Street Dance

30th July 2014




The search is now on to find the region’s top urban dance talent as Midlands Best Dance Crew is launched for its 2014 competition. The X-Factor-style dance-off for street dance groups has been running since 2010 and has produced winners that have gone on to feature in the finals of Britain’s Got Talent. This year’s special guests are also BGT finalists, as The Addict Initiative, described by Simon Cowell as the best dance group since Diversity, will make a guest appearance, performing on the night.

This year’s competition will be held on Saturday 4th October, in an exciting evening of street dance competition in which troupes from across the Midlands compete for a £1,000 cash prize for the winning group. The event consists of performances from the shortlisted groups, plus input from the expert panel of judges, which includes major names in urban dance and choreography such as Supple Nam (has worked with Beyonce and Madonna and was Creative Director on Sky1’s Got to Dance, Britain’s Next Top Model and So You Think You Can Dance), Andi Vega (international award winning dancer and choreographer) and Gemma Hoddy (choreographer for the likes of the MOBOs, Top of the Pops, National Movie Awards and Blue Peter).

Previous winners include BASE, who went on to compete on national television in Britain’s Got Talent. The competition is run by 2Funky Arts, a community-based arts group focusing on young people, and will be held at Curve Theatre. Tickets are priced at £14, £12, £10 – £2 off for concessions.

Vijay Mistry from 2Funky Arts and the brainchild behind Midlands Best Dance Crew said “We would encourage groups from across the region to come forward and enter the competition. Not only do you get the chance to win £1,000, but the finalists all get great publicity. We have had some fantastic entrants in previous years and the standard has been sky high. This is an important platform for urban and street dancers from all sections of the community to compete and gain recognition for their skills, plus potentially turn a hobby into a lucrative career.”
Joshua Pilmore from previous winners BASE said “We have so much to thank Midlands Best Dance Crew for. It gave us the profile to pursue dance as a professional career, and we are all happy working in the industry. It is a dream come true for us.”

Entrants need to request an application from, which are to be submitted by 15th August 2014. Shortlisted finalists will be announced by24th August 2014.

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