Hip-hop stars impress the judges

02:54, Sep 28 2012
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The Origin Dance Crew, performing hosts for Saturday's Shakedown Hip Hop Dance Champs in the Nayland College Hall.
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"L.T.D."; CJ Wilkins (left) and Jordana Arnold, both twelve years old, from Nelson's Onset@Fargher Academy of Dance
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The Shakedown dancers and spectators show their appreciation.
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"Fuzion" from Nelson's Onset@Fargher Academy of Dance perform.
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"B-" from A+ Dance Studios in Motueka; Carlos McRobert and Paua Betham, both twelve years old, model their T-shirts during Saturday's Shakedown
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The judges meet the contestants before the contest gets under way. From left are; Daniel Chew of Dunedin, Gemma Laing of Nelson, Claire McGoff of Wellington and Krystal Liebezeit of Nelson.
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"Evolution" from Nelson's Onset@Fargher Academy of Dance

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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