NRJ dance take street battle to the Worlds

Kirkcaldy dancers took their street sass to Glasgow for the ultimate dance off.

Saturday, 27th August 2016, 10:00 am
Updated Saturday, 27th August 2016, 12:19 pm
NRJ Dance Studios in Kirkcaldy scored success at the World Street Dance Championships in Glasgow on August 20-21. Pictured - dance crew Femme Fatale.

Run by Nikki McAndrew, NRJ Dance Studios entered a variety of categories at the United Dance Orgnaisations World Street Dance Championships at the SSE Hydro last week.

Over 3500 dancers competed from all over the world and Nikki was overjoyed with the success of her dancers. She said: “I could not be prouder of each and every one of my students. Not only for coming away with some amazing titles at such a tough competition but for all the hard work they consistently put into their training and the dedication and loyalty they have to the studio and myself.

“These kids never fail to make me proud each time they dance. These competitions give a great opportunity for our dancers to learn about how important it is to work as a team, to work hard for what they want and most importantly support each other as team members and friends. To even qualify for such a large event is such a great achievement but to come away with awards is just the icing on the cake!”

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Entering as a solo dancer, seven-year-old Kayden Byers took seventh place in the under-10 beginner solo catagory. Ava Hoggan (10) and Shay McLelland – both from Lochgelly – came second in the under-12 intermediate duo category, crowning them runner-up world champions.

Duo team Chelsea Deamer (8) and Kacey Buckley (9), both from Kirkcaldy, scored fifth place in the under-10 beginner group. Kirkcaldy’s Rebecca Paterson (12) and Courtney Ratcliffe (11), from Methil, took seventh place in the under 14 intermediate category. Team dance In10sity came seventh in the world under-10 advanced crew category and Femme Fatale made it into the finals, coming tenth in the world.

NRJ is based up Mitchelston Industrial Estate and started 10 years ago. Teaching HipHop street dance and technique classes to dancers from age two to adult, the school has experienced great success in competitions throughout the UK.