When the final bell rings at Southwest High School, the desks in Dennis Price's classroom get pushed out of the way, the fluorescent overhead lights are shut off and a strobe light begins flashing from the disco ball hanging from ceiling.
As other students head home or linger in groups on campus benches, the Southwest High Divine Style Crew breakdance club members get down to business perfecting their moves on the classroom's scuffed linoleum floor.
In existence for about a year now, the club provides a different kind of extracurricular activity previously not available.
Though breakdancing's heyday was nearly 20 years ago, there was enough curiosity about it on the Southwest campus to warrant an organized group.
"There was an interest for it," said Price, Southwest teacher, Crew adviser and occasional breakdancer.
"Breakdancing is an art form and a form of self-expression," Price said.
"I think it instills confidence in participating and performing students and this confidence will transcend into other areas of life," Price said.