Kirkcaldy dance crews are street wise

NRJ dancers from NRJ Dance Studio in Kirkcaldy who won their way through to European and World Championships in the UDO Street Dance Championships
NRJ dancers from NRJ Dance Studio in Kirkcaldy who won their way through to European and World Championships in the UDO Street Dance Championships
0
Have your say

A Kirkcaldy dance studio has had major success at a prestigious competition.

Teams from the NRJ Dance Studio took part in the UDO Scottish Street Dance Championships at the Royal Concert Hall in Glasgow on Sunday.

Scottish street dance champion Jodi Hampton

Scottish street dance champion Jodi Hampton

And three of the teams, Hype, Unik and Swagga, won their way through to qualifying for the World Street Dance Championships in August, with two also qualifying for European Street Dance Championships in Paris next year.

The groups or “crews” as they are called, are Swagga (under 14 intermediate), which won first place in the Scottish Street Dance Championships to qualify for Worlds and Europeans , Hype (under 18 novice) which took seventh place in the World Qualifiers and UNIK (over 18 Intermediate) which scooped third place in both the World and European Qualifiers.

Swagga an all-girl street dance group are now the Scottish Champions in their division, with their ages ranging from 10-13 years.

One member of Swagga, Jodi Hampton (10), won first place for her solo performance in the under-10 advanced section and is now the Scottish Champion. She has also qualified for the World and European Championships and is the first dancer in Fife to become an Allstar dancer in Street Dance.

Nikki McAndrew, owner of NRJ Dance Studios, said: “We are extremely proud of her and all of our dancers for all of the hard work and dedication they have shown in the run up to this big competition. It has definitely paid off.”

Team NRJ also came away with another seven trophies for its solo dancers, who have all qualified for Worlds, placing from sixth to first place.

Nikki added: “These youngsters work so hard throughout the year learning the new styles and practising day and night to perfect them, and this competition has certainly shown that the hard work has paid off. As their teacher I couldn’t be prouder of all my dancers who competed at the competition. They make my job worthwhile and I couldn’t ask for a better bunch of talented dancers.”