Haleem “Stringz” Rasul (Dancer) began his dance career in the mid 1990s with a concentration on breakin’, hip-hop’s original dance form. After exploring dance in other communities across the U.S., Stringz gained more appreciation for Detroit’s own dance innovation, the Jit. As a dance, the Jit combines high-energy footwork and arm syncopations that can be done both standing and on the floor, creating a dynamic aesthetic all under a unique groove. According to Stringz, “This is Detroit’s hip-hop dance.”
Stringz is a front-runner of positive cultural exchange in his native Detroit and abroad. He has traveled all over the world showcasing Detroit’s dance and story and believes it can promote connections between people and communities.
Haleem is on Next Level Team Indonesia.