TALENTED Angus dancers are among hundreds of youngsters flocking to the Caird Hall in Dundee this Sunday for a national street dancing contest.
The organisers of Urban Chillax have revealed a record number of entrants have signed up to showcase their moves, all vying to be hailed the nation’s hottest dance talent. They include a huge percentage from Angus, particularly the Angus Centre for the Performing Arts, who are sending a lot of dancers to compete
Four hundred dancers from all over Scotland, aged from five to 25, have already registered. Organised by Dundee-based creative arts charity Pure Media UK in association with Urbanik Productions, Urban Chillax, is open to anyone wishing to perform and be judged in a streetdance style, whether on an individual or group basis.
Layla Brown, creative director at Pure Media UK said: “Urban Chillax promises to be a major event in Scotland’s dance calendar. Individual dancers and crews are busy making the finishing touches to their planned performance on the day and we, together with the judges, are eagerly awaiting the opportunity to see them compete in what will be a truly visual extravaganza. And for the non-dancers amongst us, it’s a great day out for anyone who appreciates raw dance talent to watch a fantastic show performed by some outstanding local dancers.”
With just three and a half minutes to perform to their chosen music, participants can enter in one of four age categories – under 10s, under 13s, under 18s and over 18s. The event kicks off with a masterclass for all participants, aimed at breaking down barriers and diffusing nerves, given by Rhimes Lecointe, world-renowned star of Street Dance 3D, who will also act as a judge and performer. The fee for entering is £6 per person, with audience rates £5 per person. For more info and to register visit www.urbanchillax.com or www.pmuk.org