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Clubbers hail a Class Crew

PUBLISHED: 17:41 15 October 2008 | UPDATED: 09:13 12 August 2010

Class crew

Class crew

A TEENAGE hip-hop dance crew picked up first prize after wowing London clubbers in an adult competition. The under-14 all-girl Class Crew, from Class dance school in Chelsfield Lane, Orpington, busted their moves at London Astoria s Jump Off on October

A TEENAGE hip-hop dance crew picked up first prize after wowing London clubbers in an adult competition.

The under-14 all-girl Class Crew, from Class dance school in Chelsfield Lane, Orpington, busted their moves at London Astoria's Jump Off on October 6.

They beat an all-male troupe from Glasgow, aged over 23, to first prize.

Dance teacher Clare Miles said: "After the show they danced around the VIP area with all their fans coming to say well done. We were also approached by a producer, photographer and even an up-and-coming music artist asking the girls to perform for them on a new music video.

"I was away on holiday and only came back on the day of the event so we literally had half an hour to practise then headed up to London."

She added: "The girls were so nervous when they got there as there were hundreds of adults in the club who all crowded round the dance pit. Then they saw they would be battling a crew of men from Glasgow.

"But when they got out on the floor and pulled off their first move, the crowd went mad and they all seemed to relax. They danced fantastically and really impressed the crowd with their tight group work as well as individual tricks and great personalities."

Each member won £100 after receiving the biggest cheer from the crowd at the club night, which stages dance and MC battles. Instead of keeping the cash for themselves, they have generously donated it towards helping pay for costumes for other dancers at their school.

Ms Miles added: "They really were amazing and so pleased for each other. Donating the money goes to show how lovely they are and how much they really all work together.

"After the five rounds, it was down to the crowd to decide who won by cheers and the first crew got a loud one but when it was time to cheer for Class Crew, it was deafening. The kids were so excited and I was so proud of them as I am with all my dancers.

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