Room to move for dance at HQ

Guardian Express - - NEWS -

YMCA HQ hosted an en­ter­tain­ment spec­tac­u­lar, VIP party in Septem­ber to cel­e­brate the launch of its newly ren­o­vated and re­vamped dance area.

Six acts of “pas­sion­ate, pro­fes­sional and emerg­ing” con­tem­po­rary street dancers and hip hop artists took to the new dance floor to open the space in Leed­erville.

The night’s per­for­mances in­cluded West Aus­tralian con­tem­po­rary pro­fes­sional dancer Natalie Allen.

Per­for­mances also in­cluded Perth-born ac­com­plished in­ter-dis­ci­plinary artist Paris Mitchell and lo­cal hip hop and po­etry artist and YMCA Youth Lead­er­ship group mem­ber, Aali, who per­formed hard-hit­ting raps.

HQ’s Youth Lead­er­ship group mem­ber and Krump dancer Ian De Mello, who started his dance ca­reer 11 years ago at YMCA HQ, will be able to run Krump work­shops.

“The trans­for­ma­tion at YMCA HQ has been amaz­ing and it doesn’t have a tra­di­tional stu­dio feel which, as a street dancer, I love,” he said.­mu­ni­ d487350

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