The dance scene was still recovering from Vibe XX Dance comp and the Cookies. This week however, New Zealand and Australia are killing the dance game with what they're dropping whether it's spinning a few records, teaching the most killer sets or doing what us kiwis and aussies love to do best - chill, dance and a have a drink or two.
The lovely boys from Academy of Brothers are slowly coming from out of their shells with video after video. TK Patara of AOB just dropped his debut choreography to Big Sean's IDFWU, a song that's been blowing up big time in the dance world. With fellow AOB boys James Fenwick and Andrew Patara, they effortlessly kill off no doubt about it. Although the camera work needed a bit of work itself, the musicality was insane. TK hit beats I didn't even realise existed in the song because it was way too fast. They definitely show how beast they are yet at the same time demonstrate how chill they are showing how dance is just as easy as having a fun night out with the lads.
Laurence Kaiwai had a great year in 2014, one of his highlights being his live performance on The Ellen Show. His first video drop of the year is insanely amazing. Yes, the whole black and white with red may be very weird and abit distracting but the choreography definitely didn't go unnoticed. If you thought you saw a few familiar faces you were definitely right - O.G ReQuest girls Colette Eagle and Ngavaine Tearea show their faces as well as new comers Taneikah and Codie Wescombe. If you haven't heard of these girls, I suggest you keep an eye out for them - don't sleep on them at all.
One half of Ying and Yang aka the O'Neill twins, Starcia, had the pleasure of teaching at one of Australia's hottest dance events called "The Intensive", this time being named after Laurence Kaiwai. Starce keeps a fast tempo while slow jamming out to Chris Brown's Favour. We're excited for what the twins have planned, if anything I know it will be amazing.
Queen B of the dance world, Parris Goebel or now known as DJ SIRRAP has entered a new spectrum of art. She debuted her table-turning skills at the opening of Club 53 during the NRL Auckland Nines. If you were there you most definitely know that her Dj'ing skills were as clean as her dancing. Much love to Lady P!
Who remembers Goddess by Paul Wilson and Kayla Paige? The dance duet that shook the NZ dance scene and opened doors to lyrical hip hop. Kayla Paige is at it again bringing to life "The Vixen Experiment" with the help of Lucy Peters and Joni Purcell. The girls from Alias and Soul of Siren will have you lusting after them. Look out for it, you won't regret watching it.
The SDNZ Regional dates for Auckland have been confirmed. 28th February, Vodafone Events Centre - Finals start at 7pm. Prelims and Semifinals are closed to invited only. Tickets go on sale this thursday, be fast to get them as they sold out fast last year. Be there or be a rubix cube, everyone knows Auckland has the hottest competition. To register your crew email SDNZ2014@gmail.com - all crew registrations due this Friday.
Sending nothing but good vibes and love to Parris Goebel who is nominated for 'International Choreographer of the year' at the World of Dance Awards