The dance crew burst from behind the curtain in Franklin & Marshall College’s Mayser Gym to dazzle the cheering audience with a form of hip-hop dancing that sent the 11 men flipping through the air, spinning on their toes and performing tricks with their shoes and hats.
W.A.F.F.L.E., a group based in New York City, performed for the Dec. 8 Now Hour, which filled the slot for 2016’s last Common Hour, a community discussion held every Thursday classes are in session during the semester.
WAFFLE (We Are Family For Life Entertainment) was founded in 2011 by Andrew Saunders, Yushon Stroughn and Joel Leitch. The group’s name was inspired by the 1979 Sister Sledge song, “We Are Family.” The members perform Litefeet, a mix of breakdance and street dance that emerged in Harlem and Brooklyn in the early 2000s.
“We all came together to showcase litefeet,” Saunders said, during a break in their routines. “At first, we started doing it at dance events, and then the subway. The subway was the platform that got us known and recognized.”
View the slide show to see some of WAFFLE’s dance feats: