With 70 dancers already enrolled, We will continue to work with existing and new academy students and will also bring in outside lecturers to lay foundations in other styles to strengthen their dance portfolios.
The Movement Initiative's academy and its groups will not only compete on national and international stages but will also take part in community led events throughout the year.
Our Academy has both hip hop/street dance and contemporary sections
Hip hop is led by 3 time World hip hop champion &
Academy Director Tega Alex and the contemporary is led by Director of Education Becky Smith
2018 So far........
IDO World Championships
23 top ten finishes including
5 x Gold Medals
4 x Silver Medals
1 x bronze medal
IDO UK Championships
9 x 1sts🥇
15 x 2nds 🥈
5 x 3rds 🥉
9 x 4ths
5 x 5ths
IDO European Championships
17 top 10 finishes 🎉🎉💪🏼
2 x Gold
2 x Silver
3 x bronze medals
2 x 4th
3 x 5th
Performances so far this year include Dance 4 cancer, Dancers Delight U18s and Celebrate and Flawless Reboot tour
Our first run of Dance leaders course were a complete success with 13 young people competing and gaining their qualifications.
We were also able to provide over 300 FREE class places in the process.
Thanks to funding from The Partnership Foundation we have been able to start another round of course which will run into 2018.
2017 was an amazing year for the Academy
IDO UK Championships - 11 UK champions ( 9 advanced 2 Intermediate)
IDO European Championships - 2 Gold, 1 Silver and 2 Bronze medals
IDO World Championships - 3 Gold and 2 Bronze medals
CKC Schools cup winners
World of Dance London Junior Division Champions
Firefighters charity show Portsmouth Guildhall
Dance 4 Cancer
Set 4 Set
Breakout south coast
Move It ( opened Main stage)
Wickham C of E
Court Lane summer fete
VW Beach Buggin