It’s make or break

PUBLISHED: 14:59 24 January 2008 | UPDATED: 15:38 11 May 2010

Pictures: DANIEL WILSON

Pictures: DANIEL WILSON

STUDENTS from ­Melbourn Village ­College will soon be top-rocking their way to a national break dancing competition. The college will be taking part in the inaugural UK Schools Breakdance ­competition, which takes place in London. Jay Arnold, from the Bri

Pictures: DANIEL WILSON

STUDENTS from ­Melbourn Village ­College will soon be top-rocking their way to a national break dancing competition.

The college will be taking part in the inaugural UK Schools Breakdance ­competition, which takes place in London.

Jay Arnold, from the British Association of Break Dancing, came to the college this week to give some coaching to the 10 students who will form the Melbourn Break Dance Crew.

Tizzy Patterson, head of dance at the college, said: "As a specialist performing arts college, we like to offer the students the chance to get involved with things like this, and so far they have been very enthusiastic.

Pictures: DANIEL WILSON

"They've been here since 8.30 this morning.

"We decided to make the Break Dance Crew for boys only, because we want to get more boys involved in dance.

"At the competition they will be dancing in front of 800 people so it will give their self confidence a real boost, which can only help them in other subjects."

The dancers will be ­perfecting moves such as the top rock and the knee drop, ahead of the competition finals on July 12.

Pictures: DANIEL WILSON

Then they will perform a choreographed routine, while also taking part in an improvised "battle" with other crews.

Miss Patterson also revealed the sacrifice the team are making as they prepare for the competition.

She said: "The boys are ­giving up the chance to play indoor football, which takes place on Friday lunchtime, at the same time as our practices.

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