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National street dance championship flops

By Vision Reporter

Added 10th September 2013 08:24 PM

The National Street Dance Championship has a different concept from all the other dance competitions we have seen being aired on television.

National street dance championship flops

The National Street Dance Championship has a different concept from all the other dance competitions we have seen being aired on television.

By Stella Nassuna
 
The National Street Dance Championship has a different concept from all the other dance competitions we have seen being aired on television.
 
There are basically no rules in the competition, no need for choreographed foot work. It is just free style. A dancer is expected to impress the judges by stepping out to different genres of music naturally as the beat of the song flows with them.
And the winner at the end of the day is expected to travel to England come next year to participate in the World Street Dance Championship”.
 
But everything went wrong at the event that went down at the Venom beach bar on Saturday. There was a very low turn-up of dancers, poor sound system and time management. 
 
Though the even was slated to kick off at 9:00am, it was not until 1:00pm when the stage was finally set up, and the first dance group went on stage.
 
Made up of six young boys, they popped, locked, walked to the moon, froze, power moved, top rocked, down rocked and wind milled to hip hop and techno jams. They got down, swayed, and signaled the plane to some Lingala and dance hall songs.  
 
Two solo dancers, Ishima and Walugembe followed Fame.  Ishima was one unique free style dancer who was gentle at his moves.
 
Either he was afraid of falling off the stage or it was just him doing his thing. There was hardly a sound from the stage boards as he moved to the music.
 
Walugemebe was quite the opposite though; each move he made came with a sound either from the stage or his own mouth. He put energy to his moonwalks, pops, locks, and other moves. However, all this dancing went on without any judges present.
 
The man behind the event, Yusuf Lule, the Chairman Radio & Television Academy Uganda, says this was just an example of what was going to happen on various street locations around the city.   
 
He revealed that the judges absent were Abrams Tekya of Breakdance Project Uganda, Sharon Amba of Neats Records, and Nimrod, a radio presenter at Galaxy Radio.
 

National street dance championship flops

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