Members of Kingston University’s dance society have kicked off preparations to retain their title as advanced hip-hop champions of the inter-university dance scene.
The dancers were awarded first place last year after beating off all the other universities at the final in Portsmouth. This year’s competition is set to be fiercer than ever and members know they must pull out all the stops to gain a top prize.
President of the dance society, Jessica Smith, says: “To win first place or any other award, we need to have a committed team. We are very competitive – after winning and blowing everyone away at Portsmouth we now want to keep up that standard.”
Preparation began last week with auditions, after which 30 dancers were selected to enter the competition. The successful entrants will now train an additional five hours a week to learn and perfect their routines.
Jessica added: “Because we auditioned dancers they are all very strong and talented. But that alone isn’t enough; the more we rehearse together, the more in tune we get with each other.”
The competition takes place on 4th December at Royal Holloway, University of London.