Forty teenagers took a crash course in street dancing, graffiti art painting and film making as part of the recent Street Dance Marlborough event.
During the event, which was organised by We Love Marlborough, teenagers aged eleven to eighteen from St John’s School, Marlborough College, Pewsey and beyond took over Marlborough Town Hall to learn the moves inspired by TV show Britain’s Got Talent winners, Diversity, and the film Street Dance UK.
Top dancer Merville Jones taught the three-minute routine in a matter of hours, while TV director Peter Anderson lead the filming and graffiti artist Ben Tobin armed the young people with spray cans to create the a graffiti backdrop for the performance.
The event – which was fully-booked – was provided free of charge to the teenagers thanks to a grant from the Grass Roots Fund, managed by the Wiltshire and Swindon Community Foundation and support from Kennet Valley Arts Trust. Swindon Dance provided the workshop leaders.
It took place on Sunday, March 27, and culminated with a live performance of the dance routine, to Run DMC’s hip hop classic It’s Like That in front of parents.
A film of the day, created as a result of the film making element of the event, will be available shortly. More pictures from this event can be found on the Secret Agent Marketing Flickr site.