Tafari joined UKDW in 2012 not knowing his left from his right, but he had passion!! We started to teach him the basics and from there he was soon throwing down some mean moves. After competing in both UDO and BDO competions and placing 1st in most, he then qualified for the World Street Dance Championships in Glasgow 2015. After some nail bitting rounds, Tafari left with a trophy, the biggest grin on his face and the title "Under 8's solo intermediate World Street Dance Champion!!" And we left bursting with pride!
"I found UK Dance Wars by chance when I really needed to find a professional class for my son Tafari. Ben was great he invited us to the class even though Tafari was 4 and a half at the time. Since then Tafari
has been hooked by the freedom, passion and rewards that dance gives. UK Dance Wars is a family, they train together, create together and genuinely support each other through all of life's challenges. Tafari has grown in confidence, skill, fitness and creativity which are great transferable attributes. Tafari has always faced life with a humble attitude and determination to do his best, the experiences he gained from UKDW has significantly increased his self belief. I want to express a heartfelt thanks and appreciation to the UKDW family past and present for your support, hard work and belief in my son. Tafari is a world champion......what a fantastic achievement! Well done everyone, special thanks to Ben, Heaven, Emily (champion teachers!) Siobhan.
UK Dance Wars have been regularly competing since 2013 at various national competitions in and around the UK.
We first started to compete in the solo dancers category as we continued to grow, making great headway with students placing in the top 6 in their categories with sometimes upto 90 dancers.
In 2016 we started to compete with our U18 crew. In our first competition we placed 2nd out of 14 crews which was a fantastic achievement for our small dance club and our students
Here are the latest results from the CKC Event in Chistlehurst in July. A massive well done to all of our dancers who competed.
Heaven-Lee 1st 1st
Joel 4th 4th
Duos Cam'ron & Georgina - 1st
Adam is the longest standing student with 6 years under his belt at our club. He wasnt always successful on his journey to competing on a National Level, his first 6 competitions he never made it through the semi-finals but this did not deter Adam, it made him push even harder. Through his hardwork, dedication and passion for dance and competitions Adam places at ever competiton within the top 6. Pictured above is Adam being the only student to have ever won the triple....1st in Solo, 1st in his duo and 1st in the crew and its happened twice