Dance crew take on the world
Rezpect Dance Academy is defying the odds — quizzing, sausage sizzling and baking their way to world supremacy.
The academy’s Defy Dance Crew has spent the last couple of months trying to raise the $18,000 needed for their trip to the World Supremacy Battleground dance competition in Sydney this month. The annual competition is open to anyone in the southern hemisphere. The Defy Dance Crew is made up of five girls and one boy, all under the age of 10 from Parkvale School, Mahora School, Peterhead School and Tamatea Primary School. Six mums and three dads will accompany the team, which will be performing one routine, choreographed by dance tutor Miami Walsh.
The dancers and their families have held a car wash, movie night, McDonald’s evenings, lunch and dinner hangis, raffles, school tours, a quiz night, sausage sizzle and bake sale. Although they have come up $5000 short, the team is feeling excited, nervous, happy and eager, says parent Nicola Cormack.
“We’re counting down the sleeps — we can’t wait ,” she says.
It is the first ‘worlds’ for the dancers who had to compete at Battlegrounds NZ — where they placed second — to qualify for World Supremacy Battlegrounds. Nicola says the team and family members are very grateful to those who have helped get them across the ditch.
“Thank you to everyone for all the generous support towards Defy’s fundraising journey.”
■ To sponsor the team or make a donation towards the cost of their trip contact Nicola on email@example.com or 0224102046.
DEFY Dance Crew off to the World Supremacy Battle in Sydney