CHAMPIONS

CHAMPIONS

'4FS Dancers Crowned UK Street Dance Challenge South West Champions!' 

On Sunday 9th March we took 34 Dancers to compete at The UK Street Dance Challenge South West Championships! Between them they won 30 Trophies, being awarded many 1st Places!!!

Congratulations to our teams:

Pondhu C.T- Under 10 Beginner Winners!

Vintedge 4- Under 18 Beginners, 2nd Place!

And

Rogue 2.0- Under 18 Advanced- Winners! 

 

We are so very proud of every single dancer that competed with us on Sunday, Rogue creating their set in 4 Days!!! The best part of the day was seeing their support for each other, TRUE SPORTSMANSHIP!

Its not just about the Trophies for us, its seeing those faces light up when they get their first call back and seeing our wonderful dancers grow in confidence! We also made a huge progress with our marks from our last time!

https://ukstreetdancechallenge.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/Team-Scoring-South-West.pdf

Congratulations to everyone that competed, we are feeling super inspired, ready to train and take on board feedback from the Judges!

MOVE IT 2017

On the 11th March 4FS gave 10 young people  the opportunity and experience to travel to the Capitol city and participate in one of the largest dance events in The Country, ‘Move It!’

This was our 2nd year at the event, thank you to WCYT for their continuous funding support. 

Our Dancers took workshops with Industry professional choreographers, established dance schools and had the opportunity to take class at Pineapple. 

The aim of the trip is for our dancers to be further inspired, think about their futures and have an experience that will Impact on their self-belief and aspirations.

Our dancers on their return will be encouraged to cascade their learning from this experience to other young people who attend 4FS in the form of workshops. The young people will be working towards Vinspired volunteer awards. 

 

The trip was a huge success and we have 10 very inspired dancers all with a better insight to what career options they may want to take. 

 

Thank you WCYT http://westcornwallyouthtrust.org/

Ellison Tubb accepted to Wilkes Academy of Performing Arts

Congratulations to our beautiful Elli Tubb for gaining a place at Wilkes Academy. We have had the pleasure of working with Elli for many years, watching her grow into a beautiful dancer and young person. Her passion for dance is inspiring and she has worked so hard over the years. We are soo very proud of you Elli and we can't wait to watch you spread those beautiful wings of yours and take your next steps in your dance career. You deserve all of your success and you are an inspiration to many at 4FS. #SOPROUD

Katie Dobson joins The Northern School of contemporary dance

Congratulations to the beautiful Katie Dobson for gaining a place at The Northern School of contemporary dance!! We have watched Dobbie grow into sucha beautiful dancer,  person and student teacher. You deserve all of your success and we can not wait to see what your future dance career holds for you. We are so Proud!! 

Its Audition time!!

Open to all south west dancers, contact us to book your spot

Late night Shopping St Austell

We had lots of fun entertaining #staustelltown for the light switch on this evening!! Thank you to the amazing Cornwall College dance students for joining us too and thank you to @whiteriverplace and #staustellbid for a wonderful Evening!! CHRISTMAS IS COMING!!!

Opening night at The Club St Austell

Rogue 2.0 perform their team set at the opening night of The Club St Austell, tight space but looked amazing.  Busy week this week also performing in St Austell towns late night shopping and also at Newquay school 

Back to Back winners at the UKSDC and The UDO welsh Championships

Back to Back winners at the UKSDC and The UDO welsh Championships

4FS Youth dance have been working closely with a group of 16 young people for the last 6 weeks to prepare them for The UK Street Dance Challenge and UDO Welsh Championships. The newly formed team, Rogue 2.0, won 1st Place at both events, being crowned UK Street Dance Challenge Champions and qualifying at the Welsh Championships for the UDO Street Dance Worlds and European Championships.

They danced through Call back after call back against 100’s of dancers and also won many places for their Solo and duo work bringing a total of 36 Trophies from both events.

We are so proud of the dancers, they have worked extremely hard over the last 6 weeks and truly deserve all of their success. They are such a humble and professional group of dancer and really are making Cornwall proud!

4FS Youth Dance is a not for profit dance organisation that believe all young people should be able to access High quality dance opportunities. They are now in partnership with Cornwall College at The Keay Theatre. This Saturday they have Frederick Folkes ‘The Realness’ visiting them to work with their younger and Older company dancers. He will be visiting various times in 2017 also working closely with the dancers and Teachers at 4FS.

