Story: Young people and the arts

Ngāruawāhia High School dance group, 2011

Ngāruawāhia High School dance group, 2011

In 2011 a dance group from Ngāruawāhia High School reached the national finals of Bring It On, a secondary-schools hip-hop dance competition. This was the first time a non-Auckland group had made it this far. They did not place but their commitment was noticed. Bring It On producer Ben Viqasi said, 'It's been a long time since I've seen a group as hungry to succeed as they are in Ngāruawāhia'. 

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Fairfax NZ, Waikato Times
Reference: 22 July 2011
Photograph by Bruce Mercer

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Kerryn Pollock, 'Young people and the arts - Writing, dance and other arts', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 25 June 2022)

Story by Kerryn Pollock, published 22 Oct 2014