Jit the Funk Up and Dance!
Presented by QWNTYM
Jit the Funk Up and Dance! is a mini-concert and showcase that centers on Detroit’s techno sounds and its original urban dances: Jit and Funkateer. Hosted by QWNTYM, this event is packed with original music performances, DJ sets, choreography, and freestyle solos.
About the Artist
Ronald Ford Jr. first began dancing at 2 years old as he mimicked James Brown. Little did he know, 10 years later, he would be learning the only 2 Detroit original urban dance styles- Jit and Funkateer. Since then, he’s been thrilling audiences in the US, Germany, Korea and at venues such as the Palace of Auburn Hills, Chene Park, and the Detroit Electronic Music Festival’s main stage. Along with his dance group, Unstoppables, he has danced for world renowned acts such as Afrika Bambaataa, Run DMC, Los Hermanos, and AUX 88. Using the stage name QWNTYM, pronounced Quantum, Ronald has also been composing Electronic music for 15 years, mainly focusing on the Detroit Techno and Electro genres. His mission is to continue showcasing unique Detroit dances and music to the world using various mediums. In addition to his music and dance endeavors, Ronald is also a playwright and director.