Krump Lab: Learning all Basics with Shutdown


Krump is a form of dance created by street artists “Tight Eyez” and “Big Mijo” in South Central, Los Angeles. Free, expressive, exaggerated, and highly energetic, Krump is all about conditioning the mind & body and communicating the dancer’s personal emotions.

Led by Australian Krump Champion Shutdown (aka BADDBEAST), this intensive one-week workshop will start with the basic to intermediate techniques of “Foundation of Krump”. Then the participants will move to the next phase known as “Creation” and explore different moves that can be applied to Krump. Curated in the style of “Lab (Learning All Basics)”, participants will be asked to send a video to Shutdown and Shaun Parker daily as part of their personal dance development project. They will then have intensive technique practice through each class during the week.

Participants can attend IN PERSON (limited places) at The Seymour Centre (enter via Stage Door) or ONLINE. Zoom links will be provided at least 24 hours prior to each session.

Book for the week or attend single sessions.


Mark Manahan aka Shutdown, The Maddawg, is the leader of the pirates2k13 and also part of Straight Krump Australia and globally known fam #TheBeastcamp under Beast aka Baby Tight Eyex as BADDBEAST.

Shutdown had been dancing for 13 years starting off with hip hop and popping. Emerging from a challenging childhood, Shutdown used krump as an outlet to help him cope with life and helped him focus his life and pursue his dreams of becoming a dancer. A father of two, Shutdown found himself through dance, learning to become a better person through inspiring and motivating others and mentoring the youth.

Shutdown won the 2018 Australian Krump Championship, travelling internationally to be placed 4th in the World Krump Championship. He choreographed the short film Kill Off featuring Abby Earl (American Horror Story), and has won dance tournaments in Malaysia, Indonesia, New Zealand, Germany, and the USA.

SYDNEY MOVES is supported by the City of Sydney.


Monday to Friday 28 September to 2 October 2020
11am to 4pm daily


Full Week Price: $100 /Concession: $90
Daily Full Price $25 /Concession $20

Prices include booking fees.
Apply your Creative Kids voucher to participate for FREE.
Learn more about the NSW Government’s Creative Kids program


Shaun Parker & Company will adhere to all social distancing requirements, as recommended by the NSW Government, at all times.


What program is being used for the online workshop?

Shaun Parker & Company is using Zoom to conduct the workshops. You can download this app for free by going to

What do I need to set up for each online workshop?

The workshops will require a clear space of approximately 1.5m x 1.5m. Any surface is ok. We recommend that participants wear exercise clothing that is easy to move in. Please have a bottle of water and a sweat towel handy.

My child is under 18 years of age. Do I need to supervise them during the workshop?

Our experienced, professional artist will lead each session online. They have a NSW Government Working with Children Check, as does Shaun Parker & Company. You will be required to complete and return a Parent/Guardian Permission Form here, upon booking your child to participate.

How can I contact the organiser if I have a question about these workshops?

Shaun Parker & Company staff are currently working from home. Please contact us by email:

Can the participants ask the Workshop Leader questions during the workshop?

When using Zoom, you can click on the Chat icon on the bottom of the screen. Questions for the Workshop Leader should be typed in to Chat and they will respond when they can, primarily during breaks. There will also be a Q&A session at the end of each workshop.

Is it ok if the name on our Zoom account doesn’t match the person who attends?

Yes. We do recommend that the person participating is on the Zoom account, so that our Workshop Leader can identify them by their initials during the workshop if required. However, it is not essential.

How are the workshops structured?

The Workshop Leader will introduce each workshop, providing instruction and ensuring that you have safe space to dance in. They will then lead a warm-up before leading the participants in a fun and active dance workshop during. There will be short breaks throughout each session. There will also be a Q&A session at the end of each workshop where people can ask more questions.

Contact Details
+61 2 9351 1941
C/O Seymour Centre, PO Box 553 Broadway NSW 2007
ABN 40 146 251 989

Shaun Parker & Company acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of the lands on which we live, learn and work. We pay our respects to the Gadigal people of the Eora Nation and all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island elders, past and present.

Shaun Parker & Company prides itself on celebrating diversity, regardless of race, religious affiliation, gender identification or sexual orientation.