social change around the world. Tiny Toones is one of only three organisations in the world to be shortlisted. Tiny Toones dance teacher Fresh will be flying to Philadelphia to attend the ceremony.

This September, Phnom Penhers will also be able to move like the Tiny Toones when they hold private break-dancing lessons at Krama yoga on (52 Street 302). The lessons will be held every Saturday in September, from 1pm to 2pm. The cost is $6 a head, the age limit is 15 years and older and there will be a maximum of 10 people in each class. Classes are aimed at people with little or no experience with breakdancing.

Since 2005, Tiny Toones has been providing under-privileged kids with an escape from their lives in the form of a centre that teaches breakdancing, DJing, music and performing arts. Educational facilities are also available for the children.

For more information, visit www.tinytoones.org