Fredirik folks ‘The Realness’ is The Founder of The Realness Dance has been teaching Popping and Locking In London since 2006 and is the recipient of the lifetime achievement to street dance award.

 'Passionate About Dance'

He has a passion to teach the original history and styles, and has studied extensively since 2003 with the creators and pioneers of Popping and Locking. Fred has been invited to teach with the Pioneers and innovators of the styles in various countries, his teaching style has become very popular and he is regularly invited to share Popping and Locking in throughout Europe and other international locations.

You may have also seen him with’ Old Men Grooving’ on BGT

This is a fantastic opportunity for our dancers and we are very excited to have Fred with us in 2016/2017.

4FS have lots more dance opportunities coming up for dancers in the South West. Check them out at www.4fs.dance or contact the Director Alice Walker at 07580089189.

UKSDC - Alton Towers

Rogue 2.0 competed for the first time this weekend at the UK street dance challenge and only went and placed FIRST!!  it was a fantastic event with the team picking up over 30 trophies throughout the day.  We do it all again at this weekends UDO event in Wales.... Wish us luck!!!   

Dani & Sia Workshop

Amazing Workshop at our studios with the very talented Dani & Sia 

Frederick Folkes

We are very excited to Announce that Frederick Folke 'The Realness' will be working closely with our Teachers, Younger Company and Older Company dancers during 2016/2017.

Fred 'Realness' The Founder of The Realness Dance has been teaching Popping and Locking In London since 2006 and is the recipient of the lifetime achievement to street dance award.


'Passionate About Dance'
He has a passion to teach the original history and styles, and has studied extensively since 2003 with the creators and pioneers of Popping and Locking. Fred has been invited to teach with the Pioneers and innovators of the styles in various countries, his teaching style has become very popular and he is regularly invited to share Popping and Locking in throughout Europe and other international locations.

Thank you to the 4FS Fundraising team for helping to support this project for our dancers and giving them the opportunity to learn from the Best.

We have some very excited dancers!!!

http://therealnessdance.com/

4FS Host The Platform

4FS were very proud to Host The Platform in July 2016. A celebration of young people and artists working throughout Devon and Cornwall, providing a platform for artists to showcase their work. The platform is a new initiative with the support of Lottery funding. The aim of the event is to bring dancers from the South West dance community together and celebrate the talent we have here in The South West. The Platform 2016 was a huge success with 12 Local companies performing alongside 3 professional companies from London. All Young people Involved in the Show had an opportunity to take part in FREE Workshops with the professional Artists from London. It was truly a very inspiring day full of energy and passion! 

Watch this space for THE PLATFORM 2017 and find out how you can be involved! 

Its Audition time again...

Do you love to dance, learn, be inspired and challenged?

Are you committed and want to work with Industry professionals?

Come and Join us at our Auditions? Open to ALL Young people aged 12 plus...

You don't need to prepare anything for the auditions just come and take two hours of FREE Workshops and come and see what we are all about.

 

Contact Alice to book your space....

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DANCE TO THRIVE

This weekend 4FS are taking 10 young people that have excelled this year to one of the biggest Dance Conventions in the Country 'MOVE IT' . They will travel to London on Friday and attend the convention, taking workshops with Industry professionals and established dance schools, they will have the opportunity to talk with dance schools and universities about future audition opportunities and a career in the performing arts industry.

We would like to thank WCYT for supporting this project for supporting this project and helping us to allow these young people to access this opportunity http://westcornwallyouthtrust.org/

We know this project will inspire the young people attending and will enable the young people to feel further inspired impacting on their self belief and aspirations. 

Keep checking our pages for our updates from the weekend, we can't wait to share with you how the young people go on!!

 




Congratulations to our Superstar Competition dancers!

Our competition dancers have done Cornwall proud yet again bringing 19 Trophies back to Cornwall from the UK Street Dance Challenge! We are very proud of their commitment, continuous progression and eagerness to learn. We would like to say a special thank you to Councillor Douglas Scrafton for supporting us with funding for this competition ensuring costs were kept to a minimum for our dancers! 

http://www.cornishguardian.co.uk/St-Austell-dancers-triumph-national-competition/story-28854069-detail/story.html

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Alice's Story

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Alice is a proud Diana Award Holder.... Her mission continues to share the community dance love with as as many young people as possible. Join her in her mission!

 

#TEAM4FS