Words Beas & Life has a yearlong series of jams that act as vehicles to assist individual dancers develop their craft, build community, make peace, and showcase their talent in an environment that is both competitive and supportive. As a series of events they allow different aspects of the community to each have their own moment to cypher. The jams create equal playing fields for youth, women, crews, and individuals for more recognition within the community. There is literally something for everyone. By being able to promote the series of jams, each one builds the momentum for the next.


We have hosted these jams for the past 7 years: The St Stephens Church, Atlas Performing Arts Center, the Kennedy Center, and The Riverside Center outdoor stage in Marvin Gaye Park.


Freshest of All Time

Freshest of All Time is an event we have been hosting for years and has had thousands of people in attendance at its peak.

Top Notch

Top Notch is now in it’s third year and continues to be more and more successful. In 2014 it happens at the Kennedy Center.


Heart Break Ball

Heart Break Ball has been happening for years and has always drawn a crowd as it is promoted as an alternative Valentines Day event.


Chocolate City Funk

Chocolate City Funk represents an expansion of programming. This is the only outdoor jam we host; it’s all styles and East of the River. Though all our jams have no age restriction, this one has no barrier to entry as it is free and outside.

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Upcoming Jams




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