HUNDREDS of pupils in North Wales will be popping and locking their way to Wrexham on Sunday in the first regional heat of the Welsh Inter High School Street Dance Championships.
The United Dance Organisation has teamed up with the Welsh Assembly Government’s 5 x 60 programme – a Sports Council for Wales managed scheme which aims to get secondary school pupils in Wales more active, more often – to run a professional dance competition for budding movers and shakers.
Dance crews will battle it out at Glyndwr University’s William Aston Hall in a bid to become one of the 42 finalists to vie for the championship title – which is sponsored by Pontin’s – and the first prize of the use of a mini bus for their school for 12 months.
Six teams from each category will qualify and progress to the final at St David’s Hall in Cardiff on January 18, with school Years 7, 8 and 9 competing in one age group and years 10 and 11 in another.
Simon Dibley, CEO of the United Dance Organisation, said: “Street dance provides a fantastic alternative form of fitness and we are delighted that so many pupils across Wales will be taking part. Both team and quad competitions will be held across the six regional heats, providing the opportunity for pupils to demonstrate both choreography and dance skills.”