When Michael Jackson died this year one of my dreams which was to dance with the King of Pop was taken away. He has always been such an inspiration to me and has been one of the main reasons why I’m following the dance path.
I’ve been part of the dance crew Limitbreak which went to the 2008 World Hip Hop Champs where we made it into the final 12.
Already having reached an excellent standard of dance in Hip Hop I wanted to stretch myself and take a year to really work on my dance. EXCEL School of Performing Arts was the obvious choice. I knew of many who had been through the school and gone on to form many of NZ’s top crews including Dziah and Sweet and Sour.
The classes in Jazz and Contemporary are opening up a whole new world of dance for me. In the Choreography classes we are given very usable techniques which we put into practice straight away.
I really like the practical nature of this course. We are pretty much dancing most of the day and I’m with a whole lot of other people who share the same passion.