Hip-hop stars impress the judges

MATT LAWREY
Last updated 14:52 28/09/2012

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Hip-hop hit Nelson in a big way last Saturday with the city hosting the Shakedown Dance Championships.

Nineteen teams and 22 solo dancers from Nelson, Marlborough and Christchurch performed their moves at the contest in the Nayland College hall. 

The junior title went to Jason Oldfield, 13, of Stoke, and Blenheim’s Josh Pope, 16, won the open section.

They and the rest of the dancers also took to the stage for the contest’s showcase performance in the evening, along with The Car Company Origin Dance Crew, from Nelson, who are competing in the world hip-hop dance championships in The Netherlands in two weeks.

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