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Breakdancers to battle at Stratford Circus

PUBLISHED: 12:20 03 January 2018 | UPDATED: 12:20 03 January 2018

Step Into Battle at Stratford Circus, Theatre Square. 
Picture: Foteini Christofilopoulou

Step Into Battle at Stratford Circus, Theatre Square. Picture: Foteini Christofilopoulou

Foteini Christofilopoulou

Young street dancers across London and Essex are set to battle it out at Stratford Circus.

Step into Battle returns to the performing arts venue in Theatre Square on January 13, promising flair-filled routines in front of a packed crowd.

Contestants will get to test their skills in one-on-one, breakdancing and crew battles for the chance to be named 2018 champions.

The event, organised by Step into Dance, features free workshops in breakdancing and hip hop, as well as a class for parents and families of all abilities.

Organisers say the programme includes “special demonstrations”, including a presentation on hip hop history by choreographer Jonzi D.

“Dance has had a massive impact in my life; it’s my mode of communication,” he said. “Young people should experience street dance because it’s a way to be empowered creatively, be part of a team, to be healthy, to be free.”

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