Street dance kids have got the moves

NRJ dance  kids who have become first to gain certificates  in street dance
NRJ dance kids who have become first to gain certificates in street dance

A GROUP of flexible youngsters from the NRJ Dance Studios Kirkcaldy has become the first in Scotland to pass street dance exams.

The group of 20 5 to 15-year-olds have just obtained their Street Dance Examinations which are accredited by the United Dance Organisation.

The youngsters who all come from Kirkcaldy and the surrounding area have been dancing at the Kirkcaldy studio for between one and five years and practice several times a week.

NRJ Dance Studio, which specialises in break dance and hip hop, is the first dance school in the area to offer the brand new RISE Street Dance syllabus from the United Dance Organisation, leading the 20 young dancers to be given the opportunity to sit their first street dance exams.

All dancers successfully passed their first set of examination with seven passing with Distinction and another seven passing with Merit.

To gain their certificates, the young dancers had to show examiners a variety of different moves and sequences to display their skills.

Nikki McAndrew, who runs the NRJ Dance Studio with her break dancing mum Nancy, said: “It’s great to finally have accredited examinations in Street Dance as up until now it has been mainly ballet, tap and modern examinations which are available for young dancers.

“These examinations are a great start up for any dance troupe or individual wanting to go on and further their careers in dance and have something to look back on and show what they have achieved.

“They all started dancing at a young age which is great as they are fearless and they pick up things very quickly and are always keen to try out new things.

“I’m very proud of all my dancers – they continue to improve, work hard and dedicate themselves to their dancing and I couldn’t ask for more from them.”

NRJ Dance Studios offers exam classes in street dance for anyone wanting to work their way up through the grades and sit examinations through the UDO.

There is no age limit, and Nancy (47), is still a very keen break dancer who has travelled around Britain and overseas to take part in competitions and events.