Dancing 2 Deutschland - Barry dancers make Welsh Squad
4:40pm Sunday 20th June 2010 in News
BARRY dance group Y Dance wiped the floor with the competition in the recent IDO Welsh street dance championships.
Several of the group will now go on to represent Wales at the world hiphop championships in Germany in September.
First winner of the day was 11-year-old Harry Wood who battled his way to the Junior 1-on-1 bboy title,defeating bboys from all over Wales.
Next up were the 4ft 2 Crew who are Katie Gibbs, Bethan Tyler, Zoe Cannon, Bethan Deakin ,Kia Harcourt, Ellie Mai Platt, Olivia Ahmed, Hannah Svendsen and Robson Mallam.
The 4ft 2 Crew finished 2nd in the childrens formation team event and Tesni Sewell made the team by finishing 5th in the childrens girl solo.
YDancers Levi Sims, Myles German, Luke Perry, Yasmin Harcourt and Shireen Ahmed successfully earnt their places on the squad with their solos against a huge division of dancers, by gaining 1st in the Adult Boy Solo, 2nd and 3rd in the Junior Male Solo, and 2rd and 3rd in the Adult Girl Solo.
Complexity, the adult dance team for Y Dance, finished 3rd in the adult formation team competition. Complexity are Abbi Bartlett, Sophie Morgan, Becky Nott, Levi Simms, Lauren Barrett, Sam Owens, Yasmin Harcourt, Bethan Goddard, Shireen Ahmed and Ellie Carter.
Bethan Hartland, who left YDance last year to attend Swansea University, was also at the competition with her team SUDS. They also achieved success by winning 1st place in the Adult Small Group and a place on the Welsh Team.
The crew that stole the competition was Unknown, the Junior YDance Small Group. They took the stage and mesmerised the auditorium from the beginning The young group of dancers – Amber Summers (15) Chanelle Johnson (14), Rhia Dutton (14), Rhian Dwyer (14), Brooke Clarke (14), Nioami Everitt (13) and Myles German (13) – smashed their routine, impressing the judges to achieve the highest scores of the day and win the Junior Small Group Trophy and a place on the Welsh Street Dance Squad.
Emma Mallam dance co-ordinator of Motion Control, said: "I congratulate all the dancers – they are all ‘stars’ who shone their brightest on the day of the competition.
"I want to say a huge thank you to the tutors Lynne Hughes, Lee Crowley and Alex Brown for their wonderful choreography, hard work and continued support to the dance programme. Thanks also to Carlos Neto and Xavi Monreal for working with the YDance in the holidays."
YDance wants to thank all the parents, friends and family who attended the competition.
Y Dance will continue to 'bring it on' when they represent Wales in the world championships in Germany. A big initiative called 'Dancing 2 Deutschland' has been set up, to help towards funding this dance experience.
Events will be held throughout the summer months as the dancers will look to the local community to help fund this once in a lifetime opportunity.
YDance is part of the Motion Control dance programme, which aims to provide dance opportunities to the young people living in the Vale and is run by the Vibe Experience, Barry.
Anyone wishing to help or donate in the Dancing 2 Deutschland campaign contact the dance co-ordinator Emma Mallam on 01446 733622.