DancedazeUK street dancing championsPosted by: Sam Pegg
VIBE speaks to the founder of DancedazeUK and features their successes within street dancing
DancedazeUK was founded in 2006 by Rich Hawke and they have been a kid’s street dance company since 2010. They moved into their studios in 2014 and in the same year became double world champions with the United Dance Organisation. They have placed in the top 7 crews in the world since then and have been regional champions many times also.
They provide all of the entertainment for the Sheffield Sharks at every home game where crews take it in turns to go and entertain the crowd.
After seeing DancedazeUK in action at two of the Sheffield Sharks home games, it was evident that Rich has provided a street dancing family for his dancers to be a part of. The support and encouragement is eye opening and the level of standard from his young dancers is exceptional. It is clear that all those who dance are incredibly passionate in their routines and we would recommend checking out their website for even more details:
They made the live semi-finals of Britain’s Got Talent in 2018 with their crew Rise Unbroken https://youtu.be/zeG987rfq0w and had an amazing time filming and creating this.
Their choreographers have featured on Britain’s Got Talent and BBC1’s The Greatest Dancer https://youtu.be/uLU_vYuyCE8
They will perform at Sheffield United home games and offer pre-game street dance workshops to add to the match day experience, their next live performance at Bramall Lane is on Wednesday 9th February 2022 against West Brom.
They are currently in training for their first competitions in nearly two years coming up in November so they can’t wait for those, and we're sure that all of their hard work will pay off.
Rich is also the UK Manager for the UDOIT Dance Foundation, a street dance charity giving opportunities for children from deprived areas around the UK.
About UDOIT Dance Foundation:
UDOIT Dance Foundation are a charity that was set up in 2014, with a focus on ensuring every young person has the opportunity to access street dance. They aim to inspire, engage and empower children and young people through street dance, making sure all opportunities are inclusive for everyone to enjoy.
Rich will be running his own street dancing Events in 2022 where dancers and crews can qualify for the European and World Championship Finals.
DancedazeUK have a number of open classes for you to join in on and they provide a base for your children to explore a new passion/hobby.
Beginner Open Classes:
Monday 5:00-7:00pm Chris Rowe Age 7-12yrs
Tuesday 5:00-7:00pm Jack Bruce Age 7-12yrs
Friday 5:30-7:30pm Luke Gibson & Chris Rowe Age 6-14yrs
Saturday 10:00-10:45am Amelia Marsh Age 3-5yrs
Saturday 10:45-11:45am Amelia Marsh Age 6-8yrs
Intermediate/Advanced Open Classes:
Tuesday 5:00-6:30pm Sinead Darnell Age 9+
Wednesday 6:45-8:15pm Devon Reid Age 9+
There is no real age cap but tends to be around 18 years old at the peak.
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