MANHATTAN — While "b-boys" may outnumber "b-girls" on the dancefloor, female breakdancers will soon have the chance to show off their moves at Greenwich Village's LGBT Community Center.
The center will host an "old-school flygirl throwdown" Tuesday night featuring an all-female group of breakdancers, DJs, singers and poets, according to its website.
Harlem-born and Bronx-raised dancer Ana "Rokafella" Garcia, whose group Full Circle Soul Sisters will perform Tuesday, estimated there are 10 male breakdancers — "b-boys" — for every female one.
"We're not equal in numbers, but we're equal in mastery and knowledge," Garcia said.
The Tuesday performance, which starts at 6:30 p.m. at 208 W. 13th St., will give female performers a chance to "show their stuff," Garcia said.
"[Our show] is going to be an outpouring of female hip-hop energy," she said. "A lot of the time, hip-hop isn't friendly toward homosexuality. I want to say that hip-hop loves us all."
"Rokafella" learned to breakdance in the 1990s and performed on the streets of Manhattan, including near Rockefeller Center, the inspiration for her name, she said.
She started touring with dance companies in the mid-'90s, taught breakdancing in gyms and schools, and started a production company, Full Circle Productions, Inc., with her husband, fellow breakdancer Kwikstep.
The LGBT community's demand for respect is similar to messages found in hip-hop, Garcia explained.
"Hip-hop says, 'I've got skills, listen to me,'" she said. "That's relevant to the LGBT community, and that's an empowering angle we can bring to the LGBT community."
Tickets to the show, which will benefit the center, cost $15 each and are available online.