Talents on display at Jem’s Hip Hop showcase

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Students from Jem’s Hip Hop will be displaying the talent that led to them winning big prizes at a street dance championships at a Christmas showcase.

Top-level students from the troupe will be performing at Stamford Arts Centre on Monday, December 22.

A group of 30 students from the school recently took part in the British Dance Organisation’s East Anglian Street Dance Championships .

Youngsters aged six to 16 competed against other dance schools from all over the area and stormed to success bringing home 19 trophies across all categories.

The four dance crews from Jem’s Hip Hop, Bassline, Fuse, BIG Trouble and Trouble crew, all faced stiff competition from some amazing groups but came away with first, first, second and second places respectively.

Other categories entered included solo and duo rounds, in which the youngsters had to battle against hundreds of other dancers to achieve call backs. After four hours of tough competition the dancers achieved success in 15 categories including a double first place for Gracie Bailey, in her solo and in her duo with partner Lexi Tyers.

This is the fourth competition that students from Jem’s Hip Hop have been involved in and year on year the results have improved with this year’s medal haul their biggest yet. The children will be competing again in March in the United Dance Organisation’s version of the event which will hopefully hold the key to qualifying for the 2015 World Street Dance Championships help in Glasgow.

Jem’s Hip Hop is a street dance school working with children from aged three to 18 and with adult classes running in Stamford. They are quickly becoming one of the biggest dance companies in the county with over 800 children attending open classes across classes in Stamford, Bourne, Deeping, Grantham, Sleaford, Long Sutton Oakham and Melton.

For more information about Jem’s Hip Hop classes or for tickets for the showcase visit www.jemshiphop.co.uk or facebook.com/jemshiphop