Room to move for dance at HQ
YMCA HQ hosted an entertainment spectacular, VIP party in September to celebrate the launch of its newly renovated and revamped dance area.
Six acts of “passionate, professional and emerging” contemporary street dancers and hip hop artists took to the new dance floor to open the space in Leederville.
The night’s performances included West Australian contemporary professional dancer Natalie Allen.
Performances also included Perth-born accomplished inter-disciplinary artist Paris Mitchell and local hip hop and poetry artist and YMCA Youth Leadership group member, Aali, who performed hard-hitting raps.
HQ’s Youth Leadership group member and Krump dancer Ian De Mello, who started his dance career 11 years ago at YMCA HQ, will be able to run Krump workshops.
“The transformation at YMCA HQ has been amazing and it doesn’t have a traditional studio feel which, as a street dancer, I love,” he said.