Lynn street dance crew StreetWize will be competing in the regional championships of the British Dance Organisation’s nationwide competition in Peterborough on Sunday, writes Jon Seymour
The competition team is called “Toxic” and Sian Kirby, Lara Steward, Carly English and Olivia Maxwell took some time out of practise to speak with us about the crew.
There are around 15 members in Toxic ranging from age 10 to 18, and they will be hoping to improve on last year’s second place.
Earlier this year, they also competed in the Universal Dance Organisation’s competition, and came fourth. This was enough to qualify for the world championships, but unfortunately they couldn’t compete because of other commitments at the time.
They’re hoping that they can repeat or improve on this year’s result when they compete again in the UDO regional finals in January 2016, as it will be amazing to compete on an international scale.
For the upcoming competition are a couple of members down due to illness, but they are confident they’re going to do well.
StreetWize also have an under 10s division, and all age groups meet at Gaywood Community Centre every Wednesday to practise and have fun.
They perform annually at Lynn Arts Centre, and they also put on displays at community events throughout the year. If you can make it to one of their displays, you really should go and watch them.
Street dance has been popular for several years, with films such as Step Up bringing it to the big screen and every year Britain’s Got Talent has a plethora of dance crews entering.