Street Dance Academy Wannado Streetdance are bringing the sounds and dance moves of Hip Hop culture to Worthing this summer with a Funk filled Worthing Carnival procession.
The Street Dance academy has teamed up with local Hip-Hop collective Get it Together and as well as featuring in this year’s carnival they are holding a Hip Hop workshop for children this summer called the 4 Elements Workshop.
Kerry Smith founder of Wannado Streetdance:
‘Worthing is quickly losing its reputation as a sleepy seaside town and has become really vibrant with lots of young families moving to the area. The timing is perfect for us to shake up Worthing Carnival with something different, we are passionate about bringing authentic Streetdance and Hip Hop culture to Worthing and this will be a really fun way to showcase what we do’.
There will be breakdance demonstrations and a full sound system on the Wannado carnival float with Get it Together DJ’s playing an eclectic mix of Hip Hop, Funk and Soul music. Children and parents will have the opportunity to join in the fun by following the float and joining in with some Streetdance moves!
Parents will also be able to sign their children up for the 4 Elements Workshop which is taking place at Ivy Arch Dance Studios on Friday 31st August. The workshop features special guest Elijah Peart who is a Worthing based musician and Rapper known as Nelson Navarro, as well as guest DJ Ian from Brighton DJ collective Up2Scratch.
‘Kerry has brought something very special to Worthing with the establishment of Wannado Streetdance and our collaboration on the 4 Elements Workshop project has been fantastic. The workshop provides a great opportunity for children to experiment with their creative side by trying out Streetdance, Graffiti art, DJ skills and lyric writing all in one day. The Carnival float is a great opportunity to see what we do and there is one thing for certain; you won’t be able to miss our float at this year’s carnival!’
Tristan Forshaw Co-Founder of Get it Together
Not only are these companies offering authentic Hip Hop culture experiences to the funky people of Worthing and beyond, but the Wannado Streetdance Academy are forming two of the only Authentic Streetdance Crews in Worthing this year, (with ages 6-16) to compete nationally in the Authentic Streetdance scene.
With strong, consistent links to industry professionals, Wannado is hosting auditions on September 8th, where Laura Sparkx from London’s ‘The Locksmiths’ crew will be leading a funk-filled masterclass for all enthusiastic Streetdancers!
Sparkx recently headlined the highly acclaimed ‘Breakin’ Convention’ at Sadler’s Wells this year and is ready to inspire the next generation of funky superstars with Wannado. If your child has what it takes, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Worthing Carnival takes place on the August bank holiday Monday 27th August. Before then you can find out information about Wannado Streetdance Academy or Get it Together on their Facebook pages:
And you can book tickets here for their fantastic 4 Elements Workshop: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/4-elements-of-hiphop-workshop-for-ages-5-and-above-tickets-47035670958?aff=efbeventtix