Daugavpils school of breaking "Factory Kingz" was established in 2006. Since that time some
school graduates have been continuing dance career in seven countries: Sweden, Belarus,
Poland, Germany, Scotland, Russia and Latvia.
In 2019 “Factory Kingz” have won Worldvide “Snipes Battle of the Year Kids 2019”
Montpelier (France) after receiving Wild Card from BOTY organizers. Next day after winning
kids competition “Factory Kingz” made a show on big stage at opening ceremony of 30th
“Battle of the Year”
together with BOTY legends of all times. As bboy Storm said before the
main event starts: “It would be great to share the stage with you guys”.
In 2018 "Factory Kingz" have won Central Europe eliminations to "Snipes Battle of the Year 2018"
(in "BOTY" Kids and "BOTY" Pro categories) in Zurich. BOTY organizers
allowed "Factory Kingz" to participate in "BOTY" World Finals just in Pro not in Kids category, that’s why we became the first kids crew in history, and the youngest one (8-
15 years old kids), who have ever been participating in "Battle of the Year" World Finals since 1991. We’ve got 16th result (from 17 crews) in "Snipes Battle of the Year
2018" World Finals
and think it’s a great job of our kids, coach, town and country. It’s just the beginning.
In 2018 the coach of “Factory Kingz” Andžejs An-Juicy Začiņajevs became a
breaking ambassador of Latvia
. The functions are – main contactperson in country
with international dancers and managers, promotion of Latvian dancers and events
abroad, contact and sharing information with ambassadors form another countries.
In 2016 "Factory Kingz" celebrated school’s
10th anniversary with a special guest Ken Swift (Rock Steady Crew / 7 Gems / Breaklife)
from the USA. Warm up cyphers, battles, workshops, panel discussion about the history of
hip-hop culture’s development in the USA, graffiti session, intercultural communication
between dancers, djs and guests from 10 countries from all over the world happened during
those three days in Daugavpils.
On 2016 talented student of "Factory Kingz" Konstantīns Panama Zaics get to the final on
famous Russian TV show "Dance on TNT channel – 3 rd season".
On September 2017 "Factory Kingz" organized international hip-hop festival in
Daugavpils dedicated to school’s 11 th Birthday with special guests the world “Battle
of the year 2014” champions from Russia – "Predatorz" crew (Bootuz &
Beatmaster T) and graffiti art form founder in USSR (1985) –
Vadim Krys Meikshans. Skills and knowledge of the highest level came to
On August 2018 we organized International hip-hop festival “Skill Deal” in
Daugavpils. Special gusts from "Top 9" crew (Robin & Wolt) share knowledge with
festival participants from 7 countries. We took part in battles, in workshops, in panel
discussion, in graffiti drawing, and now we know how to get to the top!
On 2019 Hurricane Ray (Team Shmetta, Netherlands) has visited “Factory
Kingz” with workshops. He is a famous coach of world kids champion bboy
Lorenzo (Fresh Allstars). Ray told that level of Daugavpils bboys/bgirls is very
high, and he thinks there is a future world champion in our school – but he
didn’t tell us the name. Experienced teacher was surprised by motivation,
stamina and energy of “Factory Kingz” through the classes – “They don’t get
tired”, he said.