Kingston University dancers "get down" to finish runners-up at inter-uni competition.

Second place for KU dance troop

Members of Kingston University’s hip-hop dance crew achieved second place at the inter-university “Get Down” dance competition held in Surrey over the weekend.

The dancers, who performed in matching red hoodies, wowed the judges with a fast-paced and dynamic performance.

President of the KU society, Jessica Smith, said: “I’m really proud of what we achieved. We did really well, especially considering it was a London-based competition. What we can do now is take on board the comments the judges made and hopefully do even better next time.”

The group, several of whom took part in a similar competition last year and won, have undertaken many hours of rehearsals to get their routine up to scratch.

One of the judges, B-Boy Time, said: “They had lots of strong solos and they worked the stage well. They were confident and had great energy. I felt they could have been more traditional in their choreography though.”

Fellow judge B-Boy Ruffian added: “It was good to see so many people performing from one uni. They put on a very strong show.”

KUDS also entered the tap section of the competition, and were ranked in fourth place.

Other universities at the competition included Kent, Warwick and Essex. Kings College London were the overall winners of the day, bagging first place in ballet and tap.

Royal Holloway University dance society, who were hosting the competition, felt the day had been a great success.

RHUL student Emma said: “It’s been great to see so many universities come together for a dance event. Everyone has been really supportive of each other which created a fantastic atmosphere.”

More information on Kingston’s Dance Club can be found here.

Click play to see the tap dancers in action:

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