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A Kapiti dance troupe’s three-minute hip-hop rou­tine has pro­pelled them into na­tional con­sid­er­a­tion.

Adrenalin, a hip-hop group from the Ju­dith Fuge Dance School in Para­pa­raumu, will com­pete at the na­tional com­pe­ti­tion, hosted by the Per­form­ing Arts Com­pe­ti­tions As­so­ci­a­tion of New Zealand, in Palmer­ston North, in Oc­to­ber.

They were nom­i­nated by the Up­per Hutt Com­pe­ti­tion So­ci­ety af­ter per­form­ing at their com­pe­ti­tion held at Ex­pres­sions over Easter Week­end.

Dance school direc­tor Ju­dith Fuge said the troupe ‘‘did a fab­u­lous job.’’ The group had been danc­ing to­gether for three or four years, with a cou­ple of younger dancers added this year. It had been a six-month process work­ing on the spe­cific dance, she said.

The group’s aim was to reach the na­tional fi­nals. Last year, about 70 per­formed, and about 20 made the fi­nals. The group will con­tinue train­ing with all tweaks to the rou­tine need­ing to be fi­nalised by early Septem­ber.

All of the 12 Adrenalin dancers are from Kapiti, rang­ing in age from 13-17. The group’s dance was chore­ographed by Ge­or­gia Mar­shall.


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