Royal Bodiez clean up at The Block Party

Port Douglas & Mossman Gazette - - NEWS -

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. the­block­ or ’like’ The Block Party’s face­book page.

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