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Shane Fry, 36, is one of Western New York’s top breakdancers.

Fry, 36, of Alden, is a Buffalo native and former high school basketball star who has owned Verve Dance Studio, at 910 Main St., above Hyatts art studio, since 2005. He and his wife, Heather Russell-Fry, are the principal organizers of the third annual Battle @ Buffalo Under the Lights, a dance contest that runs from noon to 10 p.m. Aug. 24 in the parking lot at New Era cap company, 160 Delaware Ave; find out more at vervedancestudio.com.

What sort of diet does it take to stay in good dance shape?

I eat a lot of bananas, mangos and avocados. Those three things are constantly in my diet. Also, I eat Rice Chex with organic almond milk.

What are the staples of your diet?

Tacos, but my tacos have avocados, black beans, tomatoes, onions, lettuce and cilantro, with a wheat wrap. I eat mostly white meats, so chicken and turkey and fish. I’ll eat organic meat and I eat a lot of organic turkey, but I try to stay away from beef.

The secret to your diet?

During the last year, I came across this drink, called Bode, by a company named Vemma. It has all my essential vitamins and minerals and it has magosten. It also has aloe, but the thing this drink has that a lot of these drinks don’t have is it has 20 grams of protein in it and it’s from brown rice and beans.

– Scott Scanlon