Royal Bodiez clean up at The Block Party
A TALENTED posse from Mossman’s Bodies in Motion Dance School were crowned the best hip hop crew at Cairns’ biggest dance battle on Sunday.
Royal Bodiez were popular winners at The Block Party, which attracted a 2000-strong audience to The Pier car park to watch over 100 dancers battle it out on the streets as girls and boys of all ages showed off their talents in solo, duo and crew battles.
Bodies in Motion’s principal Saskia Turner put together two crews to compete at the event. “Our junior crew, Lil’ Bodiez consists of boys and girls aged seven to 13 and our senior crew, Royal Bodiez is an all-female group with girls aged 14 to 21,” Ms Turner said.
“Although we only started rehearsals six weeks prior to the event, they performed like real professionals.
“The amount of great feedback we received was amazing - Cairns had no idea how much talent we have hidden up here in Mossman.”
The Block Party promotes a positive environment where all dancers are encouraged to support and respect one another by shaking hands after doing battling, Ms Turner said.
“It was a great opportunity for the kids to perform to such a large and responsive crowd,” she said.
“I was overwhelmed with how many supporters travelled down to Cairns to cheer us on.
“All the kids were so pumped after the event and now they can’t wait until the next one.”
To look at pictures and videos from the event you can visit www. theblockparty.com.au or ’like’ The Block Party’s facebook page.