WINNING TROUPE PUMPED BY ADRENALIN
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.