Leon Dwyer aka Bboy Aleon was captivated with dancing from a young age at his mothers dance school, starting with ballet, and moving through a range of other dance styles.

At the age of 11 Bboy Aleon joined his first hip hop class and continued into breakdance. He is now a full time Breakdance mentor / performer and has his own hip hop school based in South Dublin. 

He competes at an international level around Europe and across the Globe winning  numerous titles including; All Ireland Championships, 1st place – bboy Clash of Cultures, 1st place – Work in progress, among others.

Bboy Aleon represents Primal Instincts crew, based in London. Aleon also does commercials, performances, collaborations, and a breaking mentorships. Some recent companies he worked with Google, Nike, JD Sports, Lifestyle Sports.


Bboy Aleon kindly took part in a Q&A and here is what we found out.

How did you get involved in Dance 2 Connect?
I have been at D2C since the first edition, I competed in the event for years and was also part of the theatre shows.


Tell us about your style of dance in the Dance 2 Connect workshops? 
The style I do is breaking, my style is musical, and explosive flows.
In my workshop we will work on transitions, level changes, mindset, form and concepts


What can participants expect when they take part in your workshop?
My workshop will give you the tools to put your own moves together and it will help you develop your personal ideas. This will help you be in the moment more under pressure.


What one bit of advice would you give aspiring dancers?
My advice to young dancers is to do your research, understand the game and get to know the people on top of the game. This alone is knowledge.


Tell us what song always gets you on the dance floor?
Sainte – ‘Stylin’

Join Bboy Aleon at The Civic on the 8th of July at 5pm for a Master class in the style of breaking. With limited availability early booking is advised. This fun, energetic and informative evening will benefit anyone who would like to improve their skills or start their journey as a dancer.

Workshops are €15 or you can book all 3 for just €35. Participants who take part in the workshops will also receive a FREE ticket for the Dance 2 Connect Dance Theatre Night on Sat 9th July. 


Now in its 5th year at Civic, Dance2Connect Street Dance Festival is back with a Summer Edition for 2022!

This year’s festival brings together a host of Internationally acclaimed artists, local talent and communities, for a series of Workshops (Friday 8th), Performances & Street Dance Film (Saturday 9th) and Battles (Sunday 10th).

Dance2Connect offers loads of opportunities to get involved. With an emphasis on creating a platform for emerging choreographers and dancers, intergenerational exchange, inclusion and diversity, all are welcome to come and immerse themselves in this dance culture.