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Douglas J. "Dancin' Doug" Colon

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Douglas J. "Dancin' Doug" Colon

Douglas J. " Dancin' Doug" Colòn[edit]

Douglas J. “Dancin’ Doug” Colòn, (born December 12, 1957) is one of the FIRST B-Boys from the Kool Herc era of Hip Hop. Born in Harlem, New York City, Doug attended Cardinal Hayes High School in the Bronx and began dancing during the “Burning” era of BBoying, earning a reputation as a great dancer around Harlem in his early teens. A few of the early places he danced were Har-You Act, Minisink Townhouse, the Polo Grounds Center and the “Chuck Center” where many of the Football Players who played in the U.B.A./Buddy Young League used to hang out. There he met and danced with some of the first Harlem B-Boys such as the famous MC, Kurtis Blow (Kurt Walker), William “Billy Bill” Waring aka “The Puppet” and others from a group of dancers known as “The Hill Crew”.

In September of 1971 while with his friends, the late Robert “Mateenie Rock” Wright, and “Duesey” Benson (Need confirmation of her last name AH) – one of the first female “BGirls” of the era - he met, and began his association with “The Father of Hip Hop” the legendary Kool Herc, and his MC, “Coke La Rock” – considered the First MC of Hip Hop, and the person who gave Doug his moniker. During this period, Doug danced at the BBoy Mecca’s of the first generation... The Hevalo, The Twilight Zone, The Executive Playhouse and The Parkside Plaza, all in the Bronx - several of which are now acknowledged as the geneses of the Hip Hop movement.

Dancin’ Doug developed his own style of B-Boy dancing, incorporating humor into his routines through the use of comical moves like his imitation of Charlie Chaplin, the Curly (of the ‘3 Stooges’ fame) floor running move, the Mexican and the Motorcycle rider. These moves later evolved into some of the acrobatic head spins and B-Boy moves of the present. He and MaTeenie Rock also added dance routines from the ‘Charleston’ and ‘Lindy Hop’ era to the beats of ‘Give it Up, Turn it Loose’. Doug traveled to other parts of the city as well, dancing in clubs in Brooklyn, Manhattan, and other neighborhoods in the Bronx, where the new dance style had not yet become popular.

Dancin’ Doug was one of the first B-Boys to command “The Circle” dancing (battling) against some of the original B-Boys of the era such as Lauren “Trixie” Myers and “Wallace D”. This is where he also met some of the other First Generation B-Boys like the Legends Clark Kent, the Twins, SaSa and “The Amazing BoBo”. Dancin’ Doug was the first person to build the bridge from the B-Boys in Harlem to the B-Boys in the Bronx.

As he grew older, and his career as a BBoy waned, Doug became a party promoter, hosting parties at the Promenade in the Riverdale section of The Bronx. Later, while attending Queens College, he brought Kool Herc and Coke La Rock there to play in 1977. This was one of the earliest exposures to the new culture, still as yet to be named Hip Hop, in the borough. By this time, Dancin’ Doug had already turned the B-Boy mantle over to the next wave of First Generation B-Boy Dancers like Tony “Fuji Fooge” LaLande, Cholly Rock (Anthony Horne), and others, who would become legends in their own right.

Dancin’ Doug graduated from C.W. Post Center of the Long Island University. In his adult life, worked at IBM, and the IRS, before embarking upon a long and distinguished career as a Federal Special Agent in the New York Office of Labor Racketeering. In 1998 He was promoted to Special Agent in Charge, overseeing the Philadelphia Region. He later transferred to the Atlanta area serving as Regional Inspector General, where he supervised the 9 States of the South East Region before retiring in 2003 after 25 years of service. Currently, he is owner and CEO of “Dancin’ Doug Travel (DDT) Agency[1]” where he now employs and supervises a staff of over 50 Travel Agents.


  1. "DDT CONTRACTING SERVICES, INC". Retrieved 2018-06-06.

2. Universal Hip Hop Museum, Bronx, NY:

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