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Street Dance New Zealand Celebrates 10 Years

Published: Wed 6 Apr 2016 11:29 AM
Tuesday 5th April 2016
Street Dance New Zealand Celebrates 10 Years
Street Dance New Zealand celebrates 10 years of cultivating Aotearoa’s grass roots dance talent and showcasing it on the world stage on Wednesday 27th April 2016.
This special event is followed by the National Championship competition running from Thursday 28th – Saturday 30th April 2016. The events will all be held at the Vodafone Events Centre in Manukau.
SDNZ over the past 3 months has been running regional qualifying competitions around New Zealand in Auckland, Waikato/ Bay Of Plenty, Wellington, South Island, Northland and Hawkes Bay. The finalists from the regions will come to battle it out at the national finals for their place to compete in Las Vegas in August at the World Hip Hop Championships up against 64 countries and 3,500 dancers from all corners of the globe.
The Street Dance NZ National Championships competition includes 7 events over 5 days including a 10 year celebration show, workshops, Mega Day ( Mega crews, high school and intermediate crews) 2 on 2 all style battles, prelims and the finals night. This year over 50 crews have entered and over 1,000 dancers will go head to head, all vying for an opportunity to represent their country.
"My involvement over the past 10 years with Street Dance NZ has been an amazing journey of witnessing many homegrown success stories, whether it be backyard dancers achieving world titles, or hardworking individuals achieving international acclaim, it never gets old, there is always another achievement to celebrate,” says Stephen Grey – Street Dance NZ Head Judge
Street Dance NZ was started in 2007 in South Auckland to provide opportunities and a platform for young people to grow through a shared dance experience in a positive environment. All SDNZ events are alcohol and smoke-free.
The organization has had an enormous impact in the NZ community and nation through empowering young people to live with a purpose, train hard, learn teamwork, discipline, improve fitness and health, develop leadership skills, goal setting and facilitating a pathway to pursue their dreams.
There are multiple success stories of dancers and choreographers who have been apart of the Street Dance NZ competition. Most notable is world-renowned choreographer Parris Goebel, who now works alongside the biggest names in the music industry including Rihanna, J.Lo. Janet Jackson and Justin Bieber.
New Zealand has been represented every year in the world finals and now has a powerful international reputation. In 2015 NZ crew The BRADAS of IDentity Dance Company brought home the GOLD in the adult division, with the Royal Family winning silver in the Mega Crew division.
Last years event sold out. Buy tickets from ticketdirect.co.nz.
Click here to watch ‘The Bradas’ gold medal winning performance https://youtu.be/TlrEw1ERM18
